From now through the end of the month, if you email me, I will send you a free PDF of ROOM FOUR. That's it. No spam. You will not win the Nigerian lottery. Sorry. Indie Author Land is doing a cool promotion and this seems to be the simplest way to participate. Drop me a line via my contact form on this site. And check out http://www.indieauthorland.com/ for more great, new genre bending books. Why just this month? Because the following month I will be insanely busy and not checking email nearly as often. Army stuff.
A few years ago I went to a burlesque show in Paris. This was a low rent affair, admission was five euros and the venue was a tent street side. Why did I go? Curiosity mainly. Everything is glamorous in Paris, right?
I've been thinking about this since the whole Miley Cyrus debacle. I watched the video (and currently have the damn song stuck in my head because it is catchy). I wasn't shocked so much as meh...but also creeped out by the teddy bear theme.
People have called her performance many things...but few have said it was very good.
Why bring this up? Because I remember the vibe from the Parisian tent. The performer had wool stockings that went mid thigh. She wore a black wrap dress. What she didn't reveal and what she did during the strip tease was interesting. For most of the performance she had more clothes on than Miley. In writing the mantra is "show, don't tell." Maybe it is more complex than that. Suggest. Allude. Lead. And let the mind wander the rest of the way.
ER doc, army doc, busy mom, dog walker, author of ROOM FOUR, working on a sequel and an unrelated screenplay...