Writing Romance 101––Part I

Thought you’d enjoy a reblog of writing romance. For the next few weeks, I’ll be reblogging from last August, then have new posts about Writing Romance. Thanks for reading!

Donna L.H. Smith

So, you think you want to write a romance? It’s a great genre. We all love fairy tales where the prince and the princess live happily ever after, right? That’s probably where romance got its start. A story with a happy ending, where guy meets girl. They get together. Live happy. Click to Tweet #amwriting #romancewriting101

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March Winds — Part I

The month of March started out here in our area with a Nor’Easter. We didn’t get snow, just a little rain. But we also got a lot of wind. #windsofchange #marchforward

Spring is on it’s way, but until it gets here, it’s still cold. However, about two and three weeks ago, we had two days in a row each week that were wonderful spring days. I walked our Rail Trail, and at least one of those days, when it reached nearly 80 degrees (!), I wore crop pants. I love those kinds of days…as I sit here in sweat pants and a flannel jacket. Continue reading

Dazzling Dialogue—Part X

This week we conclude our series on Dazzling Dialogue. We could probably go on forever, and there are many resources you can look to make your written conversations sparkle and gleam. Six more Tools for Talk will make your dialogue sizzle and shine.  Click to Tweet #DazzlingDialogue #amwriting

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God’s Special Effects — Part VI

Last week, I listed the Bible verse from Amos 3 about God revealing things to His prophets ahead of time. Prophecy is a gift. It’s not something we ask for, it’s something God gives. The prophetic significance to the Philadelphia Eagles winning the Super Bowl is that it is finally time for God’s Prophets to Rise! Click to Tweet #GodsSpecialEffects #SpiritualGifts #SuperBowl2018

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Dazzling Dialogue—Part IX

We’re gearing down our Dazzling Dialogue discussion. Six Tools for Talk will make your dialogue sizzle and shine.  Click to Tweet #DazzlingDialogue #amwriting

Remember that the number one goal of scenes is to move the story along. You do that by creating conflict in your dialogue, as well as using action, and a bit exposition.

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God’s Special Effects — Part V

Someone on Facebook said, “I don’t think God cares about who wins the Super Bowl.” I knew that wasn’t exactly true. God does a lot of things we don’t understand. He cares for everything that concerns his creation, which is us. Man is made in the image of God. #GodsSpecialEffects #SpiritualGifts #SuperBowl2018

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Dazzling Dialogue—Part VIII

Have you ever had two conversations going on at the same time? One surface. One just below. That’s subtext. When done effectively, subtext adds depth with a sparkle to your dialogue, making it dazzle. Click to Tweet #DazzlingDialogue #amwriting

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