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Alison and I aka “Warren & B” have been friends for over 16 years. It was a friendship like no other. It was one filled with trust, respect and love. No matter what we had each other’s back and supported one another. In March of 2012 my best B passed away suddenly and my whole world changed. My best friend, my support system, my life was gone just like that. For those who know me, you know that writing is my passion. My ultimate dream is to be a publish Author. B was one of my biggest supporters; she was always pushing me to write that book, I never did. But I will now in honor of her. RIP Alison aka B…this is all for you girlfriend!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bringing a story back to life

Ever since I was in grade 6 I wanted to be a writer. The very first story I wrote was called 10 to Midnight, I stole the title from a Charles Benson movie with the same name. It was good; at least that's what I thought at the time. Now not so much. Recently, I came across some of my old stories, a lot of them were written when I was in high school, and honestly I have to say I was impressed. I’m not going to say it would be a best seller, but it shows I got a little bit of skills…

Almost two years ago I started a novel called “By the Touch of his Hands” it’s of course a romantic suspense I actually wrote it for a writer’s group I was apart of. Unfortunately the group dismantled and I completely forgot about it. I was doing some spring cleaning of my memory stick and came across it and started to read it and I couldn’t believe how good it was. I wrote 3 chapters, and I was hooked from Chapter 1. Needless to say I’ve made the decision to bring this story back to life. I haven’t started working on it, but I will very soon. I’ll let you all know how it goes.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The First Sentence

Why is it that every time I have a story idea I always struggle with the "first sentence". Even though I know the start, most of the middle and the end, that pesky first sentence always wants to do battle with me. Is it because there is so much riding on it? I mean come on, if I can't grab a publisher’s attention to read my story after the first sentence how am I going to get my work published?

I'm currently in the process of writing another short story called "The Best Friend" and seriously I've been struggling with the first sentence for the last three days. It took me almost a week to figure out how I wanted to start the damn thing after my first attempt was a complete flop, and now here I am excited about how I want it to begin, but yet I can’t find that catchy first sentence..

I've gone as far as to Google "story starters" just to give me that boost, and still nothing. I know eventually it will come to me, whether on my way to work, at work, at home, in my dreams or just from talking to my "I think I'm a writer" boyfriend. I just hope it’s soon or I’ll just have to start with “It was a dark and stormy night…”

Saturday, February 5, 2011

My writing update

Well I gotta say I've been a very busy girl. This week I started my Freelance Writing course and completed my first lesson. I started working on my next writing assignment I've decided to call "The Best Friend" and no it's not  your typical best friends between two girls it's a lot better...at least I hope. I'm also in the process of rewriting my previous short story "The Choice". It's going to be my first short story I'm going to try to publish...oh my God did I just say that???

I've also started reading again. Reading has always been a passion of mine ever since I was a young girl. I was always known as the book worm of the family, because my head was always in some kind of a book.

My favorite genre? Hands down suspense and now romantic suspense, of course it is considering that's the genre my first novel falls under. Just yesterday I walked into Chapters to pick up a book that I had ordered a few weeks ago and ended up coming out with 4 more. I haven't book shopped in a long time, but in the last month I've purchased a total of 8 books.

I'm currently reading "Silent Killer" by one of my favorite authors Beverly Barton. So far it's got me on the edge of my seat, but that's all you're going to hear for now. You'll just have to wait for the full review on Kcee's Reading Pleasure.