Christmas in August

by Nola on July 30, 2011

Having just completed a 32K novella as my alter ego erotic author, I’m returning to my beloved category romance roots. I heard recently about an exciting contest sponsored by Harlequin Special Edition, my favorite line. I’ll be rewriting Ghosts at Dairy Bridge as a Christmas story. The setting and characters are a natural for a holiday theme. With only a little tweaking I should have a wonderful, heartwarming story.

I recently completed reading Save the Cat by Blake Snyder, the classic screenwriting primer. I’ll be using some of his plotting techniques to accomplish this rewrite. It will be my first attempt at outlining the plot points of a story before writing it, instead of letting my characters direct the plot. We’ll see how that goes.

Meanwhile, it seems there’s a distinct nip in the air. Must be Christmas in August.

~ Nola

“Expect romance!”


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