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Author Interview with Mia Powell

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  1. When did you start putting pen to paper?

I remember writing a short story about a ladybug when I was around six or seven. I typed it up on the family computer, printed it out, drew pictures, and stapled it together. My parents were friends with the owner of a restaurant by our house and I remember bringing my little book with me to dinner one night; I think I wanted to show him my accomplishment!

  1. What’s your literary poison – prose, poetry, etc.?

Prose, poetry, and plays mostly! I’ll write or read anything!

  1. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Right now, Wonder Woman and Moana. I thought they were both beautiful stories, I loved all the characters, and these heroines are super important for audiences, especially children, to see.

  1. Which famous writer can you most identify with?

I’ve been compared to Hemingway and I absolutely love that. I also have a strong connection in my heart to Stephen King: my grandfather and I are very much alike and King was his favorite; towards the end of his life, he read and reread any King book he could get his hands on.

  1. What are your current projects? (*Include books, novellas, short stories, poems, blogs, awards or anything of interest.)

My major WIP is a high fantasy novel, but I’m also working on two poetry collections. I have a blog (http://legendsofmia.blogspot.com/) where I post some of my creative writing, op-eds, and reviews. And I’m planning out a YouTube channel centered around writing, books, and makeup that I hope to get up very soon!

  1. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book or writing piece? 

Yes, I already have to! There’s a character in the first few chapters that I decided I didn’t need. I knew that if I went back to edit her out before moving on, I’d stop writing (it’s happened before). I just made her leave as soon as I could and kept writing, so I’ll have to remove her when I go back for the first big edit!

  1. Do you have any advice for other writers? 

Try everything. You don’t have to write one specific way or genre because you’ll get stuck and sad and think about giving up; you don’t have to follow every piece of advice that people give you because it will contradict. Try everything until you decide it doesn’t work for you – and then try it again later.

  1. What were your grades like in English class? (A, B, anything less than this is shameful 😉 )

Straight A’s! I still talk to some of my English teachers from high school, and I so admire the professors I have in college.

  1. How much research do you do for your writing?

Depends on the piece. If I’m doing something that’s soaked, marinated, and covered in history I’ll go through months of timelines and history books and trivia. There’s a WIP in the deep, deep depths of my folders set in WWI or II and I spent an entire year reading books and looking at maps and writing out a timeline of real-life events that might affect the characters and important fictional events in the characters’ lives before I even sat down to write the first word. In another historical romance, I didn’t do any research except for what I already knew until I had a question or two that needed to be answered immediately. For my current WIP, the only “research” I’ve done is figuring out how to draw a map and finding the pictures I put on my Pinterest board.

  1. Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?

I mostly write on my laptop, but there are a few that I’ll write longhand if the mood demands it. I almost always write poems longhand first, because I get a line stuck in my head in class and need to put it somewhere, so I write it out in my binder or maybe my phone if I’m in the hall. There’s one WIP that needs to feel like a journal and an essay, so I have a very in-character notebook that I’m writing that in.

  1. What is the best advice you’ve been given? 

One of my writing professors is an absolute Godsend, especially when it comes to speaking actual gold very offhandedly. I’ve tweeted two things in particular that I find to be excellent reminders: “I think a lot of people stop writing because they don’t think it’s good. But it’s not good because it’s not done,” and “There’s no ‘good enough.’ There’s just what you want to do.” Keep an eye out on my Twitter for #GreenFacilitates (he often says he doesn’t teach, he facilitates – because you can’t teach writing)!

  1. What book do you think everyone should read?

There are three books I recommend to absolutely everyone no matter what they usually like to read: Hurt Go Happy by Ginny Rorby, The Winter Seaby Susanna Kearsley, and Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys.

  1. Two-part question: Do you play a musical instrument? And what instrument would you like to learn to play?

I do not! I took piano and violin lessons when I was younger, but I never quite connected. I’d love to learn the harp – that would be so cool!

  1. What process did (or are you going) you go through to get your book published?

I think I’d like to go the traditional route, but I’ve only done minimal research into the different paths so far.

  1. Who would you like to change places with… i.e. live someone else’s life for a week?

I don’t know who Tom Hanks considers to be his best friend, but that person! I would love to hang out with him!

