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Yet another, further disclaimer: Julia Ward is a firecracker and keeps things interesting on my Scribophile group, Writers Who Love Romance. She had queued up to write something for the Bowman’s Inn anthology when her personal life got in the way.  She is charming and talented, someone I am honored to call a friend. Read the rest of this entry »

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Pitch Practice with Beth Yarnall

Late Friday evening, the first day of the conference, Author Beth Yarnell held a very detailed pitch practice for everyone who signed up to pitch on Saturday. She found out how few of us had ever pitched before, so instead of doing an overview, she chose to do a deep dive. I am so glad she did. Read the rest of this entry »

Being hooked on webcomics over the years, I love one unique strip called Unshelved. The comic is set in a library, features library staff as the main characters plus a teen who keeps trying to sneak adult books out. The writer and artist, Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes, continuously roll with typical library situations and hilarious coping skills. They used to hold a Pimp My Book Cart event every year. http://www.unshelved.com/031917 comic con floor Read the rest of this entry »

You possibly recognize that title as a song by Leslie and the Ly’s  about zombies. It’s on a playlist in the car so I hear it a few times a week. For the last few days, that song has been an earworm but luckily one I enjoy. Then it hit me. Read the rest of this entry »

Last time, I looked at the history of servants, which is tied closely to slavery. Not just in the southern states of the USA, but all over the world. Today, I want to look specifically at the Regency and Victorian servants. Very little changed for the serving class between those eras.

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A recurring theme among writers today is finding the time to balance between life and writing. Honestly, if we could find a workable solution to that problem, more books would get to readers every day. And fewer writers would give up the struggle to do it all. Read the rest of this entry »

You know that saying, life isn’t a spectator sport? Well, for writers, that is not true. We watch the world around us, the people as they interact, the children, the parents, the lovers, the elderly, anyone who might inspire a story or help with a plot twist. We catch dialogue, facial expressions, and body language. Current fashions and technology help with contemporary stories. But any scrap of personality or attitude can be worked into any Romance. Read the rest of this entry »

I don’t expect to talk about the concept of an innate ability to select the best styles and decorations, but I did want to briefly explore how that got to be. Have you tasted the latest shoes? Well, so far I have no input on that, so maybe there is no documentation on it. I’ll have to borrow someone’s Oxford English Dictionary. Read the rest of this entry »

The sounds we hear these days are unique to the computer era in many cases. At the grocery store, when someone’s credit card purchase is approved, the particular beep the card reader makes is instantly recognizable and so grating on the ear that if the person doesn’t pull out their card, you are tempted to do so for them. Read the rest of this entry »

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