Category Archives: Romance writing

Behind the scenes: what actually happens when you a release book

You want me to do what on release day? Nooooo…. On release day, I dance to a frenetic beat, a la “Maniac” from the movie Flashdance. (See it on You Tube here) I clear my calendar for the day and … Continue reading

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Cover reveal: ALIEN MATE, my next science fiction romance #SFR #SciFiRom

Falsely convicted. Exiled to a desolate planet. Forced to take an alien mate. The unofficial blurb (subject to change, and it probably will) Not only did my Earth government fail to protect me from the syndicate that wants me dead, … Continue reading

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FYI for authors: updating a published book–it’s not as easy as you think…

Recently I updated Naughty Words for Nice Writers, a sex scene thesaurus I originally published  two years ago. Revising the book itself was easy; re-publishing the updated version hit some snags. I thought I’d share my experience so you’ll know … Continue reading

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A funny story about the redo of Naughty Words for Nice Writers, romance thesaurus

In revising and updating Naughty Words for Nice Writers, A Romance Novel Thesaurus I added a dozen new chapters and 800 more synonyms, so of course the  book had to be reformatted for publication. Each “chapter” is labeled by subject. In … Continue reading

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Third person or first person in #romance…pros and cons

I remember the first book I read that was written in the first person point of view: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. I was nine years old, just starting to read for pleasure. The first person POV … Continue reading

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An updated Naughty Words for Nice Writers thesaurus available now

800 MORE synonyms than the first edition A dozen new categories/sections Amazon Buy Link Two years ago, I published the first edition of Naughty Words for Nice Writers. The sex scene thesaurus developed out of my need for functional, usable synonyms. … Continue reading

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Tools of the trade: 10 items in this writer’s toolkit

Like most authors, I write on a computer, but my laptop isn’t my only writing tool. I thought I’d share some other necessities. My desk. I have a big L-shaped mission style desk that gives me room to spread out. … Continue reading

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How much science do you want in your science fiction romance? #ScifiRom

In a science fiction romance group on Facebook someone posted a complaint that most science fiction romance is fantasy, not science, which I took to mean that the “science” violated laws of physics. She gave the example of space travelers … Continue reading

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2016 in review: a year of successes and some trial and error

My annual year-in-review post is always enlightening for me. It allows me to keep a history of what I’ve done (I often refer to past year’s reviews) and to evaluate what occurred. When I lay it all out there, I … Continue reading

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Quick keystrokes to save your life (and manuscript) in Word documents

You’re typing along and you accidentally hit the wrong key, causing something to go terribly wrong in your manuscript. Stop. Don’t touch anything. Back away from the computer. Emergency step No. 1: Now, take a deep breath and hit Control … Continue reading

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