So I'm on spring break this week, though I'm working on two projects plus work, so...is it a proper break?At any rate, I caught up on Fosse/Verdon, a miniseries on FX about famous Broadway choreographer and director Bob Fosse and the rather contentious relationship he had with his wife, muse, and the best Broadway dancer … Continue reading TV Shows and Other Things
Around about two years to a year and a half ago, I was struggling to write a Regency historical romance between a fairly major character in Pearl and a character I'd written in an earlier incarnation of Pearl and then cut when I rewrote the story.At the time, I thought the story wasn't working because … Continue reading Problematic Past Characters
How is it that in all my yapping about the romance genre, I've never talked about romance tropes?This might be because I really only read historical romances until fairly recently and there are some very specific historical romance tropes.Tropes are plot devices that bring romance characters together or character archetypes that the romance characters fulfill. … Continue reading My Fave Romance Tropes
It's no secret that I have problems plotting a novel out. I attributed this to being the kind of writer who usually thinks in characters rather than story events.Well, frankly, I'm tired of stalling on my projects/being a slow writer/not getting how to plot/or how to pace out a plot.I mean, it's weird. I recognize … Continue reading Story Beats
Do you ever hit one of those moments while writing and think, "Okay. I know where I'm going. But what's the next step to getting there?"I have three POVs in my current WIP--Victoria is kind of the main one, but Ursula also gets herself in there and so does Beatrice, Victoria's younger cousin.I finished Chapter … Continue reading A Little Writing Help?