I Want To Hear From You


I’m back! Some of you know that I took time off from writing to help my husband through a very difficult time. However, I think it’s time to jump back into the thick of things. The itch to write is becoming too great to ignore. I’ve got some ideas floating around on what to talkContinue reading “I Want To Hear From You”

The 2016 Golden Heart Finalists


Ever since I heard about Romance Writers of America I knew it was where I needed to be if I wanted to be serious about my writing career and so I joined as soon as I could. When I learned about the Golden Heart contest I felt that if I won a Golden Heart awardContinue reading “The 2016 Golden Heart Finalists”

Essential Books, Tools and Apps for a Successful Writing Career


First and foremost, the most important tool in my writing arsenal is Pinterest. Yes, you read that correctly. Pinterest is where I have a stash of writing articles I click on when I’m not sure I’m doing something correctly. It’s a place where I find inspiration for when I’m just starting out and worksheets thatContinue reading “Essential Books, Tools and Apps for a Successful Writing Career”

What are Character Aesthetic Boards?


Character aesthetic boards are the Pinterest version of character aesthetic posts on Tumblr. They can also be known as character inspiration boards. (Come check out my Destiny Be Damned Inspiration board to see what I mean.) To put in basic terms, character aesthetic boards are made up of a group of pictures that speak to the aestheticContinue reading “What are Character Aesthetic Boards?”

44 Publishers Seeking Romance


** For an updated list check out 54 Publishers Accepting Romance and Erotica Submissions** Breaking out into the romance writing scene can be intimidating to say the least. You don’t just write a great love story, you also need to: Decide whether you are going to self publish or try the traditional route. If youContinue reading “44 Publishers Seeking Romance”

Audio Books: Are They Worth The Fuss?


I’m not a big audio book reader and by that I mean I have only bought one audio book and rented three others from the library in the course of my life. I don’t find listening to a story as entertaining as reading one. Even though audio books are not my preferred format I acknowledgeContinue reading “Audio Books: Are They Worth The Fuss?”

Critique Partners vs Beta Readers and Where To Find Them


Many people believe critique partners and beta readers are one in the same. I admit, they can be, if you choose to use them that way. However, if you want your book to be the best it can be then you not only need to know the difference but you also need to know whereContinue reading “Critique Partners vs Beta Readers and Where To Find Them”

How to Write a Villain That Readers Will Love to Hate


Every story has a villain. While most stories have villains that are generic and somewhat boring others have villains that are creepy and leave you feeling freaked out. The best type of villain, in my opinion, are the ones where you aren’t quite sure if the character is truly a villain or just misunderstood or theContinue reading “How to Write a Villain That Readers Will Love to Hate”

How To Write The Perfect Curve Loving Hero


The perfect curve loving hero is not a unicorn. He actually exists, to a certain degree, in real life. (I say to a certain degree because no one is truly perfect.) If this is true why is it so hard to write one? Because writing is just plain hard. Well, it is. It’s not easy,Continue reading “How To Write The Perfect Curve Loving Hero”