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14 September 2011

Up A Dry Creek - Avery Flynn's Virtual Book tour with cbls promotions and 'giveaway'

 I'm so pleased to welcome Avery Flynn to my blog today, as part of her CBLS Blog Tour.  You can read about her book 'Up A Dry Creek' at the end of this post, but first she has a fascinating article to share with you about the 'three ps'.  Intrigued?  Then read on:

Triple P
By Avery Flynn
Plotting. Planning. Procrastinating. Those are the three Ps of the Avery Flynn writing method. What, you expected brilliance? Ha. Ha. Ha. I wish. Instead it’s a lot of work and my biggest hurdle is usually myself.

Many of my writer friends are pantsers. They sit down at the keyboard and the words flow from their fingers like sunshine in the tropics. I hate them. Ok, I’m kidding but, man, there are days when I’d trade my thesaurus for that ability. But I’m a control freak, type A Virgo. I need a plan. So before I start a story, I put together a rough outline of the major plot points. I get about two thirds of the way through before I get so excited about the characters and the story that I can’t wait any longer and I have to start. So I write and write and write until I get stuck.

This is when I berate myself for not finishing the stupid outline. This step usually involves a brutal hot yoga class or an adult beverage and a bath. Depending on the severity of the corner I’ve put myself in, it may involve both options. Each one makes me stop thinking about the story, empty my brain and relax. It’s then that the ideas start to come to me. It seems to work the same way as finding your car keys - once you stop looking that’s when they turn up, on the key hook by the door where you always keep them. Not that that’s ever happened to me.

For me, this is happens during the last chapter of the book. Each sentence takes ages to write. I’m fall into a kind of pre-mourning for the characters. Even though at this point, I’m writing the happily ever after at this point, I don’t want to say goodbye. I’m selfish that way, but I can’t seem to help myself. To make the characters fall in love with each other, laugh with each other and hate each other, I have to feel those same emotions. This creates a bond with the characters and writing the words ‘the end’ means severing that bond, so I procrastinate as long as possible before typing those fateful words.
Despite the three Ps, or perhaps because of them, the characters who lived in my head escape onto paper. So when you read about Claire and Jake in Up a Dry Creek, you’ll know a little more about how they got there and understand why I wasn’t ready to let them go when it was time to type ‘the end’. 

Thanks, Avery, I can certainly relate to much of what you say, especially 'procrastinating because you don't want to say goodbye to the characters', LOL!

Now let's find out about a little about 'Dry Creek'

The Dry Creek series

Claire Layton expects the usual busy Saturday night at Harvest Bistro to be killer on her stilletto shod feet. She never imagines there’d be an actual murderer on the loose at her restaurant in rural Dry Creek, Nebraska. But when she discovers a customer dead in a dumpster, the killer demands she find the victim’s phone and flash drive or face fatal consequenses.

Jake Warrick, a cocky and mind-numbingly hot private investigator, becomes Claire’s unlikely ally in the search. Jake just wants to solve the case and get out of this hick town, but the diminutive and curvaceous Claire turns his plan upside down as they uncover a more complex crime than they ever imagined. The two bicker and banter like Tracy and Hepburn caught in a whirlwind of intense sexual attraction as they try to find the killer before it’s too late.

 Author Contact Info
Twitter: @averyflynn
Buy Links:
Evernight Publishing:

 Next stop on Avery's tour is Close Encounters of the Night Kind at http://closeencounterswiththenightkind.blogspot.com/


Thanks again to Avery Flynn for stopping by my blog as part of her tour - wishing you many sales and much success with your 'Dry Creek' series.

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