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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

May 252012
The voices in my head are crazy.

After fighting to hear the voices of my characters since we moved in February, I decided to sign up for Camp Nanowrimo with a vain (or so I thought) hope that something would jar loose. It’s succeeded in ways I hadn’t expected. I gave up on One Small Touch for this summer’s Nano. I don’t [...]

May 232012

Call me old, or out of touch, or whatever the latest slang is for people like me. It’s ok. I have kids, I’m used to it. But I just don’t get twitter. It all seems like a jumble of links to me. Read this article! This book is on sale! This picture is so funny! [...]