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 some of … Continue Reading →
Top 50 Things That Make Me Feel Great

Top 50 Things That Make Me Feel Great

This week The Telegraph published their list of “Top 50 Things That Make Britons Feel Great,” based on a survey they did. It’s not a list of things like “peace” or “my precious children,” but about tangible pleasures. I knew I had to do my own list, mostly … Continue Reading →
MASTER LIST of Gestures and Body Language!

MASTER LIST of Gestures and Body Language!

Hey there! Lots of writers liked my list of facial expressions, so I thought I would do a companion post about gestures and body language. Describing these can help readers visualize a scene and get a feel for the characters, and again, they can set up … Continue Reading →
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 →