Saturday, August 13, 2011

Guest Post: Liz Crowe - The Great What If On What Inspires Her to Write



Welcome Liz Crowe to the blog today. I for one and really loving this topic on what inspires you to write. I know my readers will too. Be sure to check out her book for a read that will leave you wanting to rush to the nearest pub!

What Inspires This Writer....

The Great What If:

. . .the man you keep making eye contact with across a crowded restaurant gave you a nod, and you got up, made your way to the back hall only to find him there waiting for you....

. . .the guy you just told "no" at the door, when he tried to get you to leave AT&T and rejoin the Comcast fold, the one with the most amazing deep blue eyes and husky voice stopped in your driveway while you watched his attractive rear view, turned, came back to the door and...


. . . that guy who hands you your coffee each morning, who seems to manage every day to brush your fingers with his just enough to give you chills is sitting down the bar from you one night, alone....

. . . the man you have been showing houses to for months, whose emails and texts (all about houses) are borderline flirts, who opens doors and pulls out chairs at all those showings and lunches you've shared, shows up at one of your Open Houses with a bouquet of flowers, a bottle of wine and kisses you before you can protest....

. . . your husband of twenty years rents a convertible for the weekend, fills it with your favorite picnic food and a cooler of craft beer and a blanket then drives you to a beach house for a nice long weekend . . .

. . . the guy you've been dating a few months surprises you with strawberries and whipped cream...that you have to lick off his body....

. . . the "date" you and your spouse of many years goes in is with another couple, and you end up in their hot tub, with the other man's lips on yours, while your husband watches....

. . . the colleague you've been flirting with for months, when you aren't fighting over contracts and sales targets, is working late with you one night, and you give in to his need, and yours, right in the office hallway....

. . . your kids' soccer coach, the one you've been admiring for a year, asks for a private conference, and smiles “that smile” when he locks the door behind you.

. . . at a formal dinner, the amazingly hot man next to you keeps trailing his fingers along your bare shoulder, down your arm, and finally rests his hand on your thigh, exposed by a slit in your silk dress, and as you shift up in the chair you feel his fingertip on your....

. . . the man who runs the company that is your biggest competitor, using cutthroat tactics to stay number one in your industry, meets you at a conference, buys you a drink and confesses he's wanted to kiss you since the first time he ever met you...

. . . you thought your love life was over, when your husband of twenty years left, angry over your attention to your job, only to suddenly find a bunch of great new man choices, right under your nose?

sigh...just letting the old imagination wander. It's no wonder we humans get up to such naughtiness!


The Tap Room, The Brewing Passion Novel releases Sept. 30 from Breathless Press.

Erin Brady's life is turned inside out.


Her Alpha banker husband, Bradley, has left, claiming she pays more attention to her microbrewery than to him and their two sons.
One business partner, Trent, (The Rookie) is attempting to re-kindle an old flame between them.
Their amazing success has demanded they hire a new brewer, Jeff, (Jockey Box) who takes one look at his new boss and is determined to be something more than an employee.
The daily stresses of running a small business, plus the ongoing turmoil in her personal life are more than she can take. Escaping to Denver for an industry event, she meets Landon, a brewery rock star turned consultant who has been watching her company--and her-- for a while.
When family trauma requires an early return to Michigan, Erin is faced with even harder realities plus a thoroughly contrite Bradley, wishing for a reunion. Then, the ultimate sign of success: a buy out offer is tendered from a much larger brewery, just as the owners of Winter Street Brewing are about to be honored by Inc. Magazine as Top Entrepreneurs.
Finally, Erin turns to her other partner, Owen, who has watched the woman he loves suffer long enough and is determined to step in and be the one.


WHO WILL SHE CHOOSE????
Guess what? YOU get to decide.....September 30, 2011.

I for one am looking forward to this one!


 

9 comments:

Liz said...

thanks for having me Beck!
Liz

Raven McAllan said...

Hi Liz, Will definitely keep my eyes open for nore of this .....

Kallypso Masters said...

I love playing the What If game when working on story ideas! Lots of times, I take a snippet from my own past and turn it into something more interesting (which is what happened with the first scene in my new book).

Thanks for sharing some great What Ifs!

Marketing Director said...

Thank you for hosting Liz today. Great post.
Marissa
Marketing Director with Breathless Press

Laura said...

You naughty thang...guess that's why I love you! Now, how am I supposed to get all of those scenarios out of my head and focus on work?

Liz said...

my pleasure Marissa. and thanks Raven and Kally for reading and commenting.
My life in the beer world leaves LOTS of "What If" moments rolling through my head!
cheers
Liz

Liz said...

Laura: chalk it up to "daily inspiration?"
it's how I get through.
Liz

caseamajor said...

What if is my most fav to play! You have several great scenarios to consider. ANd I love the idea we get to choose the guy in a love triangle. Triangles are such a great shape. Hugs to you LIZ! Can't wait for more.

wlynnchantale said...

Hey Liz,
What if is one of my fave games and also helps inspire my writing. Can't wait for the next post.