Coachella calls for a raunchier article than usual. Readers beware.
Want to write the next steamy Fifty Shades of Grey, but don’t want to be a copy cat?
Who said true love can’t be slutty and raw, experienced on the muddy ground of some flimsy tint while rock hard music destroys the atmosphere? Maybe the thought of getting sweaty with an uptight CEO bores and yet imagining the body of a rap god gets the blood raging.
If so, then Coachella, the music and arts festival, may be the backdrop of your next breakout erotica. Or your next fiction short story.
Twenty-somethings fast on the Coachella Diet months in advance before running to spend a whole weekend hooking up and partying till their earbuds burst.
It is the place where naked wizards get tased, and as Marlow Stern so kindly put it on the Dailey Beast, where douchebags and trust fund babies lurk.
What better place for a story? Who has been to Coachella?
Is anyone’s head reeling with story ideas after reading the NYC train driver might have suffered from sleep apnea? Sleep disorders are not often talked about and oftentimes are misunderstood. This We Eat Books article NY Crash Caused by Sleep Apnea got my wheels turning.
So I’m a bit late, but after reading this news, I couldn’t help thinking how everyone just loves a good romance scandal. So it’s no surprise China sets a record for most tweeted issue when the Chinese actor Wen Zhang made an apology to his wife amidst rumors of infidelity.
According to Louise Watt, “his post had been forwarded more than 1.2 million times and . . . the topic trended above the missing Malaysian plane and a protest against a petrochemical plant in Maoming that turned violent”
Now I don’t want to paint a false picture that the Chinese care about celebrity gossip more than political issues. We all know China regulates what and how much political news is accessible to the Chinese public, which may have affected the interest shown on Twitter. Still, my nose smells the foundation of a romance novel.
Just imagine a main character’s love affair is uncovered by monstrous fans who want him to get back with his wife or else start a massive boycott. Forced to maintain an image, he hits to the web. With the internet becoming so important in our lifestyles, we have to make it a part of our novels.
Anybody considering writing a comedy will find the story of a thief robbing Las Vegas male strippers pure gold.
The first thought in my head is, who in the world would choose to rob male strippers? Then I’m thinking many are in tough economic situations, and thieves have to be creative with bank robbing being so cliché and all.
Who knows, maybe the thief was desperate with nowhere to turn.
Bruce Kasanoff, author of How To Self-Promote Without Being A Jerk, did an awesome interview on self-promotion for We Eat Books.
Let’s face it authors, self-promotion is what will keep us alive in this Hunger Games-like publishing industry.
Having a strong business background, Kasanoff knows how to build relationships and grow businesses. In this interview, he held nothing back and shared the key to his success.
One of my favorite quotes of his gave some insight on how authors can market better on Twitter, a must use for most authors. He said, “I’ve learned they are highly invested in their work and often have trouble reducing it to something of interest to others that fits in a tweet.”
Can I raise a hand and say, that’s me?
If you want to learn how to market yourself well and build relationships in this technologically-advanced, quickly changing world, then check out Bruce Kasanoff’s interview, and buy his book.
For those who don’t know, the US is a little upset with Russia sending armed forces into Crimea. In retaliation many officials are trying to persuade those in power to increase US exports of natural gas, accelerating plans across Europe to buy more energy from countries other than Russia, according to Ian Talley and Amy Harder at The Wall Street Journal. Even if one doesn’t know the minute-by-minute play of how this all unfolded, writers know conflict like this is a goldmine.
Just imagine the CEO of a natural gas company, overlooking the whole situation and wanting to do everything he can to make sure this kind of strategic plan to cut Russia out goes through.
Though many see this as ineffective, others are saying it might send out a strong message to Russia because much of its revenue comes from energy exports, according to Talley and Harder. So that automatically develops an antagonist, the person who wants to make sure Russia comes out the winner.
I am thinking assassins, espionage—it’s fiction. With some good research and a strong outline, heck vampires could be thrown into the mix.