Wrestling with how to write the plot of a new romance book. Step by step.
So, I’m toying with writing a nonfiction book. For the sole purpose of making money, of course. I know… right? We writers and other artists are supposed to be focused on ‘the art.’ But, that’s bullshit. Anyway, in order to write a series of books, it has to be a subject I’m at least tangentially … Continue reading Thinking About Writing Non-Fiction
Now that the scifi debacle is over, I can get back to this romance thingy. This is why I didn't give myself a timeline--I have roughly ten projects going on at any given time and I find it hard to concentr SQUIRREL! Okay, where was I? Initially, I was thinking of having both characters play … Continue reading 4: Romance and protagonists
Rookie Self-Publishing Mistake I would like for you all to meet someone. His name is Barin and he and a few other people have been living in my head for a couple of years now. It almost never takes me that long to write a book. Well, not quite true. My first one took 35 … Continue reading Publishing too Soon
The difference between round and flat characters. Each has their place and each is important.
What I know about romance could fit in a thimble. (And I hear the combined shouts of amen from my exes as soon as I hit 'publish') So, I'm going to run down the list of what I know has to go into this book. It's going to be tough. I'm not going to be … Continue reading 1: Researching How to Plot Romance
Where'd 3 Go?? As anyone who knows me will tell you; if the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, I'm foreman of Satan's Public Works crew. I had a set back yesterday morning when I woke up panicking about money. So, I took one of the short-stories I'd written and just needed to … Continue reading Days 3 and 4