Liz Durano

Saturday Distractions

Day three of no laptop/computer and so far, I’m still… sane. Well, maybe I was a bit cranky last night but it helps to have an iPad and a few wireless keyboards to make sure you still hit… Read More

Under My Skin

I’m slowly re-learning how I roll when it comes to writing the stories I love even if it means falling in love with my heroes and heroines. I need to have them crawling under my skin until I… Read More

Four Days

Songs have always inspired most of my stories and Breaking the Rules is no exception. For months, I agonized over the Prologue the way it appears. I’d take it out, rewrite the beginning and then put it back… Read More

Five More Days

While finalizing the playlist for Breaking the Rules, I realized I hadn’t shared some of the songs that inspired the story. There are a few but I’ll start with Sawyer’s song, Are We Too Late by singer/songwriter Tom Leeb…. Read More

A Thousand Words In

 

A Special Gift

One of the songs that inspired Everything She Ever Wanted, was New Mexico by Dorian Spencer. I must have heard it around 2007 or so and I bought it and saved it into my iPod. Whenever I’d feel down,… Read More

Back To the Beginning

Three years ago today, I was writing a story about a woman at the end of her rope who finds herself faced with new possibilities when she runs into a handsome idealistic doctor on the Strand, a 22-mile bike path… Read More

Musings Over Coffee (That’s Still Brewing): Life is Too Short

No matter how often I tell myself and everyone to do what they want to do and write what they want to write, I still have this (un)conscious desire to please everyone. So it’s no surprise when I feel devastated… Read More

Musings Over Morning Coffee: Empty L.A. and Angelfall

In his project EMPTY LA, photographer Matt Logue crafts a post-apocalyptic version of the city without a car or person in sight. The effect has a lot of impact, making the congested City of Angels resemble a ghost town. … Read More

Tied to You #MusicMonday

I’ve got a few posts coming up but first, this is one of the songs that is not letting go of me this morning. It usually means a story’s coming up from characters already set inside my head… Read More

Finding Truth in Stories

A few readers have asked me who my inspiration for Dr. Harlow James in my novel, Everything She Ever Wanted, was – if I had one.  And I sure did have someone in mind, a few in fact…. Read More

Rediscovering Your Dreams

The moment you become a self-published author, one of the things you’ll notice is that you’ll start seeing more posts on your social media like Facebook geared towards authors like you. You sign up for a free product… Read More