authors

Christina Dodd’s Stone Circle Rocks

on June 15, 2016

If you’re part of my newsletter friends or regularly visit my website or follow me on social media, you know that my husband built me … er, us a stone circle. As with every year, this year on the summer solstice we went out and watched the sunrise. The temperature was cool, so my husband… Read More


Christina Dodd’s BRIEF AND RANDOM WRITING TIPS

on May 20, 2016

The best writing advice I give is very succinct. Put your butt into the chair and write. There’s no substitute for experience. But since I’m seldom without something to say (ask my husband), I wrote up a random series of: CHRISTINA DODD’S WRITING TIPS About Characters: Plot is important. Characters are more important. Readers must… Read More


Christina Dodd confesses THE 10 REASONS AUTHORS ARE WEIRD

on February 27, 2016

We talk to our computers, our dogs, our cats and our fictional characters. We’re not so good with real people.  The opportunity to use funny-sounding words thrills us. Words like akimbo, catawampus, gobsmacked. When someone says something witty or wise, we remember and someday it will reappear in a manuscript. Authors collect names: people names,… Read More


Christina Dodd on Friends, Enemies and Writing

on November 20, 2014

I was once asked to write a chapter for HOW TO WRITE A ROMANCE, the book Romance Writers of America published in conjunction with Writer’s Digest. As a subject for me, they suggested Selling A Book Can Change Your Life. I burst into laughter. I called my published friends. I read them the subject. Each… Read More


Christina Dodd and the Infamous Three-Armed Cover

on July 22, 2014

  ON THE OTHER HAND … Every writer faces a moment in her career when she realizes that a good part of success has nothing to do with writing skill or career planning, and everything to do with pure, dumb luck. For me, that moment arrived at a conference in St. Louis in 1993 when… Read More


Christina Dodd Tells You THE BEST WAY TO WRITE A BOOK

on June 4, 2014

Writers and readers often ask me my method of writing a book. And I always say with great assurance, “It depends.” You’d think I know the best way to write. I’ve completed sixty-three full-length books — that includes the two that I wrote that weren’t published,  my newest suspense thriller, WRONG ALIBI, and the next book… Read More