On Hold!!!

 

“Writing a mystery novel is easy,” they said. “Progressing the plot is no sweat,” they said.

Kidding. Nobody said that.

But I thought it was.

When I started the Lacey’s Murder Case, I thought I had the plot figured out. After all, it’s kind of formulaic and not a hard-boiled mystery (although I’m dreaming of writing one in the future).

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Book Recommendation: Bras, Boys and Blunders

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Author: Vidya Samson
Genre: YA Fiction/Humor
Where to buy: Amazon

Book Description:

What’s a girl gotta do to get her first bra, her first kiss, her first love?

If you thought the Middle East was all about fatwas and burkhas, think again. Join the fun as Veena, a naive teen from India, bungles her way through adolescence on the island of Bahrain. Laugh out loud as she deals with the intricacies of stubborn bras, crazy parents, racist classmates, first love, and the No-No Club, an abstinence club that degenerates into the Yes-Yes Club.

If you’ve ever struggled with body image issues, ever wanted to be different from what you are, ever wanted a hot guy or girl you couldn’t have, or if you just want a good laugh, this novel is for you, whether you’re nine, ninety, or anywhere in between.

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Inspiration Schminspiration

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You know those times when you can write smoothly without the need for any inspiration? Yeah, me neither.

The truth is I can’t write without getting inspired. Not even a single word. Color me lame, but I still need the nod of approval of the muse of inspiration to get me cracking.

I still need to hear her say, “Go for it, girl. You can do it!

Yep. I also talk to my muse. We’re besties that way.

But aside from my favorite muse, I also get inspiration from other authors. Learn a thing or two from their writing style and take notes on how they approach character development. Nothing like learning from the experts to get motivated.

Lucky for me though, inspiration comes easy. Regardless of where I was at the time.

In my bed…
At the coffee shop…
In the shower…
In the grocery store…

Just random places. And most of the time, there’s no pen and paper in sight. I’ll say, sometimes, inspiration is a bitch.

Just want to let you know, Chapter 4 is live!

Lacey’s Murder Case (A Lacey Thompson Humor Mystery) Chapter 4:

We quietly looked on as George’s body was being wheeled outside the glass doors, the last of the Crime Scene Unit leaving the Amari offices.
My boss was really dead. No use denying it.

I stood there as everybody started chattering about the incident. When a loud wailing sound rose above the noise, we all scrambled to check the source…Read more here!

Other parts:

For the Prologue, click here!
For Chapter 1, click here!
For Chapter 2, click here!
For Chapter 3, click here!

 

Book Recommendations: Light Chick Lit Reads

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I love reading! Well, no shit. I’m a writer. I think.

But seriously, is there any writer out there who doesn’t love to read? At all? I’d sure love to meet one.

Because everyone knows that with writing comes reading. It is through reading that, we, writers draw inspiration to write. It’s how we improve our craft. Right?

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