Today is International Grammar Day. I didn't even know it existed until today. I've learned something on IGD in regards to apostrophes. As I edit Claimed I noticed I had two apostrophes: s' and s's. I Googled and emailed my awesome editor to ask which is correct. Turns out both are! And it's all based… Continue reading International Grammar Day
One of my favourite posts from my original blog in 2006 was when I wrote about villains and their role in our novels. It has been updated a smidge (hello Thanos you wonderful baddy you) but it's still a gooder. Ahhh, the villain. The baddy. The bastard. The bitch. The evil one. There's just something… Continue reading The Boogeyman
Another favourite from 2006 was one I did on heroines. Are they strong or just a raging bitch? Bitch: n. a spiteful woman • an unpleasant or difficult thing Strength: n. the quality of being strong; the intensity of this • a source of strength; the particular respect in which a person or thing is strong So...your heroine… Continue reading The Heroine Factor
November's question: Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published? Every November, I sign up for NaNoWriMo and I think only once I've finished a book and it was never published. I intend to one day but it has some issues: forgotten plot strands,… Continue reading Commitment Issues
A year ago I came up with the swell idea to create a new pseudonym and write erotica. You'd think I'd learned I can't handle to writing identities when Riann Colton was born. Instead I had forgotten the joy of two websites, two Facebook pages, two blogs, two Twitter accounts, two Goodreads accounts. And out… Continue reading Why do I do this to myself?