Honesty: So, you want to be a writer.

 

Hello, and welcome to my first post of 2020.  As I take time away from re-writing my novel Nudists of Shangri-La, I wanted to keep you my audience, followers, and friends updated on, what I am up to and why.

The reasons I am re-writing many of my novels are many.

  • My craft of writing has improved.
  • The story has evolved.
  • There is more that I want to say.
  • Some of these books are performing in a lackluster way.
  • I wanted to be more honest, more insightful with the characters.

Writers deal in lies.  If you think about it, we tell stories about people, places and things that never existed or, did not happen. There never was a wooden boy that had a nose that grew when he prevaricated.  We, as readers, can still anthropomorphize this and believe that it happened.  Indeed the wooden child is part of our culture. “Your nose is growing.”

The dirty little secret about writing and lies is there is an undercurrent of honesty in what we write. For instance, in many of my novels, there are parts of me on display that no camera could ever find.

I talk about the difference between being nude and naked in many of my novels.  For you who don’t know, if I were posing for a bunch of art students and I was to be undressed, I would be nude.  If right before that were to happen, I was in the bathroom getting ready to make an appearance, and someone came in unannounced, I would be naked.

Now some of you might just say that is semantics, but it is not; it is a state of mind.  In my novels, there are parts of me that are nude. They are on display, and I have chosen to put them out there for the world.  There might also be some parts that are naked that I did not intend to put out and did by accident.

Judy, in this novel, works her way through the process of being nude not only with her body but in discovering who and what she is, she must be naked and then find out what and who her demon is.

I have added an element of magic in these novels, and some mystical things to bring more audiences into the story other than just those who seek titillation. Judy is much deeper than being submissive for some Dom.  I am much more deep-rooted than providing a story for those who might want to read with one hand.

Sorry if that is too graphic.  When writing, we need to consider who the audience is. We can only do that when we are totally honest with who we are.  The problem or a consequence of that is this, we expose parts of ourselves to the world.  People might or will judge us.

As a writer, I hear many say, ‘I don’t want others reading what I write.’  Consider that statement carefully as it is relevant to the conversation.  When you write and you share, it is much like walking down the hallway in your school naked.  Yes, we all had that nightmare and I am sure some phycologist somewhere could piece that together with insecurity that you have.  You don’t want people to know who you really are.

This is who I am.  In my stories, I talk about finding a balance between your ‘bedroom’ life and your public life.  Your naked or nude life in your bathroom, vs. your clothed life in the world.

The life you portray on Sunday at church vs. Friday nights at the club.  Balance is critical and denying who you are or what you are is what makes us scared that we might be found out.

Follow me here if you have not already, as I will dive into this more as the week’s progress.  The nudist’s series will be a trilogy before it is over and it will be much more than a one-handed read.  We will be honest with you and ourselves about this subject and why so many write about and talk about nudism.

Being a writer is probably more revealing of who we are in that we go beyond being nude.

I hope your year has started off well, and I look forward to spending 2020 with you!

 

Much Love -TW

Is your inbox anything you could share with your mother?

We live in an exciting world. When we can hide behind pseudonyms, it makes it easy to say things that you would not speak to someone in person, hopefully.
Here are a few answers to some e-mails that I get.

“What is wrong with “dick?” Don’t you lesbians use dildoes anyway?”

Hmmm, how do you respond to someone like that? Oh, wait…Who said I was a lesbian? Who said I wasn’t? I abhor labels, and if you read any of my novels, you would see that. As far as phalluses, who would want a moron like yourself on top of them?

If you truly understood the difference in the sexes, you would not make such statements.

I mentioned that I get a lot of dick pics in the e-mail inbox, and that is the intelligent response I get.

My interests in people are not what they look like, or what plumbing they have. I like intelligent, thoughtful, insightful people who may or may not agree with me but, they must respect my right to say what I wish, as I do theirs. Many of my friends and I don’t agree on everything. Perfect! Let’s talk about it over tea and let it go.

