Review Magic- Please CONTINUE to do it!

I found this on Pinterest and agree whole heartily with the creator. DA-_XyJUQAAJjnr

I am grateful for your time to help me spread the word on keeping safe. Please encourage summer reading for students. They matter. I wrote What If I Go? as a heads up on the signs of grooming and violent controlling behaviour. Let’s help stop the perpetrators?

Thanks!

Best Polly

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Review of a similar story-The Bigger Fish

This short story mirrors my own, What If I Go? It is suitable for a younger audience if you find my novel too challenging this will more subtly warn young adults onward of the dangers of taking hard drugs.

It also raises awareness of the sensitive topic of sexual exploitation within a short story.

The book is called ‘The Bigger Fish’ by Magdel Roets see

http://amzn.to/2q3fFoh

I highly recommend this empowering quick read. Happy Reading!

 

Reading to empower writing!

For new writing to flourish, I’m currently reading credible fiction to emulate. That’s not classed as copying but I’m acknowledging strengths in other’s manuscripts. Completing reviews of these works will encourage those authors and help me become more aware of powerful writing techniques. Writers can help one another improve our craft through such collaboration. Do you wish to join me?

Have you any suggestions of good empowering books to improve my style?

Thanks for reading. Download my reasonably priced new adult suspense novel for an idea of where I’m coming from. See myBook.to/pollyjwhite

I appreciate your support as a newbie writer.

 

 

 

Book Giveaway

Yay! My suspense novel, ‘What If I Go?’ is safely on its way to another happy reader. Thanks for taking part in my book giveaway.

Also, there are still free PDF’s available for reviewers. Just ask, I’ll sort it.

Trusting that the springlike fine weather is fast upon us. I’m enjoying chocolate so much recently that what-if-i-go-001-1salad days are looming…

Don’t forget that the ebook can be downloaded very reasonably, if you are one of the disappointed. Please go here for further details- myBook.to/pollyjwhite

Easter- More than eating chocolate

I am really looking forward to eating chocolate after Lent, don’t get me wrong!

However, my sacrifice was nothing. I’m celebrating passion week with a free giveaway of my thriller giving the heads up to students about staying safe from gangs.

Please, join in the fun. Someone has to win. Like this post or follow me on Twitter  @pollyjwhite4.

Enjoy the countdown to a long weekend.

Novel Freebie

Do you want to win a signed copy of my book?

An empowering Easter treat is going to be won. For a free copy of the  -What If I Go? paperback. Just RT and follow me to have a chance of receiving a copy. An ideal . Good luck!

Go here:https://twitter.com/pollyjwhite4 to join in the fun. Please Like to spread the word.

Happy Easter for the winner. Watch this space for news.what-if-i-go-001-1

No chocolate for me!

I’ve given up nibbling chocolate for Lent. It’s so difficult…Losing weight could be a bonus?

If I use the time to write rather than snacking, I could be more productive. The shops are full of beautifully decorated Easter eggs to tempt me. Don’t worry, I’ve still made choc chip cookies for my family. I suppose that’s what a personal sacrifice is all about. Actually, craving a sweet thing is a small price to pay.

Enjoy your confectionery!

More Truth About Writing

An extract from the Mystery Thriller Week-

Let me tell you, being a writer can be terrifying. All I know is that I couldn’t write stuff that didn’t matter. So without giving too much away, my debut novel is about grooming and sexual exploitation. It is written using alternating chapters from the POV of protagonist and those who control her. As the story progresses, we hear more from those who genuinely care for her, though. The alternating voices allowed for some troughs as opposed to the heightening, teenage tension. Using contrasting perspective was interesting.
I was made aware of this in a book a read called ‘Amity & Sorrow.’ This is where Peggy Riley used alternating voices from the three main characters along with contrasting timelines! She explained, there were 2 POVs in 3rd. That involved 3 timelines – 2 forward, 1 backward. Her intelligent fiction was based on the Waco Siege. I found this compelling novel from Little Brown & Co. works well. The historical fiction is about escaping cult life and was an inspiration. I highly recommend it.
False expectation leads to rude awakening for my character, Grace. She seeks the whole ‘good life’ package, instead she’s tagged with an AKA that is undeserved. The intolerable injustice of her story is traumatic; on a journey through coming-of-age she deters others following along that slippery path. I give fair warning to readers that there is a rape scene.
We owe it to the reader to be authentic and hopeful in fiction. Getting the balance is the thing! Right?
Basically, Grace learns the hard way from her experience. That is what a protagonist’s job is, I believe. Then, I found her character profile develop adding layers as she matured. I guess a distinguishable character profile is really useful for crime writing in general…
No spoilers here. The bringing of the 74,000 words together was tricky. Outlining might have helped! The answer, this time was to chunk it into 50,000 word slots and line those up with chapter details. Was there an easier way, I wonder to order a runaway manuscript?
Lastly, I was wondering whether ‘happy ever after’ endings work, now days?
Did they ever?

Truth

 

TRUTH OR DARE?

Hello there. Thanks for popping by.

You may well be wondering why I wrote about such a difficult topic as sexual exploitation.

Well, it wasn’t easy.

Unfortunately, it’s in the news all the time here in the UK and it forever loomed large on may radar. I made fiction based upon research indicating that permutations of Grace’s story are drenching our society and that across Europe. Grooming has been a guilty secret hidden for tens of years.

My thriller/suspense aspires to tip off students to the dangers of falling prey to gangs.

I suppose my protagonist plays the ultimate game of truth or dare. As a safe person, it was terrifying going down to the underworld with my protagonist. How else could I have revealed the shocking exploits of perpetrators, otherwise?

Romans 5:3-4 tells us

..because we know that suffering produces perseverance;  perseverance, character; and character, hope.

Is that what Rayne Hall meant when discussing Managing Tension with peeks and troughs, earlier in the Week? See Mystery Triller Author Hour.

Grace went ahead naively travelling to the UK thinking her life would be sorted. She finds out that she made herself vulnerable but got embroiled in the world, too late. Admittedly, bad things happened, but really, it is never too late to brush herself off and find contentment. My story is about having faith.