What makes a “classic”?

Last night on Twitter, fellow Carina Press author Marie Force asked for recommendations of movies that might become classics in the future. A short discussion ensued, and I mentioned Shakespeare in Love while Carina editor Deb Nemeth suggested Lord of

They want me to sign away what?

A couple of housekeeping notes before I get into the rest of the day’s posts:  I’m participating in Spook-a-palooza contest with other Samhain authors. Go on over to www.samhellion.com for all the details–you can win a Kindle along with other

The Glamor of a Writer’s Life

Before I got my first contract with Samhain, I’d enviously watched my friends at the Toronto Romance Writers as they had books released.  They’d moan about the time the promotion took, so I sympathized and murmured all the proper supportive

What do you want to know?

When unpublished writers first start thinking about actually getting published, we’re told it’s all about the writing. Getting that first line just right. The first paragraph. The first page. The first…well, you get the drift. We focus on word choice,