A List of Plus Sized Heroines and the Heroes That Love Them


We’ve all got our favorite couples in romance. Why they are our favorite is as varied as the reader. However, when someone sees a fictional couple as a favorite then you can guaranteed that the writer did their job. In order for there to be a favorite there has to be a connection between notContinue reading “A List of Plus Sized Heroines and the Heroes That Love Them”

What Are The Most Popular Sub Genres in Romance & How Do They Compare?


Most people who have not been lucky enough to read a romance book think that all romance books are the same. Of course, those of us who actually read and enjoy romance know that this genre is vast and varied. Romance is a literary genre that has many sub genres. Even some of the subContinue reading “What Are The Most Popular Sub Genres in Romance & How Do They Compare?”

Your Formatting, Word Counts and Page Length Questions Answered


If you’re new to the submitting process you might be racking your brain right about now on how to properly format your fiction manuscript. No doubt you’ve done a quick Google search and found a few examples or read a few books that talked about it and found that they all have slightly different thingsContinue reading “Your Formatting, Word Counts and Page Length Questions Answered”

What Do Romance Readers Really Want?


What do romance readers really want? That is the million dollar question and as a writer it’s the one thing I’m always dying to know. What do my readers really want to see in the romance books they pick up? Of course there has been thousands of articles and books that have covered this topic fromContinue reading “What Do Romance Readers Really Want?”

You’ve Finished Your First Draft! Now What?…


So, you’ve finished your first draft? Congratulations! Go out and celebrate because not many people get to this point. However, don’t think for a minute that you are done. Oh no. You are far from done. Writing the 1st draft is actually the easiest part of the whole process. But it’s OK. We’ll walk through the nextContinue reading “You’ve Finished Your First Draft! Now What?…”

Classes, Conferences, Conventions, Retreats and Workshops…Oh My!


The number 1 rule to writing well is to write often. Sometimes it’s hard to find the time to write often in our daily lives. So what do we do when we can’t find the time to write but desperately need to? We hide ourselves away in a writer’s retreat. What’s a writers retreat? WritingContinue reading “Classes, Conferences, Conventions, Retreats and Workshops…Oh My!”

19 Fiction and Romance Writing Contests for 2015


There is nothing like a writing contest to either give you confidence to move on with your writing or give you doubts!  A writing contest, done right, will not only give you valuable feedback on what you are working on but will also give you the kind of exposure necessary to get your foot in theContinue reading “19 Fiction and Romance Writing Contests for 2015”

Exercises and Apps That Help Keep Writers Healthy


Last year I went from being constantly active and on my feet as a full time Nanny/Daycare provider to spending most of the day behind a desk writing. It was a HUGE change in activity and boy did my body notice. I’m not talking about gaining weight, though I did (that’s to be expected whenContinue reading “Exercises and Apps That Help Keep Writers Healthy”

Writing Goals, Desires of Organization and the Devices That Make It Possible


It’s a new year so that means a new list of writing goals. My top 5 Writing Goals for 2015 Finish polishing up Destiny Be Damned Enter into at least 1 writing competition Put feelers out for Literary Agents/Publishers Start writing holiday pieces and short stories Find a paying online writing gig I’ve got someContinue reading “Writing Goals, Desires of Organization and the Devices That Make It Possible”

The Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts About Writing


It’s 2015! Let’s kick it off with The Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts About Writing in 2014. 2014 was Musings from a Curvy Romance Writer’s first full year in operation and it was a wildly exciting ride! I’m so happy I took the leap and started blogging. Thank you all for being a partContinue reading “The Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts About Writing”