Word of the Month: Imbroglio

I love this word! Let me do a happy dance here for a minute. This word comes up so often in a Regency Romance! Totally not a word you can learn to pronounce without help unless you are Italian. But you can learn the meaning from context. Continue reading “Word of the Month: Imbroglio”

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Do You NaNo?

NaNo is the abbreviation many writers use for NaNoWriMo, which in itself is an abbreviation for National Novel Writing Month. November is the month the organizers picked to set a goal of 50,000 words in 30 days. The first few times I tried this, I failed miserably. Then, in 2016, I did it! I cranked out 50k terrible words on a single story. I subsequently edited, had beta readers review, and pitched the story. I submitted it and got an email saying what they would like to see improved and reminding me I could resubmit it in October. Continue reading “Do You NaNo?”

Word of the Month

Welcome to August. I am starting a new recurring theme for the the first Thursday every month. I will prattle on about a word, then try to use it in every other post for the month. Does that sound plausible?

adjective PLAW-zuh-bul

Definition

1 : seemingly fair, reasonable, or valuable but often not so

2 : superficially pleasing or persuasive

3 : appearing worthy of belief Continue reading “Word of the Month”

Moving Violations

One time in an author interview, because I happen to write sexy stuff, I was asked about the strangest place that I have ever had sex in. I’m pretty normal in all that and I answered that having camped at a local war put on by the Society for Creative Anachronism, we did it in a tent. What make it strange was that we could hear people walking by right outside, and I couldn’t stop giggling. Continue reading “Moving Violations”

Practice Useful Writing Questions

This is Part 2 of Talking Back to Your Brain by Susan Squires.

Just Susan

Last Sunday, I shared most of what I picked up from bestselling author Susan Squires. I queried Susan to find out if she was presenting the workshop anytime soon. The answer was no, not for the foreseeable future. That’s pretty scary when you think about the fact some of her characters can predict coming events. Continue reading “Practice Useful Writing Questions”