Six Reasons Why You Need a Critique Partner

(By the way, I love lists. I think I’m going to be doing a lot of them.) Anyway, critique partners. I have two, and I’m also a member of two critique groups, and critique mistress at RWA Online. As critique mistress (and I really can’t say that job title often enough), it’s my job to…

A Short Post About Victorian Divorce Law

No, wait! Don’t go. It’s more interesting than it sounds. Did you know that, before the Matrimonial Causes Act changed everything in 1857, it was almost impossible to get a divorce in England? Miserable couples back then needed an act of parliament before they could get shot of each other, and that cost way more…

Rules for Writing a Romance

Well, not really. They’re actually more like guidelines. And they’re only for me. But, hey, it’s a brand new blog and I’m currently my only reader. 1. I will never use the phrase ‘alabaster mounds’ in my writing (except ironically). Why? Because it’s what everyone expects to find in a romance novel. 2. I will…