All posts for the month December, 2011

Happy Holidays!

  Happy Holidays, may you find peace and joy and some holiday cheer!!  I will be taking the week off until Jan 2.  Like this:Like Loading…

My struggles with interior monologue

Recently, I’ve had critiquers and Beta readers tell me that I’m relying too much on rhetorical questions in my character’s interior monologue. That it’s the equivalent to the old cartoon announcer saying “Will Batman find the Joker? Is Gotham City safe? Yikes! Can’t have that! Yet, I’ve seen well written examples of writers using this […]

Six Sentence Sunday – 12/18/11

Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. I’ll share a snippet from my time-travel romance WIP. I currently have this out to Beta readers for feedback and hope to be in a position to query for agents in the new year. Here’s my working query hook for it: Isabelle Rochon has met […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Jane Austen to Klingon Monopoly

Writing: Janice Hardy has advice on how to recognize plot devices: Knowing the Future: Avoiding Predictable Plots Through Plot Exposure In Romancelandia, the Smart Bitches had a lively discussion this week on Virginity Cliches in Romance For those also trying to perfect their query, Roni Loren can help clarify the process for you: The Single Best Piece of […]

Adding Truth to Fiction Might Cause Hair Loss

Truly. How many times have you woven in cool tidbits from your research only to be slammed by your beta readers or agents/editors that it doesn’t sound believable? And you splutter, “But… but… that really happened!” We’ve all heard that truth is stranger than fiction, and that’s, well, that’s true. The problem is when you […]

Six Sentence Sunday – 12/11/11

Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. I’ll share a snippet from my time-travel romance WIP. I currently have this out to Beta readers for feedback and hope to be in a position to query for agents in the new year. Here’s my working query hook for it: Isabelle Rochon has met […]

Time Travel Roundup – From Fiction (Q, Gilliam & more) to the latest on those FTL neutrinos (oh, and a really cool 2012 calendar)

I’ve been collecting some posts about time travel over the last month or so, and figured it was time to share them! In the world of fiction Of course, everyone’s heard that Stephen King’s latest book, 11/22/63, is a time travel novel about a man who tries to stop the assassination of Pres. John F. […]

Six Sentence Sunday – 12/4/11

Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. I’ll share a snippet from my time-travel romance WIP. I currently have this out to Beta readers for feedback and hope to be in a position to query for agents in the new year. Here’s my working query hook for it: Isabelle Rochon has met […]

Eric and Sookie – Why So Steamy? Writing Sexual Tension…

Sorry, no Firefly post today!* Instead I’m going to take an excerpt from True Blood to illustrate/discuss writing sexual tension and the stages of intimacy. Monday I featured Alexander Skarsgård as the Monday Hunk Who Reads, and I’ve had today’s post in mind for a while now, so I thought I would round off the week with True […]

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