Romance Writing

My Life Collapsed on December 29, 2013

In a nutshell— My husband died unexpectedly that morning. My husband’s death left me responsible for managing all elements of our severely disabled adult son who lived with us and required 24-7 care. While my husband and I performed well as a team, his tasks were ones I never wanted to handle. He spent hours

Writing Dialogue That Delights Readers

Best-selling author Stephen King once said, “Good dialogue is a delight to read. Bad dialogue is deadly” (181). As readers, we can readily agree, but if you’re like me, an author intent on improving her craft, you want to know how to write dialogue that is a delight. You’re seeking guided practice—some rules. Here are

By |2019-12-31T18:10:19+00:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: General, Writing Craft|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Writing Dialogue That Delights Readers

How Attending the WisRWA Write Touch Conference was like Writing a Romance Novel

Everywhere I looked, a potential story scene loomed. Who was she meeting in that corner room? Why is she rocking out in front of everyone with her happy dance? That's what attending the Write Touch Conference did to me. It inspired me to be creative and share my tales through the power of the written

Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

Imagine this scenario. A young woman has been asked out, repeatedly, by the same young man. Whenever she bumps into him in their small town, he asks her out again. She keeps saying no. He's pressed her for a reason, and she's told him that she just isn't interested in dating him. She doesn't want

By |2019-12-31T18:10:20+00:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: General, Publishing Industry, Writing Craft|Tags: , |Comments Off on Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

2019 Write Touch Finalists

WisRWA is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2019 Write Touch Readers' Award Contest!. Winners will be announced at the Write Touch Conference in Milwaukee, April 4-7. Congratulations to all our finalists, and a big thank you to all our participants, judges and volunteers!

By |2019-12-31T18:10:20+00:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 2019 Write Touch Finalists

New Release Tuesday – January 2019

Congratulations to the following WisRWA members on their new releases this month. Succubus Heart (Succubus Sirens Book Two) by Lina Jubilee Beneath the Assassin’s Touch by Katherine Hastings

By |2019-12-31T18:10:20+00:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: General, Members, New Release Tuesday|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on New Release Tuesday – January 2019

Book Review Etiquette

It’s happened to every reader. You have the weekend off. Rain is pouring down. The coffee pot is sputtering, and those tantalizing smells seduce you to crawl under a blanket and pick out your next great read. So, you hop online, go to your favorite bookstore and start scanning those covers. One calls out to

The Discipline of Writing and the Fear of Failure

As the new year begins, let’s talk about the elephant in the room. One of the toughest things about becoming a writer is discipline. We all know a book doesn’t write itself and no matter how much praying we do, the words don’t always come. I have been writing a long time…well, sort of. I