Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Heart poppin'!

Let's hear it for Gwen and Angela! They are blitzing around the blogosphere talking about their latest releases - A Guilty Ghost Surprised and They All Fall Down, respectively. While they're here, they're sharing some:

Blooper Moments
You’ve seen the reels, those “lights, camera, action,” zingers that don’t go as planned. Well, that certainly happens with writing.

It would be wonderful if the first draft could be absolutely perfect. No grammatical errors, no plot holes wide as the Grand Canyon, no sequence-of-events issues. But that’s just not reality for Gwen or myself. Sugar-Honey-Iced-Tea happens and sometimes, you have to laugh at it.
For example, in A Guilty Ghost Surprised, there is a scene where Indigo is getting a cup of coffee:

I closed the blinds and poured a mug of coffee from the side table.
Edit note: You’ll want to add a little something here. It’s like the side table is made of coffee as it currently reads.

This was corrected to: I closed the blinds and poured a mug of coffee from the carafe on the side table.
Much better!

Another example is from They All Fall Down where Governess Woods – for those of you who’ve read Neverlove, you’ll remember she lives up to the title of governess – must bare a little skin:
“Not exactly holy.” Governess Woods undid her bra and dropped it to the floor, turning around. She cupped her hands to her breasts.

Edit note: *snort* just a minor thing, but maybe she should cup her hands to her breasts before she turns around? Cuz she totally just flashed them J
This was corrected to: “Not exactly holy.” Governess Woods undid her bra. She cupped her breasts as the lacey undergarment dropped to the floor, then she turned to face Lisel and Abby.

Alright! No more holy –erm – peep show lol!
There are tons of great scenes (non-blooper-y scenes) to enjoy between A Guilty Ghost Surprised and They All Fall Down. Get your copy to laugh and cry along with our characters.
Do you have an interesting blooper moment? Whether writing, life or movie, feel free to share.

About A Guilty Ghost Surprised: Indigo Eady and gang are back with a  feather and a Chance setting off another twisting-turning investigation to bring a cold case, and loved ones, closure at last.
AGGS buy links: Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About They All Fall Down: Free of their duties as Cleanser and Harvestor, Abby and Basil try to move on with their lives. But some secrets remain. And what is done in the dark won’t be good when it comes to light.
TAFD buy links: Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Gwen Gardner and Angela Brown - YA paranormal authors embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. Share with us as we take the Indie journey to bring our works to the world. Buckle up! There'll be mystery, mayhem, action and emotional roller coasters...oh, and a few things that go bump in the night.

Hauntings are scary but we love interaction:
And don’t forget about the giveaway!
That was a lot of fun! I have plenty of blooper moments - and I bet there are tons out there just with people texting and walking...

Before you go, I have two announcements...

The winners for my Pop Travel Blog Tour September Giveaway were:
Crystal Collier - $25 Amazon GC
Michael Di Gesu - signed copy of Pop Travel
Vikki Biram - replica QV bracelet

And since it's October, that means it's time for another giveaway! And this time I'm doing a blog hop with my buddies, Angela, Gwen, and Roland Yeomans! They are supernatural superstars, so what better way to celebrate the Halloween Holiday than with a SEANCE! Announcing the

Sign up below, and on October 30 write a post about a famous deceased author or celebrity you'd like to contact in our seance! Why did you choose? And what would you like to say? We will haunt your blogs, reading about your choices, then the spirits will select winners to be announced on October 31. The prizes will be frightfully good, including copies of our books and more! We hope you will join us for a ghostly good time!


Gwen Gardner said...

Thanks for sharing our bloopers today, Tara! We do get a kick out of each other's comments. Sometimes I laugh out loud at what Angela says.

Thanks for hosting. Can't wait for the blogfest!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's why we appreciate critique partners and editors who catch those things. (I did like the flashing thing though.)
Need to think about the blogfest...

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Bloopers and writing tips all in one post. Fun and informative. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I am so jealous! Gwen and Angie alwasys come up with the most clever ideas!

taking notes and stealing...

Romance Book Haven said...

Congratulations on the release Ladies.

Great post about writing tips and catching bloopers.

Thanks for the giveaway Tara!


Nick Wilford said...

Those were fun! Maybe we should all get together and publish a book of our bloopers. It would be pants-wettingly funny, and we may just learn something from it too!

Angela Brown said...

Thanks so much for hosting us today, Tara. Those bloopers can be quite hilarious. That "flashing" catch still makes me giggle *snort*

And I'm looking forward to the blog hop. Woot!!

Tonja said...

Yay for Gwen and Angela. If my life settles down (please, God, let it settle down), I will join your seance.

Re-following you with my new ID. My new blog is http://tonjamatney.blogspot.com

Cathrina Constantine said...

Bloopers are hilarious! It's amazing how my characters will suddenly develop three arms!!

Unknown said...

Thanks for joining me, Tara, look forward to reading your posts.

Anonymous said...

Funny bloopers and fun blog hop coming up!!

dolorah said...

I've got tons of bloopers from my writings, lol. They are actually fun to run across, and really break the tension when everyone in writers group is so serious and one comes up, and they ask WTF? My answer is IDK. hehehehe

Good luck on the tour ladies.


Michelle Wallace said...

Those bloopers are hilarious!
Congrats to this dynamic duo... they are all over BlogLand!
Writer In Transit

Unknown said...

I catch this type of thing for my CPs all the time. Some of them can really be unintentionally funny. Wishing Gwen and Angela much success! :-)

Morgan said...

This was fun, Tara! And Gwen and Angela rock. :D

Jennifer Joyce said...

I love book extras like this. It's like the bonus DVD disc of books!

cleemckenzie said...

Gwen and Angela rock!

Sherry Ellis said...

It's funny how a little change can make such a big difference!

JJ said...

Terrific post! I think I will give that contest a whirl. Thanks.

Gwen Gardner said...

Alex, I loved the "flashing" blooper. I still get tickled thinking about it.

Gwen Gardner said...

Thanks, Sheetna!

Elizabeth, steal away :)

Romance, thanks and you're welcome.

Nick, what a great idea!

Cathrina, 3 arms? LOL!

Tonja, it will be a fun and easy blogfest, you should join!

Thanks Jamie!

Donna, I should really save mine, too. They're always good for a laugh.

Michelle, I love that "dynamic duo." Thanks!

Thanks Lexa.

Morgan, ditto!

Jennifer, I'm going to have to create an extra page on my blog called "bloopers"! Thanks for the idea.

Lee, back atcha!

Sherry, it sure can make a big difference.

Thanks JJ!

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