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I haven't had a chance to pull links for the following websites, but if you'd like to follow the One Pulse Authors as they post over the next couple of weeks here we be:

Schedule:
Monday 9/19 - The Novel Approach - Alicia Nordwell
Tuesday 9/20 - Kimmers' Erotic Book Banter - J.C. Long
Wednesday 9/21 - MM Good Book Reviews - John Amory
Thursday 9/22 - Diverse Reader - Grace R. Duncan
Thursday 9/22 - Gay Book Reviews - Dev Bentham
Friday 9/23 - Prism Book Alliance - Felicitas Ivey
Saturday 9/24 - Boy Meets Boy - Renee Stevens
Sunday 9/25 - Bayou Book Junkie - M.A. Church
Monday 9/26 - Tammy's Two Cents - Elizabeth Noble
Tuesday 9/27 - Two Chicks Obsessed with Books and Eye Candy - Bree Cariad
Wednesday 9/28 - Scattered Thoughts - Jon Keys
Wednesday 9/28 - Tammy's Two Cents - Jayce Ellis
Thursday 9/29 - My Fiction Nook - M.T. Aspen
Friday 9/30 - Open Skye - Edmond Manning
Saturday 10/1 - Wicked Reads - Lila Leigh Hunter
Sunday 10/2 - Love Bytes - Chrissy Munder
Sunday 10/2 - Alpha Book Club - Caitlin Ricci



Be sure to pick up your copy of the One Pulse Benefit Anthology from Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, All Romance Ebooks, or your favorite eRetailer.
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I’m over at Clare London’s today! Join me as I share my love of paper and plans. Can there *gasp* really be such a thing as too much planning? Here’s to putting more “Do” in my To-Do-List in 2016!
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The celebration continues all through January, so visit her blog daily to catch the latest post by an amazing assortment of well-wishers.
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Based on our 97 degree temps on Monday, there's still plenty of summer left to enjoy and we'd like to help with another chance to win a copy of Summer Lovin'. Just swing by Cup O' Porn and leave a comment with your email address. Share your favorite summer cocktail, and try some of our suggestions as well. I just read the recipe for an American Collins, and with fresh blueberries in the fridge, I'm all set to try it out.
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With Michigan's unseasonably warm and dry weather it seems as if everyone except us has snow this year. But that's okay, we can join the authors of Winter Warmers this week on our Toe-Tingling, Finger-unFrosting, Neck-Nuzzling, Sofa-Snuggling Blog Tour to find our Holiday Spirit!

Each day, one of us will chat about the why and how of our warming, heartfelt, romantic and amusing stories. Feel free to chat with any of us about your thoughts for the season – especially if you have equally good ideas to keep warm. And your comment will also enter you into a draw on Monday Dec 17 to win a FREE COPY.

Clare London started us out on Monday, Josephine Myles carried us through to Tuesday, and Lou Harper put us over the hump on Wednesday with an explaination of just what is a cockle, much less how to warm one. Stop by their blogs and say hello, then be sure to visit with J.L. Merrow on Friday.

                   

It's December 13th, and as I look out my window there is not a single snowflake to be seen. The yard is still a vibrant shade of green and the squirrels are happily streaking through grass that needs a mow instead of bounding over drifts and sliding on the icy deck in search of the sunflower seeds our cat insists we put out for them. Is this really Michigan? Looks like we'll have to drive north to the 45th Parallel, that halfway point between the equator and the North Pole, if we want to have a white Christmas.

You might think we'd be glad not to have to deal with all the fluffy white stuff, wouldn't you? But without it, there's little call for Chez Munder to pull out our collection of wild and woolly knitwear and head to the nearest toboggan run. That's a shame as in my contribution to the anthology, Butterscotch Kisses, both Adam's occupation and assortment of character hats were inspired by some of our family's real life snow adventures. I had a lot of fun sharing our winter fun (and favorite warming drink) with Adam and Matthew, and it's no surprise to us the two of them ended up together. You try resisting a man in a moose-head hat.

(Psssst. I'll tell you a secret - it's all in the horns!)

It's a tradition to find a new hat each year and we are looking for our latest addition. So what design do you think would top a moose, a sock monkey, a lizard, and a Pikachu when it comes to headgear? Leave me a comment and share a link to the winter hat you think we should buy for 2012!

                       


WINTER WARMERS
- a seasonal anthology

Mulled wine. Butterscotch kisses. Hideous sweaters. Candy at the beach, or a trip to a sex shop in Amsterdam. And the man of your dreams, wrapped around you...

Winter warmers come in many shapes and sizes, from the tongue-in-cheek to the hot-as-hell. Enjoy a quintet of heart-warming tales of men loving men from Clare London, Chrissy Munder, JL Merrow, Josephine Myles, and Lou Harper that are guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face.

One thing's for sure—it's going to be a red-hot Christmas!

Available here on Amazon UK, Amazon US, and All Romance Ebooks.


Lucky Dip by Clare London

Andy Jackson always knew that class 2C’s help in preparing for the annual Christmas Fair would be a mixed blessing. Then he’s paired up on the Lucky Dip with Greg, the man who dumped him but now can’t keep away, the pupils are either lecturing him on his lovelife or losing bladder control, and no one’s fixed the broken handle on the storage room. It may all be one whoopee cushion too far for him.

Butterscotch Kisses by Chrissy Munder

Matthew Morrison is determined to conquer his fear of heights and achieve a winning outcome. At least, that's what the best-selling, self-help book he's listening to promises. Being stuck on a three-story tower in the middle of a snowstorm wasn't part of the plan. With no St. Bernard in sight, it's Cute Ticket Guy Adam to the rescue, and an outcome Matthew never anticipated.

Wintertide by Lou Harper

May meets December when Jem and Oscar chance on each other at the Santa Monica Pier, only weeks before Christmas. The two men are separated by age, social status, and their taste in candy, yet if they are both naughty and nice, they might just find holiday cheer together.

When in Amsterdam... by Josephine Myles

Brandon is on his first visit to new boyfriend Jos's home country, just in time for their Sinterklaas celebrations. But an unexpected detour into a sex shop leads Brandon to new discoveries about himself, and a whole new dynamic to their relationship. The weather may be cold and damp, but Brandon and Jos soon heat things up!

A Pint of Beer, a Bag of Chips, and Thou by JL Merrow

What's the best gift a young man could get for Christmas? Mohawked saxophonist Liam wouldn't have picked the hideous collection of knitwear he's presented with by his mum and his aunties. He'd rather have the gorgeous older man he sees every day while busking at King's Cross. But with a little Christmas magic in the air, maybe those garish garments are just the thing for attracting a silver fox...

