Visit me at Kaki Warner’s blog today

You might have noticed I practically worship Kaki Warner, the super-star western-themed historical romance writer who was so kind to let me interview her here earlier this week. She was so gracious to return the favor. Today I’m guest blogging on her feature titled “Virgin No More,” where I talk about by [rocky] journey to […]

Following My Character Down the Rabbit Hole

Today I’m guest blogging with 2012 RWA Golden Heart finalist Terri Osburn at Romance Writer’s Revenge. I talk about why I had to delete the entire first draft of “Song for Sophia” and start over. Find out why I spent months researching calculus and psychological disorders and emerged with an unconventional manuscript which finaled in the RWA Golden Heart contest. […]

Visual Inspiration via Pinterest, or, Help! Somebody Confiscate My Computer!

I hear complaints that Pinterest is addicting.  Over the weekend I investigated these claims for myself.  I got sucked in too.  Can I just say, as someone old enough to remember researching through gargantuan multi-volumed encyclopedias at the library, I love the internet!  The wealth of information, images, music, and videos . . . and […]

FAIL! Avoid Three Common Mistakes in Writing Musician Characters

Musicians are a sensual, moody and brilliant bunch.  Often eccentric or intense types, they make great characters in fiction.  Music as a topic provides a rich sensory palette.  I get excited about musician characters.  Sometimes. At my day job I’m a violinist–master’s degree, eighteen years experience teaching and “gigging”–so I usually notice when musician characters in a novel screw […]