Romance Writing, Writing Fiction

The Numbers Game

Mark Coker is one of my favorite writers.  No, he doesn't write fiction.  Or, as far as I know, anything with a truly creative flair.  What he does do is explain numbers without trying to skew them.  And that's a rare thing. Actually that's a huge thing, especially considering that he's the founder of Smashwords,… Continue reading The Numbers Game

Romance Writing, Writing Fiction

The Waiting Game

Waiting to hear from an e-publisher may be as bad as waiting to hear from a print publisher.  I just sent Wolf Legend to Samhain Publishing and to The Wild Rose Press.  So now the waiting game begins. They say it'll be weeks before I hear from them.  Okay, they say it might be a couple… Continue reading The Waiting Game

Romance Writing, Writing Fiction

Writer/Procrastinator

Last post, I said I was ready to start marketing Wolf Legend, my next contemporary romance novel with a supernatural theme.  Maybe the truth should be that I'm almost ready to start marketing Wolf Legend. I've still got to do one more run-through for editing, typos, etc.  Most of all, I must justify the margins. When I first started… Continue reading Writer/Procrastinator

Romance Writing, Writing Fiction

The Romance Genre… Or Not

I'm finally... finally... finally... ready to start marketing the second book of my Legend trilogy, Wolf Legend, about a psychic wolf.  Actually two psychic wolves, mother and daughter and the woman they share a mind link with. Marketing requires that I choose a category for my book.  I hate doing that.  Hate, hate, hate it!!!… Continue reading The Romance Genre… Or Not

Book Reviews

Bloody Jack by L. A. Meyer

http://www.Amazon.com/dp/B003K16PPU Review:  Bloody Jack by L. A. Meyer This the first of a series of really fun reads that I read because it was recommended.  Word of mouth is always the best advertisement and this time was no exception. Mary Faber is a street urchin in old London who knows how to read.  She disguises… Continue reading Bloody Jack by L. A. Meyer

Writing Fiction

The Science Fiction Genre Part 2

Like every other genre that people seek out in great numbers, science fiction now has sub-genres. Nothing spectacular about them, you'll find the same ones in other genres.  Except steampunk.  I'm not sure that's anywhere else.  Let me know if it is, I don't read a lot of it so I might have missed it… Continue reading The Science Fiction Genre Part 2

Romance Writing

Snowed by Pamela Burford

   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VYC776 Review:  Snowed by Pamela Burford Judging from the original publication date for this book, I'm guessing that it's from Ms Burford's backlist.  It reads like a backlist book.  I liked it but there were things about it suggestive of a writer who hasn't hit her full stride yet. It's the story of a… Continue reading Snowed by Pamela Burford

Romance Writing

The Science Fiction Genre, Part 1

I once read a copy of a speech that was given at a science fiction writers' convention.  Sorry, it was long, long ago and I can't remember who it was or where or when.  But the theme of the speech stuck with me.  Which was that part of the reason science fiction is so popular… Continue reading The Science Fiction Genre, Part 1

Romance Writing

Runaway Heart by Claudy Conn

  http://www.Amazon.com/dp/B009G9LJKG Review:  Runaway Heart by Claudy Conn A couple of weeks ago, I headed to Fargo with my husband for his doctor's appointment.  We knew he'd be needing an operation. So, with all the optimist in me,just in case they decided to operate that day, I downloaded a couple books to my Kindle to read.… Continue reading Runaway Heart by Claudy Conn

Romance Writing

A Chance For Charity

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PPCTS8 Book Review:  A Chance for Charity by S.L. Baum A nice read.  Probably Young Adult or New Adult, but I like those kinds of books, partly because I like 'clean' romances that don't go into endless detail about sexual encounters. This is the story of a woman who, years earlier, learned she was practically… Continue reading A Chance For Charity