I often compare the process of writing to other things that need to be pieced together—quilt blocks, jigsaw puzzles, or railroad cars. It is true that a novel consists of a multitude of ideas, bits and pieces of backstory, plot contrivances and major turning points. But when people ask authors where their ideas come from,… Continue reading Putting All The Pieces Together – Guest Post by Becky Lower, Author of The Road to Comfort
I’m a huge Susan Elizabeth Phillips fan. Completely obsessed. My obsession, however, isn’t the stalking variety. I don’t have her address and, she’ll be happy to know, I never will. My obsession stems from how she creates characters that worm themselves into the deepest part of my psyche. I think about them as though they’re… Continue reading What Would Susan Elizabeth Phillips Write? Guest Post by Veronica Forand
Who was the most influential woman in your life? Happy Mother's Day to you all. I’m delighted to welcome fellow New Jersey Romance Writers member Vanessa Craddock as my guest here today.
Somehow it isn’t as much fun to spend an hour on the treadmill than it is to sit at our computer and work on an exciting scene in our novel. Sure, sometimes it’s fun to go to the gym. Sometimes the eye candy can prompt more stories. The last time I was in a gym… Continue reading Are You Prompting Your Muse? By Mary Calesto