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Novel Word Count: Does it Matter?

What’s the Word…Count? ‘To be, or not to be, that is the question’ (William Shakespeare, Hamlet). Well, at least for us writers it is. I possess an infinite love of the written word, reading it, writing it, quoting it. As a writer, I’ve been known to go on endlessly about any given topic—especially my favorite […]

How to Avoid Writing Jerk Heroes and Annoying Heroines

  Are your heroes or heroines worthy….or gag-worthy?   No matter the story, characters are vital–or else there would be nothing to tell. But I believe characterization to be even more vital and complex when writing a romance novel. Unlike a good thriller, mystery, or sci-fi novel—that can stand alone with only one strong protagonist, […]

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How to Create a Worthy Villain

Hero vs. Villain: What makes a good villain? How do you create the perfect character? Creating a good hero is easy–everybody loves a hero. But I believe most of us are reluctant to admit that we love a good villain just as much. I admit it, freely, that I love a worthy villain more so […]

Who Are You Writing For…?

Do we write from our hearts, or for acceptance of others? Art is a beautiful thing. As individuals, I believe the greatest contribution we give to society is our own unique brand of expression. Whether you are an artist, writer, painter, sculptor, performer, musician, or actor; our unique ability to create and share with others, […]