My fellow Decadent Publishing author V.S. Morgan just polished off a new multicultural contemporary romance. What better time to ask for a writing tip? Before I take out my tablet to jot down notes, I should let you know there's a $20 Giveaway up for grabs. Don't forget to put your name in the hat!
Conquering the 1st Draft by V.S. Morgan
Super excited to be visiting Tara Quan today. She asked that I share a few writing tips with you. I’m still a relatively new author but have learned some key things. Here are a few:
- Start with establishing good characters. I’ve found that doing character profiles really makes the characters multifaceted and helps when working through plot details.
- Write and write until you are done with the first draft. Do not go back and pick until you are done. It’s really easy to get ‘stuck’ if do this. Power through and then build from there. It’s okay to write crap in your first draft!
- Write for yourself first and then right for others. Don’t censure yourself, especially with your first draft. Going with your first instincts are usually best. If you’re considered you’re being too over the top, have your beta reader/s review. I’ve found some of my out there ideas have really connected with readers and made my stories stand out.
By V.S. Morgan
A contemporary multicultural foodie romance from Decadent Publishing
On a working vacation in Montana, Chef Gabi Inez’s schedule allows her to enjoy planned activities and hangout with her cousin and his new family. She’s not looking for love, but spending time with a hunky cowboy sounds perfect. Gabi works hard, but every girl needs some fun. What if flirting leads to something more?
Sam Malone is the brains behind Blackbird, a guest and working ranch. Since his parents’ death, his sole purpose has been family and the ranch’s survival. Burned by love in the past, he avoids the distraction that comes with beautiful women. But what’s a cowboy to do when a sweet and sassy chef gets under his skin, only to be told by her overprotective cousin she’s off limits?
About V.S. Morgan
V.S. Morgan has lived all over the US but calls Minnesota her home now. Her family includes her hubby, son, and a menagerie of pets.
She's been writing stories since she could hold a pencil and dreams of happily ever afters - even for two hot men - because love knows no boundaries. V.S. writes MC/IR contemporary, paranormal, and suspense m/f and m/m with heart.
V.S. is a GLBT ally and a lifetime contributor of The Trevor Project.