Liz Durano

Musings over Coffee: On Plotting, Book Mail, and Mac ‘n Cheese

So I’m currently stuck with the second book of my holiday series and I’m really glad I didn’t set up a preorder because it seems in my quest to outline everything, I lost sight of my heroine’s motivations…. Read More

“Mow and Blow”

You know you’ve been deep in the smut-writing rabbit hole when a simple request for a gardener recommendation conjures images of something else. In other news, remember Campbell’s story that I was so excited to go back to… Read More

When You Try Something New – Part 2 #outlines

A week ago, I wrote about how plotting for two weeks didn’t work out for me and that I was going back to pants-ing. Yes, I was whining but after much thought and finally a conversation with other… Read More

When You’re Trying Something New And It Just Doesn’t Work #iamnotaplotter

One of the things I’ve been trying for 2018 is to plot my books. Since I’ve got three full novels to publish this year, I figured plotting shouldn’t hurt. Well, two weeks in, I can safely say that… Read More

An Alternative Chapter and Why I Write Them

I used to be a plotter. I used to have graphs and questionnaires galore about my characters, who they were, where they grew up, and in the great big plan that was my novel, what was going to… Read More