Characters Acting Up

You know how writers say that their characters take on a life of their own and won’t always do what they say? That rarely happens to me. I build my plots around who the characters are and I usually am able to stick close to an outline. However. I’m having some real issues with one. Stewart’s father, Richard, is impossible to work with. People want to see Stewart and his father reconcile. I know you guys want that! I want it too. I just cannot seem to get Richard to go along with this plan. In (W)hole I gave him the opportunity at Christmas and he just belittled Stewart the way he always does. I wrote a new story with the purpose of getting them to work out their differences and yet in Stewart’s Story, even though Stewart is helping to care...

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The Serialization Bandwagon

The Serialization Bandwagon

I’ve been seeing and hearing a lot lately about people writing serial novels and even writing episodic stories¬†imitating¬†the style of a TV show with seasons. I am fascinated with this form. I’m a lover of TV and lately, watching shows like, Leverage and Supernatural, which have amazing characters and strong stories, it makes me want to try it. It’s like a throw back too to the days of Dickens when it was the norm for authors to write in serial form. I had an idea for a serialized story and I’m going to give it a try during National Novel Writing Month this year. (I love NaNo for the opportunity to try new things!) If it works well, I may restructure Parallel Loves (which is currently really not working plot wise) into a serial format. I...

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Friday Excerpt: new (W)hole

I first finished (W)hole in 2009 and it quickly took on a life of its own, being the only novel of its kind. There has yet to be another book telling the inside story of what it is like to be a disability devotee. Written by a devotee for devotees and for anyone else who is curious about sexuality and what it is like to grow up with a sexual desire that frightens you.¬† This month (W)hole transforms. It’s second edition is being published through Dev Love Press¬†and it has gone through a series of revisions to improve it. There is now more of the male perspective, as Stewart gets more chapters in his point of view.¬† Here is one of these new chapters… This was a mistake. Stewart pushed through a hallway thick with people, watching the ground and trying...

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The Thrill of a Published Book

Today I’m over at my publisher’s website with a post about what it’s really like to hold your finished book in your hands! ¬†Please join me at DevLovePress.com...

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Upcoming Projects

Well, I had this big plan to finally get my science fiction romance published in the early new year (February 2013), but the fact is, it is not ready yet. Feb may seem far away, but it really isn’t! Not in terms of getting a book ready. I need to take this off deadline and just let it take however long it’s going to take. Which is frustrating because I love the idea and I’ve been working on it for years. Seriously, guys. Years! I really believe in these characters and I want so much to give them to you. But they just are not ready. And I need to take the pressure off and let the story come as it comes. I wish I had more to give you. I have the two novels and a bunch of short stories but I’m really ready to have another novel...

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State of the Union

You may have noticed there wasn’t a book review this Monday. I’m reading a book now (A Life Worth Living) that was sent to me by the author after I requested her for an interview. I’m enjoying it a lot so far and I’m looking forward to reviewing it soon and then having the author here to tell you about it. Today is usually the day when I share a free short story or an excerpt from something that I’m working on. But every once in a while I have too much going on! Believe me, my being busy is almost entirely to do with writing and you, my wonderful reader. Let me tell you a little about what’s going on! The last few weeks that I’ve put out stories, I’ve gotten some great feedback that people want more of these...

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