THIS BLOG IS 11!!! This blog is now in the sixth grade, might have its own phone, and is growing increasingly sassy. You may have noticed that this site is...a bit different. I switched to WordPress, importing everything, and here I am! I dithered and hemmed and hawed about moving to WordPress for YEARS, but … Continue reading Happy 11th Birthday, Blog!
I cannot believe it's been ten years since I essentially pulled an all-nighter, made an account on Blogger, and wrote my first blog post. At the time, I just wanted a central Internet place to post a story I was working on so my friends could read it at the same time. That was it.Happy … Continue reading Happy 10th Birthday, blog!
Every genre has its tropes and quirks, right? Mysteries have murders and murderers. Legal thrillers have complicated cases and courtroom drama. Fantasy and sci-fi have magical creatures or people with amazing abilities or feature the future or technology.Romance has plenty of tropes--I've mentioned them in a few past posts--depending on the type of romance. And … Continue reading Pink Nipples, and Other Romancelandia Peculiarities
Last Monday, I received a really sweet email from a blog reader who said that some of the sources I had listed on my Blog Roll page helped her writing group students with this month's genre assignment of "historical fiction" !!What I'm writing at the moment isn't historical fiction and I'm not 100% sure when … Continue reading A new Research page
Well, it's been a hell of a year, hasn't it?2017 did not start off happy or calm for me. 2017 was a year long exercise in seeing how much outside events can seriously mess with your head and make one feel instantly drained in a creative sense. I'm referring to the political climate in this … Continue reading 2017: A Year In Blog