Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Avoiding Author Intrusion

THERE'S NOT ROOM ENOUGH FOR THE TWO OF US: Back by popular demand! Author intrusion is one of fiction's deadliest diseases. it jars readers, slows the pace of your work, and puts a barrier between your story and the reader. Learn how to avoid contrived or impossible situations, and how to keep yourself off the pages of your novel.

In this workshop you'll also learn to identify and avoid:

  • Ineffective point of view;
  • The information dump;
  • The elusive spy syndrome;
  • Smoke and mirrors;
  • Characters who can read minds, and much more.

This is one workshop you won't want to miss.

Update about the Candy Shop Series

Sorry for leaving this blog unattended for so long. Life’s been kind of out-of-control since late September and blogging hasn’t been high on my list of priorities. 

I’ve been getting lots of e-mail lately about the candy shop series. Thank you all for writing! I love getting your e-mails and appreciate so much knowing how many of you have enjoyed the series. Unfortunately, my publisher decided not to continue the series, so there won’t be a sixth book about Abby, her family and friends. 

On the good news front, we did go to contract on a new series and I’m hard at work on the first book which will be out in 2011. The new series features cake artist Rita Lucero and is set in New Orleans. Stay tuned for more info as it’s available.