RANDOM MUSINGS: ROMANCE AUTHORS AS WRITING ROBOTS

RANDOM MUSINGS: ROMANCE AUTHORS AS WRITING ROBOTS

Jun. 28, 2018 by

How Many Books Should a Romance Author Publish Every Year? According to most research, the average reader goes through a book or two a month. Authors of most styles of fiction publish a book every year or two. A few,

Random Musings: Why I DNF Books

Random Musings: Why I DNF Books

May. 22, 2018 by

Five Reasons Why I DNF (Do Not Finish) Books Once I learned to read in kindergarten, I was unstoppable. Books became my life. Or at least my escape from real life for a while. For many years I read a

Random Musings: Romance in First Person

Random Musings: Romance in First Person

Jan. 25, 2018 by

Do You Prefer Your Romance Written in First Person or Third? For pretty much ever, most fiction, romance in particular, was written in the third person point of view (POV) using “he” and “she”. Most readers like third person POV.

Random Musings: Core Values in Real Life and Fiction

Random Musings: Core Values in Real Life and Fiction

Dec. 27, 2017 by

How Core Values Impact Real Life and Fictional Characters in My Romance Novels A few years ago, my then nineteen-year-old nephew moved in with me and my hubby. He lived with us a little over a year with the ambition

Random Musings: Alpha Males, Romance Novels & #MeToo

Random Musings: Alpha Males, Romance Novels & #MeToo

Nov. 28, 2017 by

Writing Steamy Romance Novels in the Age of #MeToo Recently, I read a fascinating article: “3 Cult-Classic Films That Reveal the Depth of Sexual Assault Culture in America”. One of the movies mentioned was Saturday Night Fever. I remember watching it

Random Musings: Sex Scenes in Romance Novels

Random Musings: Sex Scenes in Romance Novels

Nov. 14, 2017 by

Why I Write (and Like Reading) Steamy Sex Scenes in My Romance Novels When I tell someone I write steamy romance, I get one of two immediate, knee-jerk responses: a broad grin and conspiratorial gleam in the eye, or the

Random Musings: Too Old to Start Writing?

Random Musings: Too Old to Start Writing?

Sep. 22, 2017 by

Are You Too Old to Start Your Writing Career? The other day, I saw a tweet where some ignoramus told an aspiring author she’s too old to start writing. I’m sorry, but that’s just plain stupid. I sold my first

Random Musings: On Writing Daily

Random Musings: On Writing Daily

May. 22, 2017 by

Is Writing Daily Critical to Becoming a Published Author? The short answer is, no. Writing daily isn’t necessary for every author. It definitely isn’t necessary for me. When I started writing fiction, and reading about writing fiction, everywhere I turned someone said

Random Musings: On Writing Sex Scenes

Random Musings: On Writing Sex Scenes

Apr. 21, 2017 by

Writing Sex Scenes: Some Words Are Sexier than Others As a steamy, contemporary romance author, I enjoy reading and writing sex scenes. So, I’m all always on the hunt for new ways to describe body parts and the things done

Random Musing: Surprises of Being a Steamy Romance Author

Random Musing: Surprises of Being a Steamy Romance Author

Mar. 13, 2017 by

Crazy Things Happen When You Write Steamy Romance I recently became a published contemporary romance author. As soon as my short story, ‘Just Friends’, came out, I let everyone know: friends, family, acquaintances, social media followers and random strangers. I