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Keeping Things Short: Difficult But Required Sometimes by Beth Daniels, aka Beth Henderson, J.B. Dane, Nied Darnell

I don’t know about you, but my writing career began with writing stories that were 75,000 to over 100,000 words. That allows for vivid descriptions, too much (so editors tell me) character introspection, secondary plot lines and…well, lots of fun things. When I was in college and professors didn’t want to see anything longer than …
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Shopping Cart Not Required: Gathering Goodies For Your Historical Beth Daniels, aka Beth Henderson, J.B. Dane, Nied Darnell

The first time I sat down to seriously write a novel, it was a historical. Admittedly, I was reading a lot of historical romances at the time. My ex-sister-in-law and I still hung out together after her brother and I split and, though younger than me, she’d discovered the vicarious thrill of the bodice rippers. …