February, 2012

Character Imperfections

I sometimes put my characters into some seriously out-there situations for the sake of hyperbole. That isn’t to say their situations can’t happen in real life–oh, they do!–I just make them BIGGER and more dramatic than they would otherwise be. Same thing for my supporting characters. Those folks don’t have small personalities because they’re meant Read more of this post »



Ketchup.

Figured I’d pop in with just a bit of news and then get back to playing Sims. D’oh! I mean “working.” I’ve been a busy, busy bee between churning out pages for new stories (more on that in a sec) and doing a lot of initial footwork to build some buzz about my spring releases. Read more of this post »



Friendly Friday with Val Muller

Hey, hey! It’s Friendly Friday again, and there seems to be a recurring theme here – time travel! I watch enough Star Trek to have my mind regularly blown by the concept, so for it to be a theme two weeks in a row geek me out. This week, Val Muller has kindly answered some Read more of this post »



Pantsing.

I’m not a plotter. Not really. When I come up with the general idea for a story, I put some very superficial information down on paper: character’s name, age, occupation, physical appearance, and a few quirks that make him or her unique. I may even jot down the general concept for the story and where Read more of this post »



Holley’s Top Five Distractions

As fanatical as I am about routines, especially my writing ones, sometimes it’s hard for me not to get sucked into distractions. I’m sure I’m not alone in this, but I thought I’d share what my biggest time-sucks are.   E-mail. Publishing is a deadline-driven industry so I always feel compelled to respond to messages Read more of this post »



That’s hot.

I swear I’m not trying to channel Paris Hilton here, but I think we’re automatically going to associate that phrase with her for at least the next decade. Anyway, I wanted to take a few minutes to ramble about something my opinion has done a complete 180 on in the past decade or so. Back Read more of this post »



Why this place?

You know, I started seriously writing fiction right at the time when the big chick-lit bubble burst. You know what I mean: it was the early 00′s and books set in urban places with sophisticated single women were really big. I even placed as a finalist in an author search held by one of the Read more of this post »



I’d like to buy you a cup of coffee.

Well, one of you, anyway. I’m not exactly swimming in royalty checks like Nora Roberts right now, so I can only be nice to one of you at a time. To get into the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Blog Hop Spot has put together a little tour of 263 (!!!) author blogs all of Read more of this post »



Friendly Friday with Anne Holly

This week, another Holly (Anne, obviously) has stopped by with an excerpt of her upcoming Rebel Ink Press release just in time for Valentine’s Day. It’s called V-Day and it’s an erotic romantic comedy (or perhaps quirky kink?). Check it. *** It all started with a serenade… A family like Daniel’s and the solitary pursuit Read more of this post »



Quirky Kink?

I wanted to pop in and update you all on some Holley news right quick before this spider on the blinds sees me with one of her trillion eyes and decides to stage an assault. First, my long short story (which is similar in a way to a jumbo shrimp only more literate) Executive Decision Read more of this post »