Please welcome Angelica Hart and Zi, a writing team with loads of wit and wisdom. I look forward to their upcoming release Killer Dolls available in September from Champagne Books.
Thank you for joining us today, Angelica and Zi.
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Writer's block. We define that as time set aside to write. A definition quite different than most. We think our optimistic approach works.
We have been interested in writers' points of view for what seems to be forever. We both have learned that the common denominator that writers share about writing is, one must write and write as often as they can, for though practice we grow.
Viola! We write almost every day. Why? The afore statement suggests we have been spirited by the thoughts of those writers who have come before us. Not quite the complete truth. First off, we find writing fun. We both try to wordsmith in such a way we can tease another's imagination. If we succeed, we feel proud. Secondly, we write because we love the purposeful nature and utter magic the use of this medium can provide. Thirdly, we write to grow for we are both humble in the simple fact that we are learning engines everyday trudging down the tracks of authorship.
Without question, we want to improve. Yes, we have things we love to share. Of course, we have stories within us that need telling. But the thoughts and stories require we honor them with the best we can write. So, we write. We write. We re-write. And then write again.
Our most recent manuscript is virtually completed. We've included the follow excerpt.
“I like her, too,” said Longar, taking in the eclectic look of her. He pulled out his perusing yard stick to measure her against known iconic female traits. Men's frame of reference for the most part would be that which they liked and appreciated. Her personality was genuine, and made anyone feel comfortable with her honesty. She was far from genteel being more a free-spirit. Recently Rich had been dating women who many of his friends would have referred to as hoity-toity or highfalutin. She was earthy and he liked that. Her forthrightness disarming. Her lips bespoke pleasure not from their utterance but from the possibility of their touch. The swish of her derriere was a feast for his eyes and a treat for a famished imagination. Its sway and shake, fetching. He recalled the mystery in the mirror of her eyes perceiving a misery set deep behind their beauty though their lash, brow and color bemused perfection. Her smile easily dismantled any resistance yet was smoldering. Her breasts spoke of shenanigans, the kind that lustful adolescent talked with friends about under the bridge. Oh yes, he did like her. She pulled the ripcord labeled something special and his parachute of what ifs opened and he floated beneath it, wondering.
The character Rich Longar is a fire investigator and is trying to solve what appears to be terroristic arson. His investigation is complicated by Lauren Pike an eclectic woman who has smitten him. Of course... of course... they have trials and tribulations and complex situations but don't you just love that feel of the soul when you sense another touches that place inside of you that says you're attracted to them. If we communicated that in our writing we have done our job.
Thank you for letting us write for you.
Angelica Hart and Zi
Killer Dolls ~ September 2009
Snake Dance ~ February 2010