I wish I could just make you turn around,
turn around and see me cry
There’s so much I need to say to you,
so many reasons why
You’re the only one who really knew me at all

So take a look at me now, well there’s just an empty space
And there’s nothing left here to remind me, just the memory of your face
Now take a look at me now, cos there’s just an empty space

Against All Odds By Phil Collins

Hope Series, Destiny Series, Breeze Series, & Blowing the Whistle

I wish I could …

Reality Vs. Fantasy

My BFFL and I have been discussing my YA novel. One of her complaints of other romance novels were that in most stories the characters fall in love too quickly, for no apparent reason other than convenience, attractiveness or strange situations. In real life, it takes time to develop those feelings, emotions, etc.

Back in High School, it didn’t really take that much for some of us to have those feelings. It was the typical situation of ‘he is cute’ and ‘he smiled at me, I’m in love!’. One of the best parts about being a teenage girl is all those crazy hormones come crashing in at the same time that reality does. Not just the fantasy of falling in love but the real experience of first kiss and more.

The negative setbacks include drugs, alcohol, bullying, etc. And all the craziness is held in one building, High School for four years. I want the story to not just be as authentic as possible to real life BUT still suck people into other aspects without even realizing it’s been done. I’m hoping by taking the slow to develop route that it will not just ring true but ring deep to the reader. Fingers crossed 🙂

 

June’s Book

This was a very emotional and touching novel that I read last summer. Recommendations are high for this book.

Linton Springs' Book Club

UNorthodox

Unorthodox

By: Deborah Feldman

Discussion Date: Friday, June 28th
Discussion Leader: Joan

From Deborah Feldman’s Website:
In this arresting memoir about growing up in—and ultimately escaping from—a strict Hasidic community, Deborah Feldman reveals what life is like trapped within a religious sect that values silence and suffering over individual freedoms.

The Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism is as mysterious as it is intriguing to outsiders. Unorthodox sheds new light on this subculture through one woman’s harrowing tale of repression and self-discovery.

Raised in the cloistered world of Brooklyn’s Satmar Hasidim, Deborah Feldman struggled as a naturally curious child to make sense of and obey the rigid strictures that governed her daily life. From what she could read to whom she could speak with, virtually every aspect of her identity was tightly controlled.

Married at age seventeen to a man she had only met for thirty minutes, and denied a…

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Every time you click ‘Like’, an Author writes a sentence

Help our favorite King Miscreant win the contest!

Miscreant Thoughts and Lesser Things

Greetings my fellow miscreants & a special hello to the followers of my writers blog (yes I’m being lazy and doing one entry for both).

Today’s blog post is of the utmost importance – it involves Facebook, Likes and Beer (never a good combination I know). I have discovered, from minutes of semi research that if I put the words “Facebook” and “Like” together in a sentence begging for you to please do so. Most of the time your eyes will glaze over and you will move to the next dancing kitten video.

I am tempted to say “Every time you click a like, and author writes a sentence” but somehow I suspect my readers & followers want a little more explanation than that.

In truth, Likes for upcoming and Indie authors are important. The reason is because it does a few things.  It is assumed (most of the time)…

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