The Rewrite Of Pond Water Prince

My Dear Future Readers:

Today, I want to talk about rewrites.

What are rewrites?

Rewrites are edits that you do and you rework the plot in a different way. Recently, I have been working on rewrites for a chapter  in Book 1: Forbidden Love. Trust me, it’s better the way I rewrote it. But that is not the point of this post. Not at all.

I want to tell you about my favorite evil doer.  Why? Because, every book has an evil doer and some may not be evil at first.  “Bad guys” are written to bring out the heroic attitude in the main character. I never thought that writing “bad guys ” could be fun.  But as I was rewriting a scene in one of my chapters,  I realized that  my character is really fun for me to rewrite because even though he is evil,  he makes me laugh.

As a result, I realized that for a villain to be great, his language has to be great as well. Which means that I as an author have to write dialogue that would fit my  “Mister Bad Guy” perfectly. Let me tell you that creating beautifully written dialogue for a villain is hard. But not impossible.

Pond Water Prince was my first book bad guy and he is special to me for that reason.  Going over the chapters that involve him is a special edit to me. I can tell you as an author who has completed Book 1 and 2 and yes out of those two books Pond Water Prince will always be special to me. Not only because he was my first person to create evil plots but also because of the challenge he gave me while I was writing about him. I had to overcome the standard bad guy model and create who was all my own and believable to my readers.

I had to think outside the box. After all, there are a lot of villains out there in the world of fairy-tales who have earned their place in our hearts. I knew that  my character had to be unique, therefore his motives had to be extraordinary.

“What does Pond Water Prince Want??”

 I thought  about this for a long time in the beginning of the chapter. My evil character had to be going after something so important to him that he would do anything to get it. Trust me, that was not easy to come up with at first but then I thought about my elderly grandparents – who were still alive at the time that I began my book – it became clear to me then. So, I wrote the first thought that came to mind.

Next thing I needed was the way he would achieve his goal. That was a little easier since a lot of people kidnapped people and it would be something real that anyone could relate to in my book. Of course, I have to say that having Pond Water Prince as a name was kind of funny to me at first but it fit him. So, I thought that what he did in the book would be able to grab my future readers. I mean, really….What do you think of when you hear the name Pond Water Prince? Is it a name that is associated with someone nice? Or is it a person you would run away from?

That’s how I usually choose names for my bad guys. So, you se that as an author I have to be careful about naming the characters properly or otherwise they lose the effect of a villain.  That’s why I love my first ever bad guy and I hope you will love to hate him too.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

 

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Released Today An All New Release By Nicole French

My Dear Future Readers,

Today is June 28th and it is Nicole French’s Birthday and Release Day  of Legally Mine,  book 2 in the Spitfire Trilogy by Nicole French.

What can I say about Nicole French?

Nicole French writes contemporary romance and she already published Legally Yours as the first book in the Spitfire Trilogy. She wrote book two which is coming out today, Legally Mine.  Nicole French has a group on Facebook called La Merde. It is a very fun group where Nicole French talks about her books, does takeovers on Tuesdays, and invites new authors to do giveaways of their books as well.

I like Nicole French because even though, I only know her for a short time on Facebook, I think she deserves to be respected for how she shares and promotes her work. I, as an author, sure can learn some things from Nicole French.

I believe that every author has to make their way to the spotlight and the more original you are, the better. Nicole French has written two books which is a big accomplishment. Being a friend and member of her group, La Merde is a delight for me because she allows the members to post their own things too and she is very supportive.

What can I say about Legally Mine?

Legally Mine is an E-book that is about Skylar Crosby and Brandon Sterling who are the two main character. Have I read the book? Not yet!

You want to know why…..

Because as I LOVE helping authors, I have so many free books that I either won or bought which aren’t free, that I have not had a chance to read it. I have Legally Yours on my Ipad.  So, yes, I will read it and review it here on my blog and maybe get an interview with Nicole French to put here too. Don’t worry, this summer will be full of books and new authors. So…….

