Romantic Friday Writers: Bouquet

Romantic Friday Writers: Bouquet

http://fridaynightwriters.blogspot.com/¬†This blog has a challenge for writers of romance/love stories to write 400 words on a theme each Friday. ¬†The theme this week is Bouquet. This is a scene from my WIP, Breath(e). Elizabeth has always been attracted to disabled men exclusively, but she decides that she ought to at least try dating an able-bodied guy. Word Count: 302, critique however you would like. ¬†Comments will be of great help! ### Elizabeth almost didn’t see Patrick as she came out of her Biology class.¬† She was thinking about which assignments had to get done tonight and which could be put off, missing the unusually warm November weather and Patrick standing at the bottom of the wheelchair ramp with flowers in his hands. ‚ÄúOh,‚ÄĚ Elizabeth jumped as...

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Where Does Devoteeism Come From?

Where Does Devoteeism Come From?

Short answer: no one knows. ¬†And yet, people have put out theories based on their assumptions about what we are like. ¬†There is almost no research in this area. ¬†There has been ONE case study, and people continue to refer to it as the explanation for devness. People love explanations. ¬†When something happens that is against what they see as the norm, they have to have a reason. ¬†If there was abuse in your past, they will nod wisely and say that’s why you’re a devotee. ¬†Even if the dev feeling started long before any abuse. ¬†It goes back to people fearing what they don’t understand. ¬†Attempts to understand it have been made by people who are not devs and they are looked to as experts. ¬†As though we cannot speak for ourselves. ¬†As though we have...

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Is Your Man Book Cover Worthy?

Is Your Man Book Cover Worthy?

I rewatched Romancing the Stone last weekend. ¬†It’s a great movie for a romance writer! ¬†(Although I liked the sequel, Jewel of the Nile, better). ¬†A few weeks ago I talked about the Sarah Brown problem, where you preplan what you think the ideal man will be like and can’t see a perfect match for you right in front of your face. I think Joan Wilder has a slightly different, but related problem. ¬†She compares all the men in her life to the heroes of her books. ¬†They don’t measure up to her fantasy. Do you find yourself doing this? ¬†Not necessarily with books you’ve written, but with books you read. ¬†Do you hope or expect men in real life to behave like men in your favorite books? ¬†Are books just pure fantasy to you or are they a goal to aim...

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Interview: Cheri Verset

Interview: Cheri Verset

Today’s interview is with the author of the Nurse Tiffany series. ¬†This is a collection of three erotica stories featuring Jeff, a disabled young man, and his new caregiver Tiffany. ¬†They are intense and very graphic stories! Much more hard-core than what I write. I’m really glad that there are people to write all different aspects and types of stories withcharacters who have disabilities. Nurse Tiffany Bathes Me Nurse Tiffany Meets an Escort Nurse Tiffany Makes a Confession All three together at a discount Nurse Tiffany: The Complete Trilogy *** Welcome to my friend, Cheri! ¬†I’m so glad that you could come by and answer some questions. 1) What was the inspiration for these stories? First of all, thank you Ruth for this opportunity to introduce...

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Sorry, no Friday post!

I fell of the wagon with the Romantic Friday Writers posts! ¬†I’m working on a story that will have a scene that could work well for the lunch date theme, too. ¬†I was trying to get it done last night, but I just didn’t get enough into it to provide a good sample. ¬†I knew going into this that I wasn’t going to be able to have an offering every Friday, but now that I’ve done four or five in a row, I really feel like I’m letting you down. ¬†So, I apologize. ¬†Know that the reason I don’t have anything today is that I’m working in every spare moment to write new books for your...

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