More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Week 2, Day 12 #writingprompt

(Yes, my week has 12 days. LOL. You know what I mean–we’re in the second week of the course, and the 12th day of the writing prompts.) WRITING PROMPT: “I don’t expect you to walk in them,” he said. RULES

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Week 2, Day 12 #writingprompt

(Yes, my week has 12 days. LOL. You know what I mean–we’re in the second week of the course, and the 12th day of the writing prompts.) WRITING PROMPT: “I don’t expect you to walk in them,” he said. RULES

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Week 2, Day 11 #writingprompt

WRITING PROMPT: RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written it. This is for your eyes only. Write to a natural ending. Stop. No, you

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Week 2, Day 11 #writingprompt

WRITING PROMPT: RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written it. This is for your eyes only. Write to a natural ending. Stop. No, you

How a story begins: “I’m getting to know a character named Florence” #bittersweethalloween #writingtips #beginnings

This week, in the More Than A Guilty Pleasure class, we’ve talked about acts, scenes, and characters and I’d like to share with my class, and with you, how I get to know a character. For me, stories usually start

How a story begins: “I’m getting to know a character named Florence” #bittersweethalloween #writingtips #beginnings

This week, in the More Than A Guilty Pleasure class, we’ve talked about acts, scenes, and characters and I’d like to share with my class, and with you, how I get to know a character. For me, stories usually start

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Week 2, Day 10 #writingprompt

WRITING PROMPT: When she opened her eyes, he would not be there. RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written it. This is for your

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Week 2, Day 10 #writingprompt

WRITING PROMPT: When she opened her eyes, he would not be there. RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written it. This is for your

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Week 2, Day 9 #writingprompt

WRITING PROMPT: She did not want to do her Kegel exercises. RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written it. This is for your eyes

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Week 2, Day 9 #writingprompt

WRITING PROMPT: She did not want to do her Kegel exercises. RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written it. This is for your eyes

Hey, I’ve got another class! Writing dirty to ramp up your writing game in any genre #writingclass

So if you’re in yyc and you didn’t get into my More Than A Guilty Pleasure class but you’ve heard amazing things about me (;P), you can catch me on Sat, October 13 at this one-day workshop: Writing Erotica: a

Hey, I’ve got another class! Writing dirty to ramp up your writing game in any genre #writingclass

So if you’re in yyc and you didn’t get into my More Than A Guilty Pleasure class but you’ve heard amazing things about me (;P), you can catch me on Sat, October 13 at this one-day workshop: Writing Erotica: a

More than A Guilty Pleasure: Week 2, Day 8 #writingprompt

WRITING PROMPT: He tried to convince her it was because of the moon. RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written it. This is for

More than A Guilty Pleasure: Week 2, Day 8 #writingprompt

WRITING PROMPT: He tried to convince her it was because of the moon. RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written it. This is for

🎃 Release Day! Say hello to BITTERSWEET HALLOWEEN 🎃 + dirty EXCERPT

Happy release day, Bittersweet Halloween! ONE-CLICK NOW This week, in the More Than A Guilty Pleasure class I’m teaching this fall, we’re spending a lot of time talking and thinking in scenes, not chapters. (Chapters, I suggest, are entirely irrelevant.

🎃 Release Day! Say hello to BITTERSWEET HALLOWEEN 🎃 + dirty EXCERPT

Happy release day, Bittersweet Halloween! ONE-CLICK NOW This week, in the More Than A Guilty Pleasure class I’m teaching this fall, we’re spending a lot of time talking and thinking in scenes, not chapters. (Chapters, I suggest, are entirely irrelevant.

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 7 Writing Prompt

WRITING PROMPT: Wasn’t that every woman’s dream? Beginners: Write for 15 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 45 minutes. Advanced:  You can’t write today. (EDGING!) You can THINK about what you’d write. You can “write” in your head. Or while you go

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 7 Writing Prompt

WRITING PROMPT: Wasn’t that every woman’s dream? Beginners: Write for 15 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 45 minutes. Advanced:  You can’t write today. (EDGING!) You can THINK about what you’d write. You can “write” in your head. Or while you go

Welcome to Week 2 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Acts, Scenes & Characters

Welcome to Week 2 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! This week we will be talking about acts, scenes, characters, and start pondering YOUR IDEA. Get inspired by watching Kurt Vonnegut: WEEK TWO FULL SLIDE DECK + EXTRA MATERIALS FOR

Welcome to Week 2 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Acts, Scenes & Characters

Welcome to Week 2 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! This week we will be talking about acts, scenes, characters, and start pondering YOUR IDEA. Get inspired by watching Kurt Vonnegut: WEEK TWO FULL SLIDE DECK + EXTRA MATERIALS FOR

