Category Archives: The Writing Life

So Many Books — Why Choose Mine?

The best books yank you into their world, wrap you in a warm gauze of pleasure, and set you free to bobble upon the surface of a rich and immersive story-line. Hopefully, at the end of that experience you emerge … Continue reading

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Why Adding Romance to Suspense is Okay

Peppering a strong story plot with random sex (a.k.a. romance) for no good reason is stupid. I actually quit one of my publishers because my editor told me there was too much plot in my story. Uh…yeah. I struggled mightily with … Continue reading

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Wenchy Wednesday – Do Authors Manipulate Readers? by Vonnie Hughes

You bet they do! Authors know what buttons to push. By ‘what buttons to push’ I mean what buttons do authors use to manipulate (yep, being honest) their readers’ emotions, to get them on side with the characters in their … Continue reading

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