Fun, Friends, and Writing Stuff

James Scott Bell at a booksigning

Jim and John being silly for the camera

My favorite days are often the second Saturday of the month. That’s when I go to the Orange County Chapter of Romance Writers of America, my chapter. After more than ten years there, I have a lot of friends to see and talk to. I’m always one of the last people to leave because I’m trying to say hello to everyone, and I never get to everybody.

This past Saturday, I also had a friend coming as one of the speakers, so double reason to be there. John came with me so he could listen to James Scott Bell talk about plotting and structure – always a great presentation. Then John and Jim and I got to hang out a little and catch up on life.

Jim always uses the best movie references when he’s teaching and I’ve got a long list of movies in the margins of my notebook. I need to see if Netflix has them. I’ve seen almost all of them, but some movies are worth seeing over and over. (Now I just have to find the time for that.)

Authors James Scott Bell and Nancy Farrier

Jim signs a book for author Nancy Farrier

If you’re a writer, you might want to check out Hiveword to see Jim’s been up to. He’s got a piece of writing software out that is completely in the cloud, no downloading necessary. Knockout Novel will help you plot and structure your fiction. It’s based on his bestselling book