Month: May 2013

Do you know your own GMC? Not your characters, yours as a writer?

Do you know your own GMC? Not your characters, yours as a writer?

For writers of genre fiction where plot and story are central to the success of the book, we’re often told to clarify our characters’ GMCs. For non-writers, this stands for Goal, Motivation, and Conflict. And it’s best if you can have both an external and […]

Guest Post: Stephanie Lawton on The Art of Genre Hopping

Guest Post: Stephanie Lawton on The Art of Genre Hopping

Excited to have fellow Mobilian Stephanie Lawton on my blog today to talk about her new release, Need, which is the follow-up to her debut release Want! Take it away, Stephanie! ***** Thanks, Angela, for the opportunity to say a few things about my new release, Need, […]

Dealing with Critiques and Reviews – the 40-20-40 Rule

Dealing with Critiques and Reviews – the 40-20-40 Rule

One of my earliest blog posts was about dealing with critiques and I shared what I called the 30-40-30 rule that I learned from my uncle. Well I just had a short vacation with said uncle and found out I had the percentage wrong! He […]

Book Monday: My Angel Kick — Singh, Eden and Ward

Book Monday: My Angel Kick — Singh, Eden and Ward

I honestly didn’t mean to start an angel phase. It all started with Cynthia Eden. Next month on Paranormal Unbound, we’re going to highlight the paranormal authors who were nominated for the RITA, and since Ms. Eden is an RWA chapter-mate, and I’ve been wanting […]

Are you using a thesaurus correctly? And is this irony?

Are you using a thesaurus correctly? And is this irony?

Sometimes I wonder about the universe and how it will sync random events to make a point, teach us something, or just plain laugh at us. Case in point Yesterday, a fellow writer posted this some-ecard with the quote from Stephen King on Facebook and […]

Time Thief by Katie MacAlister

Time Thief by Katie MacAlister

Come visit me over at Paranormal Unbound today, where I talk about Time Thief

Guest post: Kate Meader’s recipe for the sexy in FEEL THE HEAT? Humor!

Guest post: Kate Meader’s recipe for the sexy in FEEL THE HEAT? Humor!

I’m so excited to have one of my Beta partners on my blog today, Kate Meader! Her debut novel released just last week from Grand Central’s Forever imprint, and boy-howdy is it awesome! I first came across her in the blog hop Six Sentence Sunday, […]

The Sudden Loss of a Pet and a Warning: Beware of Thread

The Sudden Loss of a Pet and a Warning: Beware of Thread

Darcy and Bingley (Darcy’s on the left) I thought I’d take a moment to eulogize Darcy, who had to be put down yesterday. By my calculations, he was probably born around now two years ago. The above photo I just pulled from my blog’s archive, […]

Sometimes It’s All About a Match-Making Djinn, Or… It’s Not

Sometimes It’s All About a Match-Making Djinn, Or… It’s Not

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Monday Hunk Who Reads – John Cusack

Monday Hunk Who Reads – John Cusack

John Cusack It’s the first Monday of the month and I’m also back to my regular blogging schedule, so what does that mean? It means a new hunk who loves books! Darling of romcoms, there’s more to Cusack than the aw-shucks looks. Take a look […]