In the last two romances I read, the "hero" kisses the girl on the nose. It was something that pulled me right out of the romance, and suspended my belief in the story and the author. I just can't see … Continue reading >>
Susannah Suffolk struggles to defend her most public court case while she returns to Walloon Lake to arrange a funeral for her mother, in Cheri L. R. Taylor's debut novel, Leaving Walloon. Susannah is … Continue reading >>
In some novels, setting exists as a character of its own, exerting forces that move the story forward. One such book is The Mourning Hours, authored by Paula Treick DeBoard, which takes place in rural … Continue reading >>
The growing market for anthologies creates opportunities for publishers, editors, and writers. For writers, they get compensation of one kind or another; if not money, at least recognition and … Continue reading >>
You have the power. This is from one of those feel-good Facebook pages about living an enlightened life. Forget the deeper meaning; I think it's appropriate for fiction writers.
If you don't … Continue reading >>
Hitting the right note at the end of a novel can be tricky. Wrapping things up too neatly, leaving your protagonist smiling, often rings false. So what are an author's options?
Molly Giles wrote a … Continue reading >>