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medieval romantic suspense | medieval romantic suspense

joann-smith-ainsworth's picture
Jun.24.2013
Do you ever create challenges for yourself just to learn something new? I do. As a writer, I set a new challenge for myself with each manuscript. In my two published medieval romantic suspense novels, I set a different challenge for each. I then enrolled in online classes to learn the craft to meet...
joann-smith-ainsworth's picture
Oct.31.2009
That you readers are all so unique is one of my biggest challenges as a writer. What one of you loves, the other of you hates.  I can’t write one sentence on top of another. I only get one choice of what to put down on a blank sheet of paper.  There’s no way I can take a story into a direction...
joann-smith-ainsworth's picture
Oct.30.2009
I've been asked, "How do you write so realistically?" A reviewer for Affaire de Coeur said, “vivid descriptions of time and place.” Growing up with horse-and-buggy ancestors provided me with experiences of everyday life before labor-saving devices. I lived with an out house, a great aunt...
terry-spear's picture
Sep.30.2009
Okay, I write werewolf and vampire novels so Halloween should be my favorite time of year, right? Seasons are my favorite time of year. But living in Southern states for most of my life where the temperature changes from hot, hot, hot, to cold, hot...that cold blip was winter...I don't get to...
vijaya-schartz's picture
Jul.23.2009
  White Tiger, book one of the Chronicles of Kassouk, is coming out August 1, 2009, from Desert Breeze Publishing, first in eBook format and Kindle on Amazon, then in print in 2010.  The cover is gorgeous.  The blue eyes belong to the heroine, White Tiger, a swordswoman raised with tigers,...
terry-spear's picture
Dec.03.2008
I've got a stack of autographed books that need mailing, but I was looking for my special "Book" Christmas cards to send with them. I"m really low, and thought I'd had enough to get me through the season. So I need to order some, even if I give them next year too. For Highlander, I...
terry-spear's picture
Nov.24.2008
I wrote 10,000 words on Plight of the Wolf this past week, but what with the Thanksgiving holiday, trying to catch up on teaching two online writing courses, planting, and working, I was afraid I wouldn't have enough time to write. And I've got to finish the story!!! Yet, I've only just begun to...
terry-spear's picture
Nov.19.2008
One of the things I love about teaching my online workshops is hearing from former and current students about their successes, and I love to promote them in my classes and blogs. Why? Because it encourages others to know they can do it  too. One of my former students became the American Title...
terry-spear's picture
Nov.13.2008
First, I talked about my upcoming book covers on http://shapeshifterromance.wordpress.com/  Drop by and comment if you have a moment. And secondly, I'm not only teaching my regular two online workshops, but giving a free sampling of my workshops for a week on a loop that has 2000+ members. I think...