Field Trips & Fun Stuff

Some of My Favorite Places on the Web

Websites of Fellow Authors

Kira Sinclair     One of my fellow Playfriends, author Kira Sinclair writes sexy contemporaries for Harlequin Blaze.

Kimberly Lang      One of my fellow Playfriends, author Kimberly Lang is published with Harlequin Mills and Boon.

Andrea Laurence      One of my fellow Playfriends, author Andrea Laurence is published with Harlequin Desire.

Linda Winstead Jones      One of our beloved Mavens, author Linda Winstead Jones, widely published with Harlequin and Berkley.

Beverly Barton      One of our beloved Mavens, the late author Beverly Barton.

Rhonda Nelson      Dear friend Rhonda Nelson, who writes for Harlequin Blaze.

Lynn Raye Harris       Dear friend Lynn Raye Harris, who writes for Harlequin Presents.

Heart of Dixie Romance Writers   My local RWA chapter.

Some of My Favorite Authors

JR Ward     Author of sexy, intense paranormals, including the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

Kresley Cole      Author of sexy paranormals of all kinds.

Kerrelyn Sparks    Author of humorous paranormals, focused on vampires and shapeshifters.

Sherrilyn Kenyon  Author of intense paranormals, contemporary and Young Adult.

Lara Adrian  Author of sexy, intense vampire paranormals.

Larissa Ione  Author of sexy paranormal romances featuring demons, angels, immortals, and all manner of fun things.

Beth Kery   Author of contemporary erotic and Harlequin Special Editions.

Jami Alden  Author of sexy romantic suspense featuring some of the hottest heroes around.

Sharon Sala    Author of sexy suspense, contemporaries, and YA paranormal.

Lori Foster  Author of sexy romantic suspense.

Blogs

Barbara Vey   Discussing current trends in the publication industry, romance books and reading, and authors.

Blaze Authors Blog   Harlequin Blaze authors.

Ruby Slippered Sisterhood    Group blog with my fellow 2009 Golden Heart Finalists.

 

Recommended Reads for Writers

 

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron

On restoring creativity through times of blockage.

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print by Renni Browne and Dave King

Must have for the revision process.

The Productive Writer: Tips and Tools to Help You Write More, Stress Less, and Create Success by Sage Cohen

From practical tips to food for thought on how to be more productive and focused as a writer in the midst of real life.

The Writer’s Digest Character Naming Sourcebook by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Great for creating character names according to nationality.

The Synonym Finder by J.I. Rodale

I love this even more than my thesaurus, which is saying a lot!

No Plot? No Problem!: A Low Stress, High Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris Baty

By the originator of National Novel Writing Month, this book offers lots of writing tips.

First Draft in 30 Days: A Novel Writer’s System for Building a Complete and Cohesive Manuscript by Karen S. Wiesner

For all you plotters out there, this is a comprehensive guide to keeping your plotting thorough and on track.

Writing a Romance Novel for Dummies by Leslie Wainger, Editor at Large for Harlequin Enterprises

Everything Romance from a master editor!

Goal, Motivation, and Conflict by Debra Dixon

Understanding true characterization and how it should affect your story. Only available through her website.

Writing From the Inside Out: Transforming Your Psychological Blocks to Release the Writer Within by Dennis Palumbo

An excellent resource for all the issues we face as writers, from rejection to blockage to fear of success.

 

Writing Helps

eHarlequin

Lisa Gardner’s Tricks of the Trade

Charlotte Dillon’s Resources for Writers

Romance Writers of America  

National Novel Writing Month

Ruby Slippered Sisterhood