The Land of Lost Chapters

There is a place in the heart of every writer where fragments of the stories not yet finished reside. I call mine the land of lost chapters. Some exist in the physical world—paragraphs or pages in one of the many notebooks dotted about my house. Others live in the nested folders of my OneDrive, separatedContinue reading “The Land of Lost Chapters”

Stuck Together

Next up on the trope hit list: Forced Proximity. Although I love this trope—and its cousins, fake relationship and marriage of convenience—I don’t really like the name. Stuck Together sounds better, whether the situation is forced or not, and I do love writing couples who are stuck together—just ask Marc and Henry!

By the Tropes: Hurt/Comfort

I didn’t even know Hurt/Comfort was a trope until I started writing romance. Actually, I was writing my fifth book before I discovered that two of my previous titles included hurt/comfort situations. In retrospect, it should have been obvious. I had one character in hospital and the other character comforting them. I had not realizedContinue reading “By the Tropes: Hurt/Comfort”

That’s their story and they’re sticking to it

This post is less a review and more just my thoughts on The Last of Us Part II and will include spoilers for the first game, the second, and for the Mass Effect games. The first time I played Mass Effect 2, I did not have a good time. I remember feeling angry about Shepard’sContinue reading “That’s their story and they’re sticking to it”