Off to a flying start with this ROW 80 business! First short story drafted, so should be able to get it revised and submitted before the deadline. It’s a bit of a departure for me – a historical rather than contemporary setting. Interesting to do, but I’m not sure how likely it is to be … Continue reading
I’ve never been a big fan of the short story – not least because I never could pull them off myself. My imagination always wanted the big picture, the sweeping epic, the long journey. I wanted to examine a whole relationship, from first meetings, through misunderstandings and hard choices, all the way to the happy … Continue reading
I’ve been reading a straight romance novel today in which the heroine claims that men need sex, because they can’t connect emotionally without it, while women get emotional fulfillment from a whole range of emotional relationships and friendships, so don’t need it in the same way. I’m not sure I agree – I’m not even … Continue reading
Or: How I Got Over My Hang Ups and Learned To Love (Writing) Sex Back in 2007, when I signed with my ex-agent, one of the things she liked most about my contemporary romance novel was the sizzling sexual tension. “I think your bedroom scenes will really sell,” she told me.