As promised for NaNoWriMo, I’ll share links to past posts each Monday organizing all my past content so that YOU can more easily find what you’re looking for. In addition to the organized posts, I have a forum open where you can ask anything about said topic, and I’ll answer it as best I can. Last week, […]
As I mentioned in the first blog in this series, romance is all about characters growing. More specifically, romance springs from a character overcoming a fatal flaw. A character’s fatal flaw is her (or his) largest weakness. It is what holds your character back and keeps her from achieving her goals. For example, in E.M. Forster’s A […]
A month or so back, someone asked me (in the forums) about writing romance. This is no easy topic to tackle, and it’s something that every author approaches differently. But, I thought I could share a few general rules and also share how I approach romantic elements in my own stories. Romance as a Genre […]
Woohoo! We’re kicking off this second week of Pub(lishing) Crawl post-apocalyptic insanity with an interview from the amazing Wendy Higgins. If you haven’t read Sweet Evil, then you guys are really missing out. Seriously, there’s a reason this book has been making waves all over the blogosphere (and beyond!), and that reason is that it’s awesome. Also, […]
5 out of 5 stars. My BFFR Sarah J. Maas‘s first novella is FOR SALE! And all I can say is: you NEED this story in your life. And no, I’m not just sayin’ that because she’s my BFFR. All friendships aside, this story and its heroine are fantastic. Celaena Sardothien is tough, stubborn, and […]
When it comes to romance in YA (or really any novel), how the romantically-involved characters first meet is dictated very much by the type of romance you want to create. For example, what’s wrong with this picture: Scene 1: Boy meets girl. They meet eyes; their hearts skip a beat. He comes over and is […]
I thought it’d be fun to hear your opinions on something that I hold very near to my heart: Good-Looking Guys Yeah, I know you were probably expecting something profound or life-altering, but I’m not a very profound person and my life is pretty static.
Kim Sam-Soon: just another K-drama to add to my addiction list… K-drama, a.k.a. Korean soap operas, dramatic series, and romantic comedy series, are the only form of TV I’ve been watching of late… Pretty much since I moved to Germany since Arirang is one of our only channels in English (along with Russia Today, Aljazeera, […]