The producer/narrator for The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear is an awesome person and incredibly talented. Kristie Ann Foss made this awesome teaser for the audiobook version of my story. Give her a round of applause for her skillful reading and a creative video, maybe even a minute of your time.
Stay Out of the Water
Think Jaws is scary? I think these two stories are worse:
Sickness overwhelms one cruise, perfuming everyone’s vacation with the aromas of puke and disinfectant. Doesn’t that sound great? Over 600 people, crew and passengers, became ill and the cruise was cut short, returning to Cape Liberty, NJ. The CDC was called in. Think I’m making this up? http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/27/travel/cruise-ship-illness/
What’s weirder than that? How about a ghost-ship containing hordes of cannibalistic rats headed for the United Kingdom? Run Ellie and Annalisa! Stay away from the beach! Fortunately, Britain was saved by the abandoned ship sinking. Phew! http://news.travel.aol.com/2014/01/27/week-cruises-cannibal-rat-ghost-ship-600-people-sick/
Did those give you some story ideas? Nightmares? They have my imagination running rampant. Real life is way stranger than fiction.
Revisioning for Worlds on Edge is almost done. I quit hating on the chapters I was hating on, and I’m back to an even number of chapters. lol Apparently, I’m more obsessive about that than I thought. The official release remains March 24th. If you’d like to give it a shoutout around then or any time after, yay. SIGN UP
Had a Writers Guild meeting last Thursday. The presentation was on description given by a talented friend, Karen Duvall. Saw friends and met new people. There was freezing fog that night, and it was unpleasantly cold.
After talking to a few of my fellow writers at the meeting, I decided my April workshop will be on Keep Them Hanging – Hooking the Reader and Keeping them Hooked. Many of them were intrigued with lessons on how to keep readers turning the page. So, I’m going to cover chapter one and then how to end chapters and structure chapters with hangers.
What keeps you turning the pages? What favorite books have kept you turning the pages?