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When Writing Goes Bad

or, Why I’ll Probably Break Up With Game of Thrones I don’t think I can talk about the season 5 finale of Game of Thrones without spoilers so… You have been warned. I took the death of Jon Snow at the tail end of the season 5 finale, “Mother’s Mercy,” hard. At this point, I Read More

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Best time to write?

A friend of mine who is a university professor and is also writing her dissertation posted this funny gif yesterday with the caption, “When you try to write after getting home from teaching:”   I must say this sentiment probably applies to anyone who has both a job and the drive to be a writer. Read More

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Making Stories Your Own

I just found this really fascinating article about the history of Cinderella. For most of us, probably our first introduction to Cinderella was Disney’s 1950 version. As we got older, we probably heard rumors of the darker Grimm version in which the sisters mutilate their own feet to fit in the slippers. But you might Read More

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Multiple Versions of Books – Gateway to Oppression

Sorry it’s been a while since I posted, I was traveling internationally and time just got away from me, in more ways than one! The title of this article caught my attention – “Fay Weldon interview: ‘Abandon your dignity and write a racy page-turner.’” As a romance writer, I thought the article was about writing Read More

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Question of the Day – What are you currently working on?

What are you currently working on? Regular readers of this blog will see that I am constantly posting excerpts from some erotic short stories I have been working on. My goal is to compile all of my erotic shorts together into a single collection. When reading or just browsing erotic and romance stories on various Read More

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Exciting News! The Vampire’s Daughter Has Found a Publisher!

I am so excited to announce that The Vampire’s Daughter has finally found a publisher! Even though this blog is not very old, I originally wrote The Vampire’s Daughter 7 years ago! I have been through several rewrite and editing stages and have sent hundreds of queries over the years. I am so happy to Read More