Posts tagged with: writing

Entering Writing Contests/ Some Contests for Writers Coming Soon.

By On Oct 2 2013, 9:00 am


This year I had the great pleasure of placing in a contest for published novels.
My Samhain novel Wicked Wonderland placed fourth for Best Published Paranormal Romance in The Passionate Plume award, a contest held for published erotic romance novels run by the Romance Writers of America.

Earlier in my career when I only had short stories published I entered and placed in a few first chapter contests for unpublished romance writers run by the Romance Writers of America and these are great fun contests to enter when you are starting out.

Whether you are an aspiring author or a published author there are many of these contests available. The trick is deciding which ones to enter. Read more…

Everything’s gone green: using a mood board

By On Sep 27 2013, 10:29 am

I think visually, so when it comes to writing a new novel a mood board is an essential I can’t do without. Lucky for me there’s so much foliage around these parts, as when the time came to draft my new Samhain Horror novel ‘The Jack in the Green‘ (releasing October 1st) I found inspiration [...]

A Moment to Breathe

By On Sep 9 2013, 9:00 am

Tagged as conflict, corn maze, cottage garden, Detroit, Halloween, & 13 more...

I swear to you that, just yesterday, it was mid-April and I was planning my summer planting. Now it’s September. Summer has come and gone, and I’m pale enough to prove the gardening thing never happened. It’s shameful, really, the state my lovely cottage garden is in, but I can’t bring myself to apologize too [...]

Once More Into the Breach–Sequel Worldbuilding

By On Sep 5 2013, 9:00 am

As the contracts are all signed, I can say aloud that Samhain will be publishing the sequel to my fantasy romance, Brightarrow Burning–currently titled The Darkness of Glengowyn but that could always change. It’s due out in spring of 2014. And I’m really excited about it! For this book, I have an elf hero and [...]

Romance: The Word Itself

By On Sep 3 2013, 8:49 am

Tagged as Celtic, history, Ireland, novel, romance, & 1 more...

The Free Online Dictionary has several definitions for “romance,” but today I want to talk about this one: “A quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life.” The time in history called the Romantic Era, or the Romantic Period, stretched from about the late 1700s to the mid 1800s. The world up [...]

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