Category Archives: On Writing Romance

The Writer’s Eye: Using the Senses in Romance Writing ~ The Sense of Smell

  When I first began writing, I blogged a lot about the craft of writing and my thoughts on writing, pretty much as I went along. One series of posts I did almost ten years ago was on using the … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Eye: Using the Senses in Romance Writing ~ The Sense of Touch

  When I first began writing, I blogged a lot about the craft of writing and my thoughts on writing, pretty much as I went along. One series of posts I did almost ten years ago was on using the … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Eye: Using the Senses in Romance Writing ~ The Sense of Sound

  When I first began writing, I blogged a lot about the craft of writing and my thoughts on writing, pretty much as I went along. One series of posts I did almost ten years ago was on using the … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Eye: Using the Senses in Romance Writing ~ The Sense of Sight

  When I first began writing, I blogged a lot about the craft of writing and my thoughts on writing, pretty much as I went along. One series of posts I did almost ten years ago was on using the … Continue reading

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Sexual Tension: It’s all in your head

Writers in the Storm, a fantastic blog for writers, has a wonderful guest post today about writing sexual tension.  I couldn’t find a way to reblog it, so I’m providing the link and urging all my writer friends to click that … Continue reading

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My Writing Process ~ Round Two

I’m helping out a friend, Lola Karns (who can be found here), by writing about my writing process today.  I’ve done this before, but I’m working on different books and the process does evolve. 1)  What am I working on? At … Continue reading

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E-Making of a Hero: Liza O’Connor’s Coming to Reason

Recently, Jenna Jaxon wrote several excellent posts on the making of a hero. I asked her for space to give a rebuttal, but then realized she was right. It also explains why I did what I did in book 3, … Continue reading

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How to Build A Hero: Part 3 ~ Characteristics

The third and final part of my How to Build a Hero series will focus on the characteristics we want to find in our heroes. “According to Louis P. Pojman in his Admiral James B. Stockdale Lecture in Ethics and … Continue reading

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How to Build A Hero: Part 2 ~ Features

Time for part two of my series on things a writer must consider when creating a hero.  Last week it was a hero’s physique.  This week I want to look at his features:   hair color, eye color, and unusual … Continue reading

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How to Build A Hero: Part 1 ~ Physique

  Although it seems irreverent, I sort of got the idea for this post from Build a Bear. 🙂  But romance writers create heroes, build them from the ground up.  And I thought it might be helpful to look at … Continue reading

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