Shannon Donnelly

About me

Shannon Donnelly’s writing has won numerous awards, including a RITA nomination for Best Regency, the Grand Prize in the “Minute Maid Sensational Romance Writer” contest, judged by Nora Roberts, RWA’s Golden Heart, and others. Her writing has repeatedly earned 4½ Star Top Pick reviews from Romantic Times magazine, as well as praise from Booklist and other reviewers, who note: “simply superb”…”wonderfully uplifting”….and “beautifully written.”

Her latest Regency Historical Romance, Paths of Desire, can be found as an ebooks on Kindle, Nook and at Smashwords, along with her Regency romances, and her free novella, Cats Cradle. She has had novellas published in several anthologies, has had young adult horror stories published, and is the author of several computer games. She lives in New Mexico and can be found online at sd-writer.com, facebook.com/sdwriter, and twitter/sdwriter.

From my website

What’s Showing and What’s Telling?

I regularly teach Show and Tell: An Interactive Workshop and I’m about to start it again, and two things always come up: 1-Folks want just to learn to show more in their stories. 2-Folks don’t really know what is showing and what is telling. Now both showing and telling have…

Punching Dialogue

I judge a fair number of writing contests–my way of giving back since I learned a lot both from entering and judging. One thing almost always pops out–experienced writers know how to punch dialogue. And nothing marks a writer as a “beginner” as much as flat dialogue. This November, I’m…

The Best Question A Writer Can Ask…

…and Keep Asking! It’s one little word, and yet it is vital. WHY? Why does my hero want this goal? Why does my heroine go into that haunted mansion? Why does the bad guy in the book want the hero dead? Why…why…why? The answer to why is the motivation for…

 
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