                        

mistletoeStop by my Holiday Page for more heart-warming Holiday Stories!
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Creep on over to [livejournal.com profile] jana_denardo's blog where I'm a guest as part of her Halloween Blog Fest! I'm answering some interesting interview questions, sharing the genesis of my love for paranormal romance, and waxing enthusiastic for Darren McGavin.

My October Excerpts continue with a snip from my paranormal novella, After the Storm.  Grab your coffee and come say hi if you dare ...
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Creep on over to [livejournal.com profile] jana_denardo's blog where I'm a guest as part of her Halloween Blog Fest! I'm answering some interesting interview questions, sharing the genesis of my love for paranormal romance, and waxing enthusiastic for Darren McGavin.

My October Excerpts continue with a snip from my paranormal novella, After the Storm.  Grab your coffee and come say hi if you dare ...
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Clare: and Chrissy: Hello everyone, welcome to the August Edition of The Clare and Chrissy Show. It doesn't matter if you are dashing about getting ready for back-to-school, or finalizing your plans for the UK Meet (only 4 weeks to go!) we're happy to see you.

Clare: Some of you may remember earlier this year when Dreamspinner Press celebrated their fifth anniversary.

Chrissy: Confetti Time!! Both Clare and I were honored to recognized as two of their first year authors, despite our shock at realizing five years had gone by since we were initially published.

Clare: Good Lord, that means five years since we first met online.

Chrissy: Awwwwwh, sweetie. You remembered. I thought we weren't going to celebrate anniversaries?

Clare: It had all rushed by so fast! That's what stunned me. It seemed like only a few months had passed since I agonized over my pseudonym, set up my first attempt at a website, and dipped my stubby little toe into the rocky waters of online promotion.

Chrissy: Instead it's been years. Here's a case where time traveled much faster than a speeding snail. Wow, I'm going to need some more confetti.

Clare: Gawd, I'm going to need another margarita. This is worse than my sons' birthdays, when I start doing the maths and figuring out that if they're this age, then I'm … *gasp*

Chrissy: My lips are sealed.

Clare: They'd better be! I was a child bride, you know *coughcough*.

Chrissy: In addition to realizing it's past time to revamp each of our now-expired five year career plans (now there's a blog post waiting to be written), we also face the fact that somehow along the way we acquired a backlist.

Clare: Quite different from only having one or two titles under our collective belts.

Chrissy: Usually we don't tend to notice unless we are updating our websites, or preparing a layout of covers.

Clare: As most of our attention is firmly fixed on our latest release, and those - hopefully - upcoming.

Chrissy: There are edits to be made, excerpts to pull, blog hops, and group chats to calendar.

Clare: Don't forget reviews to be read! (or skimmed past quickly *lol*)

Chrissy: All circling us back once again to even more website updates. It's an attention-consuming cycle.

Clare: Then, just when we think we've got it all handled and we can get back to the business of writing, it's time for another new release and we start all over again. Dammit, do I sound like I'm complaining?! That's not the case, of course!

Chrissy: But when we stop and take a breath, or *cough* haven't released anything new in a while it's a different matter all together.

Clare: All we can say is, each of the older stories has already received their time in the sun. We've posted excerpts up one Yahoo Group and down another twenty-four. Chatted and given away free copies until we're convinced that there's no one on the planet who hasn't had a chance to win their own copy.

Chrissy: At what point do we figure we've beaten this poor horse of a story to death and beyond?

Clare: Welllll... This is where the advantage of age and experience comes to the fore.

Chrissy: As in, old age and treachery beats youth and skill?

Clare: Less of the old from you, Munder. The thing to remember is that the web world is not only fickle, but distracted as well.

Chrissy: Add in the veritable onslaught of new titles released every week now compared to a few years ago and we begin to understand that despite our personal perceptions - and hopes! - our work may have only reached a small percentage of our intended audience.

Clare: And the audience changes as well. It's interesting to check the number of members in any online group and realize how much they've grown over the years.

Chrissy: Many of these members are not only new to the group, but also new to the M/M genre.

Clare: We authors love a reader who tries one of our stories and then goes on to investigate our entire catalogue of work.

Chrissy: But there are just as many readers who pick and choose, depending on what's caught their eye for moment.

Clare: Chrissy and I love to get together and participate in online chats at some of the various group sites.

Chrissy: They're a great place to have some fun, expose older excerpts to lurkers, and get to know more of our audience. We also post excerpts of older works on our websites, offer holiday deals, and celebrate our older work on our blogs.

Clare: No matter the venue, each time we've dragged some of our backlist out into the light we always have someone chime in and tell us….

Clare: and Chrissy: "I hadn't heard of that story!"

Clare: Rather sobering actually. Reminds me there's little chance of me becoming an internationally-famous household name at this rate ... but I daresay that's character-building! LOL

Chrissy: We're lucky in that unlike authors who tell us they can't stand to reread their older work, it's a pleasure for us to sit down after a chat or blog post, reread an older work, and get to know the characters all over again.

Clare: Sure they may be a few things we cringe over, or wish we could change (e.g. my becoming-notoriously-legendary overuse of exclamation marks, for example!!!), but those just go in the big list of things to do on a reissue. Well, assuming there ever *is* a reissue. :)

Chrissy: In the meantime we have the joy of introducing these characters to an entirely new audience.

Clare: As well as remembering why we liked them so much and deciding they probably merit penning a sequel ... or two.

Chrissy: That happens all the time! Then I tell myself that no, I have to finish the story that's in progress now, then I can get back to them.

Clare: Hmph, my characters aren't nearly so well behaved or willing to wait.

Chrissy: Well, that is one way to shine the spot light on an older story we didn't discuss - write the sequel!

Clare: Works every time (*starts doodling a scene for Red and Carter...*).

Clare: and Chrissy: Tell us what you think!

Readers, do you scour an author's backlist or are you happy to pick and choose from the latest offerings? Does it bore you to tears when an author continues to flog a story from years past, and do you just wish they would stop?

Authors, how do you feel about publicizing your older work, and do you ever feel a story has been overexposed? Have you ever been proved wrong? And what about those you think have been neglected? What do you do to bring older works back into the public view?

Everyone who comments to this month's post will be entered into our random drawing for some of our Free and Festive Clare and Chrissy Swag! Winner to be announced at our next monthly blog post.

