Reader, Writer

Writer on the Run: Motivation

How the hell do I bring myself to get up early in the morning? How do I keep going when my lungs and legs want to give out? What about when I'd rather read all day?

Paranormal Romance, Romance, Writer, Writing Romance

Retelling Romance: for Meaning or Marketing?

Romance canon, such as Romeo and Juliet or Beauty and the Beast, are used as inspiration because of the stories' integral depictions of love. They are allegories or "formulas" that our culture has almost unanimously but silently agreed on.

Writer, Writings

Teaser from “Gingerbread and the Fox”

Rurik stopped and stared in awe. The runner was glorious, her breath unfurling though she hardly panted. Wavy red hair, as long as her waist, fluttered around her like a tattered cape, glittering with snow. The color was and radiant against the tundra. She was almost on top of him, but hadn’t spotted him yet,… Continue reading Teaser from “Gingerbread and the Fox”

Writing Romance

New Erotic Vocabulary! malleate

malleate, verb Original definition: to beat or shape with a hammer Adapted use: as a less crude alternative to "hammer" or "pound" As a bonus, this word has a pleasant rhythm and sound When writing explicit content, how do we bridge the gap between crude/pornographic language and flowery euphemisms? I like some dirty talk, but… Continue reading New Erotic Vocabulary! malleate