This November, I'll be participating in my 18th NaNoWriMo. That’s National Novel Writing Month, if you’ve never heard of it. The quick and dirty description of NaNoWriMo? Write 50,000 words in 30 days. It is an intense amount of words for most people to write in a month. If you succeed, you win nothing except bragging rights … Continue reading My Favorite NaNoWriMo Hack Helps Everyone
I got to be a panelist at a convention this weekend, my first time in an actual room filled with people. Yay! And one of the favorite questions the other panelists and I were asked was, “When you’re writing sex scenes over and over again, how do you keep the scenes from getting repetitive?” This … Continue reading Preventing Your Many, Many Erotic Scenes From Getting “Not So Fresh”
Recently in one of my paranormal romance groups, this post popped up: Ok Authors, When you’ve written an erotic novel, do you label it as such exclusively or do you label it as romance as well? I get why people like erotica, I do, but it’s just not for me, and a couple of books … Continue reading You’re Probably Wrong About the Difference Between Romance & Erotica
Kindle Vella went live this week, and I currently have two stories posted there: Kymani, an alien romance set in the same universe as the alien romances I've been working on this past year, and under my new pen name, C.B. Alice, Girlfriend by the Hour. I have a weird relationship with Girlfriend by the … Continue reading Vella, and How My Career Mirrors Buffalo Bill’s From Silence Of The Lambs
She's a human. This place she's at is not where she wants to be, but she's trapped here.He's an alien. He's a warrior of some sort. He loves where he is. The only thing he's missing in life is a mate. He'll know his mate is his without any sort of courtship process because of … Continue reading Stop Writing The Same Alien Romance.
I just wrote the nastiest review I've ever written in my life. The review is only on Amazon, and that account is not linked to my name. It was a romance book, but not in any of the subgenres I've mentioned in my blog or read often. I will not be marking the book in … Continue reading Proofreading is NOT optional
The short of this: you have no idea what your potential agents, publishers, and readers like (or who they represent). That means that when you insult other writers, you may also be alienating the people who would have made your career. The long of this: back in May, Glamour magazine published an article on romance … Continue reading Writers: Trashing Other Writers Only Trashes Your Own Career