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 6 Writing Prompt

WRITING PROMPT: Everybody knew Cupid had a sick sense of humor… Beginners: Write for 15 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 40 minutes. Advanced: For days 4, 5, 6: Look at your times & word counts from days 1, 2, and 3. Estimate

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 6 Writing Prompt

WRITING PROMPT: Everybody knew Cupid had a sick sense of humor… Beginners: Write for 15 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 40 minutes. Advanced: For days 4, 5, 6: Look at your times & word counts from days 1, 2, and 3. Estimate

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 5 Writing Prompt

WRITING PROMPT: She hid it so well he wasn’t going to be able to find it.  Beginners: Write for 13 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 35 minutes. Advanced: Look at your times & word counts from days 1, 2, and 3. Estimate

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 5 Writing Prompt

WRITING PROMPT: She hid it so well he wasn’t going to be able to find it.  Beginners: Write for 13 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 35 minutes. Advanced: Look at your times & word counts from days 1, 2, and 3. Estimate

ILLICIT: 10 free dirty ebooks as a bonus? Yes, please!

I have a treat for you today, courtesy of my friend and colleague Jan O’Hara, who is one of the contributing authors to this hot collection. Over 20 illicit romances with the sexy heroes and strong heroines you crave! Lose

ILLICIT: 10 free dirty ebooks as a bonus? Yes, please!

I have a treat for you today, courtesy of my friend and colleague Jan O’Hara, who is one of the contributing authors to this hot collection. Over 20 illicit romances with the sexy heroes and strong heroines you crave! Lose

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 4 Writing Prompt

WRITING PROMPT: The floor was cold and sticky, but… Beginners: Write for 11 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 30 minutes. Advanced: Look at your times & word counts from days 1, 2, and 3. Estimate when you think your natural break will

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 4 Writing Prompt

WRITING PROMPT: The floor was cold and sticky, but… Beginners: Write for 11 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 30 minutes. Advanced: Look at your times & word counts from days 1, 2, and 3. Estimate when you think your natural break will

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 3 Writing Prompt

WRITING PROMPT: The writing was almost indecipherable. Almost. Beginners: Write for 9 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 25 minutes. Advanced: Write until you reach a natural break. Note down your time and word count. (Your natural break may be 15 minutes.

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 3 Writing Prompt

WRITING PROMPT: The writing was almost indecipherable. Almost. Beginners: Write for 9 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 25 minutes. Advanced: Write until you reach a natural break. Note down your time and word count. (Your natural break may be 15 minutes.

BITTERSWEET HALLOWEEN goes live in one week

If you’ve been following the adventures of Will and Florence in Messy Christmas and Delayed Valentine, you will be thrilled to know that Bittersweet Halloween is now available for pre-order: PRE-ORDERS LIVE EVERYWHERE This is the third and longest of

BITTERSWEET HALLOWEEN goes live in one week

If you’ve been following the adventures of Will and Florence in Messy Christmas and Delayed Valentine, you will be thrilled to know that Bittersweet Halloween is now available for pre-order: PRE-ORDERS LIVE EVERYWHERE This is the third and longest of

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 2 Writing Prompt

WRITING PROMPT: He was the perfect house husband, except… . Beginners: Write for 7 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 20 minutes. Advanced: Write until you reach a natural break. Note down your time and word count. (Your natural break may be

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 2 Writing Prompt

WRITING PROMPT: He was the perfect house husband, except… . Beginners: Write for 7 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 20 minutes. Advanced: Write until you reach a natural break. Note down your time and word count. (Your natural break may be

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 1 Writing Prompt

WRITING PROMPT: She was never going to go through that again. Beginners: Write for 5 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 15 minutes. Advanced: Write until you reach a natural break. Note down your time and word count. RULES Start timer or

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 1 Writing Prompt

WRITING PROMPT: She was never going to go through that again. Beginners: Write for 5 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 15 minutes. Advanced: Write until you reach a natural break. Note down your time and word count. RULES Start timer or

Welcome to Week 1 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure!

Welcome to Week 1 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! My More Than a Guilty Pleasure class starts today at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre! I’m very excited. If you’re in Calgary, you can still sign up this week: REGISTER HERE

Welcome to Week 1 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure!

Welcome to Week 1 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! My More Than a Guilty Pleasure class starts today at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre! I’m very excited. If you’re in Calgary, you can still sign up this week: REGISTER HERE

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Mastering the Romance Novel Form To Tell the Perfect Story

As you know, I argue vociferously that reading and writing romance and erotica is more than a guilty pleasure. It’s sort of a revolution, really. And, anyone writing in any genre should be learning from what romance writers do. To

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Mastering the Romance Novel Form To Tell the Perfect Story

As you know, I argue vociferously that reading and writing romance and erotica is more than a guilty pleasure. It’s sort of a revolution, really. And, anyone writing in any genre should be learning from what romance writers do. To