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Ten years after a brief college romance, Emerson and Sarah have remained comfortable, long-distance friends. Yet secretly he longs for her and is quick to offer comfort and support when her hasty decisions end in varying degrees of disaster. When her drug-dealing boyfriend lands her in deep trouble, she calls Emerson again. But is this the rescue that pushes their friendship to the breaking point?
Targeted Age Group: 16+
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
The genres I like to write in vary, but one thing they have in common is that they are character-driven. One or more characters start telling me their stories, and the plot builds from what we discover. This usually gives me a deep connection with the characters that at times feels frighteningly real. (And kind of scares my husband a little!) Also, most of my stories have romantic sub-plots, because love in its many forms is a basic human drive that fascinates me: what we’ll do to either draw people closer or push them away, depending on past experience.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
If you are passionate about writing and can’t imagine a life without it, don’t stop. Write, seek out constructive feedback, revise, revise, repeat. Read a ton of books and choose some out of your comfort zone once in a while. It’s a good education. If you keep writing, you will build a thicker skin and develop more confidence in your voice. Also, look for support. Writing can be hard, lonely work, and finding kindred spirits really helps.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The story of Sliding Past Vertical was inspired by an exercise I did in a writing group. The prompt was to go back to a point in our lives where we were at a crossroads, take the other route, and imagine a character that might result. This character became Sarah, champion of bad decision-making, who really did mean well, but in plunging forward, ended up hurting people she loved. I was so shaken by this exercise that I wrote an apology letter to a friend this character hurt—never sent it, of course. When I found the exercise and the note in a journal a few years later, I thought it would make an interesting novel.
About the Author:
Laurie Boris is a freelance writer, editor, proofreader, and former graphic designer. She has been writing fiction for over twenty-five years and is the award-winning author of four novels. When not playing with the universe of imaginary people in her head, she enjoys baseball, cooking, reading, and helping aspiring novelists as a contributing writer and editor for IndiesUnlimited.com.