I mentioned yesterday how impressive The Bonus Pool was by Dale Amidei, and I was only halfway through. Well, I finished it around 1 a.m. or so, and it really is that good.
His writing is enough to make many of us, especially newbies, stumble, stop, and wonder just what the heck are we thinking, trying to write? Phttp. Bears repeating. It is that good. Kinda envious here. No, that’s not right. Freakin’ envious.
I think all of my fingernails are much shorter. <Looks> Yep.
Modern day espionage meets Boone, a woman searching. Add intrigue, angst, assassins, and a lot of characters well written, faith, and folly.
The thread doesn’t fall apart. The plot is insanely realistic. Pretty sure Dale was a spy in his lifetime…
I am glad I have both copies in paperback. Why? ‘Cause these are worth reading again, especially during the zombie apocalypse. Or maybe, just tomorrow.
Dale is an Indie author. Give him a worthy review, because if they had stars higher than five, I’d hit the top.
Great writing. Kinda hatin’ on ya, Dale. PHTTP.
My works are not filled with sex scenes or erotica. On purpose. Yep, I know sex sells, but I would rather NOT sell at all than pander to the worldly view of voyeurism. Image, well maybe not that ‘cute,’ but you get the idea.
Passion is different. Fighting the battle of not falling into sex is a battle (a subplot) but the main plot is that which grabs. I have read good writing and must skip the erotic scenes because it’s simply a turn-off.
My main characters are flawed, angry, worldly, physically flawed, and emotionally damaged. Once they accept Christ, they backslide. Are we perfect? St. Paul bemoaned his imperfections. At the end of his life he says, ‘I fought the fight, I ran the race’ … what in heaven’s name could that possibly mean? It’s an easy thing to accept grace. It’s a battle to walk, even pray or read the Bible.
I read/write Christian suspense/romance. I want readers to know the plot and the subplot of walking the talk of faith, stumbling, battling the worldly enemy as well as the physical enemy. Asking for help understanding Scripture. It ‘is’ realistic. It is attainable in real life. Using sex to sell is an easy copout.
What do you think?
Hi friends of the written word. And food. Etc.
I was invited for an interview regarding my (healthy) cookbook on an internet based radio show, one I’ve never been on.
PR is PR. Right? It is exposure, and I will be donating a portion of my proceeds to disabled vets.
The radio show is Republic News Radio 101 and you can tune in here: http://tunein.com/station/?StationId=287184
It begins at 9 PM EST and I will also be chit-chatting about my fiction, my website and how to purchase the cookbook.
Hope to see you there! Well, with internet vibes ….
Here is the link to my website because I KNOW you’ll want the cookbook… http://cmahoneyfnp.wixsite.com/claireosullivan
Just click on the URL next to Fabulous Foods. After Oct. 31, click on the book.. it’s confusing yes. I know.
Coffee, please…. just another 5 pots.
October 15, 2017
Well, okay. Not five pots. Maybe a cup or two.
This morning I had a fire in the wood stove. Yes, it was that cold, unless you’re a polar bear. Or you have an overactive thyroid…
Now I have a screen (big TV screen) running my ‘tropical island paradise.’ This could be good. Or bad. I am sooooo calm, sleeping on the beach (aka couch) sounds like a great idea. This is the perfect setting for my characters to snooze in, too. Is there a ‘what the heck?’ music track? Anyone else write to music?
I am not done reading a thriller by Dale Amidei, Absinthe and Chocolate. But I am close. Perhaps that’s the reason I need a senior nap. Up too late, once again.
I have a process, like all authors. I come up with an idea, work a plot out of it (sometimes that whole concept crashes big time), get a handful of characters, and head to NanoWrimo.
This is my first year since 2012 where I will be in absenscia I am in the rewrite process of all but one. Of course I try to work on one at a time… Then there’s the rock, hammer, scissors. Sometimes all at the same time.
What’s your process?
For me, I always have to work on the characters. Are they flatter than a pancake? It’s easier to develop biological weapons from dust than to rewrite a character meh to great.
That’s where I am at with Forget Me Not: Non Compos Mentis ( compost was an appropriate term a bit ago). I had to write in a love interest’s point of view. Otherwise it looked more like 50 Shades without the sex scenes. Meh.
Ah, keep your shirt on.
I removed the first three chapters of How to Steal a Romance … see how it works? A wee bit for fun…
Then, addiction strikes.
It will be published, and hopefully within my – and your lifetime, and hope that addiction sticks …. 🙂