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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/ Read the rest of this entry »

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.

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

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? Read the rest of this entry »

Hanging out in online writing groups has one amazing benefit. I’ve met so many talented writers who are, like me, just getting off the ground. On the second Sunday of every month, I’m going to let you meet one of these hidden gems. Read the rest of this entry »

At RWA 2016 (That’s author code for the national convention of Romance Writers of America this year) I enjoyed listening to Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords in 2008. This amazing man has had his problems, certainly, but I learned a bunch from his speech. Read the rest of this entry »

I am excited to share with you that I finished the second book in the Regency Banquet series (written as Roxanna Haley) and it is available TODAY on Amazon and Smashwords. I want to share also the journey on my way to getting this work finished. Regency Banquet – Entree: Pure Captivation.

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Every fan of Romance novels knows that Happily Ever After is the perfect conclusion. And the more trouble the principles involved have to work through to get there, the better. Sexual tension is important, too. In our story, however, there’s not much sex of any kind yet. But there is an attraction and there is desire. The following back story needs to be woven in to the story going forward without heavy telling and without flashbacks. Read the rest of this entry »

We’ve seen our perfect heroine and our perfect hero. For the sake of utility in this post, I will call her Anna and him Zachary. They have met in a bar and exchange phone numbers. That night, Zach sends a text to Anna telling her what a great time he had and how he looks forward to taking her out, maybe on the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Last time, we watched which things belonging to a woman attracts a man. And in which order. Today we are going to watch our heroine check out this guy who just came into the bar. Or restaurant. Or office building. Or television studio audience. Read the rest of this entry »

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