Moving Violations

One time in an author interview, because I happen to write sexy stuff, I was asked about the strangest place that I have ever had sex in. I’m pretty normal in all that and I answered that having camped at a local war put on by the Society for Creative Anachronism, we did it in a tent. What make it strange was that we could hear people walking by right outside, and I couldn’t stop giggling. Continue reading “Moving Violations”

Practice Useful Writing Questions

This is Part 2 of Talking Back to Your Brain by Susan Squires.

Just Susan

Last Sunday, I shared most of what I picked up from bestselling author Susan Squires. I queried Susan to find out if she was presenting the workshop anytime soon. The answer was no, not for the foreseeable future. That’s pretty scary when you think about the fact some of her characters can predict coming events. Continue reading “Practice Useful Writing Questions”

Diversity: Reaching a New Reader

As an author, I love to write about people of different cultures and circumstances. The ability to work a Pacific Islander into the story or a past love Caucasian reunited with his African-American college girlfriend opens lots of conflict and wonderful ways to deal with pain. Makeup sex after 10 years is awesome. Continue reading “Diversity: Reaching a New Reader”

The Practice of Funerals

I was raised a Catholic and attended many funerals in the years my mother volunteered with the Altar and Rosary Society. The first one I remember was held for a schoolmate who had cystic fibrosis. She died very young and our entire class attended the funeral. My mother had a photo in her memory books taken at the funeral of a young cousin. The actual deceased in her coffin was the subject of the picture. Apparently, this was a common occurrence in the 1920s. Continue reading “The Practice of Funerals”