Hello my favorite little munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing good. Today is Tuesday and the week already feels so Long and tomorrow I have the PSAT so death is upon me, you know? Anyways why don’t we get ahead to this post.
Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop
Blurb: “As the owner of a successful florist shop, Khloe Harper trusts her instincts. She has a strong bond with her family and friends, but after being betrayed by her last love, she’s kept herself at arms’ length from romance. When dashing entertainment attorney Derek Thomas walks into her store, Khloe’s interest is piqued. What at first seems like a business relationship quickly turns into romance, and Derek slowly plucks away the petals she’s been hiding behind. Just as Khloe lets down her guard, she discovers that Derek may not be worthy of her love after all. Frumpy Connie Albright has a faux fascination with an imaginary man named Walt, thinking that by sending herself flowers from him she’ll feel less out-of-place with the “mean girls” she works with. When she comes face to face with her possible prince charming and thinking she might have a happy ending, when a truth is revealed, she wonders if she’ll ever have a Cinderella story. A recently widowed senior, Gabby Lewis, isn’t ready to give up on love—which means releasing herself from survivor’s guilt and taking a chance on finding happiness and companionship again. After signing up for an online dating site for senior citizens, much to her surprise, she’s matched with Harry, an energetic and loving man, who quickly eases himself into her heart. Will Gabby take the leap of falling in love again, knowing it’s possible to have two loves of her life? As each woman’s story develops through flowers and cards sent from Khloe’s shop during the Fall months, they begin to learn that love can only truly blossom when you trust your heart.”
About Isabella Anderson:
“Isabella Louise grew up with a book in her hand, and to this day nothing has changed. Aside from writing, she focuses her time on featuring other authors on her blog, Chick Lit Goddess, along with sharing book reviews. Isabella Louise is also a member of the Romance Writers of America. She lives in Dallas with her husband, enjoys spicy Indian and Mexican food, margaritas, and red and white wines. She loves spending time with family and friends, and cheering on the Texas Rangers. When Isabella Louise isn’t working on her next release, her attention is also on her Scentsy business, where she’s a consultant.”
WHAT HELPS MY BOOKS COME TO LIFE?
Whether you work better in silence, with background noise, or somewhere in the middle, what helps your characters and books come to life?
Listen: I’m not one who can work in silence, though, I’m not one who can work with a lot of noise or distractions, either. This led me to start a Spotify playlist for my WIP. With this specific storyline, I’m finding songs-old, and new-that go along with the beginning, middle, and end of the book. Have I heard many of these songs over and over? Yes, but that’s the point because I see it’s helping dig a little deeper into my characters’ lives, where I’m pulling them out of their shells and making them shine-even when they’re in misery.
Create: Who doesn’t love Pinterest? A lot of us create all kind of boards, so why not create a board for your book? I’ve found pictures of actors/actresses/locations/etc. that have helped me visually see an image, which helps me write better, (for those of you who need help on with description, I highly recommend creating a board like this, too). My only advice is that you don’t ponder over your board for a lengthy amount of time and that you remember it’s there for you to use as a tool, not to gawk at what you want your next home to look like. Writing is key!
Observe: Some might be shocked to know this, but I’m a very shy person-I’m an observer. From a night out with friends, watching how characters act on TV, to people at the grocery store, my eyes always aware of what’s around me, constantly taking in what’s around me. If you’re not like me and are a talker, I challenge you to five days of just observing. Now, I’m not saying to ignore your friends, but if you go out with them, watch their movements, hear the sound of their voice, look into their eyes, and try to put yourself in their shoes. Who knows, your character might be a combination of you and your best friend!
eBook copy of either; “The Right Design,” “Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop,” or “The Hollywood Setup.” by Isabella Louise Anderson
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