Sunday, October 10, 2010
GetToKnowTheBook: Author Sherry Gloag 'The Brat'
My jigsaw puzzle today is a romance named The Brat.
But that’s not enough.
1) What does my character want?
2) What is obstructing their goal?
That on its own will not hold your reader, so you have to add action and suspense.
This does not necessarily mean gunfights, murder and mayhem or shouting matches between your hero and heroine. Especially not the shouting matches. Nothing will turn a reader off more than a book-full of constant bickering.
Even a pantser has to keep these criteria in mind when they write. They have to know their book.
An author can’t help but get too close to the action when writing a book.
Then, and only then, when they have that knowledge, can they start writing!
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Gina Williams is a 35-year-old famous children’s author, who also writes detective mysteries under the name of George Williamson.
She was robbed of her childhood when aged ten by the late mother of the hero, Ben Kouvaris.
When he was ten-years-old his mother sent him to her ex Theo Kouvaris, multi-millionaire, who lives in Greece. When he returns to her funeral he is haunted by the beautiful woman who organised the funeral.
When his father orders him to marry he thinks of Gina Williams.
They have to overcome the horrors of the past and forgive their parents for their betrayals. Will their past destroy their future?
The Brat – Excerpt Three - Pg 99
“I guess life diverted your dreams.”
The earlier light-hearted banter between them vanished. “Yes.” Ben signalled the waiter, passed over his credit card, and rose.
She leaned forward to pick up her bag just as her phone rang. Without checking the caller ID she took the call.
“You think I don’t know what you’re up to?”
The last time she heard that voice the Inspector had walked into her house seconds later. The phone almost slipped through her fingers, and she swung away from Ben’s perceptive stare.
“Who are you? What do you want?”
“You won’t deny your family’s existence for much longer, I promise you.”
The dial tone buzzed in her ear. Dear God in heaven, what did that mean? She’d never denied her family! They’d deserted her.
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