Saturday, December 16, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
(previously published as A Little Piece of Heaven)
Available now from Cerridwen Press
Best-selling romance novelist Lace Kincaid is the darling of the romance industry. There's only one problem - Lace Kincaid doesn't really exist.
Ashley and her identical twin sister Alexis are the writing team behind the pseudonym. Ashley, the quiet and demure twin, writes the best-selling books, while Lexi handles marketing and promotion, as well as outrageously playing the diva role of "Lace Kincaid" at public events.
On the eve of receiving the prestigious Crystal Quill Award, their charade is about to come crashing down. While trying to keep the truth from handsome journalist Rick Orlando, Ashley and Lexi get caught up in a complicated deception that puts both their careers and love lives in jeopardy.
A PERFECT 10! Be forewarned, HEAVEN AND LACE is an addicting novel. I just didn’t want the story to end. It is a well written and highly entertaining story that deserves to be awarded an illustrious Perfect 10. It’s just that good. I highly recommend HEAVEN AND LACE. It’s a must read. ~ Anthonette Dotson, Romance Reviews Today
Thursday, August 24, 2006
There's nothing like being with women you consider sisters and friends to nourish the soul and inspire the muse. When those friends are all writers as well, it's a special gift.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
The first is THE TAO OF WRITING, Ralph L. Wahlstrom - Imagine. Create. Flow. This is a great book for musing about your muse. This book will help you get in touch with your creativity and remind you why you started writing in the first place.
The second is EATING IN THE LIGHT OF THE MOON, Anita Johnston, Ph.D. - How women can transform their relationships with food through myths, methaphors and storytelling. This is not writing related, but if you're a woman and you've ever struggled with food issues, I highly recommend reading this book. If you're a writer, think of it as character research.
Still on my reading list:
THE JOURNEY FROM THE CENTER OF THE PAGE, Jeff Davis - Yoga Philosophies and Practices as Muse for Authentic Writing
A WRITERS TIME, Kenneth Atchity - Making the Time to Write. This was recommended by Carla Neggers, so it's a must-read.
THE NOVEL WRITERS TOOL KIT, Bob Mayer - a guide to writing great fiction and getting it published. I recently heard Bob speak at a writer's conference and I can't wait to dig into this one.
PLOT AND STRUCTURE, James Scott Bell - Techniques and exercises for crafting a plot that grips readers from start to finish.
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Rosie Rightbrain is a playful sprite. She flits from word to word sprinkling fairy dust all over the page with no regard to logic or reason.
Lance Leftbrain is a literary hit man. Nothing is safe from his killing tools. Imagination is simply a word to him - unless it’s spelled incorrectly, in which case it's a mistake and must now be pulverized.
When they’re forced to work together, it goes something like this:
ROSIE: Oh, this is tedious. Let’s do something fun. I know, lets write a ghost story!
LANCE: Stop playing and get serious. Can’t you see how awful this manuscript is? We must destroy it. Cut, slash, burn!
ROSIE: Don’t you dare touch my words you big poopy-head. Rules are for bureaucrats, not poets.
LANCE: Rosie, I've met Maya Angelou, and believe me you're no Maya Angelou. Does this look like poetry to you? It doesn’t even make sense.
ROSIE: You have no imagination. It’s lyrical. It doesn’t have to make sense.
LANCE: How many times have I told you that you can't just make up your own words?
ROSIE: I can too! You're not the boss of me!
LANCE: Do you realize there’s a character who shows up on Page 5 and never appears again in the entire novel?
ROSIE: I know, but didn’t I describe him beautifully? He practically steps off the page.
LANCE: Yeah, steps right off the page and into a black hole, never to be seen again. And what’s this? An entire paragraph without any punctuation?
ROSIE: It’s a metaphor. See the character’s life is like a runaway train and. . .
LANCE: . . .period, comma, comma, question mark, semi-colon, period and/or paragraph. . .
ROSIE: You’re mean. (sob)
LANCE: And you’re a no-talent wannabe. We should throw it all away and just start over.
ROSIE: (perking up) Start over? Yes, let’s start over! Only this time the twins will be boys and they’ll be lost in the Bermuda Triangle and one of them discovers a pirate’s map. Oh, and there’s a ghost on the island too.
Thursday, August 03, 2006