How can contemporary fiction cope with the rapid changes of today’s world? This is the topic of this month’s authors’ Round Robin, set by author Dr Bob Rich. Since I write romance, I’ve taken the liberty of adapting Bob’s topic a little: how can contemporary romance writers cope with rapid changes and incorporate new technology…… Continue reading Contemporary romance and love stories in the age of instant messaging
It’s time for another Round Robin, where a group of authors each post on the same topic on the same day (but not necessarily the same time zone :) ) This week’s topic has been chosen by author Rhobin Courtright… Where do stories come from? I’ve always found it fascinating how we can imagine whole…… Continue reading Where do stories come from? The magic of writer inspiration.
If you’re a fan of Outlander – or if you love Scotland as much as I do – then I have a treat in store today. Scottish author Lizzie Lamb recently undertook the Coast Road 500 trip around Scotland. Lizzie’s here today with some wonderful photos and description of her travels. Thanks for dropping in,…… Continue reading For Outlander fans…Author @Lizzie_Lamb on the atmospheric coast road from Edinburgh to Brora
Another month and another authors’ Round Robin, and this month’s topic has come at a good time for me again. Thanks for setting the theme, Robin Courtright. I really love these monthly posts. They’re thought-provoking and they’re like therapy! This month’s question is: In what time period do you prefer to set your stories –…… Continue reading From contemporary to historical – is switching genres the right thing to do? #amwriting
This week fellow Romantic Novelists’ Association member and Yorkshire lass, Rhoda Baxter, is releasing her contemporary romance Girl in Trouble. Rhoda has come up with a brilliant idea to celebrate, which is to ask her friends to write posts all based on the same theme and publish them on the day of release. I love this,…… Continue reading Blessings in Disguise – Finding Writing Inspiration and Romance in Unlikely Places
Today is the release of my romance short story/novella Come Date Me in Paris. Hooray! Come Date Me in Paris is now available on Amazon for just 99p/99c. It includes some delicious French recipes, a delicious French hero (c’est vrai!) and a poodle who steals the show. It’s a feel good story for the summer, perfect…… Continue reading A romantic short story, a hot French hero, and some delicious French #recipes
This month’s Round Robin topic has been set by author Skye Taylor. Here’s Skye’s question: Has so much emphasis been placed by readers, publishers, reviewers, etc, on authors having a spectacular opening page/chapter, that the rest of the story gets left behind? What are your thoughts and experiences with this? This is another topic that has…… Continue reading Hooking the reader with a killer opening to your book #writetip