Being an author is not as easy as everyone thinks it is. Well, I should say that being an author is not as easy as all nonauthors think it is. Everyone seems to think it’s easy to stay home staring at a document on a computer. I imagine some of them picture us sitting with […]
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Writer’s Block — that dreaded phenomenon that stops creativity in its tracks. It affects hundreds of thousands of people every day, leaving behind a trail of unrealized ideas and agonizing writers. And it doesn’t discriminate — you can fall susceptible to writer’s block whether you’re writing novels or short stories. It strikes fiction and nonfiction […]
Writing sex scenes is something that many authors don’t even think about (unless they’re writing erotica) until all of a sudden they need to know how to write a sex scene. Chances are if you read a lot of books within the romance or erotica genres (or any sub-genre), then you’ve come across more than […]
Ah, foreshadowing. Those tiny little breadcrumbs that give the readers something to guess at and figure out. Done the right way, when the plot device comes to fruition, your readers will swoon because they were able to put it all together without it being spelled out to them. No one likes a predictable storyline, but everyone […]
Culture is a fascinating subject. Although most people tend to think of culture as heritage, it’s really much more. It’s how that heritage has shaped those people’s world view, how they define themselves, and how they define their place in the world. And it’s one of my favorite things to create. Getting ready to play […]