Random Musings: Character-Driven Stories

Random Musings: Character-Driven Stories

Aug. 30, 2018 by

Why I Love Reading and Writing Character-Driven Stories I read pretty much every genre under the sun, but regardless of genre, I love character-driven stories the most. Something about getting a behind-the-scenes look at people’s internal struggles and issues, and

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: 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: 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