It’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and I’m going to join the frenzy of other writers around the world collectively, yet individually working towards a goal of writing 50,000 words towards the completion of a novel during the 30 days of November. Sound crazy – yep! Continue reading “NaNoWriMo”
One of the most unexpected things about my writing journey is the surprising number of very random things I’ve learned about for the benefit of my stories. Continue reading “The variety of things learned”
Intimacy is abound in a story of two young adults falling in love, as it should be! I love writing about the stolen glances and the casual brush of the hand that is anything but casual so early on in a relationship. I love exploring the building tension that leads to the ubiquitous first kiss. I could write that all day. But falling in love typically also means falling into bed together – at some point anyway. Continue reading “Writing the “romance” in a romance novel…”
Over the past few years, since I fell onto my romance writing path I’ve read MANY, MANY, MANY romance novels. I tried to guess a number, but I can’t even begin to calculate how many. I’ve read (and listened to) the greats: Nora Roberts, Robyn Carr, Susan Mallery and popular writers like Kristen Higgins, Brenda Novak, Jill Shalvis as well as much newer, up-and-coming writers – too many to name.
I don’t have a favorite writer. I don’t have a favorite book. But throughout all of my “market research,” I’ve found what I love about a story and what elements I can do without. Continue reading “What’s my perfect romance novel?”