The Writing Series: On a Serious Sex Note

My first romance novels were Kathleen Woodiwiss. I found them in my mom’s bedroom and stealth read them when she wasn’t around. I still love them but there’s a hard truth to her writing that quite a few of her romances started with a rape scene. They’re also pretty damn racist but hey if you’reContinue reading “The Writing Series: On a Serious Sex Note”

The Writing Series: Plotting Part Deux

So I’m trying to plot something. I’ve never done this before and it’s not going well. I started with a flowchart and that didn’t work. Then switched to paper. It’s better but confusing. I’m watching Judy Blume’s Master Class right now. She uses notebooks. I feel like I need something more visual than a bunchContinue reading “The Writing Series: Plotting Part Deux”

Writing Series: Chapter 1

There are those writers who map out to the paragraph how the book will play out. They plot and outline and carve chapters. I’m not one of them. As I’ve said, most of my books have been fly by the seat of my pants. That cavalier attitude has worked out sometimes and not so muchContinue reading “Writing Series: Chapter 1”

Still VSSing

The Vss’ continue… 6/6/20 The summer breeze blew in by night dimming the shine of day’s fake light Loaded words like humming birds, scattered #buckshot at innocent herds A quickening, burning, no more relenting, a new  beginning #sijo #vss365 6/6/20 Pastel #hydrangea, cedar shingled homes, proper in their order, not a hair out of place,Continue reading “Still VSSing”

The Writing Series: NSFW

Ok, now, let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Sex. Rather, sex scenes. You’re warned if you’re feint of heart. Stop now. Click out. Hmm, let me start by saying most of mine hover in the PG-13 area. I have a few R/NC-17. I don’t think I have any X rated ones. Truth is onceContinue reading “The Writing Series: NSFW”


Now if you listen closelyI’ll tell you what I knowStorm clouds are gatheringThe wind is gonna blowThe race of man is sufferingAnd I can hear the moan, ‘Cause nobody,But nobodyCan make it out here alone. Nostalgia always makes me seek out what triggered the emotion. I hadn’t read much of her before I saw PoeticContinue reading “Alone”

Poetic Justice

Anyone remember that movie? Tupac was in it and Janet Jackson, Ms Jackson. It was really good if you haven’t seen it. Watch it. Anyway, this batch is very poetic. Writer Twitter is dominated by poets. At some point I guess you join in or stand on the sideline cheering and going hoarse. 5/28/20 ItContinue reading “Poetic Justice”


I mentioned in a recent post that I’m studying for the Level II sommelier test. All of this talk of grapes and noble rot and southern facing vines on poetic hillsides got me thinking about the romance of wine. Which then led me to think about different ‘wine’ movies I have watched. The one thatContinue reading “Sideways”

The Writing Series: Plotting

I bought a stack of index cards. Then I realized I’m not an index cards kind of person. So I opened a flowchart and I think I am gently making the transition from 100% pantster to 60/40. It won’t ever be a chapter by chapter I know to the word how this paragraph will endContinue reading “The Writing Series: Plotting”


I have no clue what the 5/17 one was about. I think I was suffering from delusions of grandeur. That’s usually when I do my worst writing. So enjoy figuring that one out. Attribute to it whatever you will because your guess is as good as mine. 5/17/20 Come unto me My little ones BegContinue reading “Vzzzille”