Who’s Knocking?

Who’s Knocking?

Your heroine is in her home when she hears knocking on her front door. She’s not expecting anyone and ignores the knock, figuring it is someone looking for her to buy something she neither wants or needs. They knock again, this time a bit more insistently. She...

50 Weeks of Change – Romance Writing Habit #31

Release Fear and Fire Your Judge! Today seems to be a day of letting go of fears and being 100% authentic to myself. Actually, the past few months seem to be on track to help me learn this valuable lesson. It is so important in your writing to let go of that judgy...

Romance Writing Exercise – Make It Different

Each and every one of us is unique. You have your own experiences. You have your own personality, preferences and knowledge. And chances are, you have a unique story that’s been tumbling around in your imagination for a while. Many times, we set stories aside...

Romance Writing Exercise – Show Don’t Tell

Time: 30 minutesShow, don’t tell is a writing cliché to be sure but it’s a vital skill.  There’s nothing worse than reading story that reads more like a how to manual than an actual story.  Readers want to feel as if they’re there in the story with the characters. ...

Romance Writing Exercise – Plot Brainstorm

Time: 30-60 minutes Action Step #1 – Set the timer for ten minutes and write as many one or two sentence plots as you can think of in that time.  Aim for ten plots and let the wheels of creativity start spinning.  Don’t edit yourself, just write.  There’s no right or...