Rule Breaking

| September 29, 2015

I’d love to break the rules. I’m naturally someone who wants to do the right thing. I come from a long line of rule breakers, and while they terrify me, I secretly wish I could be a little more like them. A friend once told me that behind my back in high school, people called […]

Karen’s Online Read, Some Research, and Plotting

| September 18, 2012

My CP, Karen Whiddon, has a free online read on eHarlequin.com. Wolf Dreams will have you wondering if Erika can change the course of her psychic dreams. Will Lazlo escape fate as they search for a missing child? You can read the first chapter right now! Next, the research. I mostly read on my Kindle […]

An Idea… a Gift

| September 5, 2012

Ill-timed, but totally welcome. I’m working on revisions (AKA rewriting to put the correct conflict front and center. Oddly, not an easy adjustment. If the conflict is wrong, you seriously have to rewrite.) Anyway, there I was, nose to the grindstone, or computer screen, when a new idea popped into my head. Not so much […]

Tuesday, let’s talk about process!

| January 31, 2012

I have no tasks except writing-related work to do today. Meeting a friend to brainstorm. Good heavens–is that Bon Jovi on an Advil commercial? Sorry–tangent. I’m meeting a friend to brainstorm, and I’m writing. I have two ideas I’m working on right now, and one is starting to flesh itself out as if it’s meant […]

Round and Round–How doth your story garden grow?

| November 16, 2011

How do you know when a story plan is working? I’m a mixture of plotter and pantser. When I first began to write I was all pantser. Planning and plotting meant I’d already told the story. Even in college, if I had to provide a theme or some other statement of what I intended to […]