Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What's Happening Here?

 A very strange wave is breaking on this beach. What caused this backward curl? Magic. An earthquake. The magnetic field of a low-flying spaceship... What's happening here?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Getting to Know You: LOVE

Who is the love of your life? Are you with them? Are you married or just "together"?

Why do you love them? What are their qualities that speak to you? Are you from the same place, the same background, or very different? (Are you the same species?) How does that affect your relationship?

And...what drives you mad about them? (C'mon, everyone we love drives us mad just a little bit!)

Who do you love and why?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Getting to Know You: Exercise

More than two years ago, we had a lively discussion about sports and fitness – and now that it's football season in America, it seems about time to revisit the matter of exercise.

So, how about it, authors and characters? How do you prefer to burn calories? Do you enjoy long hikes, a rigorous swim, a soccer match with friends, or something a bit more meditative, like yoga?

Conversely, do you avoid exercise every chance you get? For instance, if you have the choice between an elevator and a staircase, which would you normally choose? Be honest!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What If... You Had an Endless Supply of Your Favorite Food?

My husband and I are self-proclaimed foodies – fond of a wide assortment of vittles and always willing to try something new. From sushi to nuts to barbecue chicken to fruits of every variety, there's almost nothing we won't taste at least once. Needless to say, then, it's hard to pick a favorite, but what if you had to?

What if you were granted an endless supply of your favorite food – and calories weren't an issue? If so, what would it be and why?

All authors and characters are welcome to answer this yummy question!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Social Weekend: Desert Vacation

Forget floods and rain, we're taking a trip to the desert! Grab your camel for a trip to Egypt.

What secrets and mysteries do you want to discover?

Tombs? Pyramids? Ghosts of slaves and Pharoahs?  Perhaps a magical scarab or an ancient curse.

Maybe you are moved by the beauty and power of man's eternal struggle to survive and leave something behind.

Or are you content just exploring our giant luxury hotel, with its spa, elegant restaurant, swim-up bar, nightclub and belly-dancing entertainers?

Saturday, October 1, 2011

What If... You Had the Choice to Fight or Walk Away?

Recently, I've been thinking a lot about courage and conviction. Specifically, I've wondered why it is that some people never back down from a fight, while others find every way to avoid a confrontation. And then there are those who believe in picking their battles – resolved to fight only when the cause or outcome really matters to them.

All this thinking has inspired me to ask...

What if someone urged you to fight for your principles, your loved ones, or your very life? Would you face such tyranny with conviction or simply walk away? Or would the battle itself determine your decision?

All authors and characters are free to answer!