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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
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
How do I write? Where do I write? When did I start? What did I learn from writing sci-fi romance? Indie Sci-fi & Fantasy interviewed me about that and more. Interview here
People often ask authors, where do you get your ideas? Occasionally, I’ll hear a news report or somebody will say something that will trigger an idea. But usually an idea, a “what if” will materialize out of the ether while … Continue reading
Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors in which authors present an eight-sentence excerpt from a work. Mine is from The Goddess’s Curse, my new fantasy/sci-fi release. In this scene, hero Garat has kidnapped heroine Reena. She has been injured (not by … Continue reading
From my observation, romance heroes fall into categories (archetypes, stereotypes) that are defined by what women find attractive in a male. Heroes can straddle more than one category. Occupation (job) becomes a subset of each of these categories. Here are … Continue reading
A plotter plans out a novel before he or she begins to write, while pantser writes by the seat of one’s pants and makes it up as he/she goes along. Author Natasha Knight has called me a “plantser” –a cross … Continue reading
Writing a book blurb can be a challenge. It’s hard to condense hundreds of pages into two or three paragraphs. A blurb is not a short synopsis. A synopsis is a chronological telling of the plot. A blurb is long … Continue reading
Why do some books skyrocket while others languish? What does an author have to do to get his/her ebook to sell? Courtney Milan, a historical romance author who has a background in math and science, presented an excellent overview on … Continue reading