Monday, October 28, 2013

Workshop on November 9

On Saturday, November 9, I'm conducting a workshop for Toronto Romance Writers called What Lies Beneath:  Adding Layers to your Characters and Conflict.

What exactly does that mean?  For longer than I should probably admit, I would hear that a romance needs "layers" and I was baffled.  What does that mean, layers?  I'm not baking a cake, I'm writing a book.

I did a lot more thinking about it, and read a few more writing books, and finally a light bulb went on.  I'm going to tell the members of Toronto Romance Writers what that light bulb was.  And how to add layers to their own work.

The workshop takes place at the North York Central Library, Toronto
Room 2/3
from 1 - 4 p.m.  

Yes, I'll be taking questions about the workshop and, if there's time, anything else you want to ask me. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cruising down the Rhine

For two and a half weeks in September, my husband and I were on holiday in Europe. 
See that boat to the far right on the first bend in the Rhine?  That was our cruise ship, the Da Vinci.  It was a lovely holiday (even though the weather wasn't great and I developed a terrible cough).  

 We saw lots of castles and vineyards (and sampled the local wines).

And we found something unexpected  - a German edition of one of my books in Cologne.

Now it's back to our usual lives...but with some more changes coming.  Stay tuned!