Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.
And each book has to receive your best effort every single time. No slacking.
Certainly the plagiarism, and dealing with the fallout of it, was the most difficult thing I've ever faced since I started writing.
Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other.
Aren't most romance heros, or heros in fiction of any kind, generally superior to real men? Same goes for heroines and real women.
One of my greatest pleasures is falling into a story someone else has written.
You don't find time to write. You make time. It's my job.
I long for typical days, but rarely get them any more.
I find I use the Internet more and more. It's just an invaluable tool. I do most of my research on the Net now - and certainly do the bulk of my communicating through email.
Every single book is a challenge.
In the summer of '80, Silhouette bought my first book.
My own sense of family, where I came from and what I made for myself is an important part of my life.
I would hope that my writing's cleaner than it was when I started.
I don't base any character on a real person, and really don't do composites either. I make them up.
I believe strongly in writing groups such as Romance Writers Of America that offer support, information and networking.
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