Book Bite #10 ~ When I Fall In Love

I decided to follow the theme of my last post which was about a friend’s romantic book collection and share with you a scene from my WIP novel which includes the song, “When I Fall In Love” by Johnny Mathis. My protagonist’s husband can be quite the romantic. Enjoy the song while you read the scene…

“When I Fall In Love” by Johnny Mathis

“Sweetheart, I’m sorry I got on your case and flew off the handle. I’m just concerned. You’re absolutely right, I don’t know what you saw. Just because I didn’t see it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.” Tom eluded to one of Maddie’s favourite quotes from her college years. “I’ll pour the wine; you slip into something very comfortable and I’ll meet you in front of the TV. Do you have a preference what to watch?”

“No, you choose tonight, dear.” And with that, Maddie sighed with relief and headed for the bedroom.

She was about to unzip her dress when Tom appeared in the doorway holding two half-filled glasses and a large bottle of Frisky Beaver wine.

“Let me get that for you,” he grinned with that schoolboy look in his eye he always got when he had more than wine and a movie on his mind.

Tom placed the wine and the glasses on the table beside the bed and started the music playing, “When I Fall In Love” by Johnny Mathis.

“Do you remember our wedding night, Mrs. Hardwick?”

“I think I could be persuaded, Mr. Hardwick.” Slowly, he began unzipping her dress

Sorry, I had to stop there or I’d need to rate my blog PG!

This is my last Book Bite for my novel. I’m hoping to get it edited soon with a release date mid-summer. I’ll be adding this song to the playlist. I’m blessed to be able to work from home at something that’s more pleasure than work and I’m my own publisher through Amazon.

Til next time — stay safe and be well in these trying times and remember –You are loved by the One who created you in His image.

Lynne

A Collection of Romance

Would you like a collection of Romance stories to look forward to reading this spring? There’s a new collection coming soon by a friend of mine who’s a well-known author of the fair art of romance. Kathleen Friesen has written many wonderful romantic stories and here’s her latest collection.

“This collection of 5 brand new Christian romances is sure to send your heart soaring. Journey from Canada to Georgia and Colorado to Paris by way of Michigan as these couples find love is in the air. All they had to do was look up.”

"Love Is In The Air" is a collection of 5 romance stories by Kathleen Friesen.

Order now from Amazon

Enjoy!

Lynne

Book Fair

I’ll be joining some very talented authors on May 9th, 2020, for a huge book fair. Authors will be present to answer questions and sign books. I’ve been told there will be a lot of goodies and surprises too! I hope you can stop by.

I’ll be bringing my new workbook series, THE FROM-TO WRITING METHOD and WRITING FOR GOD – a beginners guide. It promises to be an exciting event and a great day out.

Book Fair at Breslau Community Centre

MAY 9th 2020

9am – 4pm

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See you there!

Lynne

Book Bite 9 — The Research Lab

Another book bite from my revisions of my novel about lies and deception in a small-town church in Canada. My protagonist visits a research lab in hopes of getting to the bottom of the strange occurrences in her town. She begins to suspect fowl play is afoot.

“Arriving at the research centre they were cleared at the gate by the security guard. The building was impressive with large glass windows where they could see people in white coats milling around and riding escalators up and down three storeys. Maddie and Charles had no problem being shown to the secure elevator and the guard used his keycard to unlock the panel before choosing a floor that had no number or name. Security badges had already been created for them with a level three security ID. She was quite impressed and struggled to stifle a wide grin.”

image by FotoshopTofs

I’m about halfway through my revisions now. It should be ready for publishing in late spring.

‘Til next time, remember you are loved by the One who created you in His image.

Lynne

‘Writing For God’ – a beginner’s guide

You’ve decided you want to write for God but now what? Most writers who feel they want their work to count for God’s kingdom in some way start out with that question. We don’t know how to write for God, what He wants from us, how to write what we feel He’s asking us to write, or how to get that out into the world when we’ve written it. Does it seem like a daunting task to write and publish something and even more so when our main audience is God Himself? I break all of that down in my new book,

Writing For God – a beginner’s guide.

