1. the act or an instance of motivating, or providing with a reason to act in a certain way: I don’t understand what her motivation was for quitting her job.
Synonyms: motive, inspiration, inducement, cause, impetus. Continue reading “April Word of the Month”
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”
I had another amazing meeting with my local Romance Writers of America chapter. The speaker, Laurie Schnebly Campbell, said something off-handed, however, that opened a tangent door in my brain. I made notes and then went back to her talk. Continue reading “Ever After Versus For Now”
Sleep is tied to so much about our health and well being that you could actually lose weight by getting another hour or two shut-eye each night. The old Ben Franklin quote, Early to Bed, Early to Rise is not far off, but no electric lights or cell phones existed when he said that so there wasn’t much else to do. And if you were unmarried, chances were there really wasn’t anything else to do. Continue reading “Healthy, Wealthy, Wise”
This flu season has been one of the worst in memory with a higher death rate than we have come to expect in modern medical times. Everyone, pretty much, has had the flu or a cold that won’t go away. Some people got their flu shots and still got sick. I think we are the lucky ones because having the flu shot probably made the case of flu we suffered much less dangerous than if we hadn’t been inoculated. Continue reading “February Word of the Month — Plague”
Recently I had a scare regarding my husband’s health. Fortunately, it had to do with something that is easily regulated with medication. Unfortunately, medication almost always comes with side effects. The best course of action is to stay healthy through diet and exercise. Dropping 20 pounds can eliminate hypertension and save your kidneys. Losing more weight can reverse symptoms of diabetes. Exercise to improve muscle mass can keep you looking young and living longer with a good quality of life. Continue reading “Dietary Approaches”
As a writer, there are lots of things I can do in my fiction that bring about a Happily Ever After by the end of 60K words or so. But there are still some things I can’t and more likely won’t do. Let’s start with the obvious. Continue reading “Things I Can’t Do”