  1. If you weren’t a writer, what would be your ideal profession?

I almost wish I enjoyed science, so I could be a marine biologist!
 
17. Two-part question: Bill Murray or Chevy Chase? And John Cleese or Michael Palin?

Bill Murray. John Cleese. No question.

  1. What’s your most rewarding literary accomplishment to date (one that just blew your mind!)?

My senior year of high school, I got to direct a one act play that I wrote the year before. I don’t really like the play that much anymore and I wish certain circumstances could have been better, but I’m still really proud that I got it to production.

19.  What quote do you live by?

Robin Williams: “You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” Mr. Williams is a huge inspiration to me, and the reason behind my tattooed R on my wrist.

  1. What would be your ideal writer profession ambition? (famous Pulitzer Prize winning author, successful self-published author as a day job, etc.)   

I think it would be really cool for my work to be taught in school.

  1. Would you like to ask me a question?

Was there a specific book or author that sparked your interest in writing?

Probably Catcher In The Rye.  It was the first book I read where I felt like an adult… absorbing his (J.D. Salinger) compelling words considering I was only 15 years old. I paid homage by naming one of my characters in my book, Feedback after him.

Many thanks to Mia for interviewing with me! Please keep tabs on this cool up and coming writer here:

Twitter @LegendsOfMia
https://www.instagram.com/legendsofmia/
http://legendsofmia.blogspot.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW7GrcwJRId2_ulUJdKDHIA

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2017 in Unedited Quill Spills

 

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Monday’s Motivational Quotes & Tunes

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“We have no choice of what color we’re born or who our parents are or whether we’re rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we’re here.” – Mildred Taylor

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.” – Dale Carnegie

“Learn to appreciate what you have, before time makes you appreciate what you had.” – Unknown

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee

Currently playing on Little Mountain FM

My Baby – The Pretenders
Doesn’t Remind Me – Audioslave
You Never Can tell – Chuck Berry
Wait – The Beatles
Harvest Moon – Neil Young
Simple Creed – Live
Spirits in the Material World – The Police
Making Me Nervous – Brad Sucks
Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
All the Things I’ve Done – The Killers

Special dedication for Tony
Brandy – Looking Glass
Glorified G – Pearl Jam
Double play – All This Time – Sting / Synchronicity II – The Police

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2017 in Unedited Quill Spills

 

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Author Interview with Sienna Snow

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1. When did you start putting pen to paper?

My first try at writing was in high school and college. I loved to write but my parents wanted me to get a “real job” so I put my writing dreams on hold and attained my MBA.

Twenty years later, I gave it another try. My husband wanted me to to pursue my childhood dream so during the November of 2013 I signed up for NanoWriMo and wrote my first book.

2. What’s your literary poison – prose, poetry, etc.? 

I love romance and fantasy. I am a sucker for a happily ever after and if it happens somewhere in Middle Earth, I am in heaven.

3. Who is your favorite fictional hero? 

I love, Roarke, the hero from the In Death Series by Nora Roberts. He is sexy, confident, and vulnerable without being weak. 

4. Which famous writer can you most identify with? 

I am a super fan of Nalini Singh. Besides her being a fellow Indian author, love how she can capture me with her words and make me see through the eyes of her heroines.

5. What are your current projects? (*Include books, novellas, short stories, poems, blogs, awards or anything of interest.)

I just finish the copy edits for the book in my Rules of Engagement series, RULE MASTER and I am currently writing book three, RULE CHANGER. Outside of this series, I am working on the outline for a fantasy series about four immortal siblings.

6. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book or writing piece? 

The main thing I would change in my debut novel, RULE BREAKER is that I would have added more details about what caused the main characters to break up before they were reunited.

7. Do you have any advice for other writers? 

The best advice I can give, is to never give up. If you feel like writing, write. You can’t edit, revise, or polish something that was never written.

8. What were your grades like in English class? (A, B, anything less than this is shameful 😉 

I would say A’s and B’s.  I was a total nerd in school.

9. How much research do you do for your writing?

I research a lot. Especially, the places and situations my characters are in. I also try to find out as much as possible about the ethnicities and social backgrounds of my characters. I try to make sure I am as accurate as possible.

10. Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?

I mainly write on my laptop, but I keep a notebook with me at all times, just in case I scene pops into my head while I am out and about.

