#ShortStoryChallenge: Love 101- Prologue @ #SylLit #SundayBlogShare #Bookish #AmReading

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A teacher mistaken as a student decides to push the envelope and explore her lustful instincts with a stranger.

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His African Sweetheart #ShortStoryChallenge by Sylvia Hubbard

Here’s another Short Story Challenge. Let me know how you like it in the comments and feel free to share on your social media or the blog, just make sure you use only the social media buttons below.

My brain was all over in this one. It’s really hard to pinpoint the flow in so short of time in 3rd person for me, but I was able to come to a path and find out my main character’s way to where she wanted to go.

I thought I was going to shuck the story and for the male protagonist, it was hard trying to tell his story with just the point of view of the female protagonist.

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This one is a little longer than the last one. The word count on this is almost 5K.

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(Author’s Note: I do ask that you be 18 or over to read the following content. Thank you)

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Just for fun: Ultimate Book Tag from Emily

I got these questions from Be Smart Book Blog and decided “Just For Fun” I’d do this too.

To see the post at the Be Smart Book Blog, go to: http://www.bbooksmart.com/the-ultimate-book-tag/

 

1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?

I don’t get sick in any moving object and can read quite possibly anywhere.

 

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

Johanna Lindsay. I dont know why but her coversational book writing just draws you in so fast.

 

3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.

Harry Potter hands down because of

  • the writer made the unbelievable believable
  • I just loved growing up with Harry Potter
  • Hermoine

4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books)?

Instead of a purse, I carry a shoulder bag. It has my whole life in it. Including my Chrome laptop, Kindle and two books : a marketing book and one of my books that I need for reference or I need to edit. Along with all the charge cords and anything else I need in a bind including breathe mints and usually some chocolate somewhere down in the bottom.

5. Do you smell your books?

Gawd yes

 

6. Books with or without little illustrations.

I like mine with none. leaves so much to the imagination.

 

7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?

it was an urban book i read a long time ago. cant remember the author but I remember the story. later on when i saw the story (the author had republished with a better book cover but had kept the story the same) I washorried at what I had read.

 

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!

I had read a book about a boy named alvin called superweasel. He wanted to clean up his city and it just made me want to do the same so much I use to make up plans to sneak out like Alvin and clean up parks and streets around my neighborhood, but I was too scared of my dad catching me and giving me a beating so I never did.

9. What is the tinniest book on your shelf?

All my books burned in the fire so this is a sore subject for me since my shelf burned in the fire too.

10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?

Again with the shelf thing, but the thickest book currently that I own would be Thornbirds. Loved that story so much.

11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?

I’m an author now and I still read as much as I write.

12. When did you get into reading?

My mother had me reading The Hobbit when I was five.

13. What is your favourite classic book?

Pride and prejudice

14. In school, was your best subject Language Arts/English?

English, JOurnalism, Debate and Drama.

15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated, what would you do?

I’d at least try to read it before I regifted it or donated it to charity

16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?

 

The Lottery would be a lot like the Hunger Games but that wouldn’t be a series. Otherwise, no I don’t kow.

 

17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?

mispelling

18. What is your favorite word?

onomatopoeia. The most awesome word in the English language and it makes your mouth happy when you say it. try it.

 

19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?

Nerd inside and out

 

20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?

Well, Fairies. I think YOu can quite possibly expand on Fairies in all sci fi genres as the beginning of what monsters were before they turned evil. You can also bequeath a Fairie with so much more than a simple Vampire.

 

21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

Angels, becausee I love there’s order to them and they automatically can become shapeshifters if they want. nah!

 

22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?

Spirits. .. oh we’re not talking about alcohol are we?

 

23. Zombies or Vampires? Why?

I guess Vampires because I guess their way more logical than zombies.

 

24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?

Forbidden love is what I started off with but now I’ve gotten into love triangles and they seem good but so difficult. I hate choosing when it comes to love.

25. And finally: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?

I’d take a full on romance although I write the latter.

 

Now that you’ve read my tag, if you have a blog, do so and take this post by just inserting the link into your post.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this tag!

Happy reading,

Sylvia

 

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What to write about? (Reader’s Questions)

Reader’s Question: I love to read interesting books, which is why I love your work, but I want to start writing interesting stories. I know you get asked this a lot, but how do you find interesting stories like the kind you write.

Author Answer:

I don’t find them, they find me.

I equate my stories like love. A good love is something you didn’t go looking for they found you.

I know this sounds weird, but that’s how I can simply answer it, that would be.

Now the long answer to this is…

I connect what doesn’t belong.

That doesn’t make a lick of sense, but I’ll elongate.

I see a really difficult problem or situation and then I find another one and like a puzzle I try to piece them together. Sooner or later, I’m going to find a way to stick these puzzle pieces together no matter how ridiculous they sound and then I focus on the believability factor.

See I find odd things to fit together, but even if they do fit together, nothing flies unless I can get the reader to believe this big old complicated puzzle.

That’s always the hardest, but in the end with a great mix of characters, I find a way to get the story flying and fun.

I hope this answers your question.

Your author, Sylvia Hubbard

(If you’d like to ask me a question, just go to the contact page and hit the contact button.)

Since I didn’t like the #postaweek2011 suggestion, I used this instead.

I’m on Books N Bytes … Wow! Recognition for My Genre

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I’m always impressed where I find myself at and for this one, I’m darn impressed.

 

To tell people what genre you write for is okay. IT’s always good that a writer actually knows what they write and for a long time  did know. (although I’ve never really agreed on the psychological suspense, but that’s neither here or there.)

Yet, when someone else recognizes you as the writer you are, it’s even more impressive.

But it doesn’t take much to impress me. Give me a dandelion and a cold glass of good Detroit water in the summer time and I’m singing it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.

My internet checks have always amused, impressed or disappointed me. Nevertheless, it’s constant entertainment  time that I give over at least thirty minutes of my day seeing what other’s have to say about me or how other people have tried to find me.

My name is the most significant. Through the years I’ve been silivia, sylvester, and even silava. The latter was just nasty but I think they were serious in their search.

I’ve gone from the rape romance writer, to sleeping with my sister’s husband writer.

I even been a Zane writer or called the cliffhanger queen. (My favorites.)

So when I found a Google alert and also a wordpress c lick through with booksnbyte.com, I couldn’t ignore the linkage.

Upon further exploration, I found a very up to date website that I was really impressed with and glad I had followed through.

http://booksnbytes.com/authors/hubbard_sylvia.html

Magically it was really to date with my website and almost current book.

May they never take it down.

Getting acknowledgement for the genre I write in with this small gesture meant a lot to me.

Thanks.

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Improving My Writing for 2011 with Reading

I’ve decided as my year of me that I will improve my writing. This coincides with my current writing and reading challenge that I spoke previously on.

I don’t know how I made myself go buy a book on Amazon. Well, just particularly this book. I think it was after getting a membership to Sisters In Crime, that I picked up this book.

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