When things seem at their worst, ask yourself one thing
No one gets through life without at least a few screw-ups. Some of them will be minor, some of them will be bona fide doozies.
I’m certainly no exception. My lists of flubs, oopsies, brain farts, minor catastrophes, sad losses…
“This book was poop!” ~Goodreads Reviewer
Yes, that is an actual review of a book.
As an author myself, I can only imagine how the author of that book must have winced at reading such disgustingly harsh words. And that isn’t even the worst review I’ve seen.
As the saying…
Why bully romance is so popular right now
Trigger warning: there may be descriptions of scenes that may be upsetting for sensitive readers.
He’s the boy who trashes your locker. The boy who turns the entire school against you. The boy who makes your life a living hell. …
The secret success behind Jessica Knoll’s first published novel
When Jessica Knoll’s debut novel, Luckiest Girl Alive, was published in 2015, the cover with a black rose and bold yellow title played center stage in bookstores across the country. After all, it was a New York Times bestseller.
What it’s like to bare it all outdoors as a woman
“What’s that?” I asked, staring over my margarita at my date for the evening.
“It’s a clothing-optional part of Lake Travis in Austin. I think you’d love it.”
He had officially lost me at “clothing-optional,” but that…
It’s a lot easier than you think, even with a full-time job
I make a living writing novels of anywhere from 65,000–95,000 words. It’s a fairly lucrative career, which in and of itself is decent enough motivation.
However, as any writer knows, it takes a lot more than motivation to…
It’s perfectly okay to use adverbs
Jake was seriously pissed off.
A perfectly fine line, complete with an adverb — the horror!
Many an expert on writing, including the go-to guru for all advice seekers, Stephen King, will tell you that this is a sin in the art of writing…
Let me get the bad news out of the way first. Yes, it was a romance novel.
Before you click the back button out of immediate disinterest (disgust?), let me make it clear that I didn’t choose to write romance because I’m a huge fan of the genre. Romance is…