I was so happy when Morgan agreed to write a guest post for Bookish Temptations. I first started following Morgan on Twitter after I began reading his story, The Cockeyed Optimist. I liked his writing style, the story, and especially his sense of humor. If you aren’t following him yourself…YOU SHOULD. Anyways, it occured to me that it would be fun if Morgan wrote a guest post, so I asked him and he said yes. When he sent it to me I loved it so much that I asked him if he would become a regular here. Happily, he has agreed to visit at least once a month. I am beyond excited about it.
So now I’ll shut up and let you read it. His lovely wife RandomCran has written an introduction. Here we go…
**Introduction by RandomCran**
During the closing months of 2009 as my husband was beginning work on his first original story, I discovered the world of Twilight FanFiction. It was the first time I had read stories online and as my time in front of the computer screen began to increase (significantly), he took notice.
When I explained how I was spending all my free time, he took an interest in the fact that not only were people posting stories online but they were also able to receive immediate feedback from readers. I introduced him to several of the stories I was reading, and within a few days our lives took an interesting turn as he began to consider posting a story of his own.
One evening after I arrived home from work, my husband announced he had begun writing his own FF. He asked me to read what he had written that afternoon and to let him know if I thought it was worthy of posting.
What I read blew me away and I immediately signed on to be his beta. I had to see where his story would take me.
Morgan Locklear quietly posted the first chapter of his epic turn of the century tale on Valentines Day 2010. To our delight, Bella Voce quickly earned readers because his profile page acknowledged that he was writing with an extra pen in his pocket and many females in the Fandom wanted to see how a man wrote our beloved Edward and Bella.
Although I knew he had a talent for music and songwriting, his skills as a storyteller took me by surprise. Not only did Bella Voce include ornate imagery, depth of character and an interweaving of history, Morgan continually amazed me by writing several thousand words each and every week for the better part of two years.
Now that Bella Voce and its’ sequel Brutte Parole have been completed Morgan is looking forward to returning to that original story he started a couple of years ago. But thankfully for those of us who are fans of his work, he won’t be leaving the Fandom anytime soon.