First Feature of the Day: Insecure Writer's Support Group.
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
My greatest fear is that one day the stories will stop. I will stare at my computer screen for hours and nothing will happen. That I will go for long drives and not hear a story, that I will go to bed and not dream and that when I visit interesting places begging for their story to be told, I will not be able to do it.
Even if I never become a best-selling author, I want to be a storyteller and write what I hear, see and feel. Because that is who I am.
Yeah, I have
tons many insecurities about writing. I fear bad reviews, stories that don’t touch my readers and writing apathetic characters. But even then, I will have the story inside that I will tell (even if badly)
Second Feature of the Day! Christine Ashworth's Favorite Five!
This week, Christine Ashworth, Author extraordinaire shares her Five Favorite Things - You are welcome to share you five favorites in the comments too! Let’s compare.
Favorite Beverage: Water. Coffee. Or a glass of wine. Depending on the hour of the day.
Favorite Room in Your House: My office, which is also the laundry room. Messy, cramped, and occasionally noisy, but the place I can go to and write to my heart’s content.
Favorite Place in Town where you live: Coffee Bean. There’s a small corner – room enough for a chair and a table and that’s it – that’s called the Time Out Corner. I like writing there when I can break away from home.
Favorite Outfit: Jeans and a t-shirt.
Favorite Book (Your Book or WIP of course): My latest favorite is the one that’s just come out – BLOOD DREAMS, A Caine Brothers Short Story.
It’s December, and Los Angeles is in the grip of a serial killer – or so P.I. Gregor Caine would like to believe. But the moon grows fat as it builds toward the Winter Solstice and a rare eclipse. An old woman searching for a friend gone missing believes danger is coming, and the Blood Dreams that keep interrupting Gregor’s sleep portend a swarm of demonic activity.
After summer’s setback, Kendall Sorbis is finally getting started on his Revenge Life List. First up, open a portal to the Chaos Plane. Second, invite the Caines to come and play…
Christine Ashworth is a native of Southern California. The daughter of a writer and a psych major, she fell asleep to the sound of her father’s Royal manual typewriter for years. In a very real way, being a writer is in her blood¾her father, Chet Cunningham, sold his first novel before he turned forty and has over 300 novels to his credit. Christine’s brother, Scott Cunningham, sold his first book before he turned twenty-five.
At the tender age of seventeen, Christine fell in love with a man she met while dancing with the California Ballet Company. She married the brilliant actor/dancer/painter/music man, and they now have two tall and exotic sons who are as intelligent as their parents, thus ensuring lively dinner conversation.
Christine’s two dogs rule the outside, defending her vegetable garden from the squirrels, while a polydactyl rescue cat holds court inside the house. Everything else is in a state of flux.
Demon Soul is Book 1 of the Caine Brothers Series and is now available in trade paperback format, as well as in Kindle, Nook, and Kobo formats. Book 2, Demon Hunt, will be available summer 2012 from www.CrescentMoonPress.com and in all the above formats.
Christine says: My website, Wicked…With a Side of Saucy at Christine-Ashworth.com is where I talk about wine, and books, and other things that catch my attention. I’d love to see you there. Cheers, and thanks for reading!