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    First or Third POV for Taming The Shrewd? I’m Answering That Question.

    I’ve been writing Taming The Shrewd for the last two weeks, I kid you not, and I’m only a measly 4k words in. Truthfully, I should at least be close to 40k words by now. I feel something’s off about my writing these days. First of all, I’m not burned out at all. I want to hurry and finish the books in the Hester series so that I can get to my next big project in the LOVE in the USA series. Ooh, I can’t wait to share it with you. But I also want to hurry up and saturate myself completely into the Hester world. It’s like a chore…

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    What Is Porn?

    So I’ve been writing romance for a while now–gosh going on seven years–and one thing I’ve heard continuously is readers calling sex in my books and others porn. Now, I don’t know about others,¬†because a LOT of those books are porn but no for the reasons believed, but I do know about my stories. So what’s porn? I truly never knew the answer to this question until I forced myself to sit through a couple of videos/DVD’s. Also, I got to know a few porn addicts as well. So here’s the short of what I learned–porn is about POWER. Period. Not about intimacy or pleasure but POWER. In a man’s…

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    The Evolution of A Story

    So right now “Now Lovers” is forming in my mind. Like, I want to haul off and get it done pronto but I can’t. You see, the start of the story is everything. ¬†I wanted to start “Now Lovers” on the day after “Once Friends” ends. I started writing from that point in the story and thought…nah. There’s really nowhere exciting to go if I start from here. Then I tried two weeks into production, and realized this is not a story about the shenanigans that go on while making a film. I took a few days to let my mind go down a multitude paths in the background while…

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    New Year Plans!

    And I’ll say it again, Happy New Year! I truly hope we as citizens and cohabitants of this planet can figure out how to get closer to being kinder to one another this year. As a matter of fact at the end of last year I made a pact with myself. I decided to live brave, which will allow me to always be kind, hopeful and faithful. 2018 will be the first full year that I live out those tenets. It takes a lot of work of course–a lot of humility and empathy, and I’m curious to see how I fair by the end of 2018. But being brave is…

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    … Prince …

    (REPOST on 6/21/2016. ORIGINALLY POSTED on 5/15/2011) The memory I will always hold dear. I warn you… This post is not about writing… It’s about an earth shaking explosion of an experience I had last night! Okay–so, I’ve seen the man himself in concert on the TV screen and still somehow found myself infused by his greatness. And you know when you go to a concert, they’re all “pitchy” and lip syncing because they’re moving around doing all this extra dancing to make up for their lack of singing ability? Well, not Prince. Listen–he is really only like — 5’2″ (a little guy) with an astronomical, inflated, humungous, and all…