Saturday, July 4, 2009
Guest Laura Hogg
I'm pleased to have my good friend, Laura Hogg, as guest today.
She and I met on the RWC loop some years ago. Today she'll share
some insight about her writing of Double Vision.
Sub Genre PARANORMAL
Time Period CONTEMPORARY
Setting LONDON, COLORADO, THE ASTRAL PLANE
A nightclub singer has troubling visions and an ex-boyfriend who won't let go. A British record producer has strange premonitions about an American woman. Can he get to her in time to prevent a tragedy?
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
DOUBLE VISION IS A MODERN-DAY ROMANCE, SO I DIDN’T DO MY USUAL HISTORICAL RESEARCH HERE. I WAS IN A ROCK BAND FOR YEARS AND COME FROM A MUSICAL FAMILY, SO THE MUSICAL ASPECTS OF THE STORY FLOWED RIGHT OUT. AND THE PARANORMAL CAME NATURALLY TO ME. SO IF I LEARNED ANYTHING FROM THIS PARTICULAR STORY, IT WAS ON THE CRAFT OF WRITING. MY EDITOR SHOWED ME HOW I COULD MAKE MY WORK STRONGER AND MORE EFFECTIVE. SHE HELPED ME WITH MANY THINGS SUCH AS SHOWING VS.TELLING.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
WRITE A LOT, AND READ A LOT-AND NEVER GIVE UP. JOIN CRITIQUE GROUPS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ART AND CRAFT OF WRITING.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I WANTED TO COME UP WITH AN EXOTIC PLACE FOR THIS COUPLE IN “DOUBLE VISION” TO FALL IN LOVE, AND I MANAGED IT BY CROSSING INTO THE PARANORMAL.
Back cover blurb:
Kayla is an American musician betrayed by her fiancé. She is desperately hurt and psychically cries out for help.
The British Justin has disturbing visions of an unknown girl falling to her death. She visits him in his dreams and visions. They fall in love on a plane other than earth and date in another world. He must discover her true identity and becomes a man on a mission to find her and save her.
The problem is, he doesn’t know if he can do this in time to prevent the tragedy he has already foreseen.
A quote from a review at TwoLips Reviews:
"Laura Hogg tells a beautiful love story of two souls who bond across the distance. This is not a sexual story, but one of love which crosses oceans in order to bring two people together. Double Vision is a wonderful story, and very romantic."
A quote from FallenAngel Reviews:
"Ms. Hogg manages to tie together a paranormal gift with people of character, morals, and integrity without having them sacrifice their underlying belief system and faith in God."
A quote from a review from http://sensual.ecataromance.com/index.php?p=284
"Laura Hogg has a unique vision that has transferred itself to paper in this breathtakingly romantic novella. Her characters are passionate and amazingly well thought out. The basic premise of the story is one that is both extremely compelling and fascinating."
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Thank you for stopping by and sharing with us today. Readers, please leave Laura a comment and be entered in July's drawing for an ebook.
Happy Reading and Writing!