2010: How writing and writing buddies got me through a shit year

My friend Suzanne Johnson wrote a great post at Write in the Shadows about how her writing career developed throughout 2010. For me personally, this year has hit higher highs and lower lows than any I can remember. For months I said I just wanted to get the year over with, but when I read… Continue reading 2010: How writing and writing buddies got me through a shit year

Doncha wish your critter was hot like me?

Well, your critter could *be* me. Or rather, I could be your critique partner. My online critique group, Rumored Romantics, is looking for one or two other partners. To find someone whose critique style meets ours, we’re running a little contest. Lynnette Labelle, who runs the group, has posted the contest rules on her blog,… Continue reading Doncha wish your critter was hot like me?

“He drinks WHAT?” Product placement in novels

At one point near the beginning of my work-in-progress (a contemporary romance set in a small mountain town in California), my hero sits in a greasy-spoon cafe and thinks about how much he misses being a Starbucks customer. I didn’t put that thought in his head on a whim. You see, he’s a small-business owner,… Continue reading “He drinks WHAT?” Product placement in novels