Romance Writing

When You Know Better, Do Better

One of my favorite quotes is by Maya Angelou: "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." Personally, I think this quote can apply to all areas of my life, both personal and professional. It applies to me as an author who is always learning new things

By |2020-12-10T01:57:12+00:00December 10th, 2020|Categories: Promotion Thursday, Publishing Industry, Writing Craft, Writing Journey|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on When You Know Better, Do Better

Sprinting To “The End” with MOLLY MAKA

With NaNoWriMo  https://nanowrimo.org/ winding down for the month, I’ve been reflecting on how much sprints have saved my life and my word count. I thought I would share a few sources and tips to make sprints work for you. If you aren’t familiar with sprints, here’s what you do: Set a timer for whatever timeframe you

By |2020-11-26T00:54:06+00:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Members, Publishing Industry, Writing Craft, Writing Journey|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Sprinting To “The End” with MOLLY MAKA

Life on the Page with Bobbi Groover

Greetings fellow authors! It’s been many months now that we’ve all been inundated with all sorts of news, some good, some bad, some downright frightening.  As a fiction writer, all those bombardments (many of which are out of my control) make me dive into my writing, into a world where I am omnipotent.  I can

By |2020-11-11T13:47:41+00:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: Members, News, Publishing Industry, Writing Craft, Writing Journey|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Life on the Page with Bobbi Groover

Defining Five Historic Women

In my latest release, I tell the story of five sisters who changed history by asking to inherit land in a male-dominated society. I’m sure the daughters of Zelophehad were fearful of upsetting their relatives, and I was fearful of writing their story. How would I bring five characters to life on the page? I

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

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

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