SPECIAL NOTE: We're gearing up for a special "open forum" episode of The Clare and Chrissy Show later this year. Do you have a question about one of our posts? One of our stories? Love or Hate our characters? Interested in our favorite music? Reader's choice! All Clare, all Chrissy, all questions will be answered. But fear not shy soul, no names will be used, only questions.

You have between now and September 30, 2012 to think of a question you'd like answered and email it to chrissymunder@yahoo.com. Be sure to mark which one of us the question is for, and then sit back and get ready to learn all.

July Winner: [livejournal.com profile] egret17- Congratulations! Please choose a story from one of our backlists, and then send an email to Chrissy at chrissymunder@yahoo.com for your free download.

Missed a month? Follow the sticky post for these rambles of ours HERE

And to learn more about us:


Here's Chrissy! website // blog.


Here's Clare! website // blog.

pic credits:  savage chickens/doug savage

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Clare: and Chrissy: Hello everyone, welcome to the August Edition of The Clare and Chrissy Show. It doesn't matter if you are dashing about getting ready for back-to-school, or finalizing your plans for the UK Meet (only 4 weeks to go!) we're happy to see you.

Clare: Some of you may remember earlier this year when Dreamspinner Press celebrated their fifth anniversary.

Chrissy: Confetti Time!! Both Clare and I were honored to recognized as two of their first year authors, despite our shock at realizing five years had gone by since we were initially published.

Clare: Good Lord, that means five years since we first met online.

Chrissy: Awwwwwh, sweetie. You remembered. I thought we weren't going to celebrate anniversaries?

Clare: It had all rushed by so fast! That's what stunned me. It seemed like only a few months had passed since I agonized over my pseudonym, set up my first attempt at a website, and dipped my stubby little toe into the rocky waters of online promotion.

Chrissy: Instead it's been years. Here's a case where time traveled much faster than a speeding snail. Wow, I'm going to need some more confetti.

Clare: Gawd, I'm going to need another margarita. This is worse than my sons' birthdays, when I start doing the maths and figuring out that if they're this age, then I'm … *gasp*

Chrissy: My lips are sealed.

Clare: They'd better be! I was a child bride, you know *coughcough*.

Chrissy: In addition to realizing it's past time to revamp each of our now-expired five year career plans (now there's a blog post waiting to be written), we also face the fact that somehow along the way we acquired a backlist.

Clare: Quite different from only having one or two titles under our collective belts.

Chrissy: Usually we don't tend to notice unless we are updating our websites, or preparing a layout of covers.

Clare: As most of our attention is firmly fixed on our latest release, and those - hopefully - upcoming.

Chrissy: There are edits to be made, excerpts to pull, blog hops, and group chats to calendar.

Clare: Don't forget reviews to be read! (or skimmed past quickly *lol*)

Chrissy: All circling us back once again to even more website updates. It's an attention-consuming cycle.

Clare: Then, just when we think we've got it all handled and we can get back to the business of writing, it's time for another new release and we start all over again. Dammit, do I sound like I'm complaining?! That's not the case, of course!

Chrissy: But when we stop and take a breath, or *cough* haven't released anything new in a while it's a different matter all together.

Clare: All we can say is, each of the older stories has already received their time in the sun. We've posted excerpts up one Yahoo Group and down another twenty-four. Chatted and given away free copies until we're convinced that there's no one on the planet who hasn't had a chance to win their own copy.

Chrissy: At what point do we figure we've beaten this poor horse of a story to death and beyond?

Clare: Welllll... This is where the advantage of age and experience comes to the fore.

Chrissy: As in, old age and treachery beats youth and skill?

Clare: Less of the old from you, Munder. The thing to remember is that the web world is not only fickle, but distracted as well.

Chrissy: Add in the veritable onslaught of new titles released every week now compared to a few years ago and we begin to understand that despite our personal perceptions - and hopes! - our work may have only reached a small percentage of our intended audience.

Clare: And the audience changes as well. It's interesting to check the number of members in any online group and realize how much they've grown over the years.

Chrissy: Many of these members are not only new to the group, but also new to the M/M genre.

Clare: We authors love a reader who tries one of our stories and then goes on to investigate our entire catalogue of work.

Chrissy: But there are just as many readers who pick and choose, depending on what's caught their eye for moment.

Clare: Chrissy and I love to get together and participate in online chats at some of the various group sites.

Chrissy: They're a great place to have some fun, expose older excerpts to lurkers, and get to know more of our audience. We also post excerpts of older works on our websites, offer holiday deals, and celebrate our older work on our blogs.

Clare: No matter the venue, each time we've dragged some of our backlist out into the light we always have someone chime in and tell us….

Clare: and Chrissy: "I hadn't heard of that story!"

Clare: Rather sobering actually. Reminds me there's little chance of me becoming an internationally-famous household name at this rate ... but I daresay that's character-building! LOL

Chrissy: We're lucky in that unlike authors who tell us they can't stand to reread their older work, it's a pleasure for us to sit down after a chat or blog post, reread an older work, and get to know the characters all over again.

Clare: Sure they may be a few things we cringe over, or wish we could change (e.g. my becoming-notoriously-legendary overuse of exclamation marks, for example!!!), but those just go in the big list of things to do on a reissue. Well, assuming there ever *is* a reissue. :)

Chrissy: In the meantime we have the joy of introducing these characters to an entirely new audience.

Clare: As well as remembering why we liked them so much and deciding they probably merit penning a sequel ... or two.

Chrissy: That happens all the time! Then I tell myself that no, I have to finish the story that's in progress now, then I can get back to them.

Clare: Hmph, my characters aren't nearly so well behaved or willing to wait.

Chrissy: Well, that is one way to shine the spot light on an older story we didn't discuss - write the sequel!

Clare: Works every time (*starts doodling a scene for Red and Carter...*).

Clare: and Chrissy: Tell us what you think!

Readers, do you scour an author's backlist or are you happy to pick and choose from the latest offerings? Does it bore you to tears when an author continues to flog a story from years past, and do you just wish they would stop?

Authors, how do you feel about publicizing your older work, and do you ever feel a story has been overexposed? Have you ever been proved wrong? And what about those you think have been neglected? What do you do to bring older works back into the public view?

Everyone who comments to this month's post will be entered into our random drawing for some of our Free and Festive Clare and Chrissy Swag! Winner to be announced at our next monthly blog post.

SPECIAL NOTE: We're gearing up for a special "open forum" episode of The Clare and Chrissy Show later this year. Do you have a question about one of our posts? One of our stories? Love or Hate our characters? Interested in our favorite music? Reader's choice! All Clare, all Chrissy, all questions will be answered. But fear not shy soul, no names will be used, only questions.

