Why Do Happy Endings Matter So Much in Romance? Like clockwork, somebody always pops up on social media arguing that you don’t need a happily ever after or happily for now (HEA/HFN) ending to have a romance. It would be
Why Is Writing Romance Easier for Me than Nonfiction During the Coronavirus Lockdown? How are you doing with your quarantine life? Are you getting into a rhythm and staying productive? Or forcing yourself to take a shower and get out
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
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.
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
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
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
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