“Why do you write about lesbians?”

I write about all sorts of people. If you read my books, you will find that I have traditional relationships and then some which are just flat out taboo fantasies.

We all need a mental vacation at times, so I provide it in my novels. I have several friends who identify as gay, and I love them dearly. I happen to think that writing about lesbian relationships fills a void in this world. Diamond Joe is my favorite novel of all time for lesbian fiction. That book of all of my stories is one that I wish Hallmark would break their mold of man and woman, and make a movie of it. That novel is actually YA which is different from many of my books.

Diamond Joe will have you laugh and cry and allow you to see what some people have to go through to survive in this world. Same-sex marriage is a hot topic, and I don’t shy away from it.

“Have you ever been to a nude beach, is it really like that?”

I will admit to being nude around others in settings like I portray. Yes, it is very much like I depict in many of my novels. If you are curious, I would suggest that you pick up this latest novel, Kitties, Titties & Winks or the last series of Nudists of Shangri-La.
The issue with naturism is that there is indeed is no mystery. Once your clothes are off, and you realize that nudity is not what many make it in their minds, to quote the politics of the day it is a “nothing burger.”
That is why in many of my books I mention it, walk you or the character through the process and then spice it up with something else as naturism by itself is truly healthy and truly not enough to write a book about.

I do love the feel of the wind and sun on parts that are reserved for shadows. I never tire of that.

How do you find time to write so much and keep a day job?

Harold, I don’t sleep. That is not really true, but I am an insomniac. If the characters are active so am I. I cannot tell you how many times that I have crawled out of bed at 3 am and worked on a project till it was time to go to work.

If you are passionate about what you are doing it is a small price to pay. We can all rest when we are dead. Right now, today, this is for the living, and I live my life. I went out with friends last weekend, and the conversation focused on what was on TV worth watching.

I had zero input. I don’t watch TV. I have this incredible 4K, 55 inch set in my office that I might turn on when I am eating, and then it goes right back off. I do like YouTube. I love individual musicians, and I want to teach myself to mimic them on the guitar. I find that playing a musical instrument keeps me sharp and mentally alert. Playing also allows me to wind down and at least start the sleep process.

“Why do you use such hard words?”

Oh Phil, bless your heart.  I laughed at that one. Really? If you are reading it on kindle just highlight it and improve your vocabulary. I have an excellent command of the English language. That does not stop me from making grammatical missteps, or from typing you instead of your or you’re, but I do share my knowledge with you.

When I was young, I kept a dictionary with me whenever I read. Later in life, it was a college dictionary. I looked up every word that I did not readily know. It paid off.

Today we have tools that are marvelous. No, I will not dumb down my writing style. Unless I write that children’s book, I will juxtapose words with more than two syllables with everyday words that you might hear on the playground.
Those were a few of the dozens of e-mails that I cherry-picked.
Thanks for them even the snarky comments. At least you cared enough to stop by. As for the rest of this week…Read my books!
Seriously this book is worth your time, and I look forward to the feedback!

Much Love -TW

Kitties, Titties and Winks A Novel by TWScott #comingsoon

After several of you sent e-mails about my last project, it was made clear to me that there are those who appreciate a toasty derriere.  I am always happy to consider topics suggested by my followers and or fan base here and on Twitter.

I put aside my current project of Gods and Insects and came up with over 90K words of fantasy juxtaposed with some appropriate thoughts and situations regarding clothing optional places and activities.

This novel which is at the editor; is more fantasy than about nudism but, the clothing optional ideals I hold sacrosanct and do not besmirch them…much…  I do take artistic license just a little.

The tagline “Nudity is Normal” is in the book.

Follow me here and or on Twitter for release dates.  If the last two Nudists novels are any indication, there seem to be many of you who appreciate that kind of writing. Thanks for the encouragement!

Two college roommates graduate and sink back into their regular home routine. Once returning home to live with their parent’s things are eerily familiar.  From sleeping late to picking up their chores before college, backsliding to childhood was almost too easy.

When the former roommates missed each other enough, they decided to get together to shop and talk and do what young ladies do. One of the two takes the risk of alienating her closest friend by finally acknowledging her feelings for her.  This admission sparks a conversation which starts the snowball rolling as the two embrace their feelings taking them to the next level.  One of them, however, has a dark fantasy and is hopeful the other will help her play it out.

Joan’s mother; also attracted to ladies makes for an interesting twist to the story. Gloria plots to make money, treating her daughter’s new lover as an object with the idea to offer to the highest bidder. Her plan goes awry when emotions enter into the developing triangle that would divide most.   This story is rife with humorous situations, romance, and fantasy.

Kitties, Titties and Winks, is an enjoyable lighthearted lesfic with some mild BDSM and lots of love.

When Mellissa is encouraged and eventually transformed into a model by Joan’s mother, the story takes flight.  The journey will have you turning the pages as you come to know the characters and enjoy the sensations of young people in love while experimenting with their sexuality. Adult 18+

If you know of, or are an agent, that would like to represent a proven author, I am still an independent author after 30 published novels which are selling all over the globe.

Why?

  • Each Query letter takes a minimum of four hours if you do it correctly.
  • Firstly you must subscribe to a service for authors which assist you in knowing if they are a predator or editor. *
  • You must then research the field of possible agents that have your particular Genre in their portfolio of desired works.
  • You need to look at if they are accepting new submissions.
  • Then you must research the agent to see what they have published recently and how often they actually release something.
  • Then you must look at what they published and see if it is indeed similar to what you are offering.
  • Now you must read and adhere to the specifics of the query letter format that they require to even look at your submission.  Every jot and tittle must be strictly observed.
  • Now, if you have done all that, you then word the “hook” as best you possibly can.

Four hours for each letter is a conservative estimate, and no two agents want it the same way.

When you read their requirement, and then at the end, they say something to the effect “If you never hear from us consider it a pass!”  Why indeed

*A word about predators.

There are many out there who are indeed predators who “prey” on independent authors. For a small Dollar amount, they guarantee to get your manuscript in front of the right people.  For a  few dollars, they will edit your document. For a few dollars, they will do this or that.

There is nothing wrong with a service, it is capitalism.  What makes you the proverbial sheep in a field of wolves???  Your manuscript is the next Tale of Two Cities, you know it in your heart of hearts, you just need to get past the bubble gum chewing, snot-nosed intern, working for their mother in her basement, and get your work on their desk.

You need to get past the intern with big plans to be an agent one day so they can dream of throwing your manuscript in the proverbial trash because they know more than their boss.

Those predators out there have taken advantage of better, smarter, brighter people than you, so don’t be fooled.

In short you have no objectivity, that makes you the sheep.

Everyone thinks that they can write.  Teens who recently found that there are more to words than expletives believe that they can write.  All of those millions of want to be authors are peddling their “stuff” in the form of query letters to those interns who think that they can also write.

Amazon and other “services” take 30% or your royalties and possibly more to host your manuscript and that is it.  They don’t edit, assist with the cover art, marketing, nothing!

They too will sell you services in the way of marketing…They get your money….

Agents take 30%, and they edit, create cover art, market and assist you with your story for consistency and a whole host of other things.  They also can get more than $2.99 for 100,000 words.

On Amazon and the like, you are competing with everyone!  It only takes one person who feels that you are a threat to buy your book and then write a terrible review.  I had this happen to my number one best selling book.  It is clear that they never read it from what they wrote.

While authors are not in competition, and I do my best to assist other authors, the reality is that some are out there who just are not friendly people.

The bottom line my pretty’s is this.  If you think you can write. Good for you.  If you want to write, good for you.  If you’re going to spend hours of your life begging for some agent to look at your work, good for you.

I write for the pleasure of writing and creating the story.  I write because I continually get people contacting me telling me that they liked this or that.  Some suggest I might change this or that and that is ok.  I do it for me!  I still have a day job.

When I look at my bank statement and I see all those Amazon deposits from different countries it gives me some satisfaction as well.  Thanks for that.  If you are one of my readers I really do appreciate you!

Again contact me here on the blog, write me an email at TWSCOTT (at) TWScott823.com

Check out my website at www.authortwscott.com.

Much Love, TW

Follow the link to my author page on Amazon for more information.

https://www.amazon.com/TW-Scott/e/B01M6CUM1Y

Amazon already released It! 

Are you ready for some me time? Who loves you Baby!

Amazon already released It!

In our first book of the series, Hal and Judy travel to the piney woods near the top of a mountain in California.  It is here that Phil and his wife Eva host a class for folks who want to discover who they are.

It is called enlightenment.

The theory is that until you know who you are and what you are about you will not function correctly in life.  There is real theory where some of us are mechanical in nature.  We do things because our parents did these things.

If you harken back to the animal kingdom, you might remember that creatures do things that are programmed into their DNA.  There are no advanced classes for birds on flying.  No aerodynamic courses for them they just innately do it.

We, MAN just innately do certain things without knowing why.

Phil and Eva seek to strip the veneer of false mechanical actions away and start again with the truth.

Judy, having a tough time of their marriage convinces, her husband that they need to go and learn how to like themselves and know themselves.  Hal just wanted all this nonsense to go away so he could get back to being the capitalist that he was.

Loving his wife he agrees, and off they go to find themselves in a camp full of nudist. The cabin that they are to stay in has no curtains, and the bathroom, shower and even bedroom have large windows where anyone can see in no matter what they are doing.

Stripping away their clothes and privacy, they soon realize that they are not so much different from anyone else.

Once past this façade, Phil digs in deeper exposing the monsters that we all have.  Judy has a shady one that comes to life as she meets a man who is dark, handsome and mysterious and he is also known as cruel and sadistic.  Her monster wants to know more about him and his antics.

Book one is a kind of book that has a good plot, a good story and enough titillation that you will want to read it when you are alone, not at work or if the kids are still awake.

Without giving it away, book 2 is a continuation of the story.

I asked my readers “you” if there were enough interests in creating a continuation.

The e-mail box soon filled up with Hell Yes!”

With the characters still fresh in my mind I wrote book two for you.

In this book, we learn much more about Judy and her monster.  We also learn of her college roommate and some other characters which join them making this a fun filled action packed romp through the recesses of your fantasies.  Whether you are a guy looking for hot erotic fiction or a lady looking for a naughty thrill to keep you warm by, I have it for you here.

Writing for both genders is a little challenging, and that is why I crafted them both this way.  This kind of writing makes me a much better novelist.

They are both together about the price of a Latté. Support us independent authors so we can keep you entertained.

I love the comments and feedback and appreciate when someone gives me a suggestion like, for this book.

Placing myself in just about any character once I get into the mindset, I usually can come up with a story worth reading.

I have been asked by a local theatre group to write a screenplay.

There must be software created for screenplay creation.  Once I get that and figure it out, I guess I will take a stab at it.

Thanks for the follows retweets and of course the purchase of my novels.

I can write till the cows come home, but if you are not buying them, it makes no sense.  It takes you to assist independent authors like myself.

Please spread the word, tell others about the blog and me.

You all will be able to say you knew me when….

“I knew and know many like that and it is fun.”  Frequently I will go to bookstores where aspiring authors are and buy their book and visit with them.  Even if the book is terrible, I will get them to sign it.  I have bought some real stinkers over the years but, I am not the end-all of knowledge.  Just possibly some people will like it so….. What is $20 here and there?

Thanks again!

Much Love -TW

New Release of Nudists of Shangri-La II Eden Texas

As promised you who follow me here will know about it first!

I finished the editing process today.  I think you will like this book as much if not more than the first in the series.  No matter what you enjoyed about the first book, this one has as much, if not more than the last.

I am looking forward to the feedback!

How far would Judy go to fulfill a fantasy?

  In Book 1

When Hal ignores his wife’s needs for love while focusing on work, Judy first finds love in the arms of her college roommate.  Realizing that there are more kinds of love than pure sex, Judy talks Hal into going to a place that claims that they teach a path to enlightenment.

Stripping away the many facades that people surround themselves with (clothing being one,) Hal soon finds that he is in a place in the woods full of naked people.

Exercises designed to promote enlightenment, release the monster inside of Judy, while also providing Hal, many receptive young ladies to entertain. Judy is attracted to a mysterious dark man who has a reputation for being cruel. Her desire to live out a fantasy brings her into the lair of this person who is known to be sadistic. Daring to tempt fate she flirts with danger willing to risk it all, including public humiliation to be sated as her personal monster demands.

In book II

Acknowledging her need to learn more about herself, Judy and Sally go back to Shangri-La after trying to figure out their demons in East Texas.

As if life was not complicated enough, Heidi enters into the picture along with her brother Karl, who is a real honest to goodness movie star and also well known in the Adult Movie Venue.

The girls want him to notice them as Hal takes a sabbatical with Heidi.

From photo shoots to movie shoots the girls learn more about themselves leaving them wanting.

Follow the adventures of Judy, Sally, Jenn and now Heidi and Hal as they learn what enlightenment is about while baring it all to strangers, production crews and to each other.

In Typical TW style, you will probably not be able to guess how the story will end.

Much Love -TW

Valentines day Sale just for you!

Are you open to love?

With Valentine’s day a few days away I wanted to give you all deal from me to you.

A significant sale on one of my favorite romance novels regularly priced at $4.99 This month of February 2018 Diamond Joe is going for $2.99.  Don’t wait.

What happens when two women meet for the first time and click?

Donna is a Journalism professor at a small college in South Carolina. Working with her students to make sure they learn, she never just gives away a grade.

Steve, Donna’s husband a Journalist for the New York Times, takes ill and passes away with pancreatic cancer.  Selling their house in the city, Donna moves out to her parent’s plantation. Forty-five minutes from town living on over a thousand acres of land, Donna is content to live there with her horses and the seabirds as her company.

Dane, a young student from a farm in Iowa, takes Donna to task about her criticism of his work. The theme from Mrs. Robinson plays through her head as she contemplates what she will do with the young Quarterback.

Messing with his mind, she has him read a book about one of England’s famous dominatrix’s planting a seed in Dane’s head to stir him up.

Fate would play into their lives as Dane has a friend back in Iowa who happens to train racehorses and Donna had one that needed training.

Sam, short for Samantha, flies out to South Carolina where both the two ladies learn more about themselves in one day than they had in a lifetime.

Diamond Joe is about love, courage, and passion as Sam overcomes many obstacles to take Diamond Joe to the Kentucky Derby.

You will laugh, cheer, and cry as you make your way through this well put together novel. TW does not believe in sad endings so take heart!  Diamond Joe is one of those books you will want to read again and again.

Thanks for the follows, tweets and of course purchases!

Much Love

-TW

Day 1 2018 Zombies are Real!

Sitting here at the keyboard on the first day of 2018.  All is quiet in the house; not even the cats are stirring. I too feel like my mind should be still as I did imbibe a little-fermented grape juice or was it whiskey. Hmmm.   At least I returned home with the clothes that I went out with.  I think….

Somewhere during the witching hours of eating, dancing, drinking, waiting for a big ball to drop, and hoping anything that I said or did does not end up on YouTube, it got damned cold for Texas.  The plants that I covered up to protect are now plantsicles.

The hotel this morning was awash with zombies.  Young child creatures carrying oversized teddy bears thought that screaming at the top of their lungs was a fun thing, as they watched the zombies shrivel to almost pulp. The piercing sounds that could break glass were no match however for the evil stares from the zombies who tried to use their magical powers to silence the evil imps.  Had they looked into the eyes of the Zombies they surely would have evaporated into steam or possibly frozen into marble statues to stand as a stark reminder to the other urchins, never taunt or antagonize a zombie on New Year’s Day!

I did not fall into the undead or walking dead category this beautiful day.  I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing.  I saw the ragamuffins as someone else’s problem and went about my way to find one of the carts that hotels often have in good supply.  Waiting over an hour by the cart return area, two zombies of unknown sex or age came walking at a snail’s pace, pushing said cart as if they were Sisyphus struggling to manage the two roller bags and one black dress.  Slowly losing ground against the load, a bellhop took pity on them, or me, and assisted them with their load.

One of the zombies went to the door only to be met with the harsh reality of “DAMN ITS COLD OUT!”

I, although annoyed by the lack of courtesy of the zombies laughed at the sudden jolt of life that seem to lurch through the embalmed veins of the gray creature. Color of some sort seemed to well up from somewhere deep inside the beast as their animated arm movements caused some circulation of the antifreeze still sloshing through the carcass of this fiend. For the first time, I was able to tell that it was the male of the species.  I could tell this as it growled in a deep voice as it struggled against the automatic door for the disabled to breach the icy unknown terrain of the sunlit parking lot.

Thirty minutes later the creature managed to maneuver his vehicle to the entrance of the hotel where his mate waited patiently or was it dead.  The mate did not move as the car pulled close to the door.  I was not sure that it was still breathing.  Carefully I nudged it as it snorted and then as it’s large eyes opened it looked at me through a crimson hays.  I suddenly became fearful as it appeared as if it had the eyes of Mordor, and I had no magic ring to toss at it.  I cringed thinking surely that daggers would come out of those gaunt looking features but it actually spoke. “Yes, can I help you?” It said.  Clearly, this was the female although I could not picture it in that little black dress! I pointed to the other creature now looking very much like a yeti, which was standing outside his vehicle waiting for his partner, or was it his precious?

As she tried hard to stand, I slipped the bellhop five bucks to assist them and bring me the cart.  While I might have enjoyed watching the two creatures, try to lift their two bags and one black dress from the vehicle, my patience was just about gone, and I too felt as if the monster within me might immerge and ruin the first day of the year of me not sinning any more…   ever…. Who am i kidding! I sin before I ever get out of bed!

If my beast had come out to play, and I ripped my clothing off to expose my superhero status, would I have found a suite with a large S? Perhaps a suite with a large W?  Would there be a red cape or magic golden rope, or would I have established that I indeed did not have all the clothes that I started the evening with and suddenly resemble an oversized smurf with built-in glass cutters?

  • How was your first day of 2018?
  • Did you see the zombies?
  • Where you a zombie?
  • Are there videos of you on YouTube?
  • Did all of your clothes come back with you?
  • Did you know the person you woke up with?
  • Did you recognize the person in the mirror?
  • Did you see a reflection in the mirror?

Novel 26 is close to being ready to edit.  I am so excited that I have figured out how the book will end.  This is one book that I have put much thought into and actually planned it, rather than allow it be a stream of conscious.  “That will make sense to any writers out there.”

I look forward to getting to know each of you better in 2018!  Thanks so much for following me!

Follow me on Twitter @authortwscott.com or @TWScott823.  If you are an agent and want to represent someone with a proven track record, I am not sending out Query letters so contact me via the website at www.authortwscott.com.

Query letters take four hours to create, and I don’t have the time or patience.

If you like what you read please repost or tell others about it. This is me, marketing and building my brand and you the readers of my blog are the beneficiaries of pure pearls and entertainment! Much Love -TW