California Dreamin’ 2017 Conference Part 11

Law and Order by Christina Alexandra, Christy Jeffries, & M.A. Taylor

Police, crime, suspense and thriller romances are very popular currently. They have been for a long time, and don’t seem to be slowing down. Therefore, having published authors speak on the technical side of writing those kinds of romances was a very popular panel. Continue reading “California Dreamin’ 2017 Conference Part 11”

California Dreamin’ 2017 Conference Part 10

Conflict by Sarah MacLean

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Sarah MacLean is a sweet and talented human being. I know this because she uses the outrageous puns devised by her husband as the titles for her books. And because, at the California Readin’ event, to every reader who told her they loved her writing, she replied, “You’re very kind.” I was the security red shirt volunteer near her table and I had fun with her and listening to her and her fans. #careergoals for sure. Continue reading “California Dreamin’ 2017 Conference Part 10”

What is Your Quest?

If you take a bunch of writing classes and read books on the craft, which I understand most good romance writers do, you have heard about the Hero’s Arc and/or the Heroine’s Arc. Your characters need to have a purpose or goal, they need to have a weakness or flaw, and they need to change so that they overcome the flaw. But that might not be their quest. Some characters don’t realize what their weakness even is. Continue reading “What is Your Quest?”