Au Revoir, France!

Well, I’m not gone yet. I’ve got one night in the airport hotel, then I wing my way home. I’m exhausted, but it was a wonderful writing retreat and workshop. And I have been given a deadline for Hamlette: September 30. So now I need all of you to crack the whip and make me…

Greetings from France!

I’m currently attending a writing retreat/workshop at La Poterie in Château-du-Loir. I’ve only been here one full day, but already I’m learning so much. Also feeling nourished by the fresh air and beautiful environment. I don’t know that I’ll be updating much because the goal is to focus on writing, but I promise lots of…

WIPjoy #14

From a side character: what gives you joy in life? Michaels, Duncan’s valet, has volunteered to answer this one. Michaels: I enjoy being in town, where we can gossip and be on the inside of all society’s flow of information. Being in the country is so dull by comparison. I like to be where the…

Self-Publishing

This is not by any means meant to be a comprehensive list of how to self-publish. But someone sent me a message on Facebook asking for self-publishing guidance, and I wrote, well, a lot. Like, a really long answer. And it occurred to me that others might like this information, too. The important thing to…

WIP Wednesday

Haven’t done one of these in a while! Here’s a little bit more from Changers 2: The Great Divide Cee’s gaze traveled up Marcus’s form to the curve of his neck and the dark gloss of his curls in the sunlight. She couldn’t see his face, but the slight turn of his head showed her…

Writing Women

By which I mean, writing female characters. It’s an ongoing topic of discussion, the center of many a college course, debated and mused upon. We use the term “strong women,” usually interchangeably with “kick-ass heroine.” I don’t write kick-ass heroines, so I guess maybe I don’t write strong women, either. There are other ways to…

IWSG: Quitters

It’s time again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Posts go up the first Wednesday of each month. Read more posts and/or join in here. Question of the Month: Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing? I’ve quit multiple times. Or tried. Writing is an…

Last Stop for Brynnde

…And your last chance to enter to win that $15 gift card! Today I’m at Judy Thomas’ blog “Welcome to My World of Dreams” where I talk about which actors I enjoy and how I come up with my book titles. I hope you’ll drop by for a visit! And don’t forget that you can…