A new start

A while back I mentioned that I planned to move the reader focused part of this blog over to my new website, http://www.clroman.com. Well, I'm doing it. The first posts are up and I hope you come join the fun. Just click on the link below. In the future, I won't be posting reader focused … Continue reading A new start

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Guest Post from Val Penny: Reasons to Write a Crime Novel

People like crime, at least in novels! Often, I meet dentists and bank managers with clever plot ideas, or nurses who read every crime novel they can lay their hands on. If I visit a writing group, there are always members keenly producing new murderous plots. Lawyers and convicts show equal enthusiasm for this genre. For … Continue reading Guest Post from Val Penny: Reasons to Write a Crime Novel

Three Types of Professional Editing and Why You Need Them

If you've been in the writing game for more than a week you've probably heard the following advice: Have your manuscript professionally edited. It's good advice. The Ailment(s) Writers who edit their own work face the pitfall of brain/eye dysplasia. It works like this: Your brain knows what it meant to write. Your fingers did … Continue reading Three Types of Professional Editing and Why You Need Them

After the Election: How I plan to move forward.

My emotions when I woke up Wednesday morning to the news of Mr. Trump's election, can be accurately described as a maelstrom. Disbelief. Anger. Fear. Worry. Sadness. And it has not gotten better over the course of the last week. Riots, horrifically cruel facebook posts, school yard bullies, college misogynists, and a host of other incidents and actions … Continue reading After the Election: How I plan to move forward.

Four Reasons You Should Follow the Indie Lights Blog Parade

I love a parade. I love the drum majors and the flag twirlers. I love the clowns, and the riding teams. Most of all, I love the floats! Watching the Tournament of Roses parade is the New Years day activity of choice around my house. It's a family tradition: breakfast and the parade, with coffee. … Continue reading Four Reasons You Should Follow the Indie Lights Blog Parade

Research

Yesterday, I went to Cassadaga, Florida to do research for my current WIP, which, due to some highly entertaining and totally unexpected inspiration, is set there. Suffice it to say, it was a fun and fascinating experience and I will likely do it again if the opportunity arises. But here's the real question: Do you have … Continue reading Research