Story Instincts

Story Instincts

Sometimes you have to dump a book if the plot isn’t right. I just had to do that. Thirty thousand words down the drain. But my new plot is better and tighter and I love it more, so it was worth it. But damn, getting rid of all that work is hard. Jocelynn and I have...
Writing a Book Is Messy

Writing a Book Is Messy

In the past decade, I have written and published more than 40 books, novellas, and short stories either solo or with a partner. I have never looked too closely at the process for me. I was always just excited to get across the finish line with a completed book. That...
How Jocelynn and I Write Together

How Jocelynn and I Write Together

We get this question a lot. This was originally a post we wrote for a guest blog for Sloane Kennedy, but I’m going to post it here for easy reference. Drake and Elliott’s Number One Question How do you two write together?  When we first started out, we had a...
The Many Voices in My Head

The Many Voices in My Head

Judging by the title, you’d think this was a conversation about my need for better medication. But that’s just boring. No, this is about the characters that come whispering to me about new story ideas, and since Rinda and I have written the Unbreakable Bonds series,...