11. What is the best advice you’ve been given? 

Don’t give up. Those who succeed are the ones who were the hungriest and continued to pursue writing even when they faced adversity.

12.  What book do you think everyone should read?

LORD OF THE RINGS and THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE are my two favorite books I read growing up and I still love rereading them.

 13. Two-part question: Do you play an musical instrument and / or what instrument would you like to learn to play?

I do not play an instrument, but I have always wanted to learn to play the piano. My daughter plays and listening to her play makes me wish I’d taken the time to learn when I was a child.

14. What process did (or are you going) you go through to get your book published? 

Before I singed my first contract, I pitched my book at ever conference I could go to. I also queried every agent and editor who was seeking books in my genre. I was fortunate to find my agent at a writers conference and then she found the book deal that I signed.

15. Who would you like to change places with… i.e. live someone else’s life for a week? 

This one is a hard one for me. If I had to pick, then I’d want to be Kate Middleton. Who wouldn’t want to be a princess for a week. I’m sure it is not way as glamorous as it seems, but It would be awesome to take a peek at that life.

16. If you weren’t a writer, what would be your ideal profession?

A chef, I love to cook and would love to pursue a career where I get to feed people for fun.

17. Two-part question: Bill Murray or Chevy Chase? And John Cleese or Michael Palin?

Bill Murray. He is so funny and weird. It is hard not to like him.

John Cleese. He is hilarious without trying and of course Monty Python

18. What’s your most rewarding literary accomplishment to date (one that just blew your mind!)

Of course, having my first book published by one of the big five, Hachette. Besides that is having one of my blog posts featured in USA Today HEA Blog

19.  What quote do you live by?

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou

20. What would be your ideal writer profession ambition? (famous Pulitzer Prize winning author, successful self-published author as a day job, etc.)   

Ideally, I would love to have one of my books become a best selling movie, as well as,hit the NY Times best seller list consistently with my books.

21. Would you like to ask me a question? What do you enjoy most about your writing?
Two things… the freedom as a novelist and therapeutic de-stress benefits it provides me.

Special thanks to Sienna for sharing her thoughts with me! Please follow this gifted writer here:

 

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2017 in Unedited Quill Spills

 

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Happy Finding Valentine(s) Day

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I’m reposting from an article I wrote a few years ago. Interestingly, rules haven’t changed much. Best wishes to all my peops trying to find ❤

With the gushy overpriced flowers and romantic dinners day, aka Valentines Day, inching upon us, I was asked to contribute an article that would compliment and epitomize the essence of the pink and red Saint V. Little did they know (“they” being the ones that thought I had a clue about this day of L’Amour), the wrong person was picked for this job. But since I love a challenge, I figured why not? See, it’s not that I don’t fall into the jejune bathetic pool of love with the one I’m with, I just feel this holiday is overrated and used as a ploy to only celebrate 1 + 1 = 2. That leaves just the one who’s spotlighted either with fellow oners, who embrace it by hamming it up or putting the “Anti-Valentines Day” spin on it. Just the one is who I have the most sympathy for because anyone who is riding solo in no way shape or form needs to be reminded of this fact, especially on this infamous day, no matter how much self-love they possess.

While there is nothing wrong with specifying a day to celebrate expressions of love, whether for your parents, family, baby, spouse, significant other, or, most importantly, yourself, what I want to know is when did it get so blown out of proportion with ridiculousness and temptation? Every supermarket and drugstore is splashed with ornate balloons and chocolate … CHOCOLATE … so much girly wrapped chocolate that I want to rip open all the heart-shaped boxes and feast on till I have to be rolled home like Templeton from Charlotte’s Web (yes, I know I have a serious sweet-tooth issue). Now do you see my point? So in honor of love and what I think V Day should be commemorating are people obtaining the love they seek. For the ones that have it, why not be a dynamic couple and help ones without get to the coupled finish line! The greatest gift that surpasses any dozen roses, box of choc … oh … don’t get me started again … or supersonic love-sex magic paraphernalia is having love. How to you find it, you ask? Yes, that’s the question every single soul out there wants the answer to. I am currently channeling my Bewitched powers, looking for the perfect solution, and once formulated, I will get back to you ASAP! In the interim take this advice and hold it near and dear to increase your chances of meeting “the one.”

