Tag: writing

Release Day for STEAM ME UP, RAWLEY + Giveaway!

Release Day for STEAM ME UP, RAWLEY + Giveaway!

Note: Stay tuned to the end for a giveaway! To all outward appearances today, as I put out my second full-length novel, this is me at the start of this GIF, trying to be all cool and stuff, and then at the end, that’s me […]

MUST LOVE BREECHES Released Today!

MUST LOVE BREECHES Released Today!

and…. about sum it up for me right now! It’s available on all major outlets, including outside the US. More will be opening soon as a foreign distributor populates some German and Spanish outlets. Elsewhere this week Yesterday, I was on Misa Buckley’s blog talking about Levels […]

MUST LOVE BREECHES featured on USAToday’s HEA column!

MUST LOVE BREECHES featured on USAToday’s HEA column!

It’s ramping up to the release date next Wednesday, and I’m nervous and excited. There’ s also so many balls I’m trying to keep in the air, I’m already hunched over and cringing waiting for one of them to bop me in the head. I […]

A MS Word Macro to Spot Simultaneity Issues in your WIP

A MS Word Macro to Spot Simultaneity Issues in your WIP

Jami Gold recently had two articles on using Macros to help in your editing and polishing phase of your manuscript: MS Word Trick: Using Macros to Edit and Polish and Fix Showing vs. Telling with Macros & Word Lists. Jami does an excellent job of showing you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ack! I have a plot hole! Techniques to Solve in an Early Stage

Ack! I have a plot hole! Techniques to Solve in an Early Stage

So, last time I truly posted, I was taking a blogging hiatus to work on the sequel to MUST LOVE BREECHES. I’ve since then finished the first draft and have been working on high-level revisions since. I love plot and am a nerd about finding […]

Guest Post: Strategies for Replenishing Your Writing Self

Guest Post: Strategies for Replenishing Your Writing Self

Today I’m on Mina Khan’s blog with “Strategies for Replenishing Your Writing Self” where I share what I do when I’m burnt out, discouraged, or hit a setback. What do YOU do?

Getting Around on the Webz: Links to Interviews

Getting Around on the Webz: Links to Interviews

Continuing with promotion week for BEER AND GROPING IN LAS VEGAS, here’s where I’ll be today! Donna Cummings Where we chat about geekdom, writing and tea! Babette James Where I share some inside scoops on writing, fave food, and an excerpt from the opening Jessica […]

The Case for an Awesome Title: Why It’s Important and How to Come Up With One

The Case for an Awesome Title: Why It’s Important and How to Come Up With One

Today I’m guest blogging over at Jillian Chantal’s blog on The Case for an Awesome Title: Why It’s Important and How to Come Up With One, stop on by and say hi!