children's writer

Forbidden Love

Jun 13, 2011

In light of all things swoon worthy, I just had to blog about my new favorite fictional couple, Valarie and Peter from Red Riding Hood.

It wasn't just that these two people or rather there actors, were extremely attractive. It was their extra hot chemistry that practically seeped out of the screen into my pores that left me feeling a little awestruck and somewhat jealous.

Valarie and Peter were very comparable to Allie and Noah from the Notebook. 

As a writer, I sometimes wonder how I can create those same feelings with written words. How can I make the readers feel that same desire (PG-13) they feel when watching those scenes between Valarie and Peter or Allie and Noah without the special effects and gorgeous actors. And yes, I know that both The Notebook and Red Riding Hood are novels adapted into films. 

I think it’s more than just having my characters be in the right place at the right time. In fiction, it's the almost aggressive nature of the scene that makes it extra swoon worthy. It’s reading between the lines. It what’s not being said but is so obvious you can almost feel it. A good romantic seen makes you wish that you were that girl or guy being sought after.

Valarie, Peter, Allie, Noah, Heathcliff and Catherine had that extra special something that made their scenes together invigorating for me. Their love was forbidden, and that made every single moment I spent with those characters unforgettable.  

I love rooting for the underdog because even if they may come across as jerks, I get it. And that makes me love them even more.

Red Riding Hood comes out on DVD tomorrow. 

Image from Weheartit.

Inspiration

Jun 7, 2011

Now, I have to admit that even though I love writing and reading beautiful writing, I'm not exactly a poetry type of girl. You won't ever catch me at any spoken word sessions or even in that section of the bookstore. My last attempt to familiarize myself with it was so boring I wanted to rip my hair out, and I never went back to the class again. Bad, I know, but there's something about finding a beautiful quote in a two hundred page novel that speaks to me more. Almost like finding a beautiful blouse amongst rags in a thrift store, I feel lucky.

While roaming on the web I came across an online boutique, Ruche, flipped through their look-book and was totally inspired. The quotes, the photography, were breathtaking. It's one of best look-books I've seen on the web thus far as of this year. The poem below was my favorite.

While in my state of placidity 
I watch in awe as nature works its wonders
I see the trees dancing to the Wind's soft, sweet song
A host of birds announcing the end of a wondrous day
And array of brightly colored flowers
Flaunt their beauty to the world
The pillow-like clouds, like sheep, graze in a large blue meadow
And hide the seemingly shy sun

- Garrett Bradley

Poems like Mr. Garrett Bradley's are the reasons why I'll never stop writing. You can click on the front page to view the look-book full screen.



Sweet Venom

Jun 5, 2011
Hello guys, I'm back after a long hiatus with another Cover Crazy post. For those of you who don't know, Cover Crazy is a weekly meme hosted by Tawni over at The Book Worms in which book cover junkies like me profess their love for beautiful book covers. Mondays never looked so good.

But, since I've been out of loop for awhile now I'm sure a lot of the books on my wish list have already been "cover loved" up and down the blogosphere.

In an attempt to get back into the swing of things, this week, I'm going crazy for Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs.


Isn't she pretty?

Seriously guys, I can't take my eyes off that braid. It's captivating.  The detailing, the way it curves down to her back and wisps out at the ends. This cover just screams Buy Me Now! I think something magical might happen once I finally get my hands on this book as its set to be published on the day I will no longer be considered a teenager. Which will be a very non-magical day, but maybe, just maybe, I'll finally find my missing letter, to that very special school, thrust in between its pages. 

As of tomorrow morning, since today is actually Sunday, I'll be off to take my last final for the semester. So you can expect some more posts from me, and please excuse the blog title change, I wanted one that was a little more niche.

Happy blogging, as always.

Image from Goodreads.