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Romance in Your Ears

Posted Dec 27 2017

I hope everyone had a great holiday! Last week, I was on a deadline, but this week I’m back. (You can hear the pitch revving up: “Who wants to write a guest blog?” I’d like to feature tips for writing in some of the different subgenres.) When I took breaks on my deadline, I was […]


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What’s your name, man?

Posted Dec 13 2017

Our holiday party was a flaming(o) success!  Seriously, there were so many flamingos, from the 2-foot-tall flamingo statue to the flamingo music box to flamingo statues, ornaments, and the like. It was wonderful seeing us all celebrate ourselves as TARA members. The gift I received stole also included a book on character naming by Sherrilyn […]



The 12 Tropes of Romance

Posted Dec 5 2017

I am really looking forward to our Flamingo Filch gift exchange at the holiday party. Last year was my first Filch, and There were so many clever ideas, beautiful presentations, and delicious treats to receive, or to steal from someone else. 🙂  What I particularly love is the challenge of finding an ornament and a gift […]



Rising to a challenge

Posted Nov 29 2017

It’s nearly a week since Thanksgiving, and I’m still eating turkey leftovers. At least I had a little time over the weekend to relax with some reading… and to compile lists of books I want to check out from the media center, thanks to last week’s comments! We’ve had quite a year in the TARA […]


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For Your Thanksgiving Amusement…

Posted Nov 23 2017

The Guardian has announced the shortlist for its Literary Review’s 2017 Bad Sex Awards! Just as I was about to fall into a turkey-induced slumber, too. Read on and enjoy… perhaps these literary efforts will inspire you to “construct an assemblage” of your own. 🙂 (Image by Guma89 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via […]