Fiction Friday: What’s Your Story?

Posted Nov 24 2017

A couple of years ago, at a writing workshop, I fell into conversation with another writer. “What’s your story?” she asked me. I started to explain that I wasn’t really far enough along with the book I was working on to provide a synopsis, but she shook her head. “Not your book. What’s your story?” […]

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Fiction Friday: The Thin Line Between Alpha Heroes and Sexual Predators

Posted Nov 17 2017

  Recently, I went back and read a make-out scene I’d written a couple of years earlier, where the guy basically shoves my heroine up against a lamppost, sticks his tongue down her throat and presses his erection against her belly. At the time I wrote it, it seemed sexy. It was also well justified […]

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Fiction Friday: Interview with Priscilla Oliveras

Posted Nov 10 2017

  I’m experimenting with a new type of post–an interview with a fellow author. My plan is to ask, not just easy questions, but challenging questions specific to this particular author, either through their body of work, or through how they present themselves on social media. For my first-ever interview, I asked Priscilla Oliveras, a […]

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Fiction Friday: Dialogue Lessons

Posted Nov 4 2017 in

  In October, I took an online dialogue class with Linnea Sinclair. It was a great class and I learned a lot. If you get an opportunity to study with Linnea, I highly recommend her.   One of the lessons had to do with beats, those bits of action that are interspersed with dialogue to illuminate a […]

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