All posts for the month April, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday – 4/29/12

Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. I’ll share a snippet from my time-travel romance WIP titled MUST LOVE BREECHES, which is now out in query land! (You can see the other entries here.) I am currently looking for Beta readers. If you’re interested, let me know. I’ve stopped querying to see how this […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Making Sure You Have the Right Batman

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Lakme” from The Hunger soundtrack Writing and the Writing Life: The Beauty is in the Details, by Sherry Thomas but remember Excessive Detail Can Kill Your Story (from Mooderino) How to Kill Your Agent Relationship without Really Trying Best advice I’ve seen on how to evaluate feedback from critique partners and […]

Pitching at a Conference? Set Fire to the Rain!

We’re in the full swing of conference season, and one of the aspects that can make a writer gnaw their fingers down to the second joint is pitching. I’ve only done it once, so I’m no expert, but I also didn’t throw up on myself, or stare and blubber and wipe drool off myself while […]

Six Sentence Sunday – 4/22/12

Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. I’ll share a snippet from my time-travel romance WIP titled MUST LOVE BREECHES, which is now out in query land! (You can see the other entries here.) I am currently looking for Beta readers. If you’re interested, let me know. I’ve stopped querying to see how this […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Cats in Space

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Xavier” by Dead Can Dance Writing and the Writing Life: Janice Hardy Guest Author Heather Webb: Choosing a Historical Fiction Topic, or Any Other Topic for That Matter Facing rejections or conflicting CP feedback? See Jami Gold’s post: What Does “Writing Is Subjective” Mean? For Historical writers: The Historical History […]

Hijinks or Tears – Which Romances Do You Prefer?

I’m always obsessed with learning more about anything I tackle, and so for writing, I read and reread craft books, trying to soak in every tidbit. Right now I’m in the planning stages of a new novel and so I’ve been rereading some books on structure and some on writing romance. Coupled with a comment […]

Six Sentence Sunday – 4/15/12

Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. I’ll share a snippet from my time-travel romance WIP titled MUST LOVE BREECHES, which is now out in query land! (You can see the other entries here.) Yesterday, it finaled in the Georgian/Regency/Victorian category for the RWA Hearts Through History chapter contest! I am currently looking for […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to a Queen Riding Darth

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Feeling Gravity’s Pull,” R.E.M. Writing and the Writing Life: Are you waiting on pins and needles like me, waiting for those rejection letters? Get the suspense out of your system with the Rejection Letter Generator! the real ones couldn’t be worse… Involved in critique groups? Nathan Bransford has […]

Firefly Friday – The Three Dimensions of Character

Welcome to a new installment of Firefly Friday, where we examine a writing tip chestnut and marry it to my favorite TV show Firefly to illustrate it. Today’s topic: The Three Dimensions of Character. I haven’t done one of these since last November, but I thought this tip was shown so well in several instances […]

Six Sentence Sunday – 4/8/12

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, which is now out in query land! (You can see the other entries here.) I am currently looking for Beta readers. If you’re interested, let me know. I’ve stopped querying to see how […]

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