f*off Friday - courtroom humor

  Court Room Humor Have you ever testified in court?  If you have, you know it can be a grueling process as lawyers try to get you to present the information they need in order to win their case.  But sometimes the exchanges between attorney and...

Writer Wednesday -- adverb insurance

  What's adverb insurance?  It's my term for a common writing problem I see with some of the manuscripts I work on.  I'm here to tell you that you don't need adverb insurance.  So first, let's look at what an adverb is. An adverb is a word used to...

Friday Fun for Writers

It's Friday, and I have a three day weekend coming up!  Of course I'm also editing projects for two authors and trying to get one of my own ready for a submission deadline, so I'll be writing and editing over the weekend.  And in honor of that, I'm...

New writer mistakes - thought tags

There are some mistakes that writers make that just send up a red flag announcing "New Writer" so I've decided to explore some of those in blog posts. Today's blog post is dedicate to a mistake I've come across from a couple of new writers in less...

Writer Wednesday - the writing group

This post is about something that's bugging me.  Last night was meeting night for a local writing group. I took in the first 500 words of one of the novellas I have in the works and got some good feedback on it.  Other members presented the stories...

Sexy Tuesday "To Have a Warrior"

For Sexy Tuesday, I'm posting an excerpt from one of my short stories.  Enjoy.  To Have a Warrior   Aki placed himself directly in the path of the three approaching warriors. Even if he didn’t look much like a warrior, he was going to force...

A Moth to the Flame

Another bad day, truthfully, another in a string of bad days. Ever since my relationship, that's all I wish to refer to it as, ended, in such a devastating way, cruel was what it was, a heartless showing of the most disrespect ever, but that is a...

What makes a Romance novel?

    "I think my story might be a romance," a writer asks me. "But I'm not sure." So, what makes a romance novel?  Now any novel can have romance in it but not be a romance novel.  Let's take Star Wars, where Leia falls in love with Hans Solo,...

F*-off Friday - Sherlock Holmes Joke

  Lynbarnes has suggested a new day for our writing group - F*@k-off Friday, a day just for goofing around.  I'm going to jump in and take part.  Hey, we're the creative types and we need a little fun.  So, I'm going to related one of my favorite...

F*@k-off Friday

I have been tasked, because I opened my mouth and made the suggestion--in jest--to begin F*@k-off Fridays. Similar to Sexy Tuesday and Thirsty Thursday and Writer Wednesday. Only on Fridays. According to my husband and his friend, f*@k-off Friday...

Title Thursday

So, here's the problem.  I've been working on a romance story set in St. Augustine, Florida that involves a ghost, a ghost hunter, an imp of a demon and various problems all this creates.  But I haven't managed to come up with a title I like yet. "A...

Writer Wednesday and What I'm working on

  Wednesday seems to be a good mid-week day to stop and look at what I'm working on, where it stands and what I have to do next.  A little check in like this can help keep me motivate to tackle those projects. Novellas - I have 2 novellas in the...

Sexy Tuesday--Falling Back

She recognizes the tingling in her fingers, knows it's beginning again. The tinging intensifies, spreads to her lips, her sex. Then the pressure in her chest, her belly. She recognizes the pain, welcomes it, dreads it. The pressure in her chest builds...

Sexy Tuesday "Lair of the Jaguar God"

  For this week's Sexy Tuesday, I'm sharing a little more of my recent novel "Lair of the Jaguar God."  A gay romance that asks the question "can a young archeology student find love with a Mayan were-jaguar."  **** Determined not to be...

Scribbles Challenge 103--Secondhand News

“I heard Braxton was going to ask you to Prom,” Shelby said as she slid her arm through Kara’s. Kara looked at her, surprised, but didn’t break stride. She was late for calculus and Mr. Benson was a dick if you were late. “I heard it was John,”...