Things to Think About When You Choose Your Setting

Last night was the second night of Settings for my Twitter chat, #smutchat. We don't just talk about smut, we talk about lots of things about the craft, and where you set your story was one of the topics. How do you know where your story is going to take place? Generally, this is a … Continue reading Things to Think About When You Choose Your Setting

A Fun Interview with Jewel E. Leonard about her book, Rays of Sunshine!

Today I interviewed Jewel E. Leonard about her book, Rays of Sunshine. We're talking about Settings for #smutchat this week, and I was interested in how she came to choose her setting for Tales by Rails, her first novella in the book. Listen in to how she wrote her steamy story!   What have you been working … Continue reading A Fun Interview with Jewel E. Leonard about her book, Rays of Sunshine!

Which Came First? The Chicken or the Egg?

This is going to be a touchy post. Not uncomfortable touchy-feely like your creepy neighbor, more touchy-feely like you'll probably get mad. At me, at my thoughts about the indie-publishing industry, whatever. Indie writers are famous (infamous?) for not liking being told what to do. They don't like being told to write every day, they don't like … Continue reading Which Came First? The Chicken or the Egg?

Naming Your Baby, I Mean, Ah, Book

I read books. I read lots and lots of books. Which, even though Stephen King says you can’t be a good writer if you don’t have time to read, is actually unusual for a writer. Most writers, especially those who don’t have much time to write, spend their time writing. That makes sense, right?  Right. … Continue reading Naming Your Baby, I Mean, Ah, Book