The Great Critique Partner Match-up!

So I know that a lot of you out there are searching for The One--that person who makes your heart sing. Whose emails make your stomach flip. Who just gets you. I don't mean The Romantic One (duh!). I mean The Critique Partner One! For me, critique partners and beta...

Brief blog hiatus!

I'm off to Germany and France to visit my husband's family. 🙂 I'll be back on 8/13, so I apologize in advance for delayed emails. Plus, there'll be no newsletter this Friday! And, to send you off with a smile, here's how I found my dog, Asimov, this morning... (That...

Writing 3-Dimensional Characters

Recently, I received this question from Kaila in my inbox: I was wondering, could you please do a post on your "For Writer's" page about creating 3-dimensional characters? At first, I was totally afraid to even TRY to tackle this question. I mean...gosh, are my...

How to Write Romance, Part 3: Scene-Level Romantic Tension

Last week, I discussed the importance of fatal flaws (and strengths) in romance (I also talked about hate-at-first sight on the NaNoWriMo blog!). This week, I want to look at what all of this stuff means on a scene-level. Like, how do we bring the romance to life in...

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Welcome!! I'm Sooz, a New York Times best-selling author and a geek for all things Avatar: the Last Airbender, Dragon Age, Legend of Zelda, and so, so, so much more. My books tend toward the epic fantasy, sweeping space opera, and gothic steampunk variety.


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