Romance Writing

When Nothing Goes Right

You plotted correctly and it the story is wonderful. You drew from deep within and created the perfect characters to carry your story to conclusion. You kicked everyone out of the house or went to your special hiding place to write. And you put the seat of your pants to the seat of your chair… Continue reading When Nothing Goes Right

Romance Writing

Minor Characters

Minor characters are sneaky.  They are necessary to the story but they aren't supposed to take over.  The problem comes when one or more of them do exactly that.  So what to do? Depends.  There are two kinds of minor characters.  You need to know which category your minor character belongs to before you can… Continue reading Minor Characters

Romance Writing

Coming of Age as a Writer

When I first started writing professionally, I couldn't imagine what I'd write about.  Where I'd find inspiration.  Who my characters would be and what would happen to them.  As time passed and I discovered that a steady living as a writer could be had by writing confession stories, everything came clear.  I'd write about myself… Continue reading Coming of Age as a Writer

Romance Writing

THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP OF ALL

I learned this tip while still a teenager.  I studied ballet from one of the country's (perhaps the world's) best technicians.  She was so good that professional dancers of all kinds who were in Chicago for a gig took whatever classes she could fit them into for the duration of their stay.  They weren't good enough to be in the… Continue reading THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP OF ALL