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Remember those childhood days when you’d bring something cool
in to school for “show and tell?” As I got older and began to study
writing in depth, the phrase shifted to “show, don’t tell.” Instead
of writing, “Joe was happy,” you should write something that
showed Joe’s happiness, such as “Joe grinned from ear to ear.”
“Joe grinned broadly.”
his parents had paid so much for.”
Joe. But it makes him sound pretty young, doesn’t it? Suppose Joe
is actually in his forties. “Joe grinned, turning his head a bit to the
side in a way that made his weathered face look boyish and charming.”
Day? Well, I think that it’s important to both “show” and “tell” when it
comes to the person you love.
When one of us leaves the house, when we end phone calls, when
we say good night. Even though it’s become such a habit that
it doesn't have the meaning of a full-on face-to-face “I love you,”
we both think it’s important to reinforce. It’s a tough world out there
and anything can happen—and if at all possible I want my last words
to him to be “love you.”
“Mr. Outside” in our relationship now that my partner has become
disabled. I’ll buy food he likes at the grocery, make sure that we
have all the over-the-counter medications and household items
we need, like the brand of soap he prefers. I’ll go out late at night
on a fast-food run for him. When he’s not up to going up and
down stairs, I’ll fetch his pills or find his phone or wallet for him.
bringing in the morning newspaper on his way back in with
the dogs, forwarding me articles about health or writing,
reassuring me when I've lost an award or my book sales are down.
lot of free-floating testosterone in our house. We've been known
to argue, yell, slam doors. But fortunately, so far we always
come back to those positive words and gestures.
M/M romances. Kimo and Mike in the Mahu Investigations are
both alpha male types, so there’s lots of conflict between them,
but there is lots of romance as well, and the sense that they've
conquered a lot of challenges to be together.
Aidan the beta. Liam is the muscular former US SEAL, while Aidan,
a teacher of English as a second language, is a nurturer with a
wide range of domestic skills that often come in handy in their
work. They, too, use a lot of tender names for each other like
sweetheart and baby.
and the “Love On” series about young guys finding romance
and careers on South Beach. I guess that childhood of “show
and tell” has worked out well.