June 27, 2014

Welcome to My Parlour... Guest Blog by My lovely Sheri Velarde!

 We have a guest at Foreplay and Fangs today: my fellow Breathless Press author, Sheri Velarde. Today she'll be teasing us with a little bit of experience and advice, a little taste of her new release, and some fun facts!  Time to say hello, everyone... 

Hi everyone! I want to thank the always lovely Brantwijn for letting me pop over here today to talk a little about the creative process and to tell you a little about my new short, Taking Pleasure Where You Can. Thanks Brantwijn, you rock!
Today I thought I would muse a little bit about how important dreams and goals are to the creative writing process.

June 26, 2014

Thursday Taste: Another Nibble of "His Cemetery Doll"

I decided it had been far too long since I had anything really steamy to post. This Thursday, let me share another delicious taste--a sinfully good one--from His Cemetery Doll, my current work-in-progress.

Every Thursday, a group of writers gets together to post excerpts of current works in progress. This week I'm sharing a little more of my current project, His Cemetery Doll, a story of a ghostly lover in a haunted graveyard.
Please support the Thursday Tasters by visiting the link at the end of this post and visiting the other wonderful works posted this week!


June 25, 2014

Talking Shop: What's My Motivation?

Sometimes even the most beloved characters can be the biggest assholes.

I used to be an avid fan of House, M.D. As any fan of House knows, though, the cynical and delightfully sarcastic doctor constantly screws things up for himself by just plain being an asshole. Recently my husband and I re-watched Season Seven, in which, shortly after declaring his total love for Lisa Cuddy, House completely lets her down by failing to be there when she needs him most, showing up only after he's fallen back on an addiction he'd been diligently fighting for almost two seasons.

Way to go, asshole.

Now, I can understand how a drama like House is dealing with layers and layers of character development and plot, so I can at least say this wasn't necessarily an example of bad writing...just incredibly frustrating writing. Let's look at another recent example: How I Met Your Mother.