This simple question was thrown out in a joking manner by my husband. My silly answer was that amoebas probably thought about it and wished they had the equipment to do it. So I decided that would be a fun topic to cover in this blog. There’s a multi-part documentary called The History of Sex from 1999, but I want to look beyond humans. I doubt we primates invented the act, or are the only creatures who do it just for fun sometimes. Continue reading “Who Invented Sex?”
Focusing this month on Character Development, because the editor who wants to see my manuscript again wants the characters to have more depth. Sunday I shared that life is all about learning. Today, we’ll look at the mistakes people make along the way. More importantly, we will look at how people react to making mistakes. Continue reading “Everyone Makes Mistakes”
My husband’s play list in the car includes a parody song of Woodstock, called w00tstock. If you are a nerd or live with a nerd, this song will make you chuckle and sing along. But for me, I had an earworm of Joni Mitchell’s original song in my head, especially the line that is the title of this post. Continue reading “Life is for Learning”
As a writer, you have probably heard that the sense of smell is the least used in writing fiction. We use words, so vision is well represented. We write dialogue, we write personal connections, so hearing and touch are all good. Taste could probably be used a bit more, outside of bedroom scenes. But smell is in itself a somewhat negative word. Writers tend to ignore it. This blog is helpful for all the underused senses. http://acreativemoment.com/2008/07/18/words-to-describe-smell-sound-taste-touch/ Continue reading “Senses and History, Part 5: Smell”
That’s right, Book Three in my erotic Regency trilogy is about to be finished. Then it needs critiques, editing, beta readers, and final edits. Just a lot of fun all around. At least the cover has already been created.
Writers that I have known have been amazing people, especially Romance writers. We get to know each other on so many levels while sharing story ideas, family issues, blocks, publishing woes, and amazing break-throughs. Continue reading “Meet Sha Renée”
I still have so many pages of notes to share with you from the Romance Writers of America 2016 National Conventions. And I haven’t been sued yet, so that’s a good sign. One of my favorite workshops was titled Finding and Keeping Your Audience, with a handout available online. Because who wants to carry around a hundred sheets of paper? Continue reading “Find the People Who Want to Love Your Writing”