Yes. Yes, I did. If you don’t remember, (How could you? I talked about it enough.) I did a virtual release party for my first novel, Last Look Back on Google Hangouts on Air. Simply put, Google Hangouts on Air is a way for me to speak with and interact with all of you from the comfort of my home. Even though I’ve only done one Hangout, I feel like a pro and I want to do more of them in the year.
The only question was what would these hangouts be about. I know you all remember my short-lived YouTube channel. It was too much for me to do on top of the blog, so whatever I did with the Hangouts had to be simple and something I didn’t have to edit.
A LIVE SHOW!
And what would I talk about. What’s the easiest/simplest thing for me? You’re right if you said writing, specifically writing books. (There’s the hint from today’s earlier post.) But, I can’t spend hours talking to you all about writing books. Let’s face it, writing is fun to do, but a little boring to talk about. So, what do we talk about?
Spit it out already!
Easy. We make it simple. Instead of novel-length books, let’s do short stories. And not just any short stories, short stories inspired by prompts chosen by yours truly. Thus, “Storytime with My” was born. Before the show, I’ll post the prompt on Storytime’s page which can be found in the menu above. I’ll write my response to the prompt during the show and talk you all through how I edit. I’ll also post my response after the show, so you can look back at it later. For now, the show will be almost every Friday at 7 pm. The last Friday of each month for the next six months will be saved for something else, but I’ll get to that later.
There will be three types of prompts: Photo Prompts, Song Prompts and Sentence Prompts.
Photo prompt- Write a story inspired by the image or picture quote.
Song- Listen to the chosen song and write a story inspired by the song.
Sentence prompt- Respond to the situation given in the written prompt.
All prompts are optional, so feel free to write about whatever you want and interpret the prompt in the way that you feel is best.
So what about that last Friday of the Month?
I know some of you are really tired of me talking about my book and that’s fine. Just ignore this part, if you are. I want the opportunity to have a more in-depth discussion about my book and talk about topics that I didn’t want to give away during the Release Party. On the last Friday of the month for the next six months, we’re going to have book club or It’s My Book Club as I like to call it. (get it? ‘My’ Book Club, My as in me. I’m so punny!) You can find the Book Club tab in the menu above as well.
During each Hangout we’ll be talking about a specific topic of the book and really delve into the world of Last Look Back. I was an English Major in college and all we did was analyze books, so I am especially excited to do this with something I wrote. You’ll probably have to excuse my geek moments, but I’ll be sure to make sure that everyone still has a good time. I’ll post discussion topics/questions on the first of the month (hopefully) as well as the page numbers of the section we’ll be discussing. In the discussion, I, of course, won’t be giving away everything, so you’ll still need to read to keep up, but I will hint at certain things, so I won’t ruin the best surprises.
Wooo! Let’s recap!
More Google Hangouts! More Story Prompts! More Book Club! More me being really excited!
And in case what Hangout will be on what day was a little confusing, here’s the schedule for January:
January 9 Storytime with My- Photo Prompt #50
January 16 Storytime with My-Sentence Prompt #32
January 23 Storytime with My- Song #4
January 30 It’s My Book Club! topic “Looking Back and Beginnings: A gray-eyed Adonis named Silver”
The schedule for the month for Storytime or Book Club will be found on the particular page. Check the page weekly and the most recent prompt or Club discussion will be at the top.
Whew! That was a lot, but I promise, it’s going to be a lot of fun!
From the #1 Rule-breaker,