Writing on a Schedule & Homeschooling

I remember a reality show in which the participates failed largely because they couldn’t set goals and stay in control of their days to meet them. They were used to waiting to be told what to do and when. Homeschoolers are self-starters who must stay in control of their time, whether they’re working or engaged…

Anne Boleyn, Phillippa Gregory, and Bringing Characters to Life

  Creating characters who feel like living, breathing people is a primary task for any storyteller.  We live with them day and night.  They wake us up and make demands in the middle of the night.  Personally, I miss them like old friends after the story is done.  I have to go back and reread…

Twitter Treats

I noticed a severe drop in the number of beautiful book covers on Twitter this month.  Don’t know what’s with that. I have a wonderful Christmas story tucked away in my imagination.  I really should get on it for 2017. Harlequin Historicals can always be counted.  The cover art fairies just love that imprint.  The…

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

I’m nearly ready to launch my Western Romance into Queryland, but it is a Contemporary.  At one point, the heroine, Angel, explains to the hero about her family’s history, homesteading the Winterborn Ranch in Montana back in 1883.  That got me thinking about writing that story, which got me thinking about all my favorite Western…