Most Romantic Movie Lines We Wish We’d Written #amwriting #lovescenes

Hi — As you know, i love movies and i recently saw this post on the Top 10 Most Romantic Movie Lines.I was surprised how many of them i agreed with. Maybe not so much the number 1 pick– mostly because i don’t love that film — but many of the others. Very often when we’re writing romance novels, authors try to create lines that are a memorable as these. Usually, they just pop into my head and i have no idea where they come from. LOL. See if you agree with these–

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Top 10 Dance Scenes! Sigh! #DanceMovies #Film

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I love movies almost as much as i love books and dance puts the icing on the entertainment cake for me. If you agree, you’ll enjoy this video showing the Top 10 Dance Scenes in Dance Movies. Honestly, each one is an icon! Such a great list it’s hard to pick a fave, but i think you’ll agree with Number 1.

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Inciting Incident to 3rd Act Twist! 5 Top Plot Points #amwriting #writingcraft

Hi welcome. Many writers, like me, structure books quite intuitively, sensing when twists and turns are needed to keep the reader engaged. But there actually are rules and pointers for plot structure that can help us. Below is a particularly fun rundown on the 5 top plot points that apply to both books and movies. I hope you enjoy it. My upcoming new release, Return of the Chauffeur’s Son, takes my hero from yearning for the same guy since he was 11, to almost getting his heart’s desire only to discover it might not be what he wants, while uncovering something even more desirable — that he might have given up because he was too blind to see. You can pre-order it HERE.

Here are those Top 5 Plots Points!

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10 Lies About Famous Movies #film

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If you follow the blog, you know things are nuts right now. Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns releases March 22nd, Golden Dancer is on special for 99 cents, Brush with Catastrophe and Return of the Chauffeur’s Son are on pre-order and more. So for a quick break, here’s a fun video on 10 Lies About Famous Movies. Enjoy!

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10 Perfect Films With One Glaring Hole! #movies

Hi! I’m going on a short trip out of town and so i wanted to leave you with some fun movie posts that i think you’ll enjoy. Have you ever seen a movie (or read a book) that’s so fantastic but for that one thing? Sure, we all have. Here are 10 Perfect Films With One Glaring Hole! Enjoy! Oh, don’t forget to pre-order Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns! Check it out here.

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The Top 10 Movie Scenes of All Time #Film #AcademyAwards

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To get us all ready for the Academy Awards, i thought I’d post a take on the Top 10 Movie Scenes of All time.What would be on your list. This list is interesting although it misses a lot of my favorites. I’d certainly include the Superman scene from Kill Bill 2, the I’m Shiva the God of Death scene from Michael Clayton, any of a number of perfect scenes from Groundhog Day, the opening monologue from Bull Durham and others. But these are interesting choices and may drive us all to new films —

What are your favorite scenes from movies? What makes your list?  Thanks for stopping by! My Cover Reveal for Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns just happened, and you can see it HERE.

Kick Ass Movies Coming in 2017

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Continuing my love of movies theme, i’m posting a video that gives you a preview of 25 films coming in 2017 that will likely get your attention! Before we plunge in, let me tell you that the Cover Reveal for Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns is happening Wednesday! Be sure to check it out. This is my first bull rider hero!

Back to the movies. See if these ae films you can’t wait to see. : )

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My Thanksgiving Wish for You — Fantastic Beasts!

4776Hi and to those in the US, Happiest Thanksgiving! I recently got to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and i strongly suggest that watching it is a perfect way to spend the day before, the evening of or the day after Thanksgiving.

What a grand story! I love Harry Potter and all its permutations, but Fantastic Beasts seems to me to be at least as good. It’s sort of a prequel to Harry, showing us the author of the Hogwarts text, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander. Newt comes to 1920s America with a suitcase full of fantastic critters and the fun begins. There’s also a marvelously evil villain and lots of great characters to keep this new franchise going. I just adored every minute of it. Here is the final preview of it in case you haven’t seen it 17 times —

I hope you get to see the movie soon and, above all, i wish you joy and happiness. Please accept my sincerest thanks for visiting me. Happy Thanksgiving.  : )

Top Movie Meet Cutes! Authors Take Notes.

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Movie Meet Cutes! Romance authors are always trying to come up with cool new ways for their characters to meet. In my current work in progress, one hero saves the other from being beaten up on the beach. Two of my romantic heroes meet underwater and fight over an octopus, while in my current release, SPELL CAT, one hero asks the other for directions.

In this video, they explore the Top 10 “Meet Cutes” in the movies. I think they pick some great ones, but miss the first time Baby meets Johnny in Dirty Dancing or the first searing look between Hawkeye and Cora in Last of the Mohicans — of course the latter isn’t a romance or comedy per se, so i guess it might be disqualified.

Take a look at the list and see what you think. Do you agree?

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Top 10 Movie Heroes!

Hi — I’m all about heroes as you know. After all, i write MM romance so every book has at least two of my beautiful boys! That’s why i was interested in this video showing the Top 10 Movie Heroes. It’s fascinating seeing their breakdown of the types of heroes and who fits the bill. See if you agree with their choices. If you want to, tell me your favorite Tara Lain heroes in the comments below. I’d love to know.

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