True Romance

I was assigned a new hairdresser yesterday. A pretty blonde lady. Shoulder length hair, blue eyes, probably late 40s. We got chatting – she had just moved back to the UK from sunny… Continue reading

Starting a New Story

The editor has come back to me superquick with the feedback I needed to consolidate the character profiles. Brilliant ! Which means it is time to start expanding the story ideas and…gulp.. actually… Continue reading

Author Web Sites – Content

Jennifer Crusie has just about summed up the ideal website for a specific new release she is working on. Jenny has 62 comments on this post from her readers! http://www.arghink.com/2007/06/14/the-quest-for-the-perfect-website/ Literary Agent Kristin… Continue reading

Personal Branding

No – not that cute tatoo your mates talked you into after the Xmas lunch party. This is more about how you want the world/reading public/ industry professionals to see you.And that’s a… Continue reading

Author photos 1980’s style

I could not resist sharing this article from 1981 on the RWA conference in Houston – with 670 delegates! How many was it this year? http://www.maryellenmark.com/text/magazines/life/905W-000-015.html Then there are portraits of some of… Continue reading

Crows of Doubt

I am just about to e-mail the story idea for my new short contemporary to the editor who generously offered to look at it for me.I may have to do ironing and housework… Continue reading

Picture me a heroine

I think Emily Mortimer looks like an Amy. Don’t you?

Quote of the day

Don’t dream it, be it. From the Rocky Horror Picture Show. As spoken by Frank N Furter. [ I kid you not]

Emotional Conflict

One of the fundamental things I have learnt about writing Romance is that the Emotional conflict between the couple is the driving force to work on during story development. To me that means… Continue reading

Picture me a hero

I think I have found the photos to help me with the character of my hero. Thanks to Just Jared for the links to images of Paul Sculfor. I am, of course, totally… Continue reading