Thursday Writing Quote ~ Phyllis Whitney

Sometimes there may be a really bad situation in which my heroine can take no action on her own. Then I bring on another character who has a strong drive, and perhaps a very different goal, so that she is forced into taking action. Suspense results. ~ Phyllis Whitney

Tuesday Teaser/Opening ~ See Jane Score

This week's teaser comes from See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson.

This is Jane

A little subdued. A little stubborn. A little tired of going out on blind dates with men who drive vans with sofas in the back, Jane Alcott is living the Single Girl existence in the big city. She is also leading a double life. By day, she's a reporter covering the raucous Seattle Chinooks hockey team--especially thier notorious goalie Luc Martineau. By night, she's a writer, secretly creating the scandalous adventures of "Honey Pie" . . . the magazine series that has all the men talking.

See Jane Spar

Luc has made his feelings about parasite reporters--and Jane--perfectly clear. But if he thinks he's going to make her life miserable, he'd better think again.

See Jane Attract

For as long as he can remember, Luc has been single-minded about his career. The last thing he needs is a smart-mouthed, pain-in-the-backside reporter digging into his past and getting in his way. But once the little reporter sheds her black and gray clothes in favor of a sexy red dress, Luc sees that there is more to Jane than originally meets the eye. Maybe it's time to take a risk. Maybe it's time to live out fantasies. Maybe it time to . . . See Jane Score.

The First Paragraph (Chapter 1):
The locker room was thick with trash talk as Luc "Lucky" Martineau tucked himself into his cup and strapped on his gear. Most of his teammates stood around Daniel Holstrom, the rookie Swede, giving Daniel his choice of initiations. He could either let the guys shave his hair into a Mohawk or take the whole team out to dinner. Since rookie dinners cost between ten and twelve thousand dollars, Luc figured the winger was going to end up looking like a punker for a while.

The Teaser:
I've always been a sucker for dark men with bad attitudes. One look and I knew this man was as dark and as bad as a thunderstorm.

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Thursday Writing Quote ~ Bill Johnson

If you’re writing a screenplay or novel, it’s your job to create a main character who will take a viewer or reader to places they want to go. Keep in mind that in life, many people feel stuck. A larger than life story character who refuses to be bound can be a real pleasure to journey with. ~ Bill Johnson