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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

TEN THINGS NOT TO SAY TO A ROMANCE WRITER...

...AND THE SNAPPY ANSWERS  YOU MIGHT GET.


1.     Did you model that character after me?
a.     No, you’re too boring to be a character in my book.
2.     Did you get your plot from a TV program?
a.     No, that’s called theft of intellectual property.
3.     Are you going to put what I just said in a book?
a.     Maybe, but you’ll never know, will you?
4.     Who did you fashion your characters after?
a.     No one, they are fiction, remember?
5.     Did that really happen?
a.     No, that’s called nonfiction.
6.     Where do you get your ideas from?
a.     I buy them at the corner store along with my crack, heroin and diet pills.
7.     Does your mother know you write this stuff?
a.     Yes, and she’s buying copies for all her friends for Christmas.
8.     Do people actually buy your books?
a.     Yes, I’ve got the royalty checks to prove it.
9.     I could write something like this…it isn’t hard.
a.     Go ahead…I dare you!
10.  This isn’t real literature, you know.
a.     Really? That’s what it’s classified as by the government (when you file a copyright.)

Answer to Trivia question is: Truman Capote!! 



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Caroline “Sunny” Davis has it all, a rich husband, career as a well-known artist and a big, beautiful house, she has everything except happiness. Fleeing from a philandering husband, she returns to her family’s cabin in the woods. Looking to reconnect with happier times while she sorts out her life, Sunny is surprised to meet up with someone she hasn’t seen in twenty years.



Mike Foster, her friend, her protector from childhood is more handsome and devastating than ever. Tempted almost beyond endurance, can she resist him…if it’s for his own good? This story about rekindled friendship will warm your heart.

23 comments:

TreSart L.Sioux said...

Ten Things is absolutely great!

Jean said...

Thank you TreSart.

ElaineCharton said...

I Love this!
Thanks

Jean said...

#11 courtesy of Beth Carter:
Can you help me get published?
a. Sure, let me get you a Pulitzer while I'm at it?

WTG, Beth!

Lisa Worrall said...

Love it :)

Q. Is it your porn again?
A. Yes, it's 150 pages of man in dungarees coming to fix washing machine while twirling black moustache

Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy said...

Love this! I'm filing some of these answers away for the questions I field!!

Unknown said...

made me laugh!!!!

Unknown said...

Made me laugh

Joselyn Vaughn said...

#7 is hilarious! Great list.

Miss Havana said...

What's sex got to do with it?
a. Nothing at all. It's just business.

LoriBeth said...

Thanks for the giggle. My favorite is #9. It applies for synchronized swimming, too!

Tanya said...

Got a good laugh. Thanks.

E. Jamie said...

So damn awesome! (laughs)

Piper Denna said...

I got a new one recently:
Q: How much research do you do for your novels? (a friend of my mom's had just read one with a pot-smoking scene they are both overly concerned about)
A: Uh. Novels? Those books are actually my autobiography, but I've lived such a full life already, it's gotta come out in a series of books.

Jean said...

Piper, love that! Yes, research...umm, let's see. I sleep with four new men every year, one for each book and my husband doesn't mind at all. How's that? Honestly, get a grip, folks!

Thank you for all the comments and compliments.

D'Ann said...

Love this!

My fave~~ how much research do you have to do for the sex/love scenes?

or

Is that you in your sex/love scenes?

Yep. Every single one. And the research is fab!

Jean said...

D'Ann -- Great one! Love your answer, too.

Karen said...

I'm still laughing. I would like to add my favorite line when people hear that I'm a writer: Boy do I have a story for you. Can you write my story?

Jean said...

Karen -- I get that one, too. And it's a killer. Sure...let me put my life on hold, my kids in daycare and focus my entire life on you and your stupid story!
Thanks for sharing.

Ju Dimello said...

Read it aloud to my DH and had a good laugh ;) Thanks !!

Dyanne said...

That is so funny, I love it.

Dyanne

Jean said...

Thank you, all. Glad you are enjoying it.

Mysti said...

One of my favorites was, "You're married. Why do you need to write romance?"

a: It's not about need, it's about inspiration. You can't be married to the same man for 14 years and not be inspired!