Deadlines, Writing, & Creativity

So many things have happened around the world the past couple of weeks, and it’s hard to decide what to write about. Do we address it or move on. As with all my sisters, my heart goes out to the children and families in Florida. I feel my sister in suspense, Kathryn Jane, said it…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about MARRIAGE #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about MARRIAGE for a great start to the week. The sun was spreading her warmth across a dazzling blue sky, and the water sparkled like the diamonds on the wedding ring he’d picked up just yesterday for Annie. Jacquie Biggar All I had to contribute to that cathartic moment was a…

Discovery

I know what you are thinking—what does discovery have to do with writing? For me, there are several things to discover in the writing process: 1/Finding out what a cover artist has developed for the cover of the book. 2/Delving into edits to uncover what an editor feels the book needs to be fully developed….

Spreading Love WILL Change the World

by Kathryn Jane I’m a creative. I write, paint, make things with my hands. This means I spend a great deal of time in my own head. When I’m writing, my characters occupy that empty space quite nicely, but when I’m painting and creating other things like reality tend to seep in, and whatever is…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about DATING #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about DATING for a great start to the week. I pondered Stuart’s dating situation and recognized I could be compassionate—just this once—and invite him to my birthday party. When the blinding light summoned me to the great beyond, I might get booster points past the pearly gates. Vicki Batman “I thought you…

What does #holidayromance mean to you? #amwriting #RSsos @jacqbiggar

Ahh, Valentine’s Day! Though it may be way over commercialized, Valentine’s Day still fills even the most jaded heart with thoughts of how to celebrate a day meant for love. Candy. Chocolate. Flowers. That special candlelit dinner by the bay. It’s no wonder romance writers pick Valentine’s and June for weddings as their favorite release…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about SEX #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about SEX for a spicy start to the week. “I’ll grab some clothes and we’ll go to your apartment.” Taking Rafe’s hand, Juliet shot him a sexy smile. “Your shower holds two.” Sharon Wray My friends and I called a dating dry spell nundom. Nundom meant: No dates. No sex. No…

Variety is the spice of life

Variety is essential in any long term writer’s career.  When I started my writing journey at 33 years of age, eleven years ago, I fell in love with writing romantic thrillers.  My first story was about a pair of young sisters who escape a dangerous, religious David-Koresh-type cult. The sisters run from a horrific past,…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about LOVE #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about LOVE or a great start to the week. “I haven’t loved Franklin for a long time, Brett, but he’s Blair’s father, and I wouldn’t want anything to happen to him. Blair would be hurt.” Marsha West Sometimes a first love is so powerful it eclipses all thought and reason. But…

A Unique Perspective on Groundhog Day

By Joanne Guidoccio Each year, I join in the fun and anticipation surrounding Groundhog Day, hoping Wiarton Willie (Ontario’s groundhog) will predict an early spring. A feeling that I believe is shared by millions of Canadians and Americans who are focusing on their respective groundhogs, among them Punxsutawney Phil, Shubenacadie Sam, Balzac Billy, and Buckeye…