Writer’s life and musings

The Long and Winding Road

The Long and Winding Road

It’s always a thrill to share news of an upcoming release. Especially in the case of COURTING MISS VALLOIS, my January 2011 release from Mills & Boon Historicals. Not only is it a story I’ve waited a long time to tell, but it’s my first new book in over six years. Six years! Isn’t that a long time to go between books,… Read more →

Don’t Hit The Priest

Don’t Hit The Priest

Yes, that’s my tip of the week: don’t hit the priest. At least not in real life. But if you’re writing fiction, hit the priest and make it matter. I was talking the other day about how hard it is to plunk our characters into the kind of messes we need them in – messes that create escalating tension, forward… Read more →

Confused

Just write – again …

A couple of weeks ago I realized once again that for me, learning something once isn’t enough. Back when I wrote my first few novels, I used a dysfunctional circular writing process motivated by my desire to get it right. It went like this: Write scene one Then revise scene one and begin scene two Then revise scenes one and… Read more →