  • Work (be careful with this one kids)
  • Meetups/classes (great potential)
  • Parties/networking/hobbies/charity events (this one works like a charm)
  • Online dating (hit or miss)
  • Friends/Facebook (gotta love FB)
  • Commuter love (my personal favorite)

I’ll elaborate on the last one by bringing up my Twenty Question Interview articles from a couple years ago. For the ones that are not familiar with them, let me give you a quick refresher. After taking a slew of interviews, I distinctly remember the common answer from most of my interviewees particularly in question 6, which reads: “Have you ever had a train, plane, bus love or crush episode?” The typical answers were “I have an ongoing crush but I’m too shy to approach them,” or “I saw this girl I had a great connection, didn’t do anything about it and never saw them again.” For further proof of sadness, just check out missed connections on Craigslist. Which poses another question of mine: Why is this? Like the dating world isn’t hard enough, right? Okay, so maybe I’m sounding somewhat cynical but I’m just not a fan of today’s dating scene where you literally can get a date (with a person you haven’t met) in the palm of your hands. Hello digital world! I want to take an old-school attempt at encouraging people to get back at taking a chance in person (especially when commuting) and not with your BlackBerrys or iPhones. You’ll need a pen and paper to jot the number down for this one, you up for the challenge lonesome high-tech mighty ones?

Of course there are some aspects of digital dating I will admit to liking. For example, it does increase your chances of having a special connection with someone, which then also increases your chances of smiling and feeling cosmically tingly all over. You know the feeling, like someone could literally punch you in the face ensuing bloodshed and your reaction would be simply “It’s all good” in a euphorically sweet monotone Mary Jane–enhanced voice. You’re in that utopian place where nothing fazes you. Your days suddenly have a contrasted luminous tone to them. You actually grasp what Simon Le Bon meant when he sang those delectable lyrics “You make me feel alive, alive, alive!” Allow me to make a proposal: Let’s increase the chances of making that infinite connection and defy the normal response of inaction when a potential dating opportunity presents itself while your commuting via plane, train, automobile, biking, walking, or just sucking down a caffeine brew at your favorite spot. Be proactive! Now, I know what you are probably thinking … easier said than done. Well yeah, but I don’t think it’s as hard as one thinks it is. In fact, it can be pretty simple if one makes a concerted effort and approaches the situation positively without placing pressure on oneself.

Precursor and tips:

I know I may get opposition from feminist groups, but in my opinion (and I’m sticking with it) the guys must pursue the girls! I feel the guy needs to be more smitten than his female counterpart in order for the relationship to have sustainability. I am going on my own experience where I have always been pursued and this has been proven. Sorry folks, it’s all I know. Gentlemen, please be advised that it’s up to you to make the move first. Now what I mean specifically is once you have received a smile and assuring signs that the girl is interested (do not fool yourselves boys … you know the difference). Before you get off at your stop or street corner or drive away from the other person looking out their car window, etc., approach her with a smile saying, “It would be nice to meet up sometime”, hand her your card/number or vice versa by asking for hers, and yes, use your hand gadgets if you must. That’s it! It’s not rocket science or heart surgery. Worst-case scenario is you don’t get a call or her digits. Oh my god! The world has ended! Um … no … not even remotely close to extinction. With that in mind, chin up and be the hot adult man you were destined to be! Whatever your sexual orientation is, same rules apply tailored to your specific situation. And girls, if you want to pursue a fine gent that has caught your eye then go for it! Just think about how elated you’ll be if you do get a call and it morphs into a fun date. Learn those lyrics I mentioned previously and start singing!