Where can you get Teasers, Links and Buy Legally Mine?

Teasers and Links are below:

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I hope you do enjoy Nicole French’s new book, Legally Mine.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

Where Do I Find My Ideas?

My Dear Future Readers,

Recently, I was asked where I get my ideas from. An interesting question really. Which is why I want to write this post.

Have you ever heard of the phrase,  ideas are everywhere”? I find that this is more true every day.  It is not about finding ideas really  but about finding inspiration to write those ideas down on paper. Or,in my case on this post.  Sometimes, it admit it is hard to find one idea to write. But, I try to think about what I would want to read and that helps me write.  In some cases, it takes longer time but it really doesn’t matter how long it takes, what matters is that you have ideas.

For example, the ideas I am writing down now in my book came really unexpectedly that I me.  Those are the best kind of ideas if I were to be honest with you.  Sometimes, the euphoric ideas are the ones that help you write faster. Now, that is not to say that every author has to write only when they get a euphoric idea. I’m saying that a euphoric idea helps to add words to the story faster.  Authors should write everyday no matter what. It helps to come up with ideas faster when you are already in the process of writing something.

Passion about the things that you are writing about is also important.  Why? Because if you are passionate about the subject you are writing about,  you can find more to say about it. Passion about anything makes a person seem more interesting. For example, when I talk about my book, Book 1: Forbidden Love  or another book that I am writing in the series, I begin to sound different as though I can talk about my ideas for hours if I am not stopped. That is what passion is.  I think that many of us forget about this because we find less things to be passionate about in today’s world.  But it really doesn’t matter what you are passionate about whether it is art, music,  dance,  literature,  reading,  writing or something else,  passion is a good thing to have.

I think if you are writing or making art you also need to learn discipline.  Now, it does not mean you have to force yourself to sit and make art every day for the fear that someone will come and beat you with a ruler like in the old times. No. I mean that you have to devote time to the activity. Enough time to accomplish something that you can be proud of later.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

Soulmates Are Forever

My Dear Future Reader,

 Today, I want to talk to you about soulmates.  Somewhere in this world there are people who are destined to be together. Sometimes, you can live your life and never meet your soulmate. But, some people who are lucky, get to meet the one who they will spend the rest of their lives with.  It’s the one person who you feel extremely close with and who you trust 100%.

Soulmates are extremely rare in today’s world, rare to find and that is why I decided to write this blog post. No, I did not find my soulmate as of yet (stop looking at me like I’m crazy to be writing about things I have not found yet). But, I do plan to find my soulmate. It is not as easy as putting in a search engine like Google looking for a soulmate and millions of options show up. Many people look for years before they find one who they were meant to be with.

But you know me, I always have hope for a better day. It is not easy at times but I figure that it is better to smile than it is to cry. Besides crying is bad for the health of the person. That is why I choose not to cry.  My soulmate is somewhere out there and I believe that he is looking for me. In today’s world, it’s important to not give up on hope.

That is why I write about true love. For true love is unimportant who you are as long the person truly loves you. Even if he isn’t a prince with a crown, he could still love you. Happiness can come from anywhere and you just have to recognize it. The right people for you may not be right for anyone else and that is why they are called soulmates. Every soul has their own mate and who they want to live their life with.  I am a firm believer of a true match made when people first meet.

Of course, if that person is not  the soulmate of your life, there will be signs that can’t be ignored. You need to be open to seeing these signs before things get too out of control. But, on the eother hand, sometimes people are too blinded by their feelings to see the obvious signs that the person is not their soulmate at all. The hardest aspect is of course finding your soulmate because it is like “looking for a needle in a haystack.” But that does not mean that it is impossible.

My suggestion is to allow yourself to have an open mind the next time you think that you found your true true love because the signs are always going to point you in the right direction.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

My Vision of What True Love Is!!

