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”
*** For part 2 to make sense, read Stalemate (part 1) first ***
Jake sat there at the edge of the forest, leaning against a tree, looking at Sierra’s house. Continue reading “Stalemate (part 2)”
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.
Continue reading “Developing a stand-alone story into more”
She saw him sitting there on a bar stool at the counter, his long legs stretched out in front of him. He was looking at a screen in his hand. He didn’t see her looking at him. Continue reading “The abstract dream”
Revitalized slightly, submitted to Masters Review contest on May 30, 2020
Imagine, a cabin. A single room with a small kitchenette, indoor plumbing, electricity and a fireplace. Continue reading “The writer’s cabin”