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Birth order...in life and in characterization

I’m fascinated by families and birth order. As an only child, I was the solitary kid in rooms always filled with adults. I think one of the reasons I’m such a good and thorough observer is because I was raised in that era where children were seen but never heard. 521 more words

Romance Writers

Why No One Has Diarrhea In A Romance Novel

For a long time now, I’ve been reading criticisms about the relative “realism” of what occurs within the confines of a romance novel.  “No one falls in love like… 442 more words


Interview with Award Winning Author Desiree Holt

Desiree Holt is a force of nature. She has written over 170 traditionally published novels since 2006, she is a tireless supporter of other writers, and is insatiably charming. 1,221 more words


#WriterWednesday: Infographic - Fifty Shades of Grammar

I read the first book and thought it was badly written like so many other people.

The Grammarly team reviewed the book and came up with this infographic! 11 more words

Featured Writers

Tense Out

Do you have enough tension in your scenes? They’re all supposed to snap and crackle like a live wire in the rain, ya know. How’s your electricity flowing? 470 more words


POV or Head-Hopping in Romance Novels

I’m from the school with the belief that head-hopping is a weakness in writing. A good writer should achieve character depth and complexity with a single POV. 345 more words


First Titles

Here are the first two books from Penner Publishing, ready to be shipped as Advance Review Copies. If you are a blogger and want a review copy, contact me or… 235 more words