My husband and I call each other “Honey” whenever we want to catch the other’s attention. I have often addressed emails or cards to Honey from Honey. We’re also heavily into bees due to our happy glowy-box friends, some of whom we have actually met in person, from the You Suck at Craigslist blog, now on hiatus. May bees be upon you is a group blessing. Continue reading “Honeyville”
Imposter Syndrome came as a huge shock to me. Years ago I heard about it and suddenly I knew what my life was all about. I was pretending to be human, all this time when really I am elfin and alien with a touch of angel. I’ve yet to come into my shapeshifting powers but it won’t be long now. Continue reading “I’m Not Who I Think I Am”
If you are a writer, you have lots and lots and possibly lots of ideas pop into your head all the time. Will they become a full story? Depends on how deep the inspiration goes and how much time you have. I know I will never have time to write all my story ideas. Continue reading “Snippets”
Names go so far to add dimensions to your characters. I have known writers to get to a certain point in the story and realize the name of a main character doesn’t suit that character. This is when they shout out for help from the Scribophile groups. And we make suggestions like the title of this blog post. Yeah, we’re good like that. Continue reading “Signed: Princess Agatha Serefina “McSparklepants” Hightower”
I know I am an oddity in that I have always found the Big V day as a positive one, even though I had no prospects of a happy ever after until I was 40 years old. For some reason, the day of hearts and flowers and the story of a saint who helped women get married always brought me joy. Continue reading “Happy Valentine’s Day”
Writers, especially Romance writers, especially the ones I hang out with, like to find a model or actor who looks like they envision their main characters to look. I have whole boards on Pinterest devoted to Works In Progress (WIP) and one for potential use at another time. Continue reading “I Love My Calender People!”
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.