People often ask authors about their writing routines. This varies from author to author, so it is a question that is worth asking when you chat with one. Besides, we always love to talk about writing!
Scrivener is a wonderful tool. It is rich and versatile. Because of that, you can use it to support the way YOU write. Because it is so robust, some people find it intimidating at first, I’m writing a series of blog posts to help you get started. This post will provide easy, step-by-step instructions for
My goal was to get my submission package out the door by January 2, which is in just two days. It doesn’t look like I’m going to hit that goal, so I decided to take a short break and write a blog post after a bazillion months. I’ve written three new romances. The first one
Writers, IT professionals, medical transcriptionists, graphic designers… in fact, nearly all white-collar professionals spend hours and hours every day sitting in front of a keyboard… tap-tapping away! As a result, we often end up with aching hands. If you’re as lucky as I have been, there’s a simple solution that could help you almost immediately.
I write. I write a LOT. Even so, or perhaps because of it, I regularly have to check my grammar. English grammar is tricky, but I’m getting better at comma usage (thanks to my editor!), but I’m still terrible when it comes to compound words. I’ll get better at them eventually! When I was in
Brainstorming. The creative Kickstart. The jolt of caffeine your story needs. This past weekend my critique group met for an all-day work session. We spent the morning learning about how to use Word to create teaser images that include a punchy quote from your book. When I made my first teaser, I followed some directions
It’s cover reveal day! It’s cover reveal day! I’m so EXCITED! This is the luscious new cover for my upcoming book “It Takes a Spy…” This book launches my new Secrets and Seduction series. Each standalone book is complete, but various characters will reappear in later books. It Takes a Spy – by Sheridan Jeane In
Isn’t Summer Grand? I’ve been very busy since the beginning of June. But summer is always a busy time! My sons have been involved in a Performing Arts Camp for a number of years, and I thoroughly enjoy volunteering to help with the costumes because it lets me get to know the kids and the other parents.
Where did Tempy Bliss come from? Since Gambling on a Scoundrel was released, a number of people have asked me about my inspiration for my heroine, Temperance Bliss, or, as I affectionately call her, Tempy. An Idea Tempy started out as an idea. I wanted a heroine who was confident in her abilities, but not about
How to Write Your Back Cover Copy for Your Romance Novel Getting that back cover copy exactly right is an essential step in preparing your novel for publication. Don’t skimp on this. It is your biggest marketing tool. Think about it, do you ever buy a book without reading that bit on the back that