Sneak Off and Read: Lines about KINDNESS, #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about KINDNESS for a great start to the week. Enjoy! The build. The blond hair. Those blue eyes. Kind to the people in this town, to his family. She wasn’t the right person for him. Marsha West Although their family names intertwined with hers in every bible on the Isle, none…

Dealing with Dialogue Tags

Glancing back at some of my earlier work, I cringe at my use of “said bookisms” such as roared, admonished, exclaimed, queried, and hissed. I was trying to avoid overusing the word “said” and searched for suitable alternatives. I realize now that substituting those words made it sound like I enjoyed using my thesaurus. Instead,…

Falling in #Love with your #Characters #amwriting @jacqbiggar

Readers often ask where do writers come up with ideas for their characters? In my case, the birth of a hero comes from a variety of sources. News reports, television programs, books I’ve read; all are great resources. But my favorite characters grow organically from stories I’ve already written. For my new release, Missing: The…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about HOPE, #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about HOPE for a great start to the week. Enjoy! I just needed to dig deep, finish the adventure, and hope that I would be stronger in the end. S.A. Taylor Follow Me (work in progress) What if her fan was one of those nut cases who hurt the object of…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about FLOWERS, #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about FLOWERS to celebrate Easter and the start of new week. Enjoy! He’d heard it was wonderful, and green, with trees and flowers and streams. Soft places to sleep, lots of great food to eat. Kathryn Jane A translucent figure rose from the hospital bed and hovered in the air before…

The Long & The Short Of It.

What are we talking about? Hair. Mine, yours, and our characters. I think I’ve mentioned here before that I don’t like change. Any kind of change. I wore my hair the same way for over twenty years. My daughters kept telling me I should change. (Both are much more okay with change than I am.)…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about BIRDS, #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about BIRDS for a great start to the week. Enjoy! Miller had a suspicion Laura had been hurt, badly, sometime in her past. She was jumpy and panicky, like a frightened bird, trapped and uncertain what to do next. Claire Gem Then there was playtime, exploring, and sometimes they went out…

Getting to Know My Cast

Happy Friday! What better day than this to share some writing inspiration—and perhaps inspire us to make use of some the weekend to further our works-in-progress. I would have made a bad racehorse. My writing on a new project tends to start out like hellfire: I get a fabulous idea, a great premise for a story,…

Getting Fit On Facebook

Hi all! I’m Kathryn Jane, and if it’s the first Tuesday of the month, it’s my turn to share something about my life as a writer…so here goes. Somewhere around the beginning of the year, when I’d been several weeks without my usual beach walks due to snowy weather, I thought, no problem, I’ll just crank…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about Laughter, #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about LAUGHTER for a great start to the week. Enjoy! “When did Ben become a foot doctor?” Laughing, Daniel’s look journeyed past me to Ben. “I guess when he graduated from med school.” Vicki Batman Raving Beauty” from Just You and Me set He laughed again, a friendly sound that washed…