Monthly Archives: July 2010

RWA Nationals Tomorrow!

TweetI’m leaving for RWA Nationals in Orlando tomorrow. I’m bringing: 1. Business cards; 2. Bookmarks and postcards for The Duke and The Pirate Queen; 3. A list of cell phone numbers, and dates and times of parties and rendezvous; 4. … Continue reading

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Five Blogging Inspirations

TweetNever run out of things to blog about! Order inspiration by phone for only $19.95! 1. Blog about My Five Favorite…. This could be your five favorite romance novel plots, or your five favorite movies of all time, or your … Continue reading

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Love & Mysteries

Tweet“Love interest nearly always weakens a mystery because it introduces a type of suspense that is antagonistic to the detective’s struggle to solve the problem. It stacks the cards, and in nine cases out of ten, it eliminates at least … Continue reading

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Charles Sorley, "When you see millions of the mouthless dead"

TweetWhen you see millions of the mouthless dead Across your dreams in pale battalions go, Say not soft things as other men have said, That you’ll remember. For you need not so. Give them not praise. For, deaf, how should … Continue reading

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Bearded Heroes

TweetI’m a guest today at the Novelists, Inc. blog on “Five Ways of Thinking About a Writer’s Conference.” As for my own personal blog, I’ve been wondering something. Where are all the romance heroes with beards? Or even moustaches? I’m … Continue reading

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When to Submit.

TweetHow do you know if you’re ready to submit a story or novel to an editor? When’s the deadline? Have you proofread? Have you put “the end” at the end? Then it’s time. Go for it.Okay, so I’m being a … Continue reading

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Eroticism in To Have and To Hold by Patricia Gaffney

TweetI recently read Patricia Gaffney’s To Have and to Hold for the first time. If I’d only read the first section of the book (a bit less than half), I could easily interpret it as an erotic novel, though one … Continue reading

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Women in WWI Picspam

TweetWomen served in many capacities during World War One. Nurses. VADs. Drivers. Radio Corps. Fundraisers. Factory Workers.

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Readercon Linkgasm

TweetFor those who are interested, I’ve been collecting some links to reports on Readercon, which took place July 8-11, 2010. These are in no particular order, but grouped by topic. There are lots more than this. I recommend checking out … Continue reading

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Charles Sorley, "To Germany"

TweetTo Germany You are blind like us. Your hurt no man designed,And no man claimed the conquest of your land.But gropers both through fields of thought confinedWe stumble and we do not understand.You only saw your future bigly planned,And we, … Continue reading

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