Have you ever been hit with the reality that as a writer, your fans want to know you? Yikes! Do you want to tell all to these readers? Do they need to know your mom collects Russian language books? Just how much do you need to say in a book bio? Continue reading “Bio Hazard”
Focusing this month on Character Development, because the editor who wants to see my manuscript again wants the characters to have more depth. Sunday I shared that life is all about learning. Today, we’ll look at the mistakes people make along the way. More importantly, we will look at how people react to making mistakes. Continue reading “Everyone Makes Mistakes”
Given a choice between a chicken enchilada and a tiny cake ball, I would opt for the cake ball. Really. Knowing that the enchilada will fill me up, give me protein, fiber, and taste good, most likely, I would still go for the small cake that would screw with my blood sugar, give me a stomach burn, and leave me hungry in minutes. I wouldn’t be overweight if I could easily make good food decisions. Continue reading “Sweet Ideas”
I’m sure you have heard the saying, No battle plan survives first encounter with the enemy. Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, A German field marshal in the 1880s spoke those often quoted words. Of course, he also believed that war gave humans a sense of purpose. However, his battle plan quote is trenchant in the world of writing.
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”
Many people who know my husband and I are slightly envious of the relationship we share. We love each other and share a sense of humor. However, sometimes I think I have too much of a good thing. Mike is very affectionate and loves to touch me. When I am using a sharp knife to cut things up. When I am hurrying to finish something because of reasons. And when I have turned out my light at night because I am sleepy. Nothing wakes me up again like a loving man who wants kisses. Poor me! Continue reading “Real Life Love Story”
Usually, I am the least spontaneous person you could find. No one is less spontaneous than I am. I plan all my activities as far in advance as I can and usually know what I am doing for the whole day by the time I go to bed the night before. If I wake up in the night, I usually run over my plans for the morning and day ahead of me. Continue reading “Impulse Power”