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Fan Fiction May Open A Door

After you have finished reading a book, do you ever wonder exactly what is happening with the characters? I hope I am not the only one who does this.

I was challenged months ago in an author’s book club from other members to write a scene between two characters from one of the author’s book. I was really hesitant to get involved since some authors can be really protective of their work. A few of the members messaged me and really pushed me to participate. I didn’t response right away. I had to really think on it. I was not prepared for the feedback I received from my multiple posts to the challenge. It was overwhelming. I have never seen a posting get that many responses, especially not for something that I wrote. I actually left a cliffhanger and I have gotten several requests to finish. The author messaged me and let me know if I ever wanted a career in erotica that I would not only have a fan base but I would definitely be able to make lots of money. She encouraged me to think about it and said that if I needed any help if I decided to take the plunge she would be there to offer whatever assistance I needed.

WOW! Talk about mind blown. I mentioned this to a friend while on vacation recently and she wanted to read what I wrote. I was a little scared. You never know what people will think of you once they read something so racy. I found the post and sat in silence as she read the whole thing. As she finished the last line, she said, “Wait, where is the rest of it?!” I just said, “That’s it”. She then replied, “You’ve got to finish this”.

Although I didn’t go back to it, I’ve thought about it. In fact, it has been a constant on my mind along with a line that I have been musing over. I have been thinking of continuing only I want to create something new. I think the Universe has been poking at me about this. I just need to follow this road and see where it leads. I would like to post some of what I had for feedback; however, I need to check to see if the language might violate WordPress policy. Does anyone know offhand? If you do, send me a message. Or maybe if I get a couple interested parties, a la beta readers, I would to love see what you think.

Writing 101 – Day Fifteen

Today’s Prompt: Think about an event you’ve attended and loved. Your hometown’s annual fair. That life-changing music festival. A conference that shifted your worldview. Imagine you’re told it will be cancelled forever or taken over by an evil corporate force.

How does that make you feel?

Every time I go to Underground Bookstore for a book signing, I always have such a wonderful time. I meet readers just like me who fell in love with characters that appeared to come to life in our imaginations. I always manage to connect with other writers and find more encouragement than I could ever imagine. These book signings have allowed me to be connected to a host of noteworthy writers through a great online book club called Building Relationships Around Books. Underground is a community bookstore and it reminds me of The Shop Around the Corner from the movie “You’ve Got Mail”. If a Fox Books store showed up and tried to take over Underground, I’d be really upset. Underground is about the community. It brings events to the store that are centered around the people who live there. I don’t believe an entity like a corporate bookstore would be able to bring the same energy to the neighborhood. I am sure they have tried to come in. I like that it’s a gathering place for the people. The corporation would be all about the bottom dollar. It wouldn’t feel like the neighborhood and it would suck balls. It’s unfortunate that the people have few places to go as it is. Making this one disappear would cut off an artery of the heart of the community.