Celebrity Casting

Most writers do this, especially in the Romance field. We need to perfectly describe the main characters, consistently, time and time again. A friend of mine, Cynthia Diamond, who writes a fantasy series called Wyrd Love, has a Hot Guy Thursday on Facebook every week. She likes the actor from The Witcher, Joey Batey. She cast him as her Trickster, Galen. Continue reading “Celebrity Casting”

Must be the Mistletoe

When I first became a writer and member of Romance Writers of America (we’re on hold with that right now) I asked an editor if they accepted Christmas holiday romance stories for anthologies and stand-alones. She said, no, pretty much you had to be invited to write for one and to submit it. That didn’t stop me from writing them. In fact, I have published one in serial form in this blog some years back. Continue reading “Must be the Mistletoe”

Putting NaNoWriMo Behind Me

I love National Novel Writing Month. If not for that organization, I would not have found my writing group which is also my critique group. And my lunch group. And my gift exchange group. We have turned into a family of sorts because we understand each other and the need to create. And the need to be supported and have encouragement when we plunge into self-doubt. Continue reading “Putting NaNoWriMo Behind Me”

Thirty Reasons to be Thankful, Part One

Nano is over on Saturday, so I’ll post the second half of this on Sunday and get back to original content the following Thursday. Thanks for keeping up with all this! — DLH

On Facebook, where I live, my 500 plus close, personal friends are posting something they are thankful for every day in November. I thought about it, but between keeping the flock clean, fed, and watered, and writing two thousand words a day for NaNoWriMo, I am just going to throw my list up here, and be done with it.

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KEEP WRITING

November means NaNoWriMo and that means my blogs will probably be repeats until December. Sorry/Not Sorry because I am having fun with NaNo! Hope your writing is going along well, too. — DLH

I can’t steal the slogan, Finish the Damn Book, because that is a Cherry Adair thing. Good news, you can even join in on Facebook! Really cool, huh? Well, as long as you are going to finish the damn book. And keep popping in to update your goals. See, you do need to actually do something here. Continue reading “KEEP WRITING”

So You Want to Be a Writer

If you look around on Pinterest, you will find authors’ quotes for every occasion. My only complaint about the quotes is that they often treat every writer as the same, and state that what worked for them will no doubt work for you. If not, you’re doing it wrong. Let’s take a look at some of these great quotes. Continue reading “So You Want to Be a Writer”