May the Fourth Be With You.

There is no possible way I can let this day go past without a salute of some kind.  Star Wars is the reason I'm writing (The full story is here and also here, if you've never heard it before).  Also, as I mentioned in my earlier post today, May 4th became THE day to get

2016-05-03T21:22:45+00:00 Tags: , |

Pulse Pause Moments – Han Solo

I don't think it's any sort of secret at all that I was kick-started into writing fiction by the original Star Wars movies, and romance was a lock-in after Han Solo's "I know".  I've written that story in a few places, including here. It would be fair to say that Star Wars had a profound

2016-08-10T14:40:44+00:00 Tags: , |

Mash – July 7, 2014

A round-up of sites, links and other interesting tidbits I’ve seen and heard lately. Indie Authors Quitting Their Day Jobs http://www.thepassivevoice.com/06/2014/indie-authors-quitting-their-day-jobs/ This is a wildly inspirational post for any indie author, anywhere. If you're not an author, it's still fascinating reading -- right up there with the AuthorEarnings.com posts. If you thought indie publishing was

May The 4th Be With You

No self-respecting Star Wars fan can slide by today without at least a mental tip of the hat toward their favourite franchise.  I can’t believe it’s taken me so many years to acknowledge the date here on the blog! So let us pause for a brief moment of reverence for one of the best moments

2014-05-04T07:18:55+00:00 Tags: , , |

1977. A Mere 33 Years And An Eon Of Differences Ago.

Just because many (most?) of us reading this post were alive and can remember 1977 far too well, it’s tempting to think that 1977 really wasn’t all that different from 2010.  Yeah the clothes were really groovy, and the music was downright embarrassing when you listen to it now (except for those folk who insist

Damned Good Romances VII – The Moment of Ultimate Vulnerability

This post is part of a series. Part 1: Damn Good Romances Part II: Romantic Tension Part III: Romantic Conflict Part IV: Emotional Intensity Part V: Heart-Stopping Moments Part VI: Uncertainty of Outcome Part VII: Moment of Ultimate Vulnerability Part VIII: Happy Ever After...For Now _____________ The Moment of Ultimate Vulnerability I think I fell