Bona Fide Beauty releases today! This book… let’s just say that every book is a new adventure, but this one literally went the gauntlet. I’ve been trying to plot, write, edit, and publish this book for over 5 years. From this book spawned ideas for a series, and from there my first collection of short, erotic romances, Desperately Seeking Submissive. Bona Fide Beauty originally was supposed to be a lot different, but over time I realized it needed to be so much more. The characters lacked good goals, motivations, and the book itself needed a better antagonist. Twice I got about forty thousand words intoRead More →

Part of the first week of this month I spent developing/fleshing out characters for the next two books I’m working on. Two at once… yes, I tell no lies. Both books have the bones of their stories plotted from beginning to end. I’ve created a basic outline of each character, but now comes the time I dive into them. It’s getting into their heads and often it requires more than just a basic physical description and backstory. In the good, ol’ beginner days, I’d simply list the GMC (Goal, Motivation, Conflict), Physical description (Age, height, hair style/color, eye color, clothing preference), Name, Occupation, and Backstory.Read More →

A public service announcement from Catherine Peace Ever read a book and wonder how the author created such an incredible, engrossing world? Do you want to BE that author? Writing is a lot more than just Characters + Dialogue + Action = End. For genre writers especially, worldbuilding is a critical skill that will help you create a world that jumps off the page and into your reader’s mind. How do you get there? Where do you start? Worldbuilding is one of the most intimidating aspects of the writing process, but it doesn’t have to be. In Why Worldbuilding (is the Secret Ingredient): The CompleteRead More →