My Dear Future Readers…

You have all read Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and Sleeping Beauty. I recently watched a movie called Love by the Book and I started to think about all the fairy-tales I loved as a child. It fascinated me that every fairy-tale no matter what it was –always had a happily ever after no matter what was happening whether there was a magic spell or a wicked stepmother or a sea witch, the handsome, Prince Charming always saved the day.

Growing up on such happily ever after fairy-tales, made me believe that a “Prince Charming” was truly somewhere out there. Also, seeing the love that my grandparents shared, taught me that fairy-tales really did come true. Watching the Disney version of what true love is was inspiring to me. True Love became even more real to me as I watched Princes battle dragons, evil queens and many more evil doers. As a girl,. I imagined myself as the Cinderella who finds her prince and lives happily ever after.

But you know what, being Cinderella is not easy and finding a prince who will fight your dragons and evil sea witches and other such things is not easy. I had to learn how to fight my own dragons before I could ever ask anyone for help. Fairy-tales don’t teach that. And you know, I’m still waiting for my Prince Charming.

But in the meantime, I learned how to fight my own dragons and not eat fruit from strangers, not go into strange places where sea witches live. But I still have romantic dreams. That is why I write romance novels so that all my pent-up romantics inside me can get out. But also, because I still want to believe that those fairy tales do come true in real life and yes, I will keep looking for the man of my dreams. He does not have to Prince Charming but Charming for me. I still love roses, romantic dinners, walks on the beach, and everything else that I write about in my books.

My vision of romance is still the same. Roses, romantic dinners, poetry maybe, but mostly I just like to get to know the person. All those fairy tales talk about how the princess gets rescued and that true love’s kiss is the strongest power in the world. I mean, a kiss is a way of showing love and that makes it strong but only when it is with the right person. I mean, I don’t even know half the time who my right person is but I know that true love is real and that he is out there. How?

I know because the people who are there everyday helping you fight your dragons are the people who love you. If only I could find that kind of person who would help me battle my evil queens and sea witches, I would know that the person truly loves me no matter what is going on in my life. That is why I can always make the fairy tales relatable to my life. Because in every fairy tale there  is a piece of truth. Every sea witch, evil queen,  dragon, or sorcerer has been created to unveil a truth of a real person’s character. So, the next time you pick up a fairy tale think about why we relate to these Disney classics so much and why a romance novel pulls you in from the start. Because romance writers like myself, Jessica Lauryn, Danielle Steel, Nicholas Sparks are truly talented in unveiling reality from between the lines of their books. They reveal a part of their souls to the reader and I respect that.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all  for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

 

April is Camp NANOWRIMO Month

My Dear Future Readers,

So, in an attempt to get started on Book 3 (Title to be announced after the book is completed), I entered the April Camp NaNoWriMo contest.  I thought it would be a good push for me to keep writing on my work-in-progress. Yes, I started to write almost everyday but with a word goal of 15,000 words for the month, I believe that it is doable. Also, I am trying to finish Chapter 2 which is quite hard to do, I don’t know why….

Sometimes, i think it is the pressure of the idea that I am writing Book 3 already. But mostly, I believe that Book 3 is a very rough idea in my head. I have not yet figured out how to write out what I want Book 3 to say. I thought that without the pressure of 50,000 words like in November, I would have a better chance at finishing my work-in-progress. But all I feel is the lack of ideas. Honestly, that happens a lot. This is a new book and writing something new is hard for me.

Think of essays, you had to write. Starting has been hard for me since school. But, I am writing for me, for you, my dear future readers and not for a “grade” on a paper. A “grade” is a number while recognition is forever. That is also why I am doing Camp NaNoWriMo this year in April. I want to feel like I can start something and finish it in a short time frame even if I only finish a few chapters. I need to get to the middle so I can at least know that I am half way done with my work-in-progress. Which is why i am trying to write everyday and note down my plot ideas so that I don’t lose track of where I left off and have a record of my plot for later.