Caveat: For the shy men out there who want the woman to be proactive and are looking for a relationship but too uncomfortable doing the aforementioned, well, sorry suckers ‘cause you’re on your own. I know it can be a cruel, cruel world we live in at times, but take this time to grow a pair of cojones, pelotas, tortillas, whatever your preferred lingo is and get going! Pronto! Andale! Andale! Arriba! Arriba! Yii-hah! Now a special note for the ladies reading this who would like to be pursued. In my experience, I have seen some cool women and unfortunately not-so-cool women. I hear complaints endlessly breeding the same issues, i.e all the good men are married or gay, or why doesn’t he ask me out or make me his girlfriend? Why is he playing games? The gripe list keeps going and going. Instead of projecting and pointing the finger at the guy, look within your actions and your attitude. Are you approachable? Are you polite about turning down someone’s interest in you? Are you too selective with chattels or tangibles i.e. “What car do you drive?” Do you gasp in dismay when the guy suggests a casual hole-in-the-wall dining spot as opposed to the latest most expensive new restaurant, ergo leaving him on the “He doesn’t have a chance with me” list? High-maintenance lasses, please be kind and ease up on your demanding judgmental high horse and be a decent humanitarian by doing what you can to make it easier for the lads to ask you out. Same goes for any men of this intolerable nature as well.
Well there you have it. Anyone looking for Cupid’s striking arrow to hit their heart will surely benefit from just having the moxie to let the cards fall where they may. You have nothing to lose.

“Love that stammers, that stutters, is apt to be the love that loves best,” —Gabriela Mistral.

I couldn’t agree more and feel good knowing this Valentines Day I’m going to help an owner of a lucky heart obtain just that.

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2014 in Unedited Quill Spills

 

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Happy Finding Valentine(s) Day

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I’m reposting from an article I wrote a few years ago. Interestingly, rules haven’t changed much. Best wishes to all my peops trying to find ❤

With the gushy overpriced flowers and romantic dinners day, aka Valentines Day, inching upon us, I was asked to contribute an article that would compliment and epitomize the essence of the pink and red Saint V.  Little did they know (“they” being the ones that thought I had a clue about this day of L’Amour), the wrong person was picked for this job.  But since I love a challenge, I figured why not?  See, it’s not that I don’t fall into the jejune bathetic pool of love with the one I’m with, I just feel this holiday is overrated and used as a ploy to only celebrate 1 + 1 = 2.  That leaves just the one who’s spotlighted either with fellow oners, who embrace it by hamming it up or putting the  “Anti-Valentines Day”  spin on it.  Just the one is who I have the most sympathy for because anyone who is riding solo in no way shape or form needs to be reminded of this fact, especially on this infamous day, no matter how much self-love they possess.

While there is nothing wrong with specifying a day to celebrate expressions of love, whether for your parents, family, baby, spouse, significant other, or, most importantly, yourself, what I want to know is when did it get so blown out of proportion with ridiculousness and temptation?  Every supermarket and drugstore is splashed with ornate balloons and chocolate … CHOCOLATE … so much girly wrapped chocolate that I want to rip open all the heart-shaped boxes and feast on till I have to be rolled home like Templeton from Charlotte’s Web  (yes, I know I have a serious sweet-tooth issue).  Now do you see my point?  So in honor of love and what I think V Day should be commemorating are people obtaining the love they seek. For the ones that have it, why not be a dynamic couple and help ones without get to the coupled finish line!  The greatest gift that surpasses any dozen roses, box of choc … oh … don’t get me started again … or supersonic love-sex magic paraphernalia is having love.  How to you find it, you ask?  Yes, that’s the question every single soul out there wants the answer to. I am currently channeling my Bewitched powers, looking for the perfect solution, and once formulated, I will get back to you ASAP!  In the interim take this advice and hold it near and dear to increase your chances of meeting  “the one.”

  • Work (be careful with this one kids)
  • Meetups/classes (great potential)
  • Parties/networking/hobbies/charity events (this one works like a charm)
  • Online dating (hit or miss)
  • Friends/Facebook (gotta love FB)
  • Commuter love (my personal favorite)

I’ll elaborate on the last one by bringing up my Twenty Question Interview articles from a couple years ago. For the ones that are not familiar with them, let me give you a quick refresher.  After taking a slew of interviews, I distinctly remember the common answer from most of my interviewees particularly in question 6, which reads: “Have you ever had a train, plane, bus love or crush episode?”  The typical answers were  “I have an ongoing crush but I’m too shy to approach them,” or “I saw this girl I had a great connection, didn’t do anything about it and never saw them again.”  For further proof of sadness, just check out missed connections on Craigslist. Which poses another question of mine: Why is this?  Like the dating world isn’t hard enough, right?  Okay, so maybe I’m sounding somewhat cynical but I’m just not a fan of today’s dating scene where you literally can get a date (with a person you haven’t met) in the palm of your hands. Hello digital world! I want to take an old-school attempt at encouraging people to get back at taking a chance in person (especially when commuting) and not with your BlackBerrys or iPhones.  You’ll need a pen and paper to jot the number down for this one, you up for the challenge lonesome high-tech mighty ones?

