#SaturdayFlashFic – What do ewe see?

A little bit of whimsy for today’s writing prompt… … Read More

#SaturdayFlashFic – The House

How about a spooky flash fiction writing prompt today? … Read More

On owning the “Bitch” label.

Happy New Year! Four days in and I’m already playing Whack-a-Troll on a friend’s behalf. Fun times, yes. Long story short (tl;dr): A real-life friend of mine who is also a KICK-ASS editor of well-known repute among romance authors, and who edits bestselling books for bestselling authors, got attacked on her Facebook page by a … Read More

#WritingTip – Checklist to help your book sell. (Write Your Ass Off)

  I blogged over on my WriteYourAssOff.com blog a follow-up post to my one the other day about why won’t your book sell. I’ll be putting together a series of posts detailing the various points blow-by-blow over the next few weeks. http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2016/07/writingtip-checklist-to-help-your-book.html Other recent releases you might have missed… Rhymes With Orange (Suncoast Society 35, MMMF, … Read More

From Kristen Lamb: Author Despair – What to Do When You Feel Like All is Lost.

Kristen Lamb has a great post on her blog about author despair. I see a lot of writers lately questioning why they’re even trying anymore, and this is such a valid post right now. Author Despair—What To Do When You Feel Like All Is Lost

Sh*t Writers Say (video)

Another one that’s funny…because it’s true… (Click here if you can’t see the video.) You can sign up for my newsletter by clicking here. No spam, just alerts when I post to the website so you don’t miss anything! I have a Facebook page you can like, if you’d like. 🙂 You can also bookmark … Read More

Scary New World: The ever-changing face of publishing.

Nook is discontinuing sales in the UK. Greeeaat. One more way for “the ‘Zon” to dominate indie- and self-publishing. Samhain Publishing announced last week they’re shutting down. Fuck. Take a deep breath. (And a Xanax, if you have ’em.) The good news: It’s easier than ever for a writer to get published. The bad news: … Read More

Happy NaNoWriaaAAAAAAGGGHHH!

Yes, it’s the first day of November. For those of you who partake in the care and feeding of a writer, you might suddenly notice they’ve gone crazier than usual crazy. It’s NaNo. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is where usually fairly non-homicidal sane people decide to write a 50k word book in a month. … Read More

Write Your Ass Off: Preventing writing-related ouchies.

I blogged today over on the Write Your Ass Off blog about things I use to help mitigate repetitive-motion injuries/pain. http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2015/10/taking-care-of-yourself-writing-related.html

Write Your Ass Off: Historically based non-con romance? DO. NOT. WRITE. IT.

Shocker (not) I have another rant today, about writers who try to sexeh up horrific historical events all in the name of “free speech.” (Spoiler Alert: They’re doucheballs.) http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2015/10/historically-based-non-con-romance-do.html

Putting descriptions on a diet.

Over at the Write Your Ass Off blog, I’ve got a new post about putting your descriptions on a diet. http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2015/09/putting-descriptions-on-diet.html Enjoy!   Now Available: Vulnerable (Suncoast Society 30, MM, BDSM) CLICK HERE TO READ THE FIRST CHAPTER. Blurb: Leo didn’t want a divorce, yet he can no longer ignore the fact that he’s gay—and … Read More

The “secret” to making it as a writer.

What is the “secret” to making it as a writer? The sooper-dooper highly classified secret? There is no secret. That’s the secret. All the knowledge is out there. Write, edit, release, repeat. There is no gaming the system, just a lot of hard work. A LOT of it. Writing the book? That’s the EASY part. … Read More

Why do we need the Oxford comma?

If you’re wondering WHY we need the Oxford comma… Last time I checked, Nelson Mandela–even when alive–was not an 800-year-old demigod who collected dildos. (Although that might have been an interesting side note to his biography if he were…)

The “magic rain room” and creativity.

I get a lot of my ideas in the shower. A. Lot. Sometimes new ideas for stories, sometimes plot snags working themselves out. I have a dive tablet and waterproof notepad for taking notes when this happens. (And thanks to reader Karen for gifting me another one at Christmas!) I get so many ideas in … Read More