Author Denise McGee

The Art of Romance

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Aug 292012
The Art of Romance

I admit it. I’m not a flowers and perfume sort of girl. And I don’t find a gift of chocolate particularly romantic. Especially if it comes in a bag (although I am appreciative once a month when my husband hands me one, I think he does so in the interests of self-preservation ;)). I do […]

Week 9 of The Next Big Thing

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Aug 222012

Thank you, Kai Wilson, for tagging me. This promises to be a lot of fun. So here are my answers to the questions: What is the working title of your book? One Small Touch Where did the idea come from for the book? This story has evolved over time. It started as a mystery novel […]

Night of Redemption blurb

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Aug 022012
Night of Redemption blurb

First version of the blurb for my werewolf story. I’m hoping to have it out before October. Thoughts? OIL AND WATER He’s a werewolf. She’s a vampire hunter. He’s quick with a joke. She’s serious as a heart attack. When the two of them come together…love really bites. Night of Redemption, a cliched short story.

Genre bias

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Jun 082012
Genre bias

“Two basic elements comprise every romance novel: a central love story and an emotionally-satisfying and optimistic ending. A Central Love Story: The main plot centers around two individuals falling in love and struggling to make the relationship work. A writer can include as many subplots as he/she wants as long as the love story is […]

Thank you, Ray Bradbury

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Jun 062012
Thank you, Ray Bradbury

“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.” I admit to not reading any of Ray Bradbury’s works. I certainly know them and appreciate their greatness, but they’re a genre I don’t particularly care for. So, I […]

Story a week – May 29

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May 302012
Story a week - May 29

You can see forever across a desert. The heat shimmers up from the ground in unending tan waves, broken by the occasional outcropping of rock or straight spear of a cactus. The sun hurts your eyes as you gaze upon the scrub and the sand. It’s too bright, with no clouds to break it’s assault […]