A blogging guide to help spark that romance and keep it burning.
O Happy Day!
This past week one of my short stories was published on MyErotica.com through Medium. I'm so juiced that a publicaton found interest in my writing. And for an extra bonus, many people have been reading it! This summer I had been in a writer's rut of second guessing my writing, and as a result, not … Continue reading O Happy Day!
Early Days of Writing
I was just going through some old material I had wrote a few years ago when I was experimenting with flash fiction. Flash Fiction is a short story written below 300 WORDS or so. It's a great challenge to get tension in a plot within a minimal amount of writing. Here was my first attempt … Continue reading Early Days of Writing
I’m Still Here: Songs that Empower Women
This holiday season I have been M.I.A. for many reasons. In the past three months, activities such as, Christmas shopping, school projects and recovering from pneumonia has just been a few stressful parts of my life. But with every storm cloud comes a rainbow. And I’m getting pumped up for my next novel. The story is about a … Continue reading I’m Still Here: Songs that Empower Women
Why I Use Music in My Writing
I listen to my music as I clean the house. Soulful R &B blasts while I'm doing my hair. I perform dance sequences and sing along to my favourite Hip Hop joints in the shower. Alternative rock music wails as I'm driving. Motown hits swirl through my mind with the story ideas I'm typing on to my laptop. Pop … Continue reading Why I Use Music in My Writing
Novels Every Romance Author Should Have Read
My mother loved reading so it was only natural that she would read to me as a child. That’s where the spark of imagination begins is in reading. Writers are readers. Reading has its influence on writers to futrther form stories in the sense of how to build suspense, drama, romance and develop characters. Like life, people follow the examples they have been … Continue reading Novels Every Romance Author Should Have Read
Chris Foley’s Love Mixtape
I’ve been thinking about music and how it makes a great soundtrack for life. Listening to the right song can take you into the mood of any story. It can express the thoughts and feelings you have better than you could formulate the words. So, I got to thinking, what if Chris Foley from the Hollywood Demands series made a mixtape for his love interest,Mya Bassett? What songs would be on it? Knowing his rock background and playful, flirty personality, I think the smart ass within him would have an interesting romance soundtrack. Check itout below. Click to hear the music on youtube.com The list: Fuck you gently---Tenacious D Close the Door - Teddy Pendergrass Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison Ride -The Vines Winning Days- The Vines Turn off the Lights- Teddy Pendergrass To Be with You-Mr. Big Joker-Stevie Miller Band Don't Stop Me Now--Queen Crazy –Areosmith Nothing Can Change This Love-Sam Cooke Baby Got Back--Sir Mix-a-lot You Are The Best Thing- Ray La Montagne Jesus, Etc. - Wilco The Blower’s Dautgher- Damien Rice Nothing Compares to You—Chris Cornell … Continue reading Chris Foley’s Love Mixtape
The Sexiest Songs Compilation to Use When Getting It On Vol. 1
Summer is over and fall has arrived. I hope you had a great summer. I did. My three months were filled with sun, beach, shopping, travelling, writing and my kids getting on my last nerve. Three months is too long for little ones who don’t have a backyard to go crazy in. But that is … Continue reading The Sexiest Songs Compilation to Use When Getting It On Vol. 1
13 Story Ideas that are RARELY Used in Novels and/or Films
Coming up with story ideas can be nerve racking. You may have tried looking at pictures or listening to music, etc. Perhaps, you've read my previous blog on story ideas, but still cannot get inspired. (Click on story ideas to read the previous blog.) Want something fresh? Something new? Are you desperate to have a different take on a story that will get readers talking? I have some awesome story ideas about topics rarely written about. When a writer spins a story about a subject which people … Continue reading 13 Story Ideas that are RARELY Used in Novels and/or Films
Foreshadowing: Why Using It is So Important?
One great creative trick in writing is the use of foreshadowing. If you were going to a barbeque, think of foreshadowing as the savory, charcoal smell that hits you as you walk towards the grill. It's faint at first. Then it becomes stronger, the closer you get to the grill. Foreshadowing is a tiny hint of what is to come. … Continue reading Foreshadowing: Why Using It is So Important?