The Augustness of August—Part IV

It’s definitely summertime here. There’s a heat advisory for today (Tuesday), and I’m going to be hibernating inside in my comfy air conditioning. That’s August here in Pennsylvania. It can be cool one day and really hot the next. What’s your favorite summertime memory from the past? We’re going to look at that, today, as we read the lyrics of Nat King Cole’s song, “In the Good Old Summertime.” @donnalhsmith @a3writers #IntheGoodOldSummertime #AugustnessofAugust

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The Romance Plot — Part III

When did you know you “fell in love?” Both lead characters need to do it. #WritingRomance101 @donnalhsmith @a3writers #TheRomancePlot Click to Tweet

To review: In our contemporary romance, Tovah has rejection issues, and Judah is a beta male who’s hiding something. They met at synagogue when Tovah’s homily papers flew right at Judah’s feet. She found him so attractive, she stuttered. Very unlike her, because she is usually an accomplished public speaker.

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The Augustness of August—Part III

Where I live in Pennsylvania, the weather in late August begins to cool and I spend time out on my back porch. It’s a large screened-in porch with both an eating and sitting area. I love those days when I can spend the whole day out there. There’s such peace. This photo was taken four years ago. The aftermath of a birthday party. Unlike the Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer. @donnalhsmith #AugustnessofAugust #NatKingCole #LazyHazyCrazyDaysofSummer

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The Romance Plot — Part II

Physical attraction is what some used to call “love at first sight.” But do the main characters have to be handsome princes and beauty queens? Yes and no.  Click to Tweet #WritingRomance101 @donnalhsmith @a3writers #TheRomancePlot

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The Augustness of August—Part II

I just can’t help myself! A sweet little romantic song from my “era” of the 60s-70s was “Summer Song” by Chad and Jeremy. When I thought of different songs having to do with summer, of course this one crossed my mind. I’ll have Nat King Cole next week. #AugustnessofAugust #donnalhsmith

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The Romance Plot – Part I

Our little romance we’re writing, tentatively called, “Romancing the Rabbi,” has two lead characters and we’ve learned a few things about them in the previous months. The storyline of a romance IS the romance. But what little plot points along the way are important to note? Click to Tweet #WritingRomance101 #donnalhsmith #almostanauthor #TheRomancePlot

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The Augustness of August—Part I

August. Hot, hazy, humid here in Pennsylvania. But it’s a great month. I was born in August. My birthday is this week. Here’s a hint as to how old I am… #AugustnessofAugust #donnalhsmith

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