“Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” — Gloria Steinem
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I like writing romances with smart, ambitious, somewhat geeky, heroes and heroines. This is probably due to my own background which is as geeky as it gets. I’ve worked in IT all my life. Now before the word geek puts you off, please note that the term has changed and now means something like: “a person who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about a specific subject.” Yes, these are my heroes — a computer games CEO, a environmental activist, a hi-tech musician, an F1 driver seriously into what they’re doing. But they also know what they want in life — and whom — when they encounter her.
My heroines are no less geeky or ambitious: a website CEO, a nuclear physicist, a helicopter pilot, an online marketing manager… They keep those heroes on their toes! If you like your romance with a dollop of smart and a twist of humour then why not check out my books list.
I’ve been writing seriously since 2010. My day job has kept me on the move so I’m a bit of a European nomad, currently settled in Switzerland where on a clear day, a view of the Alps inspires my writing.
I’ve read my share of “how to” books. The ones I found most useful (in the order in which I read them) were:
- Larry Brooks: Story Engineering
- John Truby: The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller
- Dwight V. Swain: Techniques of the Selling Author
- Sol Stein: Stein on Writing