I may have a little insight into how to reconstruct your book while you are standing in it. Here are a few tips and tricks to starting over from the inside out.
To be a writer, you have to be a reader, but sometimes it’s a weird wire to walk--to be professional and totally chill and cool even though your eyes are popping out of your head. I’ve been on one side of this a lot. For years. And happily.
While I came of age in the era of Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson romances, there is no doubt in my mind that we are living in the renaissance of romcoms.
Romance novels create a utopian relationship, critics often squawk. There aren’t any real men like this. Every reader or writer of the genre has heard the refrain in some way, shape or form and there’s a reason for that. It’s called sexism.
What do I do when I’m not writing? The things that will inspire me. The things that make me happy.
I always feel the need to explain myself, as if I have to justify that I’ve just called myself a writer, even though that’s exactly what I am.
The goal, ultimately, is to make your reader feel as though they are no longer reading, but rather, fully immersed in the story. There are several ways to go about doing this. Here are just a few.