Monthly Archives: July 2012

Motivation Versus Plot – A Writer’s Quandary

Charismatic speaker, marketing pro and personality analyst Laurie Schnelbly Campbell spoke At Romance Writers Of America’s Annual Convention in Anaheim California about “Plotting versus Motivation”. It is her contention that choosing a character’s motivation allows the author to create a … Continue reading


Yes, Even Jimmy Thomas Was At Romance Writers Of America Convention – Promo in Social Media

What do cover model Jimmy Thomas leaning against an expanse of walnut, drink in hand, a montage of Hollywood love scenes on the silver screen, an intellectual property lawyer, and dark decadent chocolate mousse have in common? You guessed it … Continue reading


Hi hi, Hi ho, It’s Off to Anaheim I Go

RWA annual Convention begins. Tonight is the mass book signing to benefit literacy concerns. Tomorrow morning bright and early the workshops begin. Here’s some I have scoped out to attend: “Promo:┬ásocial media, mailing lists and websites”, From Sweet to Scorching: … Continue reading

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Western and Post Civil War Historicals REALLY Draw You In!

Please welcome my colleague Sharon Poppen – wonderful historical romance author. Christine, thanks so much for this opportunity to address the topic of the week here on your lovely blog. And what a topic! To pick a few favorite quotes … Continue reading

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Truth Or Dare

Welcome author Ann Tracy Marr. Twist Legend into Truth… Enter an alternate reality where King Arthur’s founding of the Round Table and knights’ quests are not myth, but elements of a sterling period in history. In Ann Tracy Marr’s paranormal … Continue reading

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Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner – Could It Be Jamie Fraser?

If I could invite any characters from novels I have read to dinner–who would they be. What would I serve? I would dip into my favorite books and invite Jamie Fraser of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. Jamie is … Continue reading

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The Fifty Shades Phenomena

I suppose I will read some of 50 Shades at some point (hmm…maybe they have a lengthy excerpt on Amazon) just to be able to speak from first hand knowledge, but I must tell you that I am reticent for … Continue reading

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What Are You Reading This Summer?

The Best Summer Blog Tour welcomes author Corinne Davies this week. By day, she is a full-time wife, mother, and product consultant. At night, she avoids such mundane tasks as housework and laundry by creating her own worlds where mythology … Continue reading

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