Option Clause

Posted in Romance on September 10th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

Saskia Walker has a great post up about option clauses in writing contracts. If you’re a writer, you should definitely check it out!

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The Covenant

Posted in Romance on September 9th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

So I saw The Covenant today–yeah, I know it’s a film about high school students–but they were witches–I had to see it! Unfortunately, it was a bit disappointing.

Every time one of the guys (and yes, only guys got to do magic in this flick) used his power, his eyes flashed to black. Um, kind of obvious, isn’t it? If you’re trying to keep your magical super-powers secret, having a black eye flashing situation isn’t exactly on the low down. I mean, people can tell when your entire eye goes black! Of course, people all also notice little things like flying Hummers.

I knew I was in trouble with this film when I started creating alternate movie plots in my head. Never a good sign. But I toughed it out until the end. Keep hoping for an awesome surprise…but I just didn’t get it.

The actors did a good job, but the script could have been so much better. And I really, really would have liked the movie more if the female characters did more than just dance for the guys…

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15 Pages…

Posted in Romance on September 9th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

My Idea File is now fifteen pages long. Yep, fif-teen pages. Guess I won’t be suffering from writer’s block anytime soon, huh? Lately, I’ve been getting quite a few ideas for stories. I just typed one called Premonitions in the file–that’s how I realized my ideas now spanned 15 pages. I’m trying to stay focused on my current WIP, but it’s hard! These other ideas keep whispering to me…

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New Brava Site

Posted in Romance on September 5th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

The Brava authors have a new website–and it looks fabulous! There’s a blog, info on upcoming releases, and a great forum featuring “Kate’s Corner” (for Editorial Director Kate Duffy). Very, very nice!

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Writing Season

Posted in Romance on August 31st, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

Halloween decorations are already up in the stores. Yep, giant spiders, black coffins, and laughing witches will now greet you as you enter Walgreens, Kirklands, Wal-Mart. And, I’ve even already seen a few Christmas decorations out there.

So, when I saw all these decorations, I got to thinking…Fall is coming. Just a few weeks away. I love fall–love the cooler weather, love the falling leave, love the trick-or-treaters. I also love the fact that it’s my writing season.

I write year-round. Write whenever I have the time, whenever the ideas strike. But there is just something about the months of September, October, and November–the ideas just flow faster for me then, flow easier. It’s always been this way for me.

I know other writers have said they write better at certain times of the day (morning versus evening), but am I the only one who writes better at a certain time of the year?

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