They Hated the Movie #writing #amwriting #romance #fantasy #paranormal #author

One afternoon while watching Saving Mr. Banks (the Disney movie based off the trials that Walt Disney had to overcome with P.L. Travers in order to make Mary Poppins) I got to thinking about how many other authors have hated the movie versions of their novels. What? An author hated that their novels were made into movies? Isn't [...]

What is Considered “Good Writing”? #writing #amwriting #writerproblems #writertips

I have to say that in my opinion, I don't really think there is an answer to such a question. What is considered good writing? Is it the number of 5 star reviews you have? The number of fans you have? Is it the number of copies your books have sold? The number of years [...]

#FanFiction: Love it? Or Hate it? #writing #amwriting #writerslife #writerproblems

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." But, is it really? Perhaps, one day, long ago it was, but in this ever-growing world of WE are due everything WE want, I'm starting to think it's not flattery at all, but rather a form of entitlement. More specifically reader entitlement. Don't like a story? Think it should have [...]

Bad Boy Heroes #writing #amwriting #writerslife #writerproblems #sexyheros

I recently came across a picture meme on Facebook about the qualities of a Hero and Anti-Hero in novels. Most of the list was right; however, a few points I disagreed with. Under the Hero is listed: is the conformist, peacekeeper, is always on the right side of the law, never ambivalent. Under the Anti-Hero listed: [...]