Monday, November 9, 2015

The Gift. The Spark

If you've been coming to Let's Talk for at least a year, you know I've written a Christmas story for my blog readers every year. Usually it's something short, broken into blog pieces and spread out in posts over the month of December.

This year, though, I chose to go all out. 

I asked my friend, Angie Dicken, from the Writer's Alley to design the perfect suspense story cover to interest all readers.

Perhaps because the story idea seemed one that just needed respect. 
Perhaps because I've learned new ways to present good material for you
Perhaps because I wanted to give you a extra special gift to let you know I thought of you.
Perhaps because Christmas is that important. 

I commissioned myself (payment will be your comments) to write a short story for my newsletter subscribers.

I asked myself to write a:

Christmas story (my absolute most favorite in the whole calendar year holiday)

That was not girly. Heh, our men need good Christmas stories too!
   First question to me: How to interest the men...
        Main character a guy, a real man's man
        Guy (twenty something) moves away from parent's city to be on his own
        Suspense/ Mystery

  Second question How to still interest the female readers...
       Christmas lights
       Guy is a master chef

To stir the pot, the guy recognizes he has a memory issue and has to work around this problem while solving the mystery who broke into his home and stole Christmas. Intruders, break-ins, chase scenes.

14 Mornings ’Till Christmas is based on real stories from a village in Denmark.

Only subscribers to my newsletter will receive this Christmas Story gift called 14 Mornings ’Till Christmas .

I'm excited to give this never-before-read story gift to you.

In the right column is a box to sign up for my newsletter. Takes seconds. The story will be sent with the December newsletter.

Tell your friends. The gift is for anyone who subscribes.

**Followers of this blog are not automatically signed up for the newsletter. I choose to respect you that way....and hope you are intrigued to sign up.

Reading a good story is a great way to enjoy Christmas.

Angie Dicken makes one sheet's and book covers. You can see all the details here:


Anonymous said...

Mary, this sounds like a very interesting story! I can hardly wait to read it!! Donna d(dot)brookmyer(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mary Vee Writer said...

Awww, Donna, you really made my day. Thanks so much. I can't wait for you to read it.