I have the distinct honor of being interviewed by the famous author/interviewer — Sharon Donovan — On Location, at the beach, no less!
Join us on the beach in front of my dream home–with Sharon & Oliver @ Sharon Donovan’s Blog
The usual suspects of Sweet Romance Yahoo Group are expected to attend… if you haven’t heard of us, watch out. Sweet Romance authors do indeed know how to party. 😉
We’re discussing: All or Nothing, my new short story – His Darling, and the WIP (Work in Progress), Sapphire Tears (working title) that’s been with me ALL SUMMER!
Come join the fun!
(Meet Oliver… *sigh*)
Chick lit / or Hen lit – follows a formula we all know and love:
Girl who works for high powered someone / big-wig / big-shot / etc.
Girl loses job, loses boyfriend, loses hope.
Girl finds renewed sense of satisfaction/self. Gets better boy. Gets leg up / new lease on life.
Always – Always with a healthy dose of comedy.
Right? But what about NOW? What about the return to reality? To recession mentality? Rather than the kids who scoffed at Grandma, and her world’s largest ball of rubber bands… or washed out plastic baggies. Guess what. We’re those girls now. We are the moms, the workers, the people who realize that so much waste goes on in the world… and it is up to US to teach our children HOW to stop being wasteful.
With money. With time. With the planet.
Therefore, friends and authors, I give you Recession Lit. Here’s a link: More Gumption, Less Gucci
This NYT article looks into the lives of authors who’ve already jumped over to a Recession Lit mentality. Knowing, full well, that readers won’t sit still for glitzy glamour while they’re pinching their own pennies.
So, have you prepared your writing for the recession? If so, let me know! who are your faves for the fall list? Me? I’m looking to Karen Weinreb’s The Summer Kitchen. All I had to read was this line and I knew I needed the book:
“All I knew was that I was now two things I never expected to be, the wife of a felon and alone.”
follow Karen on twitter: @karenweinreb
Author Pamela S. Thibodeaux asks the question today, on White Roses in Bloom – How much is too much when writing an inspirational romance love scene?
For the full blog post, go to the :White Roses in Bloom Blog:
But here’s what Pam asked:
Would you read a Christian/Inspirational novel if it DID contain fully depicted love scenes as long as the couple is married – more fully than above? Is what I’ve shared too much or not enough to be considered “fully depicted”? :More:
Please head over, or leave a comment here… and let her know YOUR thoughts on the matter!
Here are some #PubTip hashtag quotes from literary agents (found on Twitter at the following locations):
- Rachelle Gardner – @RachelleGardner
- Jodi Meadows – @jodimeadows
- Marlene Stringer – @MarleneStringer
- Lauren E. MacLeod – @BostonBookGirl
- Kate McKean – @kate_mckean
- DB Schlosser – @dbschlosser
- Elena Roth – @elanaroth
- Michelle Wells – @michelewells
What’s this Hashtag all about?
Agents are sharing tips to getting representation/publication of your completed, polished manuscripts — but it serves another purpose, as well. They’re hoping by educating authors, they will receive better quality queries from which to make their selections:
Remember! take these with a grain of salt. Join a critique group, if you haven’t yet! and many blessings on your writing career!
Come by Today, where I”m Blogging @ Happy Endings – on the Writing Craft …
We’re discussing characters, and how they take on lives of their own…
AND, for those of you who follow me, I have a new short story coming soon from the Sweetheart imprint of The Wild Rose Press:
More information, coming soon!
Today – quoting Roxanne St. Claire – where she is discussing the finer points of plotting with a legal pad, and a blue ink pen:
No matter how many books you’ve written, you still have to sit down with pen, paper, computer, post its, baby name book, box of godiva, and high hopes…and write “Chapter One.” [Read More…]
I encourage you to visit Roxanne at her site: www.murdershewrites.com
She’s an amazing voice to new and established authors, of every Romance genre.
I want to thank you all for your interest in my site, my books, and my blog entries. Here’s where I’ll be for the month of August:
@ Twitter – Follow @Wiremamma daily – as we talk about author topics, writing, and the publishing business August 13th – Blogging @ Happy Endings – on the Writing Craft August 14th – All day chat with Sweet Romance Authors @Coffee Time Romance’s Latte Lounge!: August 26 – Lounging on the beach with Sharon & Oliver @ Sharon Donovan’s Blog