You have between now and September 30, 2012 to think of a question you'd like answered and email it to chrissymunder@yahoo.com. Be sure to mark which one of us the question is for, and then sit back and get ready to learn all.

July Winner: [livejournal.com profile] egret17- Congratulations! Please choose a story from one of our backlists, and then send an email to Chrissy at chrissymunder@yahoo.com for your free download.

Missed a month? Follow the sticky post for these rambles of ours HERE

And to learn more about us:


Here's Chrissy! website // blog.


Here's Clare! website // blog.

pic credits:  savage chickens/doug savage

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Clare: and Chrissy: Hello everyone, welcome to the August Edition of The Clare and Chrissy Show. It doesn't matter if you are dashing about getting ready for back-to-school, or finalizing your plans for the UK Meet (only 4 weeks to go!) we're happy to see you.

Clare: Some of you may remember earlier this year when Dreamspinner Press celebrated their fifth anniversary.

Chrissy: Confetti Time!! Both Clare and I were honored to recognized as two of their first year authors, despite our shock at realizing five years had gone by since we were initially published.

Clare: Good Lord, that means five years since we first met online.

Chrissy: Awwwwwh, sweetie. You remembered. I thought we weren't going to celebrate anniversaries?

Clare: It had all rushed by so fast! That's what stunned me. It seemed like only a few months had passed since I agonized over my pseudonym, set up my first attempt at a website, and dipped my stubby little toe into the rocky waters of online promotion.

Chrissy: Instead it's been years. Here's a case where time traveled much faster than a speeding snail. Wow, I'm going to need some more confetti.

Clare: Gawd, I'm going to need another margarita. This is worse than my sons' birthdays, when I start doing the maths and figuring out that if they're this age, then I'm … *gasp*

Chrissy: My lips are sealed.

Clare: They'd better be! I was a child bride, you know *coughcough*.

Chrissy: In addition to realizing it's past time to revamp each of our now-expired five year career plans (now there's a blog post waiting to be written), we also face the fact that somehow along the way we acquired a backlist.

Clare: Quite different from only having one or two titles under our collective belts.

Chrissy: Usually we don't tend to notice unless we are updating our websites, or preparing a layout of covers.

Clare: As most of our attention is firmly fixed on our latest release, and those - hopefully - upcoming.

Chrissy: There are edits to be made, excerpts to pull, blog hops, and group chats to calendar.

Clare: Don't forget reviews to be read! (or skimmed past quickly *lol*)

Chrissy: All circling us back once again to even more website updates. It's an attention-consuming cycle.

Clare: Then, just when we think we've got it all handled and we can get back to the business of writing, it's time for another new release and we start all over again. Dammit, do I sound like I'm complaining?! That's not the case, of course!

Chrissy: But when we stop and take a breath, or *cough* haven't released anything new in a while it's a different matter all together.

Clare: All we can say is, each of the older stories has already received their time in the sun. We've posted excerpts up one Yahoo Group and down another twenty-four. Chatted and given away free copies until we're convinced that there's no one on the planet who hasn't had a chance to win their own copy.

Chrissy: At what point do we figure we've beaten this poor horse of a story to death and beyond?

Clare: Welllll... This is where the advantage of age and experience comes to the fore.

Chrissy: As in, old age and treachery beats youth and skill?

Clare: Less of the old from you, Munder. The thing to remember is that the web world is not only fickle, but distracted as well.

Chrissy: Add in the veritable onslaught of new titles released every week now compared to a few years ago and we begin to understand that despite our personal perceptions - and hopes! - our work may have only reached a small percentage of our intended audience.

Clare: And the audience changes as well. It's interesting to check the number of members in any online group and realize how much they've grown over the years.

Chrissy: Many of these members are not only new to the group, but also new to the M/M genre.

Clare: We authors love a reader who tries one of our stories and then goes on to investigate our entire catalogue of work.

Chrissy: But there are just as many readers who pick and choose, depending on what's caught their eye for moment.

Clare: Chrissy and I love to get together and participate in online chats at some of the various group sites.

Chrissy: They're a great place to have some fun, expose older excerpts to lurkers, and get to know more of our audience. We also post excerpts of older works on our websites, offer holiday deals, and celebrate our older work on our blogs.

Clare: No matter the venue, each time we've dragged some of our backlist out into the light we always have someone chime in and tell us….

Clare: and Chrissy: "I hadn't heard of that story!"

Clare: Rather sobering actually. Reminds me there's little chance of me becoming an internationally-famous household name at this rate ... but I daresay that's character-building! LOL

Chrissy: We're lucky in that unlike authors who tell us they can't stand to reread their older work, it's a pleasure for us to sit down after a chat or blog post, reread an older work, and get to know the characters all over again.

Clare: Sure they may be a few things we cringe over, or wish we could change (e.g. my becoming-notoriously-legendary overuse of exclamation marks, for example!!!), but those just go in the big list of things to do on a reissue. Well, assuming there ever *is* a reissue. :)

Chrissy: In the meantime we have the joy of introducing these characters to an entirely new audience.

Clare: As well as remembering why we liked them so much and deciding they probably merit penning a sequel ... or two.

Chrissy: That happens all the time! Then I tell myself that no, I have to finish the story that's in progress now, then I can get back to them.

Clare: Hmph, my characters aren't nearly so well behaved or willing to wait.

Chrissy: Well, that is one way to shine the spot light on an older story we didn't discuss - write the sequel!

Clare: Works every time (*starts doodling a scene for Red and Carter...*).

Clare: and Chrissy: Tell us what you think!

Readers, do you scour an author's backlist or are you happy to pick and choose from the latest offerings? Does it bore you to tears when an author continues to flog a story from years past, and do you just wish they would stop?

Authors, how do you feel about publicizing your older work, and do you ever feel a story has been overexposed? Have you ever been proved wrong? And what about those you think have been neglected? What do you do to bring older works back into the public view?

Everyone who comments to this month's post will be entered into our random drawing for some of our Free and Festive Clare and Chrissy Swag! Winner to be announced at our next monthly blog post.

SPECIAL NOTE: We're gearing up for a special "open forum" episode of The Clare and Chrissy Show later this year. Do you have a question about one of our posts? One of our stories? Love or Hate our characters? Interested in our favorite music? Reader's choice! All Clare, all Chrissy, all questions will be answered. But fear not shy soul, no names will be used, only questions.

You have between now and September 30, 2012 to think of a question you'd like answered and email it to chrissymunder@yahoo.com. Be sure to mark which one of us the question is for, and then sit back and get ready to learn all.

