Interview with Best-Selling Author Kaki Warner

I’m delighted to have a historical romance superstar here today.  Ladies and gentlemen: Presenting the Incomparable Kaki Warner!  *crowd goes wild* I count six releases from Kaki Warner, Bride of the High Country being the latest on June 5th, and no fewer than 10 prestigious awards.  The reviews speak for her writing best of all.  Professionals (such as the […]

How I Learned to Write Like a Man

Does anyone else think it’s ironic that a bunch of women write in male point-of-view? Granted, ninety-something percent of romance readers are women, so we probably get away with it. Sometimes. Yes, I know there are men in existence who are in touch with their feelings, who aren’t afraid to talk about relationships and are […]

Dialogue FAIL? Diagnose the Motive

Sometimes dialogue doesn’t work, but why does it fail? A reader can become confused or skeptical because of any number of issues with the writing, but I think questions in dialogue are the most common problem area.  This is probably as true in real-life dialogue as it is in fiction. Questions are more about the motive than the one-dimensional wording.  […]