Sneak Off and Read: Lines with the topic, JUDGE #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic, JUDGE.

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“No.” Shaking her head vigorously, she crossed her arms firmly. “He has to earn the money. I’m adamant about this.”

Vicki Batman


Olga’s anger had burned. She’d acted like judge and jury without giving Maggie the benefit of a doubt. It hurt.

Jacquie Biggar


I can be myself here because nature never judges me. The purity of this place cleanses my soul and I can freely express my spirituality

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


He flashed me a shy smile as he lifted my hand and kissed it gallantly, and quick tears sprang to my eyes. How I’d misjudged this big, lovable oaf.

Claire Gem


But I had to be careful not to judge Cassandra. From what I had read this morning, she had built…

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Thank you Suzanne Brockmann…

Honest, genuine, real, and oh how I wish I had been there to hear these words delivered!!!

News from Suz Brockmann
http://www.SuzanneBrockmann.com
July 21, 2018, Denver, Colorado


There’s been a bit of buzz about my RWA LTA acceptance speech…

And I’d hoped the video would be up so you could watch it, but I think that takes a bit of time to do (and the gang over at RWA are a little busy with the rest of the giant conference), so I thought I’d zap you a quick e-newsletter with the contents of my speech… read more

https://tinyletter.com/SuzanneBrockmann/letters/that-rwa-lta-speech-news-from-suz

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about a WEAPON #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about a WEAPON.

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The opening of the shirt displayed the soft curve of one of her breasts. He yanked his hands from the covers, grabbed the weapon, and walked away from the desirable, but troubled woman.

Marsha West


“Two people were killed with a misericord, a close-quarters combat weapon favored by Fianna warriors. And I believe Montfort is one of them.”

 Sharon Wray


Boy, did I have the wrong impression. There were no tools of torture, unless books counted. No scary outfits.

Vicki Batman


“I must insist you prove to José that you carry no weapons. Or wires. Open your shirt, querida.” His voice turned hard. “Now, if you please.”

Jacquie Biggar


AJ, what the hell are you doing carrying a gun? Cops carry guns, not firefighters.”

Sam…

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Your Life in Six Words

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By Joanne Guidoccio

Whenever I attend workshops, I take note of any icebreakers. While some participants may groan, I find these short, introductory exercises very effective in creating community and stimulating creativity.

One of my favorites is the “Six-Word Memoir,” a spinoff of the challenge once given to Ernest Hemingway: Write a story using only six words.

His reply was quick and succinct: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

In November 2006, Larry Smith, founder of SMITH Magazine, asked his fans to describe their lives in exactly six words. Intended to be a one-month contest, the project took on a life of its own. Since that time, Smith has received millions of responses, from the hilarious to the bittersweet to the inspirational. You can find out more here.

At the workshop where I was first introduced to this project, the facilitator shared the following examples:

“Married by Elvis, divorced…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about DECEIT #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about DECEIT for a great start to the week.


She tried to stay away, honestly she did. But after a day she’d get antsy. Her fingers itched. More than anything, she needed to get to the casino. She couldn’t explain it to anyone. Hell—she couldn’t explain it to herself.

Marian Lanouette


But what should she tell this kind woman? Jill didn’t want to lie, and she wasn’t lying, because she used her real name. Best to stick with the basics.

Marsha West


“I let Calum lie for me. Because of that lie, his parents sent him away and Carina will never forgive me.”

 Sharon Wray


A good-looking—and quite possibly—available guy, and I’d blown it with hor-rendous comportment, the catastrophic equivalent of a shopping calamity.

Vicki Batman


Mike had learned Lucas was drugged the day of the crash, his agent’s desperate bid to cover a trail…

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Would A Real Man Say That?

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by Kathryn Jane

Good question.

I am a woman, and therefore, as enlightened as I like to think I am, I still have a female point of view…which can sometimes be annoyingly skewed.

As a writer, I am often writing in a male point of view and like to think I do a damned good job of it because throughout my life I have worked side by side with many men, and have a decent understanding of how the male mind operates. Or so I thought.

But here’s the thing.

Readers constantly say they love how real, how authentic my male characters are. But are they?  Or do I follow the myth of what women generally believe? Perhaps the men I create are the kind we would like to have in our lives.

The question then becomes, does it matter? Fiction is fiction after all, and creating characters a reader…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about HONOR #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about HONOR for a great start to the week.


Such an honor to be in the presence of a man who knew exactly who he was, and treated every other being with respect.

Kathryn Jane


Wilkesbury recently had the distinguished honor to be named one of the top five saddest rust belt cities.

Marian Lanouette


“’Tis an act of peace you’re committing. An act of redemption and honor.”

 Sharon Wray


“Nevertheless, we have to go back. It’s all about honor and integrity. You can pay with your dollar, exactly what you should’ve done in the first place.”

Vicki Batman


He’d honored the SEAL mantra when any of his men were injured, even if it endangered his own life. No man left behind.

Jacquie Biggar


Over his head, a large bird swooped and soared as though he’d willed it into action. The man honored the bird…

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