It’s March, and I haven’t yet shared my word of the year. Or plans I have related to writing. Or a summary of what I wrote and published last year. I haven’t even blogged. What does this lack of content have to do with the title of this post? Let’s talk about that.
Category Archives: Writing
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”
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”
Anyone else feel like they’ve been holding their breath for the past two years? So many aspects of our lives are simply on hold. We’re waiting, breath held, for a return to normal.