Writing Articles

Short Stories: Idea Size Matters

April 13, 2016 9:00 am Published by 1 Comment

Last week I was on the phone with an editor discussing one of my short stories The Alpha’s Edge. She told me that when she hears a novelist say, “I want to write short stories” – mostly for the purpose of getting more material out into the marketplace quickly – she... read more

naming characters

Naming Characters: Three Tips

December 21, 2015 5:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Naming Characters Tip #1. Don’t give characters names that begin with the same initial. If you have two characters Richard and Robert, it’s going to be difficult for your readers to tell them apart when reading at normal speed. It will not help to change their names to, say, Rick... read more

Julie Tetel Andresen covers the various romance novel genres.

Romance Subgenres: An Overview

November 30, 2015 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

My quest as a writer is to mine the riches of as many romance subgenres of this wide-ranging art form as I possibly can. The major division is between historical and contemporary: Historical Romance Subgenres Location and century organize this, one of the largest romance subgenres. The following time-periods qualify... read more