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What is Love?

“Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.”
-St. Augustine (from the movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin)

This is the month of love. It’s sometimes simple, sometimes so complicated, it leaves broken hearts and tears.

What made your character fall in love? Were there many things, or was it simple?

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Sarah Jensen
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Sarah is writer looking for an agent. She is currently working on novel # 4, editing novels 2 and 3, and querying novel # 1. For more insight to her work, visit: http://legendoftheprotectors.wordpress.com/ or http://legendoftheprotectors.blogspot.com/





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All I want for Christmas…

Okay, I want an agent, to be published, and have millions read my work, but this is really about what your characters wanted or received. Even if the holidays don’t happen during the span of time your novel takes place, what would they want for Christmas, Hanuka, or whichever holiday your characters celebrate?

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Sarah Jensen
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Sarah is writer looking for an agent. She is currently working on novel # 4, editing novels 2 and 3, and querying novel # 1. For more insight to her work, visit: http://legendoftheprotectors.wordpress.com/ or http://legendoftheprotectors.blogspot.com/





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My husband wants a dog. I am not what you would call “a dog person”.

I don’t like dogs. Not even a little. They smell bad. They try to lick you. They jump. They bark. The give your legs some pretty awkward hugs, over and over and over and over again. They drool. They are a lot of work! I’m already taking care of three kids and a husband. I really don’t need to add a dog to that.

My kids on the other hand love dogs, as does my husband, so I’m feeling a bit outvoted.

What would your characters do it their significant other brought home a dog they were not expecting? Are they “a dog person”? If not, why? Is it the smell?

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Marybeth is an aspiring novelist currently working on her second novel. For more information visit her website www.marybethsmith.com. She also has a blog Desperately Searching for my Inner Mary Poppins where you can keep up on her moments as mother, wife and writer..





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Marybeth mentioned that she likes things complicated in her novels. I happen to agree. If they don’t shed tears, then why would a reader. So the question is this:

What makes your characters cry?

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Sarah Jensen
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Sarah is writer looking for an agent. She is currently working on novel # 4, editing novels 2 and 3, and querying novel # 1. For more insight to her work, visit: http://legendoftheprotectors.wordpress.com/ or http://legendoftheprotectors.blogspot.com/





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halloween

I just got my daughter’s costume. She’s going to be a flower this year. Yes, I waited to the last minute to buy her costume. And yes, the lesson was learned- if you wait until the last minute you’ll get a poor selection of costumes, but you’ll get them at a great price.

What would your MC dress up as for Halloween? What is your MC’s favorite Halloween candy?

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Family History is big now days. People spend much time and effort to trace back their ancestors. Personally, on my dad’s side, we can go back to the 1400′s. On my mother’s Cherokee side, not nearly as far.

How far back can you go on your characters? Do you know their parents or grandparents names? No need to chart back four generations unless it plays into the story, but with a little history, our characters come more alive.

So, do a little soul digging. What are the names of your characters parents, brothers and sisters, and maybe even grandparents?

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Sarah is writer looking for an agent. She is currently working on novel # 4, editing novels 2 and 3, and querying novel # 1. For more insight to her work, visit: http://legendoftheprotectors.wordpress.com/ or http://legendoftheprotectors.blogspot.com/







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