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NVDT #68 – Bonanza, Polti and Tolkien   Leave a comment

Not Very Deep Thoughts

PART OF OPEN BOOK BLOG HOP

Prompt – Every story starts with a stranger in town or a journey. “Pa, we’re takin’ the wagon to Virginia City.” Every story ends with “Golly gee, Wally. I thought we were goners.” True or False?

Yes, and yes/no. Regardless of whether you write milieu, idea, character or event, even deep stream of consciousness or “slice of life” stories in any of Polti’s 36 plot forms, they all have an inciting incident. A person or an event wakes up, encounters someone or something else. Spending a moment in time with a character or an event is to cover (for lack of a proper pronoun) “its” journey.

The “Golly gee, Wally I thought we were goners” only applies as denouement. If the conflict is resolved without dusting up, then that line might read –

Alix dropped the pistol on Yannick’s body when she stepped…

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Posted November 30, 2020 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Open Book Blog Hop – 30th November   2 comments

Stevie Turner

Welcome to this week’s ‘Open Book Blog Hop‘. Here’s the topic for today:

‘Every story starts with a stranger in town or a journey. “Pa, we’re takin’ the wagon to Virginia City,” and every story ends with “Golly gee, Wally. I thought we were goners.” True or False?’

Wally and his father get in the wagon at the start of the book and begin their journey to Virginia City. On the way they might meet a tribe of Red Indians, the wheel of their wagon might fall off, their horse might die, or Wally might succumb to a wagon full of ‘ladies of dubious morals’ on the trail and catch a dose of something nasty.

All these things happen as the book unfolds. The reader follows the story from the wagon setting off at the beginning right through to the end and its arrival in Virginia City, now…

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There’s a Stranger in Town #OpenBook Blog Hop   Leave a comment

PJ McLayne’s Blog Article

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Posted November 30, 2020 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

NVDT #66 – Hallmark Moment or Smart Ass?   Leave a comment

Phil’s Blog Hop article, always with a wonderful sense of humor.

Not Very Deep Thoughts

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The Prompt – What would be the hardest thing for you to give up?

Oh dear… My loving family, of course. My dear, dear friends. My loyal dog. My dead parents. Oh God, all the arts. Puppies and butterflies and the smell of fresh-baked cookies. Walks on the beach and sunsets. Grandchildren and kittens an – SKKKKKRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAK

Breathing. Without that, not much else will happen. So I’d hate to give that up right now. A good poop comes in a close second. Remember that old joke about all the body parts arguing about which was the most important?

There. That’s taken care of. I’m reading several things, editorial hat on, and all that. Some of it’s mine. I came across the only time I’ve used a deep cliché backstory device. That’s right, the dreaded picture frame. I’ll fix it, turn into a conversation…

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Posted November 10, 2020 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

The Eyes Have It #OpenBook Blog Hop   Leave a comment

November 9, 2020 What would be the hardest thing for you to give up? It’s one of my deepest fears. That someday I’ll go blind. Oh, I know that I’d be able to “read” bo…

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Posted November 10, 2020 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Open Book Blog Hop – 9th November   1 comment

Stevie Turner

Hi all, this week’s topic is:

What would be the hardest thing for you to give up?

Well, for me that’s easy. I would be in dire straits if the water supply was contaminated. This is because my salivary glands are shot through from undergoing extensive radiotherapy back in 2017, and I have to sip water at regular intervals throughout the day or suffer with a terribly dry mouth.

Those of you who have perfectly working salivary glands – be thankful and don’t take them for granted. Without them it’s impossible to talk properly or eat anything (I have to eat and sip water at the same time). I have a bottle of water with me wherever I go, as I dislike intensely any fruit squashes, cola or anything sweet. I only ever drink water or green tea/lemon and ginger tea, but as the latter two are made with water…

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Posted November 10, 2020 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Drop Your Pants   Leave a comment

Magical World Web

November 2, 2020

Is humor an important element is your stories? Do you ever laugh at something you’ve written?

Of course! My Endeavor Series covers a lot of hard topics. It was my design to write a set of fantasy books that centered around the female experience, because seriously, Tolkien and co. are lacking in that department. So it’s a vital part of my books to balance miscarriages and depression and suicide and all those other hard bits of being human with the good parts of being human, which is why I have a couple fauns banging against a tree. I know. Tolkien just rolled in his grave. But he can bite me, because I’m a Christian, too. And yes, I get the giggles from my own writing just like I get angry or sad from it, too. Anyway, here’s a funny from Opalescent Immersion, book 4 of my…

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Posted November 2, 2020 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Open Book Blog Hop – 2nd November   1 comment

Stevie Turner

Hi all and welcome to this week’s Open Book Blog Hop. Today’s topic is given below:

‘Is humour an important element is your stories? Do you ever laugh at something you’ve written?’

Life’s one long laugh for me most of the time, because it’s better that way. I try not to take anything too seriously anymore, and can find humour in many situations where perhaps others cannot. I’m a terrible giggler, and I’ll give you an example:

I don’t usually attend church services, but on this occasion my son and his fiancee were having their marriage banns read for the third time and he wanted us to be there. We started to sing the first hymn, but behind us there was somebody singing who was also very tone deaf, very loud, and totally out of tune. My son and I are quite musical. I looked at him, he looked at…

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Posted November 2, 2020 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Writing Humor in Romance   Leave a comment

Lyndell Williams

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Is humor an important element is your stories? Do you ever laugh at something you've written?

Funny you should ask. I think humor is an essential part of romance writing, especially if a writer seeks to add layers to their characters. Sure, readers want the whole falling in love thing, but restricting protagonists’ interactions to the lovey dovey stuff reduces them to caricatures.

Nothing is funnier than the way people fall in love. The rom-com subgenre highlights the comedy in doting and devotion. No, I do not write romantic comedies (yet), but I do add humor elements like wit, sarcasm, and irony in my writing to give characters depth and readers a levity as a way to further connect with them and their amorous pursuits.


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Laughing At Myself #OpenBook Blog Hop   Leave a comment

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