The title of this blog is a bit misleading. Not the “turn on” part, but the “how to” part. I’m not a seasoned, multi-published author to give a how-to lesson on setting. What I’m really doing is sharing my way to make a setting sexy in the context of a hot romance. read more…
As Carole mentioned last week, we’re getting ready to talk about erotica next month.
This past Saturday, I was at an all day writing workshop taught by erotic romance author Christine d’Abo. Christine has written over 30 books and is well established as an erotic author. She is an author with a clear brand. read more…
In 2014, Sharon and I worked on creating blog series on various themes and it seemed to please many readers – and writers. So in 2015, we’ll keep it on! Our first theme of the year, coming soon, will be… Hot. Heated. Spicy. Oh yes, we will go there. read more…
Keeping it short today as many people are in the midst of holidays.
When I started this journey, I realized early on, especially after joining the Toronto Romance Writers, that writers are generous people. We are part of a community that works together, shares information, relates do’s and don’ts, all to help each other succeed. This is a community with no ego.
Carole and I look forward to 2015 here at Romance & Beyond, to sharing more articles on writing craft, publishing, marketing, all things writing related. We plan to bring new guests to our Friends on Friday and revisit with old friends. We not only wish to be a resource for writers, but also a place to share book releases because that’s what it’s all about—writing the best books we can and finding the readers who love them.
We’re excited to bring you a new guest series planned for later in January.
For now, we wish you all the very best in 2015. Let’s make this a productive year!
Can you believe it’s already December 23rd? I can’t. Is it only me or does time go faster as I grow older?
People are flocking the stores, cooking, enjoying friends and family. Taking time off work. Will you be stealing a few hours here and there to write?
In the St-Laurent Home this year, Christmas came early in the form of a Caribbean cruise. We visited St-Thomas (it rained too much to do an excursion), Barbados, St-Lucia, St-Kitts, St-Maarten and San Juan. The trip of a lifetime with all our adult children. We came home in the early hours today, tanned, rested and a bit heavier than when we left.
Sharon and I wish you the best holidays filled with love and laughter. Enjoy this joyous time, as 2015 is lurking in the backyard, waiting to make its entrance.