Of course there are some aspects of digital dating I will admit to liking. For example, it does increase your chances of having a special connection with someone, which then also increases your chances of smiling and feeling cosmically tingly all over. You know the feeling, like someone could literally punch you in the face ensuing bloodshed and your reaction would be simply  “It’s all good”  in a euphorically sweet monotone Mary Jane–enhanced voice. You’re in that utopian place where nothing fazes you.  Your days suddenly have a contrasted luminous tone to them. You actually grasp what Simon Le Bon meant when he sang those delectable lyrics  “You make me feel alive, alive, alive!”  Allow me to make a proposal: Let’s increase the chances of making that infinite connection and defy the normal response of inaction when a potential dating opportunity presents itself while your commuting via plane, train, automobile, biking, walking, or just sucking down a caffeine brew at your favorite spot.  Be proactive!  Now, I know what you are probably thinking … easier said than done.  Well yeah, but I don’t think it’s as hard as one thinks it is. In fact, it can be pretty simple if one makes a concerted effort and approaches the situation positively without placing pressure on oneself.

Precursor and tips:

I know I may get opposition from feminist groups, but in my opinion (and I’m sticking with it) the guys must pursue the girls! I feel the guy needs to be more smitten than his female counterpart in order for the relationship to have sustainability. I am going on my own experience where I have always been pursued and this has been proven. Sorry folks, it’s all I know. Gentlemen, please be advised that it’s up to you to make the move first. Now what I mean specifically is once you have received a smile and assuring signs that the girl is interested (do not fool yourselves boys … you know the difference). Before you get off at your stop or street corner or drive away from the other person looking out their car window, etc., approach her with a smile saying,  “It would be nice to meet up sometime”, hand her your card/number or vice versa by asking for hers, and yes, use your hand gadgets if you must.  That’s it! It’s not rocket science or heart surgery.  Worst-case scenario is you don’t get a call or her digits.  Oh my god!  The world has ended!  Um … no … not even remotely close to extinction. With that in mind, chin up and be the hot adult man you were destined to be!  Whatever your sexual orientation is, same rules apply tailored to your specific situation.  And girls, if you want to pursue a fine gent that has caught your eye then go for it!  Just think about how elated you’ll be if you do get a call and it morphs into a fun date. Learn those lyrics I mentioned previously and start singing!

Caveat: For the shy men out there who want the woman to be proactive and are looking for a relationship but too uncomfortable doing the aforementioned, well, sorry suckers ‘cause you’re on your own. I know it can be a cruel, cruel world we live in at times, but take this time to grow a pair of cojones, pelotas, tortillas, whatever your preferred lingo is and get going!  Pronto!  Andale!  Andale!  Arriba!  Arriba!  Yii-hah!  Now a special note for the ladies reading this who would like to be pursued. In my experience, I have seen some cool women and unfortunately not-so-cool women. I hear complaints endlessly breeding the same issues, i.e all the good men are married or gay, or why doesn’t he ask me out or make me his girlfriend?  Why is he playing games?  The gripe list keeps going and going. Instead of projecting and pointing the finger at the guy, look within your actions and your attitude. Are you approachable?  Are you polite about turning down someone’s interest in you?  Are you too selective with chattels or tangibles i.e. “What car do you drive?”  Do you gasp in dismay when the guy suggests a casual hole-in-the-wall dining spot as opposed to the latest most expensive new restaurant, ergo leaving him on the  “He doesn’t have a chance with me”  list?  High-maintenance lasses, please be kind and ease up on your demanding judgmental high horse and be a decent humanitarian by doing what you can to make it easier for the lads to ask you out. Same goes for any men of this intolerable nature as well.
Well there you have it. Anyone looking for Cupid’s striking arrow to hit their heart will surely benefit from just having the moxie to let the cards fall where they may. You have nothing to lose.

“Love that stammers, that stutters, is apt to be the love that loves best,” —Gabriela Mistral.

I couldn’t agree more and feel good knowing this Valentines Day I’m going to help an owner of a lucky heart obtain just that.

 

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