- May 12, 2022
- 7 min
Breaking Up with Third Act Breakups
Third act breakups are nothing new in Romance. They’re so common, their presence is almost as set in stone as the HEA rule. Or so we thought
- Dec 5, 2018
- 3 min
A New Kind of Beta Reader
As authors, one of the things we get more than anything else is criticism. We send our baby books to betas and CPs (which literally...
- Mar 26, 2018
- 5 min
Common Comma Problems
We all have those things we hate doing: snaking the bath tub drain, adulting, dealing with commas. I deal with them so much while...
- Mar 19, 2018
- 5 min
Breaking Down Semicolons & Em Dashes
I have a weird love for bad 80s movies, Nicholas Cage, and The Semicolon. It’s true: I actually have the Queen of Punctuation tattooed...
- Mar 12, 2018
- 6 min
Dialogue Tags, Actions Beats & Voice Descriptors: Oh my!
Some things are just tricky. Taxes. French cooking. Training my dog not to lick me in the face no matter how many times I tell her not...
- Mar 5, 2018
- 4 min
Dialogue Tags: Yeah, Those Jerks
Oh, Dialogue Tags, Dialogue Tags, how we love to punctuate thee! - Said NO ONE, EVER Really, though, I know these things can be...
- May 24, 2017
- 5 min
Escaping the Friend Zone, and Killing Other Darlings
Everyone’s heard the phrase “Kill Your Darlings” at some point in your writing career, yes? Those scenes we love so much because we’ve...
- Mar 5, 2017
- 8 min
When Your H is a B: How To Write an Anti-Heroine
I don’t know about you guys, but I love reading and writing about strong women. And to me, the strongest of them all is the small gray...