Reading Song of the Day: “Forbidden Love” by Madonna
Reading Song of the Day: “Tempted” by Squeeze
Okay, so if you follow our blog you know how much we loves us some TV. Perhaps, too much. And that’s why we realized we had to cut down on it in order to spend more time with our first love, writing. We talked a lot about that here, so we won’t bore you with the deets again. Although we’re limiting the shows we watch, there are still quite a few that are listed on a white piece of paper hanging on the fridge titled: “TV Watching Schedule”. We’ve seen a few of the Fall premiers thus far and have gained some insight on how much premiere TV is like a novel’s first few pages:
Make sure you have believable stakes. If your first pages don’t set up a scenario where the stakes are high, than the reader is most likely going to ask a million questions. Like: why does she have to take on her sister’s persona? Or: Why didn’t she just stay in protective custody?
What do you all think? Does watching premiere shows help you with writing your own beginnings?
Writing Song of the Day: “In My Place” by Coldplay
Friday is here, and Quita and I could not be more excited! Our week has been…hectic. But we’re still taking the time to join Paper Hangover for the Friday Fives. This week they want to know:
These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.
The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him.
Reading Song of the Day: “Let’s Get it Started” by Black Eyed Peas
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin: As soon as we saw this cover–we HAD to have this book. It’s mysterious and absolutely gorgeous. We can’t wait to read it 😀
hush, hush by Becca Fitzpatrick:
Who DOESN”T love this cover? It’s intense
and enticing and breathtaking 😀
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer: Unique and although it has
NOTHING to do with the story–it’s lovely!
Your go! Tell us what book covers are your faves of all time 🙂