Ever read a book you liked so well, it started you on one of your own? That’s what happened to me with It’s Still Tomorrow. I so enjoyed the witches, the light humor, the romance, and the mystery combination I created my own witch, reluctant though she was, gave her a man to droll over, tease, and fall in love with, but I couldn’t make it too easy for her. Enter the villain. It’s Still Tomorrow turned out to be one of my favorite books. I giggled, caught my breath, sighed in relief, and got close to tears while working on it and fell in love with the characters. I chose a familiar setting, where I live, the high desert in Arizona. Throw in a cat and a dog, another witch or two, and you can’t help but have fun.
Would you call the book I read inspiration or influence? I say influence. Every book I read influences me in some way, good writing or bad. Bad, of course, is don’t do it that way. Good, not to copy their style, but to study and incorporate positive technique. Many popular writers, Stephen King for example, will tell you one thing, if you want to write, read. He says read everything whether it’s something you like to read it or not, boxes, newspapers, even cereal boxes. Why? If you read it and it’s confusing or annoying then you will know not to write like that. Other advice from popular writers is if you want to be an author, write. Don’t decide you’re going to sit down and turn out a complete novel first try that’s going to be accepted and sell millions. Few of us ever sell millions compared to how many there are. Only a small percentage ever make any money at it either. Neither of which keep any of us from writing, writing, writing.
After the article in a cheap tabloid called her a black witch, blamed her for everything from one neighbor’s hangnail to another’s cancer, her apartment was firebombed, and her cat shot, Sarah fled. No home, no job, and very little money left her no choice but to accept the unfinished house she’d inherited. She soon found herself with a contractor, already paid to finish the house, long legged, blue eyed, and capable of waking every desire she’d never known she had. Dem was also the only one who didn’t think she was a neurotic, imagining a nightly prowler, putting himself in harm’s way as her self-appointed protector. When his life is threatened by escalating attacks, her enemy learns that not all written about Sarah was false. You should let sleeping witches lay.
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Larion Wills, a multi-genre author, also writes under the name of Larriane Wills. From contemporary, some paranormal, to science fiction to historical western romances she holds up to her tag of ‘two names, one author, thousands of stories.’
Born in Oklahoma, but raised in Arizona she feels a native to the state and has settled in the high desert country. In a quiet, rural area with a family who tolerates her writer’s single-mindedness, she presents us with a collection of contemporary romances while still producing unique westerns and science fiction, all with strong characterizations and suspenseful plots, capable of dragging you into a story in a genre you thought you didn’t care for. At her website, http://www.larriane.com/ you can keep abreast of releases under both pen names, keep up with new releases through various publishers and self-pubbed and she invites you to contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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