Children and Animals

I just finished a draft of a novel where the heroine has a nine-month-old son, and I feel a little like W.C. Fields–“Never work with children or animals.” Actually, I have lots of animals in my books and they’ve never caused me any trouble. If they’re not needed in a scene you can send them […]

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Revisions

I actually enjoy doing revisions more than doing the first draft—it’s less work!  I’m a planner, which means I try to work out as much of the plot in advance as I can rather than waiting for inspiration to strike (sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t—I find my muse takes vacations at the least appropriate […]

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The Big Misunderstanding

I not only write romances, I read lots of them. And like most romance readers, I’m very particular about what I like and don’t like. One of my major peeves is the Big Misunderstanding. You know–the plot where the hero thinks the heroine has been unfaithful because he saw her kissing that guy at the […]

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Writing in Times of Crisis

Normally, I’m a very disciplined writer. Honest. But over the past month, it’s gotten harder and harder to keep myself on the page. Life keeps getting in the way. I mean to get my quota of pages done, but then I think, I’ll just check the blogosphere, see what’s going on with the election, maybe […]

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On sequels

It may seem insane to be working on sequels to a book that hasn’t been published yet, but that’s where I am right now. When I was writing Venus, I didn’t think of sequels–I was too caught up in the story. But when I got to the end, I felt bereft! I couldn’t spend any […]

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Venus is Coming

Right now my first novel, Venus in Blue Jeans, is working its way through the publishing process at Samhain Publishing. I’ve got a tentative blurb, that looks like this: Coming off a broken engagement to a lying charmer, all bookstore-owner Docia Kent wants is a fling, not a long-term romance. And for her fabulously wealthy […]

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Site is Up!

Well sort of! https://www.megbenjamin.com/ is supposed to be up. All the files are there and I can see it through the console at my ISP, but the site itself isn’t yet coming up in my browser. I’m hopeful it will be there soon, though. And then I’ll talk about it. Until then, Hello, World! […]

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