Yes, I joined a book club. As a writer, I also love to read. Reading is highly recommended for writers by well-known authors. Especially if you read their books. Just kidding! Continue reading “Book Club Because Books!”
Over the past year, the number of Romance authors involved in charities makes me proud to be part of that group. My own Romance Writers of America chapter holds an annual event to fight illiteracy. A group of writers, including Romance writer Julia Quinn, wrote onstage in front of an audience to produce Hotel Angeline, with the proceeds of the event going to charity. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VSV7FY/?tag=juliaquinnhomepa Alyssa Cole supports clean water for everyone through the United Nations Global Goals. http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/ Continue reading “Charity Means Love, Love Invokes Romance”
These days, you hear a lot about our shortening attention span, our fast-paced life, and our need for instant gratification. Mostly this applies to the United States, but I am sure there could be other metropolises with similar issues. Continue reading “Shorts are Where it’s At!”
Compared to getting publicity about your books, writing is easy. It’s just you, your imagination, and some form of recording your ideas in story form. When you finish your novel, or any length story, you have the huge task ahead of you to get it edited, perfected, sold (if going traditional), formatted, uploaded, and accepted on the various self-pub platforms (if you are self-publishing). Still not all that difficult, mostly. Continue reading “At the Hop!”
Last month I shared ways to stay healthy mentally and physically as the Holiday season gets going. Halloween is just days away and Thanksgiving looms large. Remember, do what makes you happy. Stress will lower your resistance to infections and illnesses. Continue reading “Winter Holidays and Health”
While it’s still a humid 80-plus degrees f in my corner of California, Autumn is all I can think about. Because Book Three of The Bowman’s Inn is Autumn, and it will be published on October 18th. How exciting is that?
It’s so exciting that my fellow authors need to be introduced. You know me and my alter ego Roxanna Haley. So now meet the only other author to stick with the anthology from the beginning, E. D. Vaughn. Continue reading “Autumn in the Air”
How will your protagonist get around in your story? How far away are they from the place where the story will unfold? How do you measure the distance and time needed to travel?
Some stories take place all in one setting, and the characters can move around on foot, like my favorite werewolf stories by Molly Harper that take place in a little town in Alaska. Sure, they do travel at times in trucks and other hearty vehicles, but mostly they go from the saloon to home and back again. Easy peasy as long as the weather holds.