Live Inside Your Head: Romance in writing

If you live inside your head, people are likely to think you’re crazy. But doing so can actually be comforting. Productive, even. As I grew older, reality trounced my dreams one by one. I found myself retreating a little more … Continued

How Beta Readers Helped My Book

I sent my latest manuscript to a couple of beta readers. I’ve found them helpful in the past. I tend to experiment a little with the linear structure of novels. I’m never sure, though, if doing so would confuse readers. … Continued

A Rant: Careless Word Choice

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Ah, how careless we can be with our words! I don’t mean sloppy grammar or style that relies on clichés. I’m talking about careless word choice, particularly when words are chosen to serve a style of writing. Someone sent me … Continued

Praise for Hello, My Love from Goodbooks Today

Goodbooks Today: Praise for Hello, My Love ************ “The unexpected surprises and emotional encounters of this novel keeps the reader enthralled until the very last page.”—GoodbooksToday.com Reviews There are few stories that capture the raw emotions of a true and … Continued

The Place of Places in Stories

Places in stories can advance plot and show something about a character. Food and eating can(see Delectable Dishes) do the same.  In Hello, Greg invites Elise to his house presumably to see him in his “true element.”   When she … Continued

As These Pages Turn—a Book in Hand

I tore open the cardboard packaging much too eagerly and my palms smarted from the vigorous peeling off of unyielding adhesive tapes. But it’s worth the rawness of a few minutes. I looked at this thing in my hand, dressed … Continued

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