A Hair’s Breath
I found a piece of you today, a tiny wisp of nothing that made me cry.
Funny how our grief never leaves us.
It lurks just below the surface, waiting to wrap its cold fingers around our throat.
Now I sit here strangled and rendered immobile by a tiny wisp of nothing.
ReBlogging- I found this so helpful. It finally clicked in my head. Well, at least the first part.
Award-winning novelist Randy Ingermanson teaches the secrets of writing the fundamental unit of fiction — the scene. Write a perfectly structured scene every time.
The Courtship Dance is book 4 in The Match Maker series by Candace Camp.
Candace does it again with a wonderfully charming historical romance. The Match Maker series has been a delight to read and it’s a must for anyone who likes historical romance.
The Lady Francesca Haughston is the main character in this book and we have met her several times before, as she is The Matchmaker, herself and my favorite character. In this particular book she is trying to assist a young lady in having a good Debut Season and she is trying to find her old friend the Duke of Rockford, Sinclair Lilles, a bride.
The latter didn’t ask for her help. She is guilt driven to help him and insists despite him. He allows it, following her instructions on which ladies he would find most desirable but he isn’t entirely playing by her rules. He has his own agenda and is using her to achieve it. A ghost haunts Francesca from her past threatening to take everything she has struggled so hard to keep. Will a knight show up to save her? Or has he been there all along?
These are sweet books with a happy ending eventually. Sometimes taking longer than I would like to get there. That was the case with The Courtship Dance, I only had a few pages left and was worried that maybe Candace wrote a cliffhanger and I would have to take up the quest for a happy ending in yet another book. This was not the case and a satisfactory ending was found. I was relieved because I’m not fond of cliffhangers.
When I learned that my publisher expected me to build Twitter followers, I wasn’t altogether excited. Not that I hadn’t found Twitter to be useful in my journey to publication. Quite the opposite. I actually landed my book’s contract because of a Twitter pitch contest. I tweeted my pitch during Adpit last February and was favorited by Zara Kramer, head of PandaMoon Publishing. Months after submitting Beautiful Secret to Pandamoon, I got an offer of publication.
Renowned author Stephen King has written over 50 books that have captivated millions of people around the world.In his memoir, “On Writing,” King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn’t sugarcoat it. He writes, “I can’t lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers.”Don’t want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King’s book on how to be an amazing writer:1. Stop watching television. Instead, read as much as possible.If you’re just starting out as a writer, your television should be the first thing to go. It’s “poisonous to creativity,” he says. Writers need to look into themselves and turn toward the life of the imagination.To do so, they should read as much as they can. King takes a book with him everywhere he goes, and even reads during meals. “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot,” he says. Read widely, and constantly work to refine and redefine your own work as you do so.2. Prepare for more failure and criticism than you think you can deal with.
Prologue and Epilogue. Do they have a use? Should they be used? Can you have one without the other? First of all, the Prologue. Oh, the dreaded question of the prologue for…
Hero for me is part two of The Billionaire Salvation Series and begins us right were we left off with our heroine being broken-hearted and storming away from her self-proclaimed hero.
She has just witnessed a sight she was all too familiar with and not wanted to repeat the sins of her past she decides that avoidance is the best route. Unfortunately for Kate Samuel aka Kate Rock her hero will not be so easily deterred. He pursues her and begs her to hear him out; he injects himself into her life in every way available to him. Finally she decides to hear him out, only to come face to face with an unmovable obstacle that has her begging for her self-proclaimed hero, Matt Lewis, to return.
When Bella wrote these two characters she filled them with intense primal passion for each other that is hard for them to deny as the couple start on their journey of exploring each other.
But she again leaves me hanging with an all too sobering cliffhanger; not just in regards to my wariness of them but also in the magnitude of it. Would I do it all over again and start this series anyway, cliffhangers and all? Yes I certainly would! I enjoyed every second!