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How did you find your ‘voice’? and book review: A Black Tie Affair – by Sherrill Bodine

My question today is “how did you find your voice”?  Or are you one, like myself, who is still making that discovery?

What was your “eureka” moment – when you realized that you had discovered the writer in you?

Did it take you a long time to unveil your true style?

What I am finding through my reading is what I do not want to write, or what I am currently not interested in writing.  I am not a person likely to spend loads of time on research, so I don’t think I could write good nonfiction historical stories, for example.  I also will not write erotica or horror or sci fi.  As far as novels, not sure that is what I can do, either – yet, anyway.

There are styles I really enjoy in what I am reading, so I will keep discovering what appeals to me that way.   What I do know is that I enjoy writing for young readers, and stories with a little bit of  humour, stories with good ethics, and so on.  But, I am still a beginner since I have not allowed myself much time nor the thrill of really setting ‘my muse’ free.  🙂

A Black Tie AffairNow to mention the book I won, A Black Tie Affair by Sherrill Bodine.  Today I got a chance to read it to the end. It is well written; pulls you back and forth in the lives of the two main characters; includes some mystery, romance (I skipped over the erotica since I’m not comfortable reading that), lots of fashion detail and has an odd little detail in the ending.  Sherrill Bodine can certainly write and if that is the type of book you enjoy then you may want to pick this one up and her other one, Talk of the Town.

You can find A Black Tie Affair listed on my BUY THE BOOK! page.

So, back to my main question … how did you find your voice?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂

Delayed surprise!

This is my second posting today, but I want to tell you about my surprise.  Our yesterday got all turned around – the  way life happens sometimes –  so we forgot to pick up our mail.  When my husband brought it in early this afternoon … yippee!!  The book I won – A Black Tie Affair by Sherrill Bodine – had arrived in Friday’s mail!  It was postmarked Jan. 26, so took about 11 days to get here from Florida.   That’s not bad.

I am excited to read this book, which just became available January 1.   Sherrill personalized my copy for me and included a publicity photo of herself.  Also, in response to her note on an included postcard,  I will be writing to Sherrill to let her know her book has reached its destination.

The next time I mention A Black Tie Affair it will be to share my thoughts about it.  🙂

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

I won a book!

This evening I was in a writers online chat room, the same one I mentioned in my last post. Each Sunday evening they have a guest speaker invited to share with us there. Since I am a newcomer I have only attended two Sunday sessions but I am finding great information is being shared. At least, it is interesting to me.

As each chatter arrives, his/her name is written down by the moderator and at the halfway mark a name is drawn. Well, tonight my name was pulled out! I was so surprised! My prize? A copy of A Black Tie Affair by our guest speaker, Sherrill Bodine. How cool is that? 🙂

Have you read it yet?  Or any of her others?

Tonight I added another title to my list of books that I’ve read since Dec.  ’09. 🙂  I am also reading Gone With The Wind, a copy I have had here for years but could not get into until now.  I loved the movie which I saw in the theatre so long ago and now I’m really enjoying reading the story.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