Friday, June 27, 2008

Welcome (Again)

Welcome to the restart of my blog! I am a serious writer working on my first novel(s). I will warn anyone who reads this in advance, I love romance. And I write romance. Not erotica, but more steamy contemporary. I believe in the HEA and crave to have it at the end of my story.

Through this blog, I hope to impart some of the knowledge I have learned over the past year taking writing classes and writing in general.

Lesson #1: Read.

I know, everyone says this and it is true. I will add one thing: read everything. If you’re writing romance, read some literary fiction or literary non-fiction. If you’re writing literary fiction, read romance.

Why do I say this? Because you will learn something from it all. There are some great literary fiction writers out there and there are some great romance authors as well. I have learned plenty about pacing, characterization, plotting, etc. by reading across the board.

My reading list so far this year reflects that diversity. (Look below for a glance.)

More soon.

Take care.

BKB :-)

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