Join award-winning romance author Dana Wayne as she shares the challenges and successes of one woman's journey from writer wanna-be to award-winning author. She shares tips and inspiration, snippets of her writing, and the occasional short story.
Discussion about secondary characters, who they are, why do you need them and how do you develop them. What are secondary characters? Why do you need them. Includes an excerpt from The Detail, current work in progress.
A short piece on things to think about when you want to add heat/steam to your story. Includes common heat levels and tips for going forward. Closes with back cover blub for a new release coming out in late February.
This episode explores the difference between critique and criticism and why we (writers) need a critique. I’ve wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. I thought that meant putting words on paper in story format and that’s what I did with the first draft of Secrets of The Heart. Unfortunately, I had no idea what info dump was or show-don’t-tell. And my all-time favorite writing faux pas, passive voice. Critiques helped me understand those issues and how to avoid and/or correct them. It also includes a short excerpt from Chapter Three of Secrets of The Heart.