Romance Writing

WORKING WRITER TIP… WRITE TIGHT

Some of the working writer tips in these posts are ideas I ran across once and remembered because they resonated.  Others, like the one today, I've encountered many times and in many forms. The first time I came across this particular tip was as advice given by a mid-list writer who was repeating advice she'd… Continue reading WORKING WRITER TIP… WRITE TIGHT

Romance Writing

WORKING WRITER TIP: WRITE WHAT YOU REALLY KNOW

 A writer I met recently was discussing her college writing classes that resulted in an MFA in creative writing.  The thing that struck me was how strongly (according to her) her instructors stressed that writers should write about what they know. That comment kind of ended the conversation because I couldn't wrap my mind around… Continue reading WORKING WRITER TIP: WRITE WHAT YOU REALLY KNOW

Romance Writing

WORKING WRITER TIP… THE EASY WAY TO ORGANIZE

Autumn has arrived in the north country.  It's not the peak of the colors, that'll come in three weeks or so.  But there's enough color in the landscape to know summer is ending.  And the nights are sometimes downright cold, even freezing.  You'd think all this praise for autumn would mean it's my favorite season. … Continue reading WORKING WRITER TIP… THE EASY WAY TO ORGANIZE

Romance Writing

WORKING WRITER TIP… THE MENTAL ASPECT OF WRITING

Some time ago, I purchased a book on writing fiction.  Not my first such purchase by any means, but the blurb for this book intrigued me because it promised to teach me how to write fiction.  So I sent for the book and when it arrived I read it cover to cover. There wasn't much… Continue reading WORKING WRITER TIP… THE MENTAL ASPECT OF WRITING