Plot-The main idea of the entire book……how hard can that be to write? Very hard. But also, very important. Which is why I am takking my time with Book 3 now.

I’m trying to do what I can so that I don’t get confused in my own writing. After all, I’m going to be doing this full time so I need to have my ideas organized. I need to keep my plot on paper so I don’t forget it or write it wrong.

I will tell you how far I get through Book 3 by the end of April. I want to get at least two chapters written by the end of April. So instead of Chapter two, I will be on Chapter 4 or 5. Although,  I’m not sure the halfway mark is for a book. But I’m going to keep writing anyway. April is my month toi get this Book 3 on the way. I’ve had writer’s block long enough. Now, it’s time to really start working.

“I’m eager to read more! Excellent work!” -Alyssa Nand, editor.

To get this praise from my editor is the greatest reward for me as an author. And yes, that makes me want to write more books. The more I work on Book 1 with my editor the more I see that my writing is good not just adequate. Which is why I want to write Book 3 faster and Camp NaNoWriMo will help he with that.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

A Passionate Play Reviewed by Diana Rose

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My Dear Future Readers:

I have read many romance novels in my time but this is my first time reading a Romantic Suspense genre.  This book was the first book I read from Jessica Lauryn. My first impression of this book when I started it was that Ms. Lauryn took the subject of the theatre and turned into something magical. The characters were extremely lifelike. This story took me through a journey of the onstage performance and what the actor’s life behind the curtain of the theater was like. Everything seemed simple but it was not as the story showed me what the main character, Alicia Coleman was truly like when she had lost her memory. Her feelings for Nick Lancaster at first when I first read about him in the first part of the book, are not simply love or hate, she showed confusion quiet vividly, I might say. It was apparent that Nick and Alicia have a very complex relationship. At times, their conversations made me laugh, made me feel angry that Alicia didn’t understand that Nick meant to protect her.

At other times, Nick’s way of caring for Alicia made me happy because it was clear that he loved her and he just had a hard time admitting it. It was fun to see in my mind the scenes that Ms Lauryn so vividly paints with her words. The Bear Scene was the most fun for me to read and it was really clear in my head as if I could see the bear charging at me as I try to escape the bear. The emotion of fear and terror was clearly portrayed. Also, the scenes with the attacker was quite emotional and scary, yes, scary. But this a part of a good author’s job to portray emotion and scenes as if they were happening to the reader right then.

As an author, myself, I learned a lot from the way Jessica Lauryn wrote her descriptions. Her description in every paragraph was different. It was like an adventure to me to read this book. Every turn of a page made me want to read more of it and I ended up reading two-three chapters in one day.  I was so intrigued by this first book that I purchased Book 2: An Amorous Dance even before I finished this book. I could not wait to start Book 2 in this series. Honestly, I was so entranced by Jessica Lauryn’s talent in pulling me into her world that I want to read more of her books and follow her example in developing my own writing in a way that will pull my future readers into my books.

Jessica Lauryn is my new favorite author and I hope to read all of her books. She is my inspiration for writing books that people love. It is a great honor for me to know her and how truly beautiful she is on the inside and out. My favorite author and I I am starting to read An Amorous Dance right away. I hope to follow her career as she writes more because she is my inspiration.

After reading A Passionate Play, I believe that there might be a great story behind it which is why I wanted to ask Jessica Lauryn for an interview. She will be talking about the story of how she wrote this book and her inspiration in writing in my next blog post. Writing series of books tends to be freeing at some point because you can address your characters from all sides and I believe that this comes much easier to Jessica Lauryn right now. But I do plan to use that example as well. She is also the reason why I feel that writing a series of books is something that I want to do.

Writing a series to me is like living with the same people for a long time and getting to know them well enough. A series is something that means that you can not leave the characters. It gives you more room to explore your characters and I believe that it is a good choice for authors like Jessica Lauryn and myself. I believe that it is a good thing for an author to love their characters a lot because then the readers will love them too.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author