July Winner: [livejournal.com profile] egret17- Congratulations! Please choose a story from one of our backlists, and then send an email to Chrissy at chrissymunder@yahoo.com for your free download.

Missed a month? Follow the sticky post for these rambles of ours HERE

And to learn more about us:


Here's Chrissy! website // blog.


Here's Clare! website // blog.

pic credits:  savage chickens/doug savage

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Join me as I put aside my ongoing search for a comfortable, supportive, yet reasonably priced sports bra, and twitter about Tweeting and my undoubted Magpie Syndrome over at the lovely and talented Chez London.
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Join me as I put aside my ongoing search for a comfortable, supportive, yet reasonably priced sports bra, and twitter about Tweeting and my undoubted Magpie Syndrome over at the lovely and talented Chez London.
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Join me as I put aside my ongoing search for a comfortable, supportive, yet reasonably priced sports bra, and twitter about Tweeting and my undoubted Magpie Syndrome over at the lovely and talented Chez London.
chrissymunder: (date)
You know you've come to the right place. But it's January, the lovely Clare London's Birthday month, and since we at the Munder household are busy starring in our own version of the movie "Contagion" (be afraid, be very afraid) we're taking a break and offering instead the annual Clare London Birthday Blog Bash!

It's an entire month worth of authors and posts from a variety of genres. Grab your coffee, sit back, and start enjoying. Be sure to keep an eye out for my post there as well.
chrissymunder: (date)
You know you've come to the right place. But it's January, the lovely Clare London's Birthday month, and since we at the Munder household are busy starring in our own version of the movie "Contagion" (be afraid, be very afraid) we're taking a break and offering instead the annual Clare London Birthday Blog Bash!

It's an entire month worth of authors and posts from a variety of genres. Grab your coffee, sit back, and start enjoying. Be sure to keep an eye out for my post there as well.
chrissymunder: (blog)
Chrissy: Greetings all! Welcome to this month’s slightly sticky edition of The Clare & Chrissy Show. Despite what the excess heat and humidity may lead us to believe, it's only the second day of Summer. Plenty of time for us to back away from our confetti-strewn Solstice Celebrations and poke at something other than our ongoing themes of renewal and recharging for 2011.

Clare: Chrissy?

Chrissy: Yes, dear?

Clare: We have themes?

Chrissy: *sigh* Too much vacation brain, hmmmm? You and those margaritas – can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em. Remember your trip last year when you woke up in your living room, wearing a bikini and dancing the samba?

Clare: Oh Gawd, you’re right. I only hope the boys aren’t home this time.

Chrissy: How much money did they make selling ringside seats to their friends?

Clare: Little heathens. But I shouldn’t complain. After they’d bought 6 months subscription to their Xbox, there was enough left over for me to buy more margaritas on my trip *this* year..

Chrissy: As our audience may have noticed, in our opinion, margaritas are …

Clare: … more entertaining than me in that bikini, I can tell you.

Chrissy: For those in our audience who read Clare’s recent Blog post at Not Your Usual Suspects on Writer's Block, we should mention that before her arrival today we sent Clare through the full-body scanners, and removed any and all sharp objects from her person.

Clare: Took all the fun out of my day, although that one screener was rather charming. Even if he did make off with my axe.

Chrissy: Yes, well. We’ll arrange for a return visit if you’d like. Until then, we’re taking a break from our plans and contemplating that time honored summer tradition: The Vacation.

Clare: But I’ve not even unpacked yet.

Chrissy: Buck up, old girl. I have faith. Like a lot of things in life, vacations become an either/or scenario.

Clare: *brushes off her inbox with glee* Either you take them…

Chrissy: …or you don’t. *frowns at her wip folders and sighs*. And we’re not done once we manage to decide which side of that fence we fall on. Then we face the whole “what kind of vacation question”. Shall we make it a family event, or a solo endeavor? Driving or flying? Camping or room service?

Clare: Room service!! I don't *do* canvas, you know. And don't get me started on the latest round of airline fees.

Chrissy: How about a cruise or a planned stay at a resort? Do we want to mix it up with family obligations - jamming five to a bed at Grandma's house, or would we prefer a deserted island far from anyone we may have met in a past life?

Clare: Don’t forget to toss sightseeing into that mix. Group tours or individual? Tourist traps or no?

Chrissy: OOOOOHHH!! I love tourist traps! I’ve never met a “Mystery Spot” I didn’t like. Those, and historical markers stuck in the middle of absolute nowhere.

Clare: I just *knew* you’d be one of them. With my hubby in charge of the itinerary I’ve done every ancient ruin in Luxor (many), every monastery in Skopelos (one), every mill in Yorkshire, every country churchyard in Devon, and always – always! – the local steam train exhibition.

Chrissy: Of course, all of this rampant festivity is dependent on the EDJ, or as it’s more commonly known, the Evil Day Job.

Clare: Don’t remind me. It’s the drudge we have to suffer between holidays.

Chrissy: The punishment for a few weeks of blissful carelessness.

Clare: And who set the work/life balance at working five/six days a week, one/two days off? Surely something got reversed on the original memo?

Chrissy: Hell, yes. It sometimes feels like we have to promise our first born to get any time off work at all. And even when we’re entitled, it can seem like a Herculean task to get out of the darn building.

Clare: Just finish this before you go … just one more meeting/call … oh wait a minute, where did you say you put that file …?

Chrissy: What's worse is even if we manage to lose our cell phone, and forget our office logins while away, The Dreaded Return hangs over our vacation like a raincloud over the desert island sky.

Clare: *blinks* How poetic. Yes, it’ll all be waiting for us when we get back, they snicker. While you fill in when someone else is out, does reciprocation take a holiday when *you* do? Does your work pile up on your desk in stacks so high you regret ever thinking about leaving in the first place …?

Chrissy: Stop right there! Step away from The Horror.

Clare: But, Chrissy, you know I don't have my axe with me. *waves at the nice TSA agent*

Chrissy: I said –

Clare: Stepping away, stepping away. Killjoy.

Chrissy: We’re here to suggest we all take a virtual break – right now! - and Think Vacation.

Clare: Or Holiday, in the vocabulary of the old country … *smirk*.

Chrissy: You know you deserve it. Drift off into Lottery-winning land and tell us where or what YOUR favourite vacation would be.

Clare: Or, in fact, already is. What’s the best place you’ve ever found? (and send me a map …) Do you go back to same much-loved place every year?

Chrissy: Or seek a new adventure every time you re-pack?

