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Teaser Tuesday: Vampire Instinct

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:

Elisa hadn’t conceived, thankfully, because an older girl in the household, Linda, had taught her the necessary herbs and methods to stay that way. She’d worried at first it was a sin, but the pragmatic Linda told her starving to death in the street with a child to suckle and no way to feed it except whoring with far more dangerous strangers might be a bigger sin.

– Vampire Instinct by Joey W. Hill


YouTube Videos about Writing

I searched writing on YouTube and found some writers saying interesting things on the topic of writing:

1) Stephan King on short stories. 5 minutes long. Cuts off kind of abruptly though.

2) Ray Bradbury on Writing Persistently. Had a very hard time playing this for some reason.

3) Ray Bradbury speaks about WRITING!

4) Ray Bradbury speaking to aspiring writers. Sadly, only 45 seconds.

5) Joyce Carol Oates on writing characters

6) Joyce Carol Oates on the thrill of writing