Archives for the month of: August, 2016

I have been overweight for many years. There’s no way I would turn down a pill that would let me eat whatever I wanted to eat and still lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. That would let me sit at the computer or sit and watch movies and not be obese. I’d give you my first born child if I had any, for such a pill and I know I am not alone. Read the rest of this entry »

I found the RWA National Convention in July of this year to be stunning in the range of helpful workshops, wonderful people, and willing mentors available. At the top of the list of things I came away with that are going to help me get where I am going I have to put Stephanie Bond’s workshop. Read the rest of this entry »

To wrap up our Perfect Romance, we need to figure out how to get Anna and Zach together. Should Zach lose his leg due to the car crash? Would that make Anna more sympathetic to him? Would he reject her because he doesn’t want anyone’s pity? Read the rest of this entry »

Every fan of Romance novels knows that Happily Ever After is the perfect conclusion. And the more trouble the principles involved have to work through to get there, the better. Sexual tension is important, too. In our story, however, there’s not much sex of any kind yet. But there is an attraction and there is desire. The following back story needs to be woven in to the story going forward without heavy telling and without flashbacks. Read the rest of this entry »

When I discover an up-and-coming author whose work interests me, I like to propose some questions and have a bit of a conversation about their answers. This month, I discovered R-R Varg. Read the rest of this entry »

We’ve seen our perfect heroine and our perfect hero. For the sake of utility in this post, I will call her Anna and him Zachary. They have met in a bar and exchange phone numbers. That night, Zach sends a text to Anna telling her what a great time he had and how he looks forward to taking her out, maybe on the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Last time, we watched which things belonging to a woman attracts a man. And in which order. Today we are going to watch our heroine check out this guy who just came into the bar. Or restaurant. Or office building. Or television studio audience. Read the rest of this entry »

Do you ever grit your teeth while reading a romance because the main characters are too perfect? Hopefully, as you read, the author has done a good job of revealing the flaws beneath the beautiful facade. Whenever an idea for a story takes root in my brain, I eventually get around to thinking about what my people look like. I use Pinterest more than I probably should to fix them in my mind. Read the rest of this entry »

A Novel Approach

Welcome to A World of My Making.

Elizabeth Giambrone

Humble blog of a steamy romance writer.

The Bowman's Inn

Remarkable romances and unforgettable couples. An anthology revolving around Cupid and Psyche, and beyond.

Francisco Cordoba Author

Me and My Writing

Jane Austen Sequels Weblog

A Jane Austen blog by Jane Odiwe, author of Jane Austen Lives Again,Project Darcy, Searching for Captain Wentworth, Mr. Darcy's Secret, Willoughby's Return, Lydia Bennet's Story, Mrs Darcy's Diamonds, Mr Darcy's Christmas Calendar...


The Forgotten Writer

Only One More Page

"Of all the comforting objects in this world, few things are as reassuring and accepting as books. Books keep and reciprocate our secrets, dreams, regrets, and hopes better than any friend in the world." - Drea Damara (The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane)


Hard case books

Short Tale Shrew

A Flash Fiction Writing Community

So, I'm Writing A Book?

documenting my writing misadventures...

Louise Redmann

Escape your world...

Writings By Ender

The Writer's Adventure

The Greenland Diaries

It began with a drum. Then the monsters came. I've been hiding ever since.

Road 2 Healthy Life

Road to Healthy Life