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February 2, 2018

Blog Tour: Right Kiss Wrong Guy by Natalie Decker – Guest Post and Giveaway

 

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Right Kiss Wrong Guy by Natalie Decker

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We have Natalie on the blog today with some writing words of wisdom.

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You’d think a girl with the most romantic name in the world would have her pick of boyfriends.

But Valentine’s Day sucks when you’re single. Just ask Juliet Valentine, whose last name happens to also be the name of the most dreaded made-up holiday ever.

A romantic at heart, this year is especially hard on Juliet. Her sister, Layla, is in a new relationship, her mom’s match-making business is doing great, and her school’s new fundraiser is “Love-Grams.”

Juliet’s miserable, a little jealous, and lonely.

Quarterback Jared Black is the most popular guy in school. A star athlete, Jared tops the most-eligible bachelor list year after year. But to Juliet Valentine, he’s all but invisible. She isn’t impressed.

Jared’s never had to work hard to get the attention of a girl before. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and he’s determined to ask Juliet out. After all, if Tyler can win over Layla, Jared ought to have a shot with Layla’s sister.

Unlike Tyler and Layla, charm, flattery and good looks won’t work on Juliet. So with the V-Day dance coming up, Jared uses the school’s Love-Grams to let Juliet know how he feels. Should be simple enough, right?

Wrong. Each attempt ends up either in the trash or thrown in someone’s face. Juliet won’t play his game.

Now, without a date to the dance Jared realizes it’s going to take a Hail Mary to win the girl of his dreams.

Right Kiss Wrong Guy (Offsides #2) by Natalie Decker
Publication Date: January 23, 2018
Publisher: Swoon Romance

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If I Knew Then What I Know Now About Writing

 

Writing is not easy. I know it sounds strange for me to say but it really isn’t easy. Typing is easy. Making sentences is easy. Forming paragraphs and then chapters is simple enough.

 

Wait, what? How is not easy then?

 

Good writing, is hard. It requires ingredients.

 

Ingredients? I thought this was about writing not baking a cake.

 

Writing has ingredients. Characters, Characterization, Feelings, Plot, Storyline, Conflict, Resolve, Beginning, Middle, and End. Characters need to be real. Real with the times otherwise they’re not interesting. They aren’t perfect because people aren’t perfect so give them flaws. Characterization is key. They’re all unique, have their own voice, and internal struggles. No one is the same. Plots need to be there and answered. Big ones and little ones within each chapter. The storyline needs to be strong, something interesting, unique, and fun. It also needs to be something that starts and ends the story. Every story needs conflict or it’s not real. Conflict is your spices. Life is full of conflict, challenges, and whatever. That’s what makes life fun, adventurous, and interesting. Resolve the plots, and that creates an ending.

 

I realized in order to write well I need all this. If I left out one ingredient like conflict then it would be like making a meatloaf without breadcrumbs, spices, or sauce. That would be cooked ground beef. That’s not interesting, and it has blah taste. Spices make things taste better. So give it a dash of something and watch the writing unfold something awesome.

 

About Natalie Decker

Natalie Decker is the Author of Rival Love. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Her first passion for writing started at age twelve when she had to write a poem for English class. However, seventh grade wasn’t her favorite time and books were her source of comfort. She took all college prep classes in High school, and attended the University of Akron. Although she studied Mathematics she never lost her passion for writing or her comfort in books. She’s a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she’s not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she’s off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!

 

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  1. Shakeia Rieux
    2/5/2018

    That sounds like a great book, and it has a beautiful cover!

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