Drawing The Line – Pushing the reader to the limit

This is a repost from http://www.behind-the-book.blogspot.com Nov 2009.


A look inside my head:

At this point in the story (Chapter 4 of Drawing The Line) I really had no idea where to go.


This story was constructed in my head way before my Mistaken Identity days. Back in 2004 to be exact when I was trying to also push out Stealing Innocence II and revamping the Stone’s Revenge thing.

I knew I wanted something different for Shane, but I wasn’t sure I knew how to deliver it to the reader.

I didn’t want the regular romance for her. You know the boy meets girl, there’s a lot of conflict, miscommunication and so forth, boy loses girl and then boy wins girl back.

I wanted to throw the biggest monkey wrench and push the limits of my readers to the point of no return.

Yet, I like good sin. (Yes, that’s an oxymoron). I wanted the reader to accept the situation I planned for Shane.

This is the point (Chapter 4) is where I put the brothers together. In the beginning, they weren’t going to be together. I had planned to some how share her between the two men, but I needed justification.

Now that I’m going back in the story, I want it different from the situation I set up in Mistaken Identity. I loved that one and please don’t ask me how I put that twist together because I’m amazed at my own brillance with that one.

Fiction should push the limits of the readers. You should read not just to find out how the main plot is going to end, but also change your look and views of reality. Who knows what people do and accept behind closed doors? How do you know the person sitting next to you is normal? We don’t know and fiction allows you to see their life. See what you’ve never seen before and good fiction makes you feel, taste, and show.

Journey with me. Cross the line and don’t look back.

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2 thoughts on “Drawing The Line – Pushing the reader to the limit

  1. I read the story. It was good well written plot twisting page turner off the chain book. The brothers was total opposite from each other but they compliment each other asset. Paul is strong man with a plan, with the help of his brother. They use skill and romance to win Shane heart. It was not easy too many obstacle was in their way but….
    You need to read the story to find out what happen!!!!!!!

  2. Hola Sylvia,

    This was an enjoyable, great, fantastic, and one of your bestest book, if there’s such a word. Do you have any plans for Drawing the Line II? Or will Shane appear in your other books?



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