Books give us a lot of escapism and inspiration. All the books I read I want to go review online. But for some reason, I don’t Just Do It. By the time I think about it, I have forgotten what it was about the book that I wanted to say. And I am several books past that read. Continue reading “Reading Pleasure”
Lately, I have struggled to get back to my Work in Progress, known as Crazy for Trying. Little did I know when I picked that title that I would be living that. But the thing is, I should have done some brainstorming with fellow writers before I wrote so much. They would have told me what was wrong with the whole darn thing. Continue reading “Writing Pleasures”
I failed to mention that Laurie Schnebly Campbell gives workshops regularly. When you sign up for one or attend one at a convention or club meeting, you get dandy worksheets with which to play and craft your story. Continue reading “The Second Half of Laurie Schnebly Campbell: From Plot to Finish”
Laurie Schnebly Campbell’s second Romance Novel beat out Nora Roberts for Best Special Edition of the Year. After writing six books, she had enough inquiries about her method that she began holding workshops and teaching groups of Romance Writers. Soon after that, she realized she loved teaching as much as writing and began a whole new phase of her career.
The majority of Romance Writers are female. Even the Male/Male romances are predominately written by women. Getting the male characters in a romance to sound like authentic, manly men is something of an issue. And the fact that I live with a sweetheart of a man who cries when he hears certain songs doesn’t help my writing skills any. Continue reading “He Versus She”
Life turns out to be full of coincidences. I used to go to ComicCon San Diego regularly. I went there before going there was cool. And in the wonderful days before huge movie studios and comic book producers started hanging out there. My husband and I knew the winds of change were upon us when the price of a ticket for all weekend went up tremendously and one could not buy next year’s tickets at this year’s convention. The chances of getting tickets through a phone call on the day they go on sale are slim to Hahaha nice try. Continue reading “Emily Foster and Emily Nagoski, Part One”
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”