romance writing tips

October 23, 2009

Words Actually

I was so tempted to post that I have nothing today. Some days you get up and there’s just no pith. Today is a day that is ‘pith’-less. But then what is pith? Pith is substantial, it is the core — the meat of the subject. Without pith, I am just issuing forth a bunch of meaningless babble — well, maybe not meaningless. Now I am just randomly babbling. I like words like pith and irony, provided they are used correctly. Words and the Meaning of Words I like the television show Castle and in a recent episode, Castle (Nathan […]
October 9, 2009

Go Behind the Scenes with Me

Did you go Behind the Scenes with me at NovelSpot last week? Here is part one for those of you who missed it. The Behind the Scenes is six parts long. So go behind the scenes with me, my novels and my aspirations. My first book, Remembering Ashby, came out in April of 2009. My second book, Prime Evil, is due out later this month. I have been writing my entire life. Writing is a great deal like breathing and I don’t know how to not write. First Novel My dream of becoming a novelist began when I was just […]
October 3, 2009

Sustaining the Dual Levels of a Romantic Suspense

I was excited when Heather asked me to be her guest today. I was more excited when she asked me to write on a specific topic. You see, while it’s true that I’m a writer it’s also true that I struggle to come up with fresh, creative blog topics people may want to read about. Then I read her requested topic about sustaining the different levels of romance and suspense in my stories, and I thought “Yeek! She’s gonna make me think.” I’ve debated ways to effectively tell you how I balance the different aspects of my stories. I’ve decided […]
October 2, 2009

Being the Queen (or King) of Your Creative Domain

Welcome to a mini blog bit of Muse Therapy – D. D. Scott style – where it’s all about injecting life into tired and/or stressed out muses. First, a huge thank you to Heather and her Daily Dose for inviting me to do a mini Muse Therapy Session with you today! I take it many of you may need a writer’s go-to-gal for your muse “disorders”. Bravo! Me too…and I’m the “therapist”! LOL! Being Queen or King of your creative domain may require “therapy” – Muse Therapy that is! Congratulations, though, on being at the top of the writing game. […]
September 5, 2009

Motivation for Writers

Rachelle Gardner posted about wanting to quit on Friday. Her post got me thinking, what keeps me from quitting? I don’t quit now because I did quit once. I know what quitting felt like. I know how empty I was and how little I enjoyed the ‘not doing what I love even though it frustrates me sometimes.’ You see a little over three years ago, my hard drive went belly up. It took everything with it. Over a decade’s worth of work, three completed novels and boatloads more. We were only able to recover a small portion of the data. […]