Here’s a cool online test to show you. Apparently I read just under 300 words per minute, which is 19% faster than the average adult…but slower than the average 11th grader? I’m not sure how that works. It would take me around 33 hours to read War and Peace. Take the test and let us… Continue reading How fast can you read?
Romance writers spend a lot of time trying to come up with new and interesting ways to describe what a person feels when they experience love. It turns out that scientists are also finding intriguing ways of showing what happens when we love someone. This wonderful video shows a light-hearted competition between six people who… Continue reading What happens when science meets love?
Back in March, I was lucky enough to spend a weekend with my husband’s Irish cousins in Dublin. For my husband, his dad, and his cousin, it was a big rugby weekend. The men in my family are big Ireland rugby supporters (I can’t bring myself to tell them the hero in my novel First… Continue reading Dublin’s best museum: a must-visit for writers and readers
If there’s one thing you’d think romance writers – who tend to be women writing for women – know about, it’s the workings of their own bodies. After all, some of us write fairly explicit sex scenes, right? This week, though, I was surprised to discover how ignorant I was as I read the delightfully… Continue reading Five things romance writers should know about vaginas
Romance readers are familiar with chemical attraction – that unmistakable yet intangible sensation when your body recognizes your soul mate. For horror and suspense writers, the most important chemical reaction is different: the scent of fear and hint of danger the hero detects that lets him react just in time to save his own life.… Continue reading At first scent: exposing the secrets of chemical attraction