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Romance Writers Weekly Aug 12 #LoveWriteChat

This week: Humor and inspirational tools…

RomanceWeeklyThis week’s questions come from Fiona Riplee and hopefully you arrived here via Carolyn Spear. On to the questions…

comedyDoes humor help or hinder you in your creative process? If you mean does humor in my life help me write, then yes. I learned sarcastic humor while working at a male dominated company and use it frequently when writing. At home, wisecracks and made up words are a standard form of communication, so humor usually comes out of the blue when I’m writing dialog.

What is a favorite go-to book or movie you use to unblock a problem in your writing? My issues usually arise around the dreaded saggy middle. Unfortunately, it’s not only a writing dilemma but a physical issue for me as well. LOL.

I’m not much of a plotter, but I know where I’m moving toward andsharknado sometimes it’s difficult to bridge hunky-dory to the Sharknado event. It’s Shark Week couldn’t resist!  Anyway, there’s not always a book or movie for that ailment. Usually, it’s time to fill the well and be patient with my subconscious while a cure manifests.

What’s the most inspiring book you’ve read this week or month that’s generated a new idea? New ideas…mmm. Nothing I’ve read recently has me stoked. The new and popular TV series, The Last Ship, has me reconsidering a apocalyptic novella idea I had about a m/f/m ménage.

Hope you will continue on to Mishka Jenkins’ blog to see what tools she uses for inspiration.



Romance Writers Weekly July 29 #LoveWriteChat

This week: THE BIG GIVEAWAY!!!!


RWGIVEAWAyRomance Writers Weekly is celebrating our six month anniversary with a big giveaway! Grand prize is a Kindle Fire, plus free books and more! If you arrived here from Jeanne McDonald thanks for continuing the blog hop.

Instead of our usual questions today, we’re naming our top ten romances of all time, books, movies and more.

Don’t forget to visit the Romance Writers Weekly Page today for author takeovers throughout the day.  I’ll be on at 6 pm. If you’re the first to guess the title of my pre-published military novel, you’ll win a copy of my novella, White Doe. And now: My top ten romance list w/a side of Dani.

  1. Gone with the Wind – Biggest love/hate of a heroine butT10 damn if she didn’t get it done!
  2. Gladiator – “What we do in life echoes in eternity” Maximus
  3. Outlander – The story, the writing and so on and so on…
  4. Trial by FireJo Davis – Hot firefighter, hot writing
  5. Immortal Highlander Karen Moning – They don’t get sexier than Adam Black
  6. Turbulent SeaChristine Feehan – A hit man and a telepathic rock singer
  7. Nauti Nights – Hawt Dawg hero by Lora Leigh
  8. Something Borrowed – Geek girl wins the hero!
  9. She’s the Man – Teen flick with Channing Tatem – nuff said
  10. Kate & Leapold – Aristocrat from 1800s meets modern NYC woman
  11. Captive PassionsFern Michaels – Female pirate pre Keira Knightly

Hope you’ll hop on over to Carrie Elks to peek at her top ten in romance. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!