The Importance of Plot

As I mentioned in my last post, I believe plot is extremely important. While I am a character-driven writer, without a well thought out, engaging plot, you don’t have a story. The characters must drive the plot, yes, but the plot must be able to stand on its own on paper. The more elaborate, the […]

Leading Men

As a novelist- especially a romance novelist- I have a strong opinion about protagonist male characters. All characters are important to me as I am a character-driven writer. For some reason, and against my feminist mindset, the lead male has always been the most important for me to flesh out before embarking on a new […]

A New Goal

Yesterday as I was browsing Amazon, I read an article about a writer who was “discovered” via a contest he entered on the website. It was the “Breakthrough Novel” Award, which is given out every year through Amazon.com, for several different genres: a. General Fiction b. Mystery/Thriller c. Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror d. Romance e. Young Adult […]