Girls Write Out
Thursday, October 25, 2007

You think you know a person.

Colleen and I are in Cleveland, Tennessee with our husbands. We will be speaking to a library group tomorrow.

We’ve had a great day brainstorming and talking out future stories. Today at lunch, Colleen shares a few of the plot lines for her next story. Two men are casually eating lunch together across the aisle from us, minding their own business.

So then she goes into this—well, I don’t think I can go into what she actually “said,” but let me just say it has something to do with extra curricular activity in a cemetery—and honey, it ain’t happening with dead people. When she got to the, um, interesting part, I’m pretty sure I heard the ping of forks dropping, the snapping of necks and the wail of police sirens.

All this to say, take extra care when you’re discussing story plotlines. You never know who might be listening.

One more thing. Stay out of cemeteries.
Diann Hunt  
posted at 10:00 AM  
  Comments (11)
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At 10:45 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

That's it--I want that book. LOL

At 11:00 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

In my defense, I had no idea the two guys were listening. Any man turns to listen when they hear the word "sex." LOL

At 8:03 AM, Blogger Katy McKenna said...

And my mind's so far gone I actually thought the word "honey" was an intrinsic part of the activities with the not-dead-yet folks. I had to re-read it twice to feel confident Colleen's not getting her characters into THAT sticky of a situation. :)

At 8:11 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

LOL, Julie! You WILL want this book. Ohmigoodness, just hearing about it put goosebumps on my arms!!

Wish you all were here--the Smoky Mountains are awesome and the autumn leaves are gorgeous! Whoohooo!!!

At 11:25 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

ROFLOL! I can hear it now! However, were I a betting woman, I'd lay odds you were egging her on, Di. :o)

At 11:37 AM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

I wish I was there too! It's still so summery here. But today is only 69 degrees so far!

What a funny conversation. Next time you know how to get the guys' attention, eh? lol.


At 1:17 PM, Blogger Deena said...

**snort** I just LOVE you gals SO much!! And I'm with Julie...I want THAT book! Oh, good grief...I want them ALL!!

I sure hope my home in heaven is next door to all of you...

At 4:52 PM, Blogger CHickey said...

Hurry up and write it! Can't wait to read what would cause two men to stop eating!

At 8:39 PM, Blogger allen said...

Not always...depends on who says 'sex' and where the conversation is taking place.

As a college instructor I have learned to almost completely ignore the word when my students say it.


At 11:11 PM, Blogger Timothy Fish said...

Collen said: Any man turns to listen when they hear the word "sex." LOL

I really don't think that is a fair assessment. When it is unexpected I would think that anyone would stop to listen, but that can be said of many things. For example, I was at my parent's house and were sitting down to eat when we heard that Princess Diana died. We stopped what we were doing to see if we heard correctly. Sex just happens to be a topic that has a lot of shock value to it. Ironically, most of the time I find it to be a rather boring subject. If it is in a movie I normally fast forward through the scene. In a television show I either go do something else for a few minutes or go back to reading my book. I feel like I have better uses for my time. But that is just me and I can't speak for all men.

At 6:11 PM, Blogger Robin Caroll said...

LOL.....well, Di, at least she wasn't plotting a really nasty, gruesome murder with a policeman paying extra-special attention to you! LOL Now THAT would have really amused me.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

Hannah Alexander

Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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