All posts for the month October, 2012

Writing Craft Books – Recent Purchases to Recommend

I just indulged and bought a small passel of writing craft books and I thought I’d share them with y’all. The Literary Enneagram: Characters from the Inside Out As entertaining as it is illuminating, THE LITERARY ENNEAGRAM offers a fresh version of the standard “Great Books” course, using characters from literature to show the inner […]

How Accurate Do Your Historicals Need To Be?

I’ve heard various opinions on this, either in conversations with fellow writers or in blog posts. One thing I’ve found is that opinion amongst those romance writers I’ve talked to vary WIDELY. One writer I talked to, when I said that the historical inaccuracies in one NYT Bestselling Author used to bother me, but her […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Stormtroopers Dressed as LEGOs for Halloween

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Mountain,” by Tonic Writing and the Writing Life: Tweet this week from an agent: @BookaliciousPam In which I butcher Sound of Music to tell you what I want in my query inbox Great post where this agented author shows the progression from her first stab at queries to the one […]

Working With a Cover Artist–Lessons Learned from Working in the Web Design Industry

I thought I’d share my limited experience of working with a cover artist by talking about how I communicated what I wanted, which I pulled from my experience of being on the designer end for over a decade, albeit in web design. So, Monday evening I shared my new cover for my first release ever, BEER AND […]

Throwing Confetti! Cover Reveal for Beer and Groping in Las Vegas!

I can’t quite believe it! This is my first ever cover! And it’s HERE! And I absolutely adore it! The awesome Dawné Dominique is the cover artist. The other good news is that the publication date got moved up from January to December! So here’s the skinny: BEER AND GROPING IN LAS VEGAS A contemporary […]

Book Lovers Open Thread

This post is for you! Love books? Share why! What are you reading right now? I’ll go first I can’t remember when I haven’t loved books. Some of my earliest childhood memories are about reading books. As I grew older (still a kid though) and still obviously had way too much time on my hands, […]

Six Sentence Sunday – 10/21/12

Welcome to #SixSunday! NEWS: This week MUST LOVE BREECHES won 1st place in FF&P’s On the Far Side contest in the time travel/steampunk/historical category and a full request from the judging editor. It also finaled yesterday in the Windy City Four Seasons Contest, paranormal category. Today’s Six Sunday is from STEAM ME UP, RAWLEY, my steampunk romance […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Baumgartner Space Jump LEGO Reenactment!

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Pride (In The Name Of Love),” by U2 NEWS: This week MUST LOVE BREECHES won 1st place in FF&P’s On the Far Side contest in the time travel/steampunk/historical category and a full request from the judging editor. It also finaled today in the Windy City Four Seasons Contest, […]

Confessions of a Contest Whore…

Hi, my name is Angela, and I’m a contest whore. It’s taken me finding an agent to finally break this habit I started  less than a year ago. I thought I’d parse what it’s been like and things I’ve learned in case it might be useful to others. To give a little background, I entered […]

Happy Ada Lovelace Day! Who Was She?

This year Ada Lovelace Day is today! In celebration, sites around the world are spotlighting women in math and science. To learn more about this and read some amazing stories, visit the site Finding Ada. I thought I’d instead revamp a blog post I did last year on just who she is and give a […]

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