Clare: Have you got anything planned this year ...

Chrissy: ... and like us, do you struggle with finding the time / money / key to the shackles to be able to get away at all?

Clare and Chrissy: Share your thoughts with us! If we can't travel the world right now, at least we can dream!

Chrissy: Uhm, Clare?

Clare: Yes, dear?

Chrissy: Any particular reason you didn't use the photo of me on the plane *after* my facial wax?

Clare: *evil grin*

****

MAY Winner: [livejournal.com profile] essayel - Congratulations! Please email Chrissy at chrissymunder@yahoo.com with your choice of eBook download from either of our current lists.

****

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chrissymunder: (blog)
Chrissy: Greetings all! Welcome to this month’s slightly sticky edition of The Clare & Chrissy Show. Despite what the excess heat and humidity may lead us to believe, it's only the second day of Summer. Plenty of time for us to back away from our confetti-strewn Solstice Celebrations and poke at something other than our ongoing themes of renewal and recharging for 2011.

Clare: Chrissy?

Chrissy: Yes, dear?

Clare: We have themes?

Chrissy: *sigh* Too much vacation brain, hmmmm? You and those margaritas – can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em. Remember your trip last year when you woke up in your living room, wearing a bikini and dancing the samba?

Clare: Oh Gawd, you’re right. I only hope the boys aren’t home this time.

Chrissy: How much money did they make selling ringside seats to their friends?

Clare: Little heathens. But I shouldn’t complain. After they’d bought 6 months subscription to their Xbox, there was enough left over for me to buy more margaritas on my trip *this* year..

Chrissy: As our audience may have noticed, in our opinion, margaritas are …

Clare: … more entertaining than me in that bikini, I can tell you.

Chrissy: For those in our audience who read Clare’s recent Blog post at Not Your Usual Suspects on Writer's Block, we should mention that before her arrival today we sent Clare through the full-body scanners, and removed any and all sharp objects from her person.

Clare: Took all the fun out of my day, although that one screener was rather charming. Even if he did make off with my axe.

Chrissy: Yes, well. We’ll arrange for a return visit if you’d like. Until then, we’re taking a break from our plans and contemplating that time honored summer tradition: The Vacation.

Clare: But I’ve not even unpacked yet.

Chrissy: Buck up, old girl. I have faith. Like a lot of things in life, vacations become an either/or scenario.

Clare: *brushes off her inbox with glee* Either you take them…

Chrissy: …or you don’t. *frowns at her wip folders and sighs*. And we’re not done once we manage to decide which side of that fence we fall on. Then we face the whole “what kind of vacation question”. Shall we make it a family event, or a solo endeavor? Driving or flying? Camping or room service?

Clare: Room service!! I don't *do* canvas, you know. And don't get me started on the latest round of airline fees.

Chrissy: How about a cruise or a planned stay at a resort? Do we want to mix it up with family obligations - jamming five to a bed at Grandma's house, or would we prefer a deserted island far from anyone we may have met in a past life?

Clare: Don’t forget to toss sightseeing into that mix. Group tours or individual? Tourist traps or no?

Chrissy: OOOOOHHH!! I love tourist traps! I’ve never met a “Mystery Spot” I didn’t like. Those, and historical markers stuck in the middle of absolute nowhere.

Clare: I just *knew* you’d be one of them. With my hubby in charge of the itinerary I’ve done every ancient ruin in Luxor (many), every monastery in Skopelos (one), every mill in Yorkshire, every country churchyard in Devon, and always – always! – the local steam train exhibition.

Chrissy: Of course, all of this rampant festivity is dependent on the EDJ, or as it’s more commonly known, the Evil Day Job.

Clare: Don’t remind me. It’s the drudge we have to suffer between holidays.

Chrissy: The punishment for a few weeks of blissful carelessness.

Clare: And who set the work/life balance at working five/six days a week, one/two days off? Surely something got reversed on the original memo?

Chrissy: Hell, yes. It sometimes feels like we have to promise our first born to get any time off work at all. And even when we’re entitled, it can seem like a Herculean task to get out of the darn building.

Clare: Just finish this before you go … just one more meeting/call … oh wait a minute, where did you say you put that file …?

Chrissy: What's worse is even if we manage to lose our cell phone, and forget our office logins while away, The Dreaded Return hangs over our vacation like a raincloud over the desert island sky.

Clare: *blinks* How poetic. Yes, it’ll all be waiting for us when we get back, they snicker. While you fill in when someone else is out, does reciprocation take a holiday when *you* do? Does your work pile up on your desk in stacks so high you regret ever thinking about leaving in the first place …?

Chrissy: Stop right there! Step away from The Horror.

Clare: But, Chrissy, you know I don't have my axe with me. *waves at the nice TSA agent*

Chrissy: I said –

Clare: Stepping away, stepping away. Killjoy.

Chrissy: We’re here to suggest we all take a virtual break – right now! - and Think Vacation.

Clare: Or Holiday, in the vocabulary of the old country … *smirk*.

Chrissy: You know you deserve it. Drift off into Lottery-winning land and tell us where or what YOUR favourite vacation would be.

Clare: Or, in fact, already is. What’s the best place you’ve ever found? (and send me a map …) Do you go back to same much-loved place every year?

Chrissy: Or seek a new adventure every time you re-pack?

Clare: Have you got anything planned this year ...

Chrissy: ... and like us, do you struggle with finding the time / money / key to the shackles to be able to get away at all?

Clare and Chrissy: Share your thoughts with us! If we can't travel the world right now, at least we can dream!

Chrissy: Uhm, Clare?

Clare: Yes, dear?

Chrissy: Any particular reason you didn't use the photo of me on the plane *after* my facial wax?

Clare: *evil grin*

****

MAY Winner: [livejournal.com profile] essayel - Congratulations! Please email Chrissy at chrissymunder@yahoo.com with your choice of eBook download from either of our current lists.

****

Missed any of our posts? Follow the 'sticky' post for these rambles of ours HERE.


Here's Chrissy! website // blog.


Here's Clare! website // blog.
chrissymunder: (blog)
Hello everyone! Welcome to The Clare and Chrissy Show – April Edition. Clare is busy avoiding all the tourists as London is in the throes of Royal Wedding Fever, and Chrissy is just trying to figure out what the weather will be from one day to the next here in the States.

Chrissy: Our meteorologist is starting to resemble a demented Mr. Myagi during his broadcast - Coats on! Coats Off! It’s enough to give a gal whiplash as one day we are greeted with a record setting eighty-four degrees, and the next we are scraping snow off the car windows.

