Monday, 16 February 2015

*A Cup of Mint Tea in South Africa, with Author Elsa Winckler*



Morning all,

Delighted to be in South Africa today with wonderful author Elsa Winckler - Skrywer van liefdesverhale where we're enjoying a Cup of Mint Tea.

Reposting here too:

Quickies”
  1. Tea or wine?
Mint tea!
  1. Read or jog?
Read.
  1. Cats or dogs?
Dogs.
  1. Heels or flats?
Flats.
  1. Boxers or briefs?
Boxers.
  1. Milk, dark or white chocolate?
Dark.
  1. Sweet or savoury?
Savoury.
  1. Sea or mountains?
Sea.
B. Five likes and dislikes:
Likes:
Italian coffee.
Real fires.
Sunshine.
Lie-ins.
Kobo e-reader.
Dislikes:
People talking on their phone in public.
Speeding drivers.
Fast food.
Snow.
Losing stuff.
C. Three things on you bucket list?
Spend a month seeing southern Italy and Sicily.
Walk a marathon.
Write a bestseller.
Going Against Type by Sharon Black - 200D. What triggered this specific story?
I used to watch the old Hollywood movies on TV when I was growing up. Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey were absolute favourites; they sizzled together on screen.
One of the films they made together was Woman of the Year, where Hepburn played a high-brow newspaper pundit, and Tracey plays a sports columnist. She rubbishes sport and he leaps to its defence.
I thought, what if my heroine were the sports journalist? She writes a sports column. Then I made my hero a fashion writer and gossip columnist. But I was determined to turn the stereotypes on their heads. I also keep the up suspense. Neither have any idea that they’ve fallen for their bitter rival, as both columns are written under pen names. But Woman of the Year was my light-bulb moment.
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Thanks for reading,
Have a lovely week,
Hugs & xx,
Sharon.

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