Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2009«

How? Which? Huh?

October 27, 2009


I need (want) to add quotations at the beginning of chapters to a WIP of mine. (Well, it’s not really a WIP…I’m done with it.) My issue is, how do I format it in my manuscript, and where do I put it? Currently, each chapter has a number and title, like: 1. Happy Holidays   […]


October 26, 2009


One week until NaNoWriMo starts, and I don’t feel completely ready. Hell, I’m not even sure why I am doing it.  Guess I am caught up in all the hype.  No worries. I will give it my best shot. Hell, I’d like to get it done early, and take the rest of the month off. […]

I’m feeling tense!

October 20, 2009


Do you like feeling tense? Do you like tension when dealing with others? The answer is probably a resounding, “no!” Yeah, I don’t like it.  But when writing prose you need tension in your story. Not just overall tension, but tension everywhere. Donald Maass, when I was attending his High Tension Workshop talked about “Micro-Tension”–literally […]

Can your novel pass this test?

October 16, 2009


Is your novel ready for final editing and revision? Is it ready to send out? Read below. Digging around in my office earlier this week, looking for Bob Mayer’s Novel Writing Presentation workbook, and I came across another workbook I got from Donald Maass when I attended his workshop earlier last year. It was his […]

What words do you use?

October 16, 2009


Check this out. I just entered my manuscript, Telecks into and this is what it spit out…tells me a lot about the words I use in my story, and where I can try to whittle away some “crutch” words.  This is pretty cool, go see for yourself!

Help! I’m stuck!

October 12, 2009


Hey there. Are you 50%, 75% hell 80% done with your story?  Stuck? Not sure where to go? You ever been like this before? Crackalackin through a story, then BAM! Stoppage of the highest order.  You can’t figure out how in the hell you painted yourself into this corner.  You scream to the heavens, “It’s […]

Lynne Roberts Interview

October 9, 2009


I am interviewing the inimitable, Lynne Roberts today. Her new work, First Date is out October the 9th.    Jason:  Okay, so how’d you come up with the idea for First Date? Lynne:  Out of all the  books I’ve written, First Date probably has the least interesting genesis.   Erotic romance isn’t my first genre but […]