Top Five Ways to Stay Focused on Writing

#1. Make sure to create a space where you can focus completely on writing. Sometimes, this means laying on top of a pile of unfolded laundry while your child insists you are a giant creature that his lego spaceship HAS to land on and vanquish. Think deeply about your plot and your characters while not… Read More

Why Gladiolas are Special to Me

Lyn Cote here– The photo here is meaningful to me because gladiolas in late summer bring back sweet memories of my mother. Her birthday was the first week of September. We lived at the edge of town with a farm across the road. They grew gladiolas and had a stand on the highway nearby every… Read More

20 Novels and Autumn News

As warm summer days turn to crisp autumn ones and the kids return to school, I always feel a sense of new beginnings. Even more so than the beginning of January, this time of year seems ripe with possibility. Perhaps it’s because I always loved school. Returning to the classroom and friends was my happy… Read More

Catching Her Heart

Thanks for having me on Writerspace today. I’m so excited to share my new release, Catching Her Heart, with all of you. This book combines some of my favorite things: romance, enemies to lovers, and finding ways to give back to the world around us. Readers may have met Addison Carlisle in book one of… Read More

IT’S TRITE, BUT I DON’T CARE

As a diehard reader of romance novels, here are 5 situations I like to see in books. Though often labeled trite and cliched, these scenarios continue to connect with readers over time. The trick for the writer is to add a new twist to an old tale and make it “the same, but different.” 1…. Read More

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