Writing Wisdom

Christina Dodd Answers The Question, “Where Do You Get Your Ideas?”

on February 20, 2013

The most frequently asked question from my dedicated readers is — Where do you get your ideas? I have published fifty-seven full-length novels: historical, suspense, and paranormal and, (let me be precise about this) a lot of short stories and novellas. So obviously, ideas are out there and I find them. To explain the process, let’s start… Read More


Christina Dodd Buys The Plot For Trouble In High Heels At Wal-Mart!

on June 8, 2012

Sure! Didn’t you know? “Ideas for sale.” They’re on the aisle right between the dog food and the service desk. Okay, maybe not, but it did start that way. I needed a plot for the first book my new contemporary romantic suspense series, so I did what I always do when I should sit down… Read More


Christina Dodd Discusses The Nuts And Bolts Of Writing Sex

on June 8, 2012

THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF WRITING SEX. Heh, heh. See?  You already know the first difficulty in writing a sex scene. When you’re writing sex, the chances that you’re going to say something inadvertently funny are huge. Every time I write a sentence like, He slid his woody into her hoo-haw, I realize a lot… Read More