Creating a Page Turner

“I couldn’t put it down!  Those words are some of the most satisfying comments an author can receive.  Nothing pleases me more than a note from someone grumbling about staying up late to finish one of my books. It’s music to my ears. There are lots of ways to earn those precious words.  Writing a… Read More

Confessions of a True Gemini Author: Sweet & Spicy in One Month

I want to start by saying how thrilled I am to be a part of the Writerspace family. I’m loving working with Susan and Cissy and their amazing team. Second, I am, hands down, the ultimate personification of the Gemini astrological sign. If I didn’t already know that before, I certainly do now as I… Read More

5 things About Life I Learned from Writing Romance Novels

I started writing romance novels seriously in 2001. I had stories to tell and share with the world. It turns out those stories have taught me more about myself than I ever imagined they would. Here, in no particular order, are five of the biggest life lessons I’ve learned so far. Nobody’s perfect – It… Read More

Which Golden Girl Are You? 

By Inara Scott Did you love the Golden Girls? Wait, what? Never seen them? Go right now and binge a few seasons. Er, wait. Finish reading this blog first. Then go binge. The Golden Girls are a beloved, hilarious group of older women who end up living together, despite many differences. There’s the smart, frustrated… Read More

1 A&A GUIDE TO CO-AUTHORING LIKE A BOSS

How to Partner Up… Choosing a co-author is like choosing a life partner, so when considering who to write books with, ask yourself: Do I like this person’s writing style? Does this person like my writing style? Do I get along with this person enough to want to talk/chat/text to them every day? Would I… Read More

Writing Not-Garbage Romance in a Garbage World

When I decided to write romance novels for a living, I expected that most of the backlash I would receive was from older people. I expected a ton of my mom’s friends and colleagues to scoff at me and sneer things like, “Oh, why would you want to write those kinds of books?” But, to… Read More

2 Write Scared

Steven Pressfield in the book, The War of Art, says, “Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we… Read More

4 Send in the Clowns

I love my mother, but that woman has some serious shoes to fill. Big, squeaky, oversized shoes. Oh, did I mention my mother used to be a professional clown? No? Well, put on those red noses, everyone, because no matter how weird you think your family is, I’m about to share with you the life… Read More

So what’s on your kindle?

Summer reading used to mean going to the library and signing up for the summer reading program. At least it did for me–how about you? What are you reading now? (And you don’t have to say one of my books . I want to know what other authors you always buy or check out at… Read More