Writing my life away

I love to write. I wrote as a little girl and found it again after having three kids. This will be a way for me to 'keep up' with getting published. Since I'm not published, I hope this will keep me on target and not stray.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Isle Of Desire

Isle of Desire
by Eden Bradley

Is it really possible to fulfill the fantasy of a promise made in the passion of youth? On a beach on the small Venezuelan island of Isla de Margarita, Isabel Asher meets once more the love of her life, Rafael Cruz, the man she left behind twelve years earlier. Desire ignites, but can the sultry tropical nights spent in his bed lead them back to love? She’s about to find out, and maybe to have her heart broken in the process.

Available September 29th from www.Cobblestone-Press.com

Watch this wonderful trailer from Eden Bradley!!

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for an island getaway!!

Monday, September 11, 2006


Thanks Shandalear for the image.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Complete Idiots Guide to Writing Erotic Romance

Alison Kent’s

Complete Idiots Guide To Writing Erotic Romance

Chapter 8 Putting It All Together.

I received my chapter on Alison Kent’s CIG and I must say I was very excited! I opened it and read it quickly. I had to stop and say WOW!

I must admit some of this I Struggle with. I mean OH! The things you learn when writing! It’s not like you can just pick up a keyboard and dash off a bestseller.

I’ve been writing with publication as my goal a few years now. I’ve learned a great many things, yet a writer can never seem to know enough. I loved that chapter 8 shows you how to put your book in a cohesive manner. Sounds logical you say? I agree, but it can be a difficult task.

Say you have a story, you’re either a panster or a plotter and you’ve written the whole thing. But something just doesn’t work. It could be the way it’s put together. Alison shows us some areas to troubleshoot and has so many wonderful definitions for the beginning writer as well as the experienced.

She explains theme, scenes and what comes after a scene. Best of all for many writers, she talks about the different points of view and how they are different!

Easy to understand examples and exercises throughout the chapter were wonderful. I saw things in a new light, which of course is a great thing! The dreaded “show, don’t tell” is one of those fundamental examples, but Alison makes it so clear and comprehensible.

Active and Passive? Cause and Effect? What is that and how does it apply to writing? Sometimes it’s hard to step away from your own work, but Alison’s examples again show us all we need to know about these great writing tools.

Verisimilitude. What the heck is that? I must admit this is the first time I’d seen or heard it. But Ah-ha! Another interesting tool! You’ll just have to get her book and find out just what it is! ;)
Is repetition ever a good thing? Find out how and why to use repetition in your MS!! I was so excited after reading this chapter 8 Putting It Together, that I preordered the book!! And lucky me!! Bookland called me and told me – it’s in!!
Don’t forget to pick yours up too! You’ll be glad you did. This isn’t just for erotic writers, this has the fundamental basics of writing I wish I’d had years ago!

Alison Kent’s
Complete Idiot’s Guide
To Writing Erotic Romance

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