Category Archives: Craft

Sexy or Sweet? How Do You Like Your Love Scenes?

I cut my teeth on Kathleen Woodiwiss’s romances, which are rather tame by todays’ standards.  The first Lisa Kleypas historical romance I ever read, Again the Magic, however, was quite an eye-opener with very hot, sensual sex and I loved it!  … Continue reading

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Hero Confusion

  I recently got a rejection letter from an agent that I really like because whenever she rejects my books, she gives me feedback about why she’s rejecting it (which not all agents do). This was a rejection of my … Continue reading

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Virgin Heroes

Virginity is one of the staple tropes of the historical romance novel. To date I’ve never written an historical heroine who wasn’t a virgin and during most periods keeping one’s virginity until marriage is a pretty big deal. Of course one … Continue reading

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Does Twitter Help Your Marketing Strategy?

I’ve been a very bad Tweeter for most of my social media life. I signed up for Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google Plus, and Linked In years ago when I had just started writing. The only one I really ever kept … Continue reading

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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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