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Jilly: Celebrating the Serious Business of Romance Writing

I’d like to propose a toast.

Tomorrow is Labor Day for many readers of this blog, though not for us here in the UK. I’ve spent most of my life working for US corporations, so I know the holiday falls on the first Monday in September. 632 more words

Eight Ladies Writing

Double Edged Sword of Writing

Writers live in a world of double edged swords. We know our characters almost as well as we know ourselves, yet they often do and say things that come so far out of left field we wonder if we ever really knew them at all. 261 more words

Romance Writing

Seventy-Five Days of Phobias Day 73: Euphobia and Peanut Butter

In the 75 days leading up to the release of my romantic smartass comedy Driving in Neutral, a love story about claustrophobia, I’ve been running a series on, well, phobias. 797 more words

Reserved: Hero Archetype No. 1

If you were a child of the 1980s, then you remember the thrill of your introduction to Superman. I mean the real Superman: Christopher Reeves. 469 more words

Best Historical Romance

A Sexy Cycle: The Normalizing Power of Erotica

Last week, fellow Scribe Kristin McFarland wrote about this being the golden age of smut. She of course referred to erotica, and described it (very aptly) as romance without the fade to black. 1,363 more words


Words of Wisdom

REVIEWS are essential, just like nourishing yourself with food, reviews do wonders for your branding. That is, of course, if they’re positive. On occasion they can be nasty, disheartening, or just plain ‘ole weird. 402 more words


Elizabeth: There’s No Comparison

I had a different topic planned for today, but then I saw this blog post by Chuck Wendig about comparing ourselves to others and thought it was a message worth sharing. 305 more words