Sunday, May 20, 2012

Older women...younger men?

What is the attraction?

Most of the men I date are younger :-)  Why?  I'm not sure.  It just seems to be the way the cookie crumbles for me.   Several of my friends also date younger vs older men.  Do I consider myself a  I'm not rich enough or old enough (and don't ask me my age.)

My guest this week on Romancing the Pen, Morgan K. Wyatt, discusses her latest book Puppy Love.

Drop by and chat with us and let us now what you think about older women and younger men.

Theo decides to give up on love when she catches her sister in bed with her husband. Instead of blaming her sister or her husband, she blames herself, divorces her husband, distances herself from her sister, and shuts her heart to love.

Her son inadvertently pushes her back into the dating game when he drops off his puppy, Ollie, as he heads out to deployment abroad. He fails to inform her that the puppy isn’t even close to being trained or even somewhat obedient.

Ollie brings the dating-phobic Theo into contact with Westvale’s hottest bachelor, Dr. Brent Knight. Despite her best friend Lorna’s urging to go after him, Theo hangs back due the eleven year age gap and her past romantic history, but it doesn’t stop Ollie from barreling ahead.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Rules for writing fiction

As written for The Guardian by Andrew Motion, poet and novelist.

1 Decide when in the day (or night) it best suits you to write, and organise your life accordingly.

2 Think with your senses as well as your brain.

3 Honour the miraculousness of the ordinary.

4 Lock different characters/elements in a room and tell them to get on.

5 Remember there is no such thing as nonsense.

6 Bear in mind Wilde's dictum that "only mediocrities develop" – and ­challenge it.

7 Let your work stand before deciding whether or not to serve.

8 Think big and stay particular.

9 Write for tomorrow, not for today.

10 Work hard.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Pavarti K. Tyler and Shadow on the Wall

Visit Romancing the Pen to read an excerpt from Pavarti K. Tyler's latest work Shadow on the Wall.

BLURB:   Recai Osman: Muslim, philosopher, billionaire and Superhero?

Controversial and daring, Shadow on the Wall details the transformation of Recai Osman from complicated man to Superhero. Forced to witness the cruelty of the Morality Police in his home city of Elih, Turkey, Recai is called upon by the power of the desert to be the vehicle of change. Does he have the strength to answer Allah’s call or will his dark past and self doubt stand in his way?

Pulling on his faith in Allah, the friendship of a Jewish father-figure and a deeply held belief that his people deserve better, Recai Osman must become The SandStorm.

In the tradition of books by Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie, Shadow on the Wall tackles issues of religion, gender, corruption and the basic human condition. Beautiful and challenging, this is not a book to miss.