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Last time, I shared my notes and lots of fun things that came up when I listened to Best-Selling Author Bob Mayer speak in April of 2017. You can find that here. Now I’m going to jump right back in where I left off. Read the rest of this entry »

People eat the strangest things and call food the oddest names. We also refuse to eat some things that are actually very nutritious for us. Basically, eating is a mind game and you will be more inclined to eat the kind of foods you grew up eating. You might change up the seasonings and side dishes, but the main ingredient will be standard. Read the rest of this entry »

Many writers struggle with find the perfect name for their characters. I currently have, I believe, two female main characters with the same first name. Oh well, neither story is going to be published before I get a chance to work on it. Read the rest of this entry »

While I was buying the rest of the serieses (what’s the plural of series? Two series?) that I discovered through an on-line workshop, I found that the title Winter’s Heat had been used a few times. That’s cool. As long as you know which author you are looking for. The other book was a shifter M/M about the pack Alpha and a pregnant Omega. Read the rest of this entry »

All the meetings of my local chapter of Romance Writers of America have been super valuable. I hope I can encourage you to find a chapter and join. Even an on-line chapter is valuable to a writer. We were fortunate enough to have Callie Hutton, USA Today best-selling author of Regency Romances, Western Historical Romances, and the occasional Contemporary Romance, come talk to us. She is delightful. 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 »

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 »

At some point in your life, you realize that the truth appears differently to different people. My memory used to above average and I can still recall the words to a song I learned in high school when I hear the opening notes. But did I learn that off of the radio or did I have the record? At least the truth there isn’t a matter of money or love or life or death. Read the rest of this entry »

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