Thursday, September 30, 2010
When I'm starting a new book, or brainstorming a series of ideas, I often look to real world advances in technology -
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
When a friend showed me this great spoof on the new Old Spice commercials from BYU, it was easy to just appreciate the humorous way to deliver a message. Then she shared the behind the scenes video, and I realized it was a perfect, visual lesson on world building for paranormal romance novels.
First, here’s the final product:
I loved the video, the clever script and the polish of the finished product. Watching this video you can see how the tight angles and the placement of the proverbial spotlight enhances the overall effect of the message. This video makes an impact (and usually makes people smile).
Saturday, September 25, 2010
(So always keep your greyhound in a safe, fenced area or on a leash.)
Naturally, greyhound eyes are expressive, but for sight hounds, adopted gre
Thursday, September 23, 2010
My very first seriously kick-butt-take-no-prisoners alpha female, Jaden Michaels (Justice Incarnate) would've been even more irritable if the people around her simply agreed to everything she sai
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Immediately I thought how apropos for world building! Next I wondered why I'm on a Lance kick, but since there are worse habits to have, I didn't spend a lot of time analyzing it.
Applying that quote to world building for a paranormal romance novel felt as natural as breathing. When you're creating a world with new rules, uniquely talented characters, or fresh twists on
Sunday, September 19, 2010
1. Smile! That's right, all three of my greyhounds 'smile'. It's fabulous and you just can't help smiling back. In fact, most of our greyhounds smile, but some are better than others. Best smile in the house these days goes to Brody (but don't tell the others I said that). He just has the right combination of warmth and goofy. It's endearing.
2. Romp! Yup, watching my greys romp through the yard brings me joy. They're so sleek an
Thursday, September 16, 2010
"I'm a believer in momentum." - Lance Armstrong
Of course I can't speak for every writer, but for my paranormal romance novels, it's the daily momentum of getting the story down, of layering the action and emotion into the story that helps me most. The daily page count helps me ke
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
But I'm focused on Kindle today because of reader convenience and pricing.
All of the full length novels in my Shadows of Justice series, Justice Incarnate, Invasion of Justice, and Veil of Justice are only $2.99 each on Kindle. That's $8.97 for the entire series! One stop shopping and way les
Saturday, September 11, 2010
You'd be wrong.
Boo is the alpha female of our pack of adopted greyhounds and as such, she's an expert at getting exactly what she wants when she wants it. It's not the irresistible face, it's the attitude. This adopted greyhound is determined.
Two big boys between her and Daddy? No problem, if she can't squeez
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Which means we need YOU to make it complete.
I was thrilled to be invited to her blog for this interview and I know we're going to have all kinds of fun! E.J.'s a poet and paranormal author in her own right (She Smells The Dead) releases....TOD
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Adopted greyhounds rule the day! Of course they do. Adopt a greyhound and you'll understand exactly what I mean - they're just the best kind of dogs to have. Quick to bond, generous spirit...yes, I'm moderately addicted and completely biased. Why do you ask?
Adopted greyhounds rue the day! This, hmm, not such a greyt fit. I mean really, what do adopted greyhounds have to regret? When they come off the track to loving homes it's life in the
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Now, without further ado...Here's Monica