7 Things to Think About When Writing the Future…or the Past

Nora Roberts is best known for her romance novels — all of which move through several genres. You’ve got historical, fantastical, modern, thriller, etc. (I could list and list and list…but you get the point.) But she’s also the creator of the J.D. Robb in Death series. For those of you who may not be... Continue Reading →

Pace Yourself: Using Nora Roberts’ Insane Productivity to Inspire Your Own

Writing math is the only kind of math that I do. (I’m a writer, I do words. Numbers are another beast.) I’m constantly figuring and re-figuring how many words I need per day to complete my novel by X date. The date keeps moving because, inevitably, I’ll miss a day or three in my allotted... Continue Reading →

Kicking off 2017 with Nora Roberts

As you know from yesterday’s post, I finished my 2016 goal of writing 365 Little Stories! Now I need something else to do. So, after much pondering, I have decided that I’m going to return to something that I did on my previous blog: Mentors. All artists need to study their craft, yes? And to... Continue Reading →

Formula Doesn’t Equal Easy

Humorists, like romance writers and, to some extent, mystery writers, catch some flak because, for whatever reason, it gives the impression of being 'easy'. Which, as anyone who has tried to write comedy knows, it isn't. Why would people think it's easy?It occured to me as I was reading Comedy Writing Secrets by Mel Helitzer (I... Continue Reading →

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