The workbook has pages to jot down your thoughts and collect all the information you need as you discover how God created you for this new adventure. You’ll be able to decide what genre suits you best, which format aligns with you as a created individual, your natural talents and spiritual gifts, and how your personality shines through your work.

You’ll also see how you already have the experience you need to start writing now and hone your craft as you build your portfolio.

God does not call those who are equipped, He equips those whom He has called.” — Smith Wigglesworth

Don’t be fooled into thinking you have nothing original to write about. No one else has had the exact same experiences as you, so anything you write will be unique and from a different perspective. Write from your heart and people will be blessed

Til next time, remember you are created in the image of God who loves you very much.

~ Lynne

Check out my book on Amazon — http://bit.ly/2sPxQA0

Skyrim – Writing Inspiration

Where do you get inspiration for your story’s location? I’m writing a fantasy story for NaNoWriMo this year. I have a broken arm and shoulder so I gave myself a personal goal of only 10,000 words in place of the usual 50,000. This meant I’d be writing a novella (small novel). But I was bereft of ideas for the location to a particular scene until I remembered my son had invited me to play Skyrim with him one night and — ta da — my characters had a home!

Now, understand that when I say “play” I actually mean watch, (haha) and I know as a writer that copyrights are something to be respected for the original creator. With that in mind I joined my son on a Skyrim walkabout to get the feel of the land and take notes for my own fantasy world.

I also took some notes from the landscapes of LOTR and the breathtaking photos by Ray Majoran in Compassion Gallery. His photos from Iceland are spectacular.

Have you found a particular game, movie or real life location an inspiration for your writing? Leave a comment.

Til next time, remember you are loved by the One who made you in His image.

Lynne

Writing A Memoir

We all have a story to tell. Some write a story about a fictitious character or an historical person. Then there are those who write their own story, their autobiography about their own personal experiences, usually in hopes of their story helping someone else in some way. These are the writers of Memoirs and I have a new workbook for you if you’ve ever considered writing your own memoir.

A young woman sitting at a desk writing her memoir.
From Muse To Memoir
by Lynne Collier

Write Your Memoir in 4 Weeks

This is a downloadable/printable workbook (no physical product shipped) filled with easy-to-follow worksheets for writers who want to turn their memories into a published autobiography — in only 4 weeks!

It’s a 49-page PDF workbook that will show you the “From-To Method of Writing” which uses your own social media content to create a digital or print book. But you don’t need to already have a vast amount of online material. You can create that as you write your book and gain followers who will be interested in your book when you’re published!

Here’s a peek at what you’ll work on in From Muse To Memoir:

  • Scheduling time for your writing
  • Brainstorming and defining your book’s outline
  • Creating Social Media ‘Gems’ so you have something to promote online before, during and after your launch.
  • The White Rose Writer’s method of turning your memories into a book.
  • A look at some of the steps you need to take for publishing your book.
  • Guidance on how to create a noticeable author brand so you stand out from the crowd.
  • Marketing Ideas for your new book.
  • Worksheets for each of the above to keep all your ideas in one place.
  • Printable inspirational posters to spur you on …and more!

This is an easy way for you to divide your life experiences into single chapters for a series of ebooks or a collective full-length book spanning your entire life (so far).

If you follow my workbook to write your memoir I’d love to hear about it in the comments. And watch for my other 3 books coming early next month!

My Other Workbooks

Take a browse in White Rose Writers Etsy Shop where you’ll also find my first workbook From Blog To Book which shows you how to expand on your blog posts to write a book in just 10 hours!

Woman writing at her desk
From Blog To Book

And coming soon –

  • From Pin To Print — use your Pinterest boards to write an ebook
  • From Tweet To Tutorial — use Twitter to write a tutorial or workbook
  • From Post To Published — use Facebook to write a novel in 4 weeks! (Nano anyone?) 🙂

Til next time, remember you are loved by the One who created you in His image.

~Lynne