Category Archives: Craft

Changes

Recently, I finished a book  and began querying agents. I’d gotten positive feedback and several requests for partials and fulls for the project. I also pitched it to two agents and an editor at RWA. The first agent I pitched to was … Continue reading

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RWA Nationals

I spent most of this week in San Antonio, Texas at the Romance Writers of America National Convention.  I have never been so busy! I am exhausted while  seeming to not have done anything! There were book signings–I participated in two:  the … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle Again…Querying

After over a year of respite, this week I finally began querying my current WIP.  It is an activity I approach with the same enthusiasm as a trip to the dentist.  Querying agents is part and parcel of being a … Continue reading

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What Inspires Your Writing?

I’ve been working on posts for my blog tour for Beleaguered that starts next week and realized that in two of them I wrote about inspiration:  what book/s got me hooked on romance (and ultimately inspired me to write romance) … Continue reading

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Dual-ing Pen Names

Many authors write under a pen name, including me. But how many write under multiple pen names? I think the number might be larger than many of us suspect and because of the push to brand yourself, it seems to … Continue reading

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The Perfect Treat: Writer’s Retreat 2014

Today I am finishing up my four-day Writer’s Retreat sponsored by my local RWA chapter, Chesapeake Romance Writers.  I’ve been happily ensconced in the basement of our big retreat house at Chanco on the James since Thursday afternoon working steadily … Continue reading

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Love That Language

Since I write historical romance in several different periods, I’ve found it challenging to maintain the language of each period in my books.  With the help of my editors, I try very hard to use only words that were in … Continue reading

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