All posts for the month May, 2012

Happy Birthday – Free Critique Giveaway

Today’s my birthday, and in the spirit of the Hobbits, I’m going to give a birthday present to someone else! I really don’t know if any of you would want this, but in case you do, here’s what it is: A detailed critique of your first 5 pages. I’ll look at opening hook, possible weak […]

My Fast Draft Experience

Whoa! Hello World! I feel like I’m waking from a two-week stupor. Monday, May 14 I started Candace Havens’ Fast Drafting class where we committed to a certain number of pages for a 2-week period, the goal being to finish your first rough draft as fast as possible. If you need convincing on the soundness […]

Six Sentence Sunday – 5/27/12

Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. I’m eager to share lines from my new short story BEER AND GROPING IN LAS VEGAS. If all goes as planned, I’ll have my polishing done and this will be going out on submission by Tuesday. Wish me luck! Last week, Riley met his blind date […]

Six Sentence Sunday – 5/20/12

Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. I’m eager to share lines from my new short story BEER AND GROPING IN LAS VEGAS. Riley is about to meet his blind date for the night, we’re in his POV, edited slightly to fit 6 sentences: At the top, Juan swept back a leafy frond […]

Blog going into low-wattage mode

Hello, I just wanted to do a quick post to say that for the next two weeks, there won’t be my regular posts to the blog. You might have noticed there was no Monday Hunk Who Reads post today. I joined Candace Havens Fast Draft class at the last minute as a kick in the […]

Six Sentence Sunday – 5/13/12

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.) It finaled this past week in Virginia’s Fool for Love contest, in the paranormal category! This might be the last from […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to a Sendak/Avengers Mashup

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Take a Chance on Me” ABBA Writing and the Writing Life: The next in their series: The Dos and Don’ts of Writers’ Conferences: Part 2 Did you know you could get an MFA in writing romance? Alexandra Sokoloff with another great blog post on how screenwriting concepts can improve […]

What’s Been Up Lately With Me

I don’t do these often, but I thought I’d post about what’s going on. I WENT PRO! Oddly enough, Romance Writer’s of America (RWA) allows you to join their PRO ranks if you get a rejection! You have to prove that you are in the querying stage and also send them a copy of your […]

Six Sentence Sunday – 5/6/12

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 Whedon as Bathroom Coach

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Monday Morning” Fleetwood Mac Writing and the Writing Life: Jami Gold on Cliffhangers: Not Just for the End of a Book. And while we’re on hooks, Jody Hedlund also had a post this week on the subject: 4 Ways to Hook Your Readers & Keep Them Wanting More Kat Latham […]

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