Contemporary romance author Barbara Freethy delves deep into her own expereinces and history to explain how she creates a community based series.
Author Jaime Rush plots murder and mayhem where ever the mood strikes her!
Ever hear a murder plot in progress?
Been enjoying your latte or pasta primavera and overheard someone plotting murder? If you have, it was probably a writer. (At least I hope so!) You'd think that writers, being solitary souls holed away in their cave of ideas, would do their brainstorming in private. And I'm sure many do, even me. But sometimes murder and mayhem is the topic of at lunch or dinner out in public.
I often brainstorm with my mom or my husband. A few weeks ago I was trying to figure out some plot points in book five of my Offspring series. Precisely, how my heroine becomes the target of an assassin not assigned to kill her. We sat at the bar sipping margaritas while waiting for our table. I confess that while immersed in story and plot issues I am not thinking about who is around me. I'm sure the bartender got an earful!
One of the funniest incidences was what we now call "The Red Lobster story." My mom and I were plotting, trying to figure out how my villain, a serial killer, would get rid of the bodies of the young women he's killed without leaving trace evidence. We went into the restroom on the way out. You know how you walk into a restroom and it just feels like no one in there? Yeah, that's how it felt.
We went into our stalls, and my mom said, "What if you burned the bodies?"
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CRYSTAL JORDAN KICKS OFF THE NEW EROTICA SERIES WASTELAND WITH HER FELLOW SMUTKETEERS **WITH A GIVEAWAY**BY admin, MAY 12, 2010 | PERMALINK
In 2012, the world came to a grinding halt as radiation hit from a massive solar storm. Crops died, animals perished, cities fell and humans became little more than beasts themselves. Under the threat of starvation, civility was reduced to mere memory. Only the strongest men survived, and physically weaker women and children wasted to nothingness.
This is not part of the April Woo series that has made Glass so popular. But, RT Reviewer Marie Bongiorno is okay with that. She found the newest Glass heroine, Michael, to be "appealing in a (and I realize not everyone is going to know what I mean by this) season four Buffy kind of way ... Readers will like Michael, and kind of envy her kick-ass nature, her ability to coolly evaluate a situation that might send a regular person running in another direction, and instead think: Yeah, I can handle this."