contemporary romance

Writing a novel: why research is vital in stories

This month the subject of our Round Robin is research. How much do we do as writers? Does it bother us if we come across inaccuracies in a novel? My novels are all set in the present day, but they still involve a lot of research. If I make a mistake about something that’s current,…… Continue reading Writing a novel: why research is vital in stories

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Good to meet you…author Jenny Kane

Another cold and frosty morning here in Yorkshire today, but it’s turned the sky a lovely glossy blue. My guest Jenny Kane has travelled almost the length of England to be with me, and I have the perfect treat to offer her on this chilly morning: a plateful of scones with cream and jam, and…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Jenny Kane

contemporary romance · recipes

Daryl Devoré’s fabulous chocolate sponge toffee recipe and a hot new release

Daryl Devoré is one of the contributors to the Bake, Love, Write dessert recipe book recently released by Lois Winston and over one hundred other authors. If you like desserts, you’re in for a treat, and if you love a hot read on a cold winter’s night, then check out Daryl’s new release! Daryl’s going…… Continue reading Daryl Devoré’s fabulous chocolate sponge toffee recipe and a hot new release

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Good to meet you…author Mickie Sherwood

It’s a pleasure to welcome Mickie Sherwood on this warm sunny day. I’ve got ice cream and iced pop to cool us down, and I’m hoping the rain holds off long enough for us to stay outside. Thanks for coming, Mickie! Helena, I do appreciate the opportunity to share something about myself, and my sweet…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Mickie Sherwood

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Editing tips for romance writers: make sure you check your point of view!

Last week I wrote a post about what a romance editor does.  It was a brief introduction to editing, and left a great deal more to be said, so I thought maybe every week I could outline a few of the areas that writers and editors need to look at closely when polishing a manuscript.…… Continue reading Editing tips for romance writers: make sure you check your point of view!