The first thing I did when I sold my book was buy a new wedding ring for my wife and asked her to marry me all over again.
Writing the last page of the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life, period.
All characters come from people I know, but after the initial inspiration, I tend to modify the characters so they fit with the story.
I think that enduring, committed love between a married couple, along with raising children, is the most noble act anyone can aspire to. It is not written about very much.
By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it's possible to learn how things are done - the mechanics of writing, so to speak - and which genres and authors excel in various areas.
I'm writing a new love story, set in eastern North Carolina. Surprise, surprise, huh?
Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.
Loving once and only once is possible - anything is possible.
I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.
My wife, my family, my friends - they've all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means. In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving, not receiving.
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