Clare: And in anticipation of the summer to come we’ve been busy updating our reading wishlists. Facing multiple visits to the U.S. this year I have tough decisions as to which books to load onto my eReader to keep me amused as I zip through multiple time zones.

Chrissy: *rolls eyes*

Clare: What? I don't sound like a Glamorous Jetsetter???

Chrissy: *clears throat* Anyway, let's return to those difficult reading decisions! There has to be the right balance between reading for pleasure and simple enjoyment, tackling something with more weight to keep the neurons firing, and tucking in the old favorite for a good, comfort read.

Clare: Those are three future C&C topics right there LOL. But even when we're relaxing happily with our latest purchase, we're brought up sharply by another issue.

Chrissy: You dropped your eReader in the bath?

Clare: *Per-lease*. What I mean is the interesting question of "How Authors Read". After working hard to develop our own writing skill, is it possible for us to turn off our inner-editors and simply read for pleasure without...

Chrissy: Dare we say it ...

Clare: ... that little red pen in hand to circle any errors we might find?

Chrissy: I’m kind of a green or purple ink gal myself. Just saying.

Clare: That doesn't surprise me, Ms. Confetti Munder. Thanks for sharing. But, back to my question. What happens when you can’t turn that switch to "off"? A good inner-editor is invaluable for an author. We spend years grooming and cultivating this critical eye.

Chrissy: Then we spend our days in a hectic whirl of self-edits, edits from the peanut gallery, and edits from the publisher.

Clare: Sometimes I wake up terrified in the middle of the night; chest heaving, sweat rolling down the middle of my back, but not sure why, except that I remember a Giant Red Pen chasing me and my Adverb-itis down a deserted city street.

Chrissy: *cough* Hot Flash *cough*

Clare: Pffffffft.

Chrissy: Just look at the number of books and classes available online and at your favorite bookstore. It’s not enough that we write…

Clare: ... we have to know how to dissect our writing as well.

Chrissy: So does this mean that in addition to the statue of your Muse on your writing desk, you also have a physical representation of your Inner-Editor as well?

Clare: Not enough room, Chrissy. Not enough room. But, seriously, I do find it different nowadays, reading strictly for pleasure. I crack the first chapter, excited to dive into a new world and lose myself in the story, and then, when I least expect it, I sit back and say: "That shouldn’t be there".

Chrissy: Do you actually reach for your little red pen?

Clare: *squirms* Before my eReader? Sometimes.

Chrissy: Being a used book buyer it’s always interesting to pick up a copy of a work and find the reader before me has gone through and marked out items they had issue with. I always wondered if this was done as an exercise in critical reading, or could they simply not help themselves?

Clare: Sadly, as one who has always happily given in to most of her instinctive urges, I suspect the latter.

Chrissy: Skimming past Clare's TMI, why is it easier to spot a classic example of passive voice in every story but the one currently in progress on my computer? Is it the fresh eyes concept?

Clare: LOL. Probably. And those excess dialogue tags, she said.

Chrissy: Too much repetition. I said, too much rep -

Clare: Gotcha dear. And inconsistency of character, and effect before cause, and messy lists, and unnecessary exclamation points, and OMG the m/m minefield: perplexing pronouns. And did I mention the lists?

Chrissy: You did. I said, you d-

Clare: Anyway. And does anyone else ever put a book down at the end (or turn off the ereader) and cry "But whatever happened to the knife / letter / distant cousin in chapter 3 who went to school and never came back???" When my inner-editor wants to go beyond any nit-picky grammar or tense issues, and rewrite entire plot points?

Chrissy: *pets* The burdens you have to bear. To say nothing of the excess ???.

Clare: This is blogging. Different set of parameters entirely :P. Let's just make one thing clear - these are things I'm guilty of just as much. However much I learn about "how to" write, my Muse continues to strew examples of "How NOT to" whenever faced with a blank page. I've made all the mistakes, friends, and will probably continue to do so.

Chrissy: Hell yeah! If I could remember all the things I'm meant to consider in "good" writing from first draft onward ...

Clare: Your head would explode?!

Chrissy: I thought you weren't going to watch that movie? I just think it can paralyze the creative flow. It's important to give the Muse his head, and hope that we have enough common sense and skill to create a Good Read. Meanwhile, we battle on trying to absorb good style through osmosis, and treasure good editors.

Clare: So we're not pointing the finger or criticising anyone's writing, not by any means. We're just wondering how much we've been seduced ...

Chrissy: ... subverted ...

Clare: ... as *innocent* readers.

Chrissy: Will we ever get that innocence back?

Clare: Do we even want to?

Clare and Chrissy: So what about you? Authors, can you switch off your inner-editor and enjoy the story as is? Readers, do you struggle with some books, itching with the desire to scrawl through a whole page with a red line and comment "Exposition, exposition, exposition!" or more bluntly "Get the hell on with it!".

Here's your chance. Share your thoughts and be entered in a random drawing with one lucky winner receiving some of our sparkly Clare and Chrissy Swag! Winner to be announced at our next, monthly post.

Chrissy: Hey, your next trip over, can you bring us some Crown Jewels Condoms for our swag bags? Although, I’m quite disappointed at their disclaimer at not being real condoms – what’s the point then?

Clare: Be careful what you wish for, my dear ... *mwahaha*.

Note: - "zombiehand" pop art used above copyright samantha parker @ quirkyville

March Winner: [livejournal.com profile] carolecummings - Congratulations! Please email your address to Chrissy at chrissymunder@yahoo.com to receive your Swag.

And a special chicken soup HUG from Clare to Chrissy, because she really has been miserably ill recently, and has had to drag herself from her sick bed, just to chat with me today :).


Chrissy: Awwwhhhhh, thanks sweetie. The only advantage to this whole, long-distance thing - no risk of contamination.
***

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Here's Chrissy! website // blog.


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chrissymunder: (blog)
Hello everyone! Welcome to The Clare and Chrissy Show – April Edition. Clare is busy avoiding all the tourists as London is in the throes of Royal Wedding Fever, and Chrissy is just trying to figure out what the weather will be from one day to the next here in the States.

Chrissy: Our meteorologist is starting to resemble a demented Mr. Myagi during his broadcast - Coats on! Coats Off! It’s enough to give a gal whiplash as one day we are greeted with a record setting eighty-four degrees, and the next we are scraping snow off the car windows.

Clare: And in anticipation of the summer to come we’ve been busy updating our reading wishlists. Facing multiple visits to the U.S. this year I have tough decisions as to which books to load onto my eReader to keep me amused as I zip through multiple time zones.

