All posts for the month January, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday – 1/29/12

Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. I’ll share a snippet from my time-travel romance WIP tentatively titled Must Love Breeches. Here’s my new pitch/logline: When a modern girl finds herself stranded in 1834 London, she must find a way home while navigating the pitfalls of London society, resisting her attraction to a […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to a Mr. Darcy lollipop

Writing and the Writing Life: Janice Hardy with Fundamental Check: Do Your Scenes Have What They Need? and Leave the Breadcrumbs Behind: Are You Asking — and Answering — the Right Story Questions? and What’s Their Story? Discovering the Front Story of Your Non-Point of View Characters (Can you tell I love her posts?) Jane Friedman as thoughts on 5 Attitudes Toward […]

Want your theme? Your subconscious will eventually grab you by your short and curlies

I’m knee-deep in my fourth draft when lo and behold, out pops my theme. It was freaking amazing how it felt, too, so I scribbled it down and realized that I already had so many elements in place it was a wonder I hadn’t gotten whiplash from it hitting me in the face before. Are […]

Six Sentence Sunday – 1/22/12

Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. I’ll share a snippet from my time-travel romance WIP tentatively title Must Love Breeches. I currently have this out to Beta readers for feedback and hope to be in a position to query for agents by March. Here’s my working query hook for it: Isabelle […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Geek V-Day cards

Writing and the Writing Life: Mooderino delivers up a post on how to find the Goldilocks zone in writing, not too vague not too obvious, in Writing Without Too Much On The Nose Chuck Wendig offers up a counter post to his popular one of what not to do: 25 Things Writers Should Starting Doing (ASAFP) […]

Stop SOPA/PIPA

Just a quick post to let you know that I will be participating tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18 from 8 am EST to 8 pm EST, in the nationwide protest of the SOPA/PIPA bills. Other sites around the internet will be participating too, like WordPress and Wikipedia. I’m against piracy, but to shutdown a whole site […]

Six Sentence Sunday – 1/15/12

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 by March. Here’s my working query hook for it: Isabelle Rochon has met the man […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to an online Regency Hero dressup doll!

Writing and the Writing Life: Worried about your voice or if you even have one? Chuck Wendig shares 25 things writers should know about finding their voice It’s not too late to pitch your short stories/novellas to the editors of Entangled on Jami Gold’s blog. Deadline is Monday, January 16. If you’re struggling like me to […]

What’s your most dorktastic moment? I’ll tell ya some of mine!

Hmm, actually not sure what qualifies…. which to choose? I was thinking about the comments people left on last Sunday’s post, and about how my main character Isabelle’s assessment of her situation seemed to strike a chord with some folks (not in an earth-shattering, clouds-part-and-light-beams-sear-downwards kind of way, but you know, they-could-relate kind of way). […]

Do some readers hate your book? Good! You’re doing something right!

There’s been a big, uh.. kerfuffle… in the reader community recently that has had me cringing, stupefied and scared at turns. As an unpublished writer I have yet to experience first-hand what it’s like to get a negative review, so my post today is partly a way to mark down my thoughts on this so […]

%d bloggers like this: