In my previous post, I interviewed Shannon Brown who has two novel excerpts in my anthology, WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES. She attends our writers group in Dublin, CA. As the teacher, I give ten minute exercises to practice what we’ve discussed. Here is Shannon’s ideas about writing with some rhetorical devices.
Disneyland is fun in the morning. Disneyland is fun in the afternoon. Disneyland is fun at night. I am one of those people who likes Disneyland and doesn’t think it’s cheesy, however, the repeating stye of writing is coming out extremely cheesy. Not Gouda at all, it’s not better with cheddar, so go tell your Uncle Jack: “Don’t show up at the party unless you brought Havarti.”
The plot of Shannon Brown’s novel, ROCK’n’ROLL in LOCKER SEVENTEEN, involves seventeen-year-old Steven White, the biggest fan of teen idol Ricky Stevenson whose fate Steven is determined to discover. The description on the back cover states that it’s “a hilarious novel about what happens to Steven when he discovers what really happened to the missing star.”
Find it on Amazon.
Shannon Brown has two novel excerpts published in my anthology, WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES. One is from ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IN LOCKER SEVENTEEN and the other is from her work in progress, FROM BEYOND THE MUSIC. The anthology and Shannon’s young adult novel are available on Amazon.
Here’s a short interview with Shannon.
Julaina: “Who is your favorite author?”
Shannon: “I like Nick Hornby’s fiction. Even though it’s usually set in England, his work is relatable and funny. It also makes me want to visit London.”
Julaina: “Why do you write?”
Shannon: “To get my ideas on paper and because it’s fun.”
Julaina: “Where do you like to write?”
Shannon: “Mostly in my office at a desktop computer because I hate laptop keyboards. Occasionally, I will write in longhand on the couch if I’m not in a typing mood.”
Julaina: “What are you working on now?”
Shannon: “I’m editing the prequel to ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IN LOCKER SEVENTEEN. I have the first draft completed. My other project is PARLOR TRICKED, a first book in a series about a reluctant psychic.”
Julaina: “Thanks, Shannon.”
In my next post I will give an example of Shannon’s humor.