Many people who came to the Launch Party asked for recipes for the watermelon water and dips. Click on More and you will find them.
It was ninety-seven degrees June 8, 2014, when we gathered at CRUX Winery to send In the Shadow of Lies: A Mystery Novel out into the world.
Friends and family mingled and sweltered. Thank goodness for Heidi’s watermelon water!
Thank you for coming. I had a wonderful time!
Sometimes, a song enters my mind and becomes the soundtrack for the scene I’m writing, particularly if the scene includes Oliver, who shares my love of music. Early in the book, he sits in the dark listening to Billie Holiday sing “Gloomy Sunday.” If the reader knows the song, she knows something significant about Oliver and may begin to wonder what has caused him to seek comfort in that song.
Fellow She Writes Press author Tory McCagg invited me to join the My Writing Process Blog Tour.
First, I would like to tell you a little about her, then I will answer the four questions about my process, and then I will introduce you to the three wonderful writers who will continue the blog tour next week.
In How to Grow a Novel, Sol Stein asks the writer to give thought to what the reader is experiencing in each scene of a novel. He characterizes the attention the writer gives to the reader’s experience as courtesy. He says that you must reward your audience, the reader.