Interesting Ways to Get Rid of Ghosts and Demons

Interesting Ways to Get Rid of Ghosts and Demons

If you’re a paranormal or horror writer, an actual ghostbuster, or just exceptionally unlucky, you may need some creative ideas on how to banish ghosts and poltergeists, or exorcise or kill evil spirits and/or demons. Here are a bunch of ways I’ve read about to get … Continue Reading →
What Age Are You Performing?

What Age Are You Performing?

Lately I’ve been thinking about how age is to some extent a social construct. Satchel Paige famously said, How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? Paige did not perform his chronological age. He began his very long baseball career in the Negro … Continue Reading →
MASTER LIST of Physical Descriptions!

MASTER LIST of Physical Descriptions!

Sometimes it can be hard to find the right words to describe individual facial features, faces in general, bodies, and even hair. I’m hoping this post will be a good resource for describing the looks of characters in your story. Before I get to the long list, I have … Continue Reading →
Master List: Medieval Names from England

Master List: Medieval Names from England

If you’re naming characters in Britain in the Middle Ages, this is the list for you! I got inspired to make it because I needed to research late medieval-era names for my new project. This might also be helpful if you’re writing a Renaissance or … Continue Reading →
My 9 Rules For Social Media

My 9 Rules For Social Media

I spend a lot of time chatting online—on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, here, and elsewhere—and I’ve made lots of mistakes, and I’ve learned a few things. The TL;DR version is basically this: But here are some guidelines I try to follow! I think they’ll be helpful whether … Continue Reading →
How to Be a Real Writer

How to Be a Real Writer

I’ll often see or hear someone say, “I don’t know if I can really call myself a writer…” And sometimes, it’s someone who I know is writing! A lot! It drives me bananas. Some things are really simple, and this is one of them.   … Continue Reading →
500 Great Words for Writing Love Scenes

500 Great Words for Writing Love Scenes

Last week, I wrote a post on synonyms for the most intimate parts of the body, which can be helpful when writing a sex scene (or just writing about a character who’s thinking about being in one.) I felt like it would be helpful to have those separated out. … Continue Reading →
Synonyms for Intimate Parts of the Body, for Writers

Synonyms for Intimate Parts of the Body, for Writers

I discussed in my “myths about romance novels” post that some people still believe all romance novels contain hilarious euphemisms for genitalia. Most romance writers don’t get too fanciful. Still, sometimes we need synonyms, so I’ve collected some here.     I wouldn’t personally use … Continue Reading →