Category Archives: Craft

Pages to Publication Writer’s Conference

I’m taking a break this week from the ABCs of Romance to tell you about the Pages to Publication Writer’s Conference being sponsored by my local RWA chapter, Chesapeake Romance Writers. This conference will be held on March 14, 2015 … Continue reading

Posted in Craft, Jenna Jaxon, Promotion | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

B is for Black Moment

With the whole rebel alliance counting on him, Luke Skywalker has one shot left to kill the Death Star.  His on-board targeting system has failed to work.  The Death Star has cleared the moon and is about to blast the planet … Continue reading

Posted in Craft, Jenna Jaxon | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A is for Attraction

What is it that creates an attraction between two people? The whole romance genre is built around the premise that people become attracted to one another and that attraction blossoms into love. But exactly what causes attraction? Here are some … Continue reading

Posted in Craft, Jenna Jaxon | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Passionate Kisses

Most romance readers love to read the scenes in which the characters they’ve become invested in finally share a passionate kiss. If the author has done her job, the reader is as ready as they are for this first intimate … Continue reading

Posted in Craft, Jenna Jaxon, Only Scandal Will Do | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Only Seven

Seven is considered a lucky number by most.  For writers, however, seven may be unlucky–or at least confining.  Seven is the reputed number of plots we all have to work with when crafting our work.  Seven.  So how on earth … Continue reading

Posted in Craft, Jenna Jaxon | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Craft, Jenna Jaxon | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Craft, Jenna Jaxon | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments