My work-in-progress, Night Of The Puma, is a romance novel with somewhat of a gothic feel that is set in the wilderness. It's about a cougar (a really, really big cat) that stalks a stable full of horses that's located in a forest. When we owned a wilderness resort we had horses because our youngest… Continue reading Horses In The Forest
One of the best things about writing Confession stories is that the author is always anonymous. That means I can write about real people. People I know who are interesting. It occasionally creates a problem, like the time a complimentary copy of a magazine with my story in it arrived in the mail when we… Continue reading Real-Life Characters I’ve Known
Well, it's official. I mentioned my next e-pubbed story, Night Of The Puma, on this blog so I guess I'd better get it edited and online. For those of you out there who purchase e-books, I'd appreciate some feedback. My first story, '2012 The Eye Of The Universe,' was given away for free, a marketing… Continue reading Night of The Puma
A heroine in distress is a staple in a Gothic romance novel. She's part of the tried and true formula for gothic novels in which said heroine finds herself in a remote, totally isolated location in a life-threatening situation from which only the hero can save her. Problem is, female that she is, she'd love… Continue reading How Do Today’s Competent Women Fit Into Gothic Novels?
Writing for confession magazines is a dream writing job. You write a story, send it in, most of the time you get a contract back in the mail, then they publish the story and you eventually get a check. Since the writer's name isn't on the story, there's no need for publicity, no book (magazine)… Continue reading Finding Really Great Stories On-Line