August 20, 2019

No, I haven't changed my style of writing, I'm still writing clean & cozy.  What the above title means is that we've been 114+ with no rain in the forecast.  That means we'll be above 110 until the Monsoon returns.  The positive for the weather being so hot means that...

July 5, 2017

     Sometimes life throws me a bunch of curve balls and I absolutely, one hundred percent, can't do

anything correct and I strike out.  That's why it's taken me a while to find my batting stance and get

back into the swing of posting about what I deeply l...

April 25, 2017

Today I’m discussing with you Part 2 of creating and using Romance Elements on a Story Board- I base the romance elements I use in my novels on Gwen Hayes book:  Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels.  In the book, she discuss the four phases to be inc...

April 14, 2017

 4/4-4/11/17- On the road driving I-10 going west.  While my granddaughter drives, I’m finishing Ch. 4 of my next novel and have been monitoring weather reports for Western Florida and southern Alabama and Mississippi.  Yesterday, we stopped to tour Castillo de San Mar...

March 28, 2017

Right now, I’m sitting here in my granddaughter’s apartment in Orlando.  I flew down here to help her sort through her

household goods in preparation for a cross-country move.  The packers will be here on Thursday followed the next day by

the movers, who will transport e...

March 21, 2017

   Last week I talked about carving out the time to write   But, I realize that not all the people who want to write are

retired.  So, my strategy is when I have to be out and about, I always carry a pen and a clip board with what I’m working

on (editing w...

March 7, 2017

       Centering my characters on the romance plot, I create who my hero, heroine and villain will be.  How the goals they’ve set for themselves and their motivations will play into both internal and external conflicts within themselves and with each other and enhance...

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