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STORIES THAT SAG AND DRAG

STORIES THAT SAG AND DRAG

I am a fan of Robert McKee. I have his book, STORY: Substance,  Structure, Style, and The Principles of Screenwriting, and there’s more nuggets of story-writing wisdom contained within its pages than I’ll internalize and master during my lifetime.  In short McKee knows his stuff. I even attended one of his three day workshops in 2009, and I’d say it… Read more →

The Year of the Dragon: Ready, Set, Go

The Year of the Dragon: Ready, Set, Go

This week marks the start of the Chinese Year of the Dragon. viagra uk delivery fast In Chinese lore, the dragon is the ultimate symbol of success, prosperity, and good fortune. Dragon Years are supposed to usher in Great Things. (And any writer who doesn’t look forward to Great Things has either given up writing or is lying to themselves.)… Read more →

Book Covers: The Great Unknown

Book Covers: The Great Unknown

I’m going to start with a bit of shameless promotion (because if I don’t, my fellow Pen Warriors are going to shake their heads and give up on me entirely!) by  telling you that BRUSHED BY SCANDAL, my latest Regency, is now available from Mills & Boon Historicals. This is a sequel to my January book, COURTING MISS VALLOIS, and brings… Read more →

THE LURE OF THE KICK-ASS HEROINE

THE LURE OF THE KICK-ASS HEROINE

Sometimes I get confused about what a kick-ass heroine really is. Especially in the world of romance writing. I too often associate them with weapons, sarcasm, profanity, revenge, and pointy-toed stilettoes directed toward male butts. I don’t necessarily see kick-ass as a certified synonym for power and courage. Sometimes it’s more like female apes beating their breasts. Ouch! On the… Read more →