Romance One Update: A Better Hero

  Some months ago I published a few excerpts from the draft of my romance novel, Romance One, and asked for comments. Thanks again to all who commented here, by email, and on Facebook. I also submitted a portion of it for a writing class, and discussed it at a writers' retreat. Now I am working …

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Snowstorm Seduction: Stranded with the Rancher

One of the challenges of romance is getting your couple together, and keeping them together until propinquity kicks in, in a short period of time. A favourite device for this is weather enforced isolation. I do this in my Romance One, where a rainstorm and bridge washout leave my couple stranded and alone. I was …

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Romance One Excerpt: Does this Conversation Work?

Here's a longer excerpt from Romance One. I'm still tweaking this, but would love to have your comments. Darwin arrived at Marianna's campground earlier in the day. She found him attractive, but unprepared for camping. She's curious about why he is there, but happy to have a paying customer. He's there on business - his …

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An Update and Two Questions

Opening Update Thanks to all who responded to my call for comments on the opening of Romance One, whether it was here, on Facebook, or by email. After considering everything, I've decided to shift some things around. Instead of starting with the heroine saying good-bye to the honeymooning couple, the story starts with the arrival …

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#amwriting update 4

It's been a while since I gave an update. Almost a year, actually. Time flies. I was working on my novel, working title Romance 1, even when I was not posting updates. I maintained an hour a week until August, when some travelling increased my reading, and decreased my writing. I never recovered the regular schedule, …

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