MASTER LIST of Facial Expressions for Writers!

MASTER LIST of Facial Expressions for Writers!

Writers need good descriptions of facial expressions in their stories to help the readers picture the characters, to convey emotions, and to set up lines of dialogue without having to write “said” or any of its synonyms. However, it’s easy for us to rely on … Continue Reading →
WIP Wednesday!

WIP Wednesday!

A little while back, I shared an excerpt from the paranormal romance I’m writing. I didn’t share the beginning, however, and later thought that maybe I should have! So here’s the opening to the book! I am in final edits now, and I am super … Continue Reading →
5 (or 6?) Myths About Romance Novels

5 (or 6?) Myths About Romance Novels

This post contains sexual language. Many people harbor misconceptions about the romance genre. I used to myself, which is why I didn’t read romance for the longest time. As a writer, I often encounter the following wrongheaded ideas… 1. Romance novels use hilarious euphemisms for genitalia. This hasn’t … Continue Reading →
WIP Wednesday!

WIP Wednesday!

Hey there! Today I’m going to be sharing an excerpt from my work in progress. It’s the first novel of a paranormal romance trilogy, and I’m in the middle of revising it now. I considered providing some context for this scene, but I don’t want to give … Continue Reading →
100 Sexy Names for Contemporary Romance Heroes!

100 Sexy Names for Contemporary Romance Heroes!

I have a real interest in character naming, which was why I compiled the master list of historically accurate Regency names a little while ago. For this list, I consulted various online forums where people discuss baby names. I’ve included both popular names, which can be … Continue Reading →
Badass Latin Phrases For Tattoos!

Badass Latin Phrases For Tattoos!

I’m revising a paranormal romance novel and so I was researching a bunch of Latin phrases, as one does. I realized many of them would be fantastic for tattoos, so I thought I would share them with you! But please, double-check the spelling before you … Continue Reading →
Go Ahead and Brag on Facebook!

Go Ahead and Brag on Facebook!

This cool writer I just met on the Internet wrote a piece about how it’s OK to brag about getting a Pushcart Prize nomination for your writing, which obviously it is! In a discussion about the post, though, someone said that it’s too small of a distinction … Continue Reading →