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 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: 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