Reading,Writing,Romance, Creativity and Imagination. These are the words that describe my work.
I was born in Nairobi Kenya and had a passion for books ever since I could remember. Romance and love have always been a strange phenomenon for me. I have always wanted to change the ending of a love story. I decided to start writing my own.
BROKEN HEARTS EXCERPT- WHEN IT HURTS TO BREATHE
Ever since Piper had her melt down when he held her, Drew had been terrified of being left alone with her. He didn’t know what to do if he had another episode. And since Amanda handled the first one so well, he nodded in agreement and let her take the reins from his hands. Ever since his accident it seemed to him that his friends were having an easier and better experience when it came to handling some aspects of his life.
“Maya, why don’t you go with Amanda,” Leo asked.
“Of course dear.”
His mother’s expression mirrored his won. Drew knew something was up and the only reason Leo basically asked his mother to leave them alone was because what he had to tell him would probably upset her.
“Do I want to know?” Drew asked once the women were out of earshot.
“No, I don’t even want to know. But-,” Leo cleared his throat and pulled down his v-neck t-shirt collar. “Someone told the board that you are getting a divorce.”
“That same person happened to tell page six the same story.”
Drew paced the width of his narrow driveway. “I can’t believe this. If Piper even thinks that I am not here to support her… she will be crushed. You have to kill the story.”
“I am proud that Piper was the first person that came to mind, as your friend. But as your lawyer, I have to tell you that this rumor has the board thinking about taking away your inheritance.”
“Who even started the rumor? No one but us and a few hospital staff know. You did make them sign a confidentiality agreement.”
“Drew!” A panicked Amanda ran towards them.
“What is it?” Every muscle in Drew’s body tensed as he waited for Amanda to tell him the latest thing that had gone terribly wrong in his life.
“Piper is missing. We can’t find her.”
“What do you mean missing,” Drew talked and jogged at the same time. “This is a closed estate, the only way in and out is through the front gate. She must be here somewhere.”
“We have to find her, you heard what Lacey said.”
Drew’s jog turned into a run, his heart beating loudly in his ears and his lips moved as he said a prayer. He didn’t know if it was God’s intervention or what. As everyone ran into the garden, Drew took a detour towards the pool house. Even though his heart stopped at the sight before him, his legs didn’t. He saw Piper’s hair float at the surface of the pool as the rest of her was submerged and still. Drew ran into the water, her wrapped his arms around her and forced her head out.
Drew pushed her hair out of her eyes, his hands cupping her face. “Baby, are you okay? What were you doing?” He held her tightly and felt her slender arms lock behind his head. Piper cried and coughed and Drew didn’t think he had ever heard a more beautiful sound.
I was invited to this “Meet My Character blog hop” by Carol Anne Olsen Malone
Carol’s bio: Carol Malone has found a magical key for successfully combining her three passions – romance, sports, and writing in her highly rated book, “Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night.” http://amzn.to/1kI4dVo With “Ladies Night,” she became the first woman to punch her way into the suspenseful, male-dominated genre of pulp boxing with a tender love story. Since then she has written numerous stories to entice readers to scramble into a front row seat for a power-packed thrill-ride of romance and sports action.
Look for her novella “Hot Corner Magic” to be published in a pulp sports anthology in the next month or two and a Christmas visit to “Ladies Night” at Christmas time.
If not hammering out new tales, Carol is reading, watching sports or the Food Network on TV, or hanging with her sci-fi author husband on the Coast of California. Come visit her website and chat with her about sports and amour.
Her character blog hop link is: http://carolmalone.net/?p=903
My Character’s Interview:
1) Anna what is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person? (more…)
If all your characters sound the same… then something is very wrong. Real people don’t sound the same, not ever. Your characters’ words show where they come from, their culture and attitudes. If you want to create an astounding character then you need to figure out where he/she is from and then have him/her show it in his/her speech and look.
Example: How does he/she referrer to a middle-aged man; (more…)
There are so many feelings and some are very complex, yet they are the heart of any good story. It doesn’t matter if the tale is a romance or not. Even a villain has some kind of feeling as a basis for what he does.
When I was a foster-mom, a therapist gave one of the young kids a page that listed a lot of different feelings. I was impressed (more…)
To keep your story moving you will need a pattern that you should follow in every scene of your book. Some scenes may be long and elaborate and others smaller, but the same blueprint serves them all.
Another way to avoid putting your readers to sleep is to use conflicts and surprises. If you include these elements in all your scenes, you will have a great tale. How do you do it? (more…)
Well, like I said in the blog before this… A battle scene is fast paced and you can make it a surprise attack or an expected battle. Just remember that you want to hook your readers fast, and not all battle scenes will do it by themselves. You have to make the readers care for the one who is losing and despise those who are winning. (more…)
That will depend on what do you want to say…
Here is the simple difference between fiction and non-fiction:
If you plan to write a book about computers, gardening or teaching, you will NOT want to start with “Once upon a time” Why? No one will take you serious and therefore your book won’t take off.
On the other hand non-fiction books are easier to sell and could make you a best seller if you know how to market the book properly. (more…)