Liberation Via Pen

Liberation Via Pen

Cate Masters

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 Krista's perfect happiness bubble bursts when Ethan tells her goodbye. Numbed at her new job, she soon faces an even colder dismissal. Only the hungry mews of her cat, Verisimilitude, snap her from her funk. A new beginning at a local book store brightens when cute Todd invites her to a writer's meeting.

As Krista commits the story of her soured relationship to paper, elements come clear: Ethan's manipulation, her capitulation, an amoeba-like existence. Setting her emotions on paper empowers her, helping her redefine herself. Todd becomes her mentor.

But just when things are finally going right, it all threatens to come apart. Ethan's back, wanting his share of book profits. And Krista. She's ready to take a chance with Todd, but is it too late?

 
PUBLISHED BY: Wild Child Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-935013-82-2
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009
WORD COUNT: 10089
SEXUAL CONTENT RATING: 1
EBOOK READER RATING:
CATEGORIES: Romantic Comedy, Chick Lit/Hen Lit, Contemporary
KEYWORDS: chick lit, romantic comedy
 

EBOOKS BY Wild Child Publishing

EBOOKS BY Cate Masters

 
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COPYRIGHT Cate Masters/2009

 They talked about their aspirations as the steam evaporated from their cups. Krista confessed her literary insecurities while admiring the black flecks within his grey irises; eyes that invited close inspection. His lips likewise taunted her, whether involuntarily or not. She couldn't tell if he intended to tease, or if he was just being nice. She hoped the former. Nice guys tended to bore her.

Todd set his gaze on her. "Follow the age-old creed-write what you know."

Krista took the advice to heart, literally: what she'd known for the past two years was Ethan. She'd let him infiltrate her life, her apartment, her thoughts, herself. Thinking his invasion was laying the groundwork for a future, she'd dated him exclusively, rearranged her life to accommodate his likes and dislikes until she could no longer remember her own.

She wrote to rediscover herself, divine her innermost thoughts and feelings. From their seemingly serendipitous meeting to their breakup, Krista chronicled and dissected their relationship, building to the crescendo of their eventual fall.

She copied the first five pages for the critique group the following month. The chick lit writer said: "Your dialogue's too stiff; make it sound more realistic." "Make your prose more lyrical, but get rid of the adjectives and adverbs," offered the poet. The mystery writer advised: "Foreshadow your events to build suspense."

Krista nodded, noting each writer's advice for her revision. She spent the next two weeks pouring over each sentence, mercilessly slashing words, constructing setting and scene, the cadence of her prose flowing lyrically. Like music, the words streamed luxurious legatos punctuated with sharp staccatos as demanded by the scene. They lifted her spirit, excited her neurons in a way that made her hunger for more. The high of writing a well-structured sentence was addictive.

 
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