Category Archives: Characters

When Good Cliches Go Bad

“You, sir, are a masher and a cad!” “Who shall hold me responsible for being beguiled by such a nymph?” “Yeah, well, your approach really threw me for a loop.” “You’re in the major leagues now, fair maiden.” Er, what? Imagine you’re reading a romance novel set in a place and time that requires a […]

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Learning Opportunities

“I don’t watch television.” I heard that recently from a writing colleague. While I understand it, and even admire it, I can’t share that view. For me, well-crafted television presents an excellent example of writing skills. Right now, my can’t … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: What Do Authors Learn From Reviews? by Emelle Gamble

I once taught a business English class in Mobile, Alabama and stumbled across a simple but often overlooked definition of Communication in the textbook. Speaker’s words ————————–>  Listener’s ears Listener’s feedback to speaker ————————–> Speaker’s ears Speaker <———–Same Information————–> Listener … Continue reading

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When Characters Take Over

I’m almost finished with my latest writing project. It’s a young adult fantasy romance with Arthurian legend overtones. I’ve been working on it for over a year, and I thought I had the whole thing plotted out before I began … Continue reading

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Werewolves, Oh, My! by C.T. Green

Hello everybody! As I write paranormal and science fiction romance (did you guess? :D) I thought I’d expound my thoughts on various paranormal creatures. My post today is about Werewolves. Yep, those gorgeous, sexy alpha males who are hot humans … Continue reading

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The manliest of foods.

Okay, quick…what’s the manliest food? Burgers?…I don’t think so. Pizza?…Mama Mia you are so wrong. A thick, juicy steak?…Not a chance. The manliest of foods is, of course, LEFSE!!! “What?” I hear you saying. (And I can hear you. I … Continue reading

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Tested by a Toilet

My husband and I have been married for almost fifteen years now. I know, it’s not as long as some, but we met when I was twenty, and got married when I was twenty-two, so that’s basically all of my … Continue reading

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Sarah Hoss – Character Recipe

The gracious Sarah Hoss has agreed to fill in for me today, as my schedule did not permit me to post on my usual day. Thank you so much, Sarah. You are truly a lifesaver. This is a classic Scottish dish. I had … Continue reading

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Magickal Dreams, Courtesy of Myrddin

In my novel Merlyn’s Raven, my hero, Myrddin, is a druid’s apprentice, skilled in prophecy and proficient in herb lore and the magickal arts. He is also able to link with his beloved, Gwendydd, through shared dream experiences. I myself … Continue reading

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Travel and Brainstorming — My Denver Jaunt

Recently, I lost my twenty-eight year nephew to muscular dystrophy. I don’t tell you this to elicit sympathy. He lived a long, happy life for someone with this debilitating disease. (My sister is doing wonderful, too, by the way). No, … Continue reading

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