Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hibernation time

I've got some pretty tight deadlines coming up, the biggest of which is March 1 for the first draft of Passion Bites, Luke's story. Please bear with me!

In return for your patience, here's a little tidbit...look for Passion Bites sometime this fall :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

3T Writing Tidbit

Don't lose potential readers in the first two pages!

This tidbit was inspired by story master Michael Hauge. Hook readers by creating empathy for the point-of-view character within the first two pages. There are a number of ways to do this but surprisingly, only one is actually to make the character likeable.

Think about all the characters you find intriguing. Dr. Gregory House. Sherlock Holmes. Dr. Watson. What makes each of these compelling? Why would you follow them, root for them? Distill that into a trait then choose a way to demonstrate that trait in the first 2 pages of your manuscript.

Published since 2009, over the years I've accumulated various items of writing wisdom. The Third Tuesday Writing Tidbit showcases these items in no particular order. Click here to see all 3T Tidbits.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Last Year at This Time--What were YOU doing?

I can't even remember what I had to eat two days ago. Last night, okay. That was spaghetti as of this writing, with a glass of light beer (with a touch of lime juice we added).

So much fun on the Internet, but we don't always have time to see it. So I'm starting a 2nd Tuesday feature for things that deserve a repeat performance--Lust with a Laugh posts and other things that catch my eye.

Last year at this time we'd JUST started Lust With A Laugh. Roxy Mews is the genius behind our group, and she posted:

Roxy Mews: Spicy, Sexy, Fun

What is this place?

I was doing my top 10 blog hits countdown. But on January 1, I shared a bunch of fun comic links

January 1T Olio -- Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January 1T Olio

photo credit: char1iej via photopin cc
Happy New Year to everyone!

Here's what 2015 has to offer so far.

Roxy Mews is my special guest at Magical Musings.

Some fun mashups at Lust with a Laugh, including Weird Al as Sir Isaac Newton vs. Bill Nye.


February will see the stand-alone release of the updated  Masked Attraction. http://www.maryhughesbooks.com/PullOfTheMoon.htm#MaskedAttractionAnchor

March 3 Downbeat releases in print. http://www.maryhughesbooks.com/Downbeat.htm

March will see the release of a new Biting Love Short Bites, Thor's story. http://maryhughesbooks.com/WorkInProgress.htm

April 28 is the exciting release of Heart Mates, Pull of the Moon Book 1. http://www.maryhughesbooks.com/PullOfTheMoon.htm#HeartMatesAnchor