Looking back at 2017, the word muddle came instantly to mind. From Dictionary.com:
verb (used with object), muddled, muddling.
1. to mix up in a confused or bungling manner; jumble.
2. to cause to become mentally confused.
3. to cause to become confused or stupid with or as if with an intoxicating drink.
4. to make muddy or turbid, as water. Continue reading “January Word of the Month — Muddle”
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”
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?”
This subject comes up frequently for authors, I would expect. Recently I went to Goodreads without realizing I was there as Roxanna Haley, not D.L. Hungerford. Later I got an email telling me I was now friends with Roxanna. Really? Because that chick owes me money! Continue reading “Split Personality”
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?
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”
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”
This is Part 2 of Talking Back to Your Brain by Susan Squires.
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”