About two years ago I wrote a romantic story with an erotic edge called Music Lovers. I posted some of the chapters on another blog as the story developed in my head which gave me an opportunity to experiment with character and plot development as well as the tricky methods of writing sensual sex scenes.Continue reading “November is for reading Music Lovers”
Indie – short for independent; writers/authors who publish outside the mainstream
Do you read romance novels?
I’m not a fan, frankly, but I discovered some authors I liked. Meaning, I gave romance a chance at times, and although most of the books I read didn’t captivate my interest, I was pleasantly surprised that some of them did.
Do you know what I mean?Continue reading “Indie-authors who write romance novels”
I have some news. I also have a lot of words in my head. Consider this your warning. 🙂
Let’s dive in:Continue reading “On writing aids, publishing and feedback”
I have been writing like a maniac. This is good, right?
I resurrected an erotic romance story (novel? novella?) I started about a year and a half ago with many chapters, and supplemented/edited it in the past few days. I think out of the 50k+ words, probably half are ready for an editor to go through with a fine-tooth comb. But I’ll get the rest completed first before sending it out to have it proofread. I plan on publishing on kindle.
So that’s on the romance side of things.Continue reading “Lockdown writing and a disclosure”
should notdoes not inhibit my creativity.
“This used to be my boat,” Robert told her as they stood at the gate of the Yacht Club, peering through the cast iron fence. Continue reading “Short story: The mysterious man from the beach”
Yesterday when the menfolk came to visit us girls at my mom’s place, we got into a conversation about online reviews.
Do you read reviews? Continue reading “Online reviews: are they useful, and do you use them?”
A little while ago I released a short story on this blog as an experiment.
The story Stalemate (part 1) (1200ish words – under 10 minute read) was a stand-alone piece of fiction I created in which I explore character development in a romantic setting. If you’ve read it you will have noticed I deviated away from the standard romance genre…nothing Harlequin about my writing style. ☺
My aim was to write a sexually charged preamble, without actually delving into any sort of resolution. There was no happy ending, no steamy sex, no contact at all.
I wanted to create an introspective analysis of the protagonist as she reacted to a man who causes her much emotional turmoil. Basically, it was (supposed to be) about building tension between the two opposing characters.
I think I succeeded.
Revitalized slightly, submitted to Masters Review contest on May 30, 2020
She caught him staring at her from the window ledge he was sitting on across the room.
Imagine a friend,
In a faraway land,
Or in the next town over. Continue reading “Clandestine tales”