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
I highly recommend this empowering quick read. Happy Reading!
This Christening cake has been under construction since November. I’m happy to have finished it for a real deadline. There have been layers involved similar to those techniques required in creative writing. Polishing involved several editing tasks; things seen and unseen. The proof of the pudding will be in the eating…
The baby it was made for is only six months older than the cake that was definitely designed with parents in mind. This fruit is laced with rum so will deliver a kick! I’m making healthier puffed rice nibbles for the little ones, fear not.
The daisies are edible and sweet indicative of the young life they represent. Yay!
My debut novel for New Adults is less palatable, maybe? My next writing recipe includes short stories. To make them palatable or tasty? That is the question.
Reality may well prioritise. I don’t want to induce sickness but good health.
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 salad 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
Okay! I admit that there were definitely chocolate eggs on this humming-bird cake. Not in the original recipe…However, the pineapple banana and pecans were so good for me. And I took the chocolate off my piece but so enjoyed the rest.
Needless to say, I had considerable help from the family to keep me from falling into the chocolate chomping trap.
Trusting that you can share such a feast over the holiday. With chocolate or without?
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.
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Tell your friends about this tip off for students to stay safe from gangs.
Thanks, happy Sunday!
Another Amazon review of ‘What If I Go?’ is in. Phew!
Five stars worthy of six
The worthy of Six stars part was humbling…
Polly White has created a masterpiece capturing the loss of innocence in a violent world of gangs, drugs and the degradation that encompasses the protagonist’s life as she arrives in the UK from Romania. Wanting a better life, love and education Grace mistakes gifts and attention for love and is lured into the seedy world of drugs and sexual exploitation, used and abused, basically trapped. Grace carries a diary that is her ‘friend’ and allay that saves the day. I have given What If I Go five stars as Polly White has tackled a sensitive & emotive subject that hooks the reader from the outset and is a page turner that takes one through the trials and tribulations of Grace’s life. A good read and highly recommended.
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!
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?