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Reading

Who reads more? Men or Women?

Happy Holidays! This time of the year we often think about what to give our loved ones. Books, at least in my family, grace the top of gift-giving lists. Before I was ever a writer, I was an avid reader. As a teenager, finishing a book a day was not out of the question for… Continue reading Who reads more? Men or Women?

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Writing

Killing off a character

(Warning! This article contains spoilers for other novels.) I have written before about how characters become living and breathing people to their writers. As you develop a character, they interweave your story together with their traits and relationships with others.   When you begin your story, you have a general idea of where it’s going, and… Continue reading Killing off a character

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Writing

Archetypes versus Stereotypes – knowing the difference…

Quick show of hands. How many times have you been told: “Sorry, I don’t usually read that genre because of XYZ stereotype?” As a romance writer, I have been told more times than I care to remember.  The romance genre is often thought of as being outdated due to the portrayal of weak female characters… Continue reading Archetypes versus Stereotypes – knowing the difference…