So I am a serious geek lover. I love super intelligent, talented, creative, funny men. I married a man who fits this description for sure. I guess that doesn’t necessarily make them geeks per say. Maybe it’s MY love of books, tv shows, movies about paranormal, science fiction type stuff. OK fine, I am the geek then. All I know is that some of my favorite books are writing by men. Witty, sarcastic, definitely sexy, men.
While I have offered some good advice in my Wordslinger posts, (and we’ve all had a few good yucks in the process) I think that this month’s essay has the potential to do the most good for any and all writers in any and all mediums.
Happy Saturday peeps!
It’s that time again…time for Morgan’s monthly Wordslinger post…
Stephen King is one of those authors whose name comes before the books, and I bet it bugs him more than anyone else. In my opinion, he deserves his success and I’m the proud owner of every last book that creepy little fucker ever wrote.
Morgan Locklear is one of the good guys. I’ve known that about him as long as I’ve known him.
He wrote a little something for his wife, Jennifer as a surprise…so here ya go Jennifer…Happy Valentines Day!
My Funny Valentine:
Just like in the movies, comedy is harder than anything else to succeed at. Maybe it’s because humor is so subjective, or maybe it’s because humor requires a certain amount of intelligence and reliability that cannot possibly be universal. Hell, maybe it’s something else entirely, but one thing is for certain, (and to quote Steve Martin), comedy is not pretty.
In fiction, there are three ways to write humor, (four, if you count being funny unintentionally as a bad writer). The first is the easiest but comes with the greatest risk. I call it: ”The SNARKY narrator.”
We here at BT are strong independent women. We adore men and love to read about them. Yep, LOVE them. On Fan Fic Fridays, we love to read about and discuss one particular man, Edward Anthony Cullen, sometimes Mason. BUT after multiple viewings of Breaking Dawn Part 2, back in November, I wanted to read something different, something with some Girl Power. Because Bella kicked some serious ass in that movie. I dove into my AU reading list, and focused on a role reversal of sorts. Vampire Bella/Human Edward. While I did find quite a few out there, not all authors could pull it off. I wanted a strong Bella, but not necessarily a weak Edward. He still needed to hold his own. These stories have exactly what I wanted…
Hello everyone! Here it is, a new year with a new set of goals for Wordslinger! Last month I queried about how I should proceed with my monthly contribution and I was quite surprised to find that what most people cared about was that I continued to be funny…
This post marks my one year anniversary with Bookish Temptations! It was just before Thanksgiving last year when Tamie asked me to write an article describing the lessons I’ve learned from writing fan-fiction. She reported that it was well received, and even made her reconsider Saturdays as viable posting day (notoriously a dead day for websites of this type).
When I was sick as a teenager, my then girlfriend, now wife, began reading me a Stephen King book called “It”. At that time, the only books I read were assigned by my English teacher, and while I liked them, reading for pleasure doesn’t appeal to the legally blind so it (“It”) was quite the novel to induct me into the world of other worlds.
The book is massive and it took over a hundred pages just to get all the characters introduced. By the time the story began to take shape, I had grown to know the characters as both children and adults. By the time the shit hit the fan, I had grown to love them.