Chrissy: *rolls eyes*

Clare: What? I don't sound like a Glamorous Jetsetter???

Chrissy: *clears throat* Anyway, let's return to those difficult reading decisions! There has to be the right balance between reading for pleasure and simple enjoyment, tackling something with more weight to keep the neurons firing, and tucking in the old favorite for a good, comfort read.

Clare: Those are three future C&C topics right there LOL. But even when we're relaxing happily with our latest purchase, we're brought up sharply by another issue.

Chrissy: You dropped your eReader in the bath?

Clare: *Per-lease*. What I mean is the interesting question of "How Authors Read". After working hard to develop our own writing skill, is it possible for us to turn off our inner-editors and simply read for pleasure without...

Chrissy: Dare we say it ...

Clare: ... that little red pen in hand to circle any errors we might find?

Chrissy: I’m kind of a green or purple ink gal myself. Just saying.

Clare: That doesn't surprise me, Ms. Confetti Munder. Thanks for sharing. But, back to my question. What happens when you can’t turn that switch to "off"? A good inner-editor is invaluable for an author. We spend years grooming and cultivating this critical eye.

Chrissy: Then we spend our days in a hectic whirl of self-edits, edits from the peanut gallery, and edits from the publisher.

Clare: Sometimes I wake up terrified in the middle of the night; chest heaving, sweat rolling down the middle of my back, but not sure why, except that I remember a Giant Red Pen chasing me and my Adverb-itis down a deserted city street.

Chrissy: *cough* Hot Flash *cough*

Clare: Pffffffft.

Chrissy: Just look at the number of books and classes available online and at your favorite bookstore. It’s not enough that we write…

Clare: ... we have to know how to dissect our writing as well.

Chrissy: So does this mean that in addition to the statue of your Muse on your writing desk, you also have a physical representation of your Inner-Editor as well?

Clare: Not enough room, Chrissy. Not enough room. But, seriously, I do find it different nowadays, reading strictly for pleasure. I crack the first chapter, excited to dive into a new world and lose myself in the story, and then, when I least expect it, I sit back and say: "That shouldn’t be there".

Chrissy: Do you actually reach for your little red pen?

Clare: *squirms* Before my eReader? Sometimes.

Chrissy: Being a used book buyer it’s always interesting to pick up a copy of a work and find the reader before me has gone through and marked out items they had issue with. I always wondered if this was done as an exercise in critical reading, or could they simply not help themselves?

Clare: Sadly, as one who has always happily given in to most of her instinctive urges, I suspect the latter.

Chrissy: Skimming past Clare's TMI, why is it easier to spot a classic example of passive voice in every story but the one currently in progress on my computer? Is it the fresh eyes concept?

Clare: LOL. Probably. And those excess dialogue tags, she said.

Chrissy: Too much repetition. I said, too much rep -

Clare: Gotcha dear. And inconsistency of character, and effect before cause, and messy lists, and unnecessary exclamation points, and OMG the m/m minefield: perplexing pronouns. And did I mention the lists?

Chrissy: You did. I said, you d-

Clare: Anyway. And does anyone else ever put a book down at the end (or turn off the ereader) and cry "But whatever happened to the knife / letter / distant cousin in chapter 3 who went to school and never came back???" When my inner-editor wants to go beyond any nit-picky grammar or tense issues, and rewrite entire plot points?

Chrissy: *pets* The burdens you have to bear. To say nothing of the excess ???.

Clare: This is blogging. Different set of parameters entirely :P. Let's just make one thing clear - these are things I'm guilty of just as much. However much I learn about "how to" write, my Muse continues to strew examples of "How NOT to" whenever faced with a blank page. I've made all the mistakes, friends, and will probably continue to do so.

Chrissy: Hell yeah! If I could remember all the things I'm meant to consider in "good" writing from first draft onward ...

Clare: Your head would explode?!

Chrissy: I thought you weren't going to watch that movie? I just think it can paralyze the creative flow. It's important to give the Muse his head, and hope that we have enough common sense and skill to create a Good Read. Meanwhile, we battle on trying to absorb good style through osmosis, and treasure good editors.

Clare: So we're not pointing the finger or criticising anyone's writing, not by any means. We're just wondering how much we've been seduced ...

Chrissy: ... subverted ...

Clare: ... as *innocent* readers.

Chrissy: Will we ever get that innocence back?

Clare: Do we even want to?

Clare and Chrissy: So what about you? Authors, can you switch off your inner-editor and enjoy the story as is? Readers, do you struggle with some books, itching with the desire to scrawl through a whole page with a red line and comment "Exposition, exposition, exposition!" or more bluntly "Get the hell on with it!".

Here's your chance. Share your thoughts and be entered in a random drawing with one lucky winner receiving some of our sparkly Clare and Chrissy Swag! Winner to be announced at our next, monthly post.

Chrissy: Hey, your next trip over, can you bring us some Crown Jewels Condoms for our swag bags? Although, I’m quite disappointed at their disclaimer at not being real condoms – what’s the point then?

Clare: Be careful what you wish for, my dear ... *mwahaha*.

Note: - "zombiehand" pop art used above copyright samantha parker @ quirkyville

March Winner: [livejournal.com profile] carolecummings - Congratulations! Please email your address to Chrissy at chrissymunder@yahoo.com to receive your Swag.

And a special chicken soup HUG from Clare to Chrissy, because she really has been miserably ill recently, and has had to drag herself from her sick bed, just to chat with me today :).


Chrissy: Awwwhhhhh, thanks sweetie. The only advantage to this whole, long-distance thing - no risk of contamination.
***

Missed any of our posts? Follow the 'sticky' post for these rambles of ours HERE.


Here's Chrissy! website // blog.


Here's Clare! website // blog.
chrissymunder: (Curiosity)
I'm still laughing over here - Clare comes up with the best titles for my ramblings. Time for you to ramble over to my blog post in honor of her January Birthday month. Meanwhile I'll pour another cup of coffee with cream - shaken, not stirred.

Hmmm, rather lacked in the translation. Ah well, *pokes* go read and then comment to let me know who is your favorite Bond villain.
chrissymunder: (Curiosity)
I'm still laughing over here - Clare comes up with the best titles for my ramblings. Time for you to ramble over to my blog post in honor of her January Birthday month. Meanwhile I'll pour another cup of coffee with cream - shaken, not stirred.

Hmmm, rather lacked in the translation. Ah well, *pokes* go read and then comment to let me know who is your favorite Bond villain.