Exposed! 

via Daily Prompt: Exposed

Writing, especially erotica, is all about exposing your characters. We want our readers to see them as they are, to define a moment and describe it in luscious detail- but to a point.

Oh no, here’s where it gets complicated.

As writers, you must consider what you are exposing. Are you comfortable sharing it? Are you comfortable writing about such things? Worse, does it detract from your scene or build it? There is much to consider before setting pen to paper (or fingers to keys in the case of a laptop).

Hmm… so much to think about.

Much like a photograph, a good story is tailored and narrowed to portray exactly what one wants. It is a precise, lovely, and (we hope) perfect glimpse into an array of emotions. To do this, you need to know before hand what, and how, you are exposing.

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Better -a Writer’s Quest!

via Daily Prompt: Better

How does one go about judging if they are getting ‘better’ at being a writer? I feel there is a lot of pressure placed upon indie writers to be ‘good’ and always ‘better’ than they naturally are.

“Huh, what is that? Better? Me?”

“What do you mean, better? Be specific!”

Well, is that even possible? Writing is an art. One could wax on about syntax, using proper adjectives (or synonyms, or capital letters, or etc’s,) but really, ultimately, it is an art. Art and its value is subjective. It is nebulous.

I like to think that we are all good. In our own way, our own space, our own proper place. Just happy and content.

Lifestyle!

via Daily Prompt: Lifestyle 

For these Two LoveBirds, lifestyle means enjoying the moment. It means trying to be close to the present, trying to stay close to nature and beauty. It means we take the time to enjoy the lovely glimpses of peace that are right here, right now, surrounding us. Like this:

Or this:

For us, lifestyle is about joy and presence, and enjoying every moment we are lucky enough to share together.

Love and light to all! Wishing you all a beautiful and relaxing day ❤

What do you mean, Writing? [In these dark times here’s a distraction if you need it]

In these dark times for many of us, I wanted to share something cheerful. I know the ‘license to discriminate’ is a horrible storm cloud hovering over many, and even though it will not affect me I fear in my heart for many who are dear to me who will be affected by it. Stand together in love and light, little birdies. Here is something cheerful if you need a distraction.

Recently one of the love birds, coughcough, me, has been slacking off on her writing. This is my face when Pit tells me I have to ‘get to it’ in the most gentle of ways:


And then I’m like ohhhh, I guess I’ll try


Then despite my best efforts I end up like this on the couch:

Haha, so you know who to blame if we’re late with our publishing! Do you ever have a hard time getting around to writing? Bonus points if you answer with a cute picture of your pets!

“Danger!” – A Kitty Kat!

Danger!.jpegvia Photo Challenge: Danger!

Guess who walked in Mommy’s oil painting ~ before it had a chance to dry? Don’t his little paws look ready to glow in the dark? Danger danger! Little paw prints everywhere!

Pawprints even on the piano keys!IMG_20170503_141157.jpg

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Who would have guessed it was all the work of such a cute kitty?

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Danger danger, cuteness abounding!

Yarn!

via Daily Prompt: Yarn

Ah, today is such a lovely day. Up here, in the strange northern climate where these TwoLovebirds live, it has been so hot in the past few days. But today I woke up and it was nice and cool. A lovely respite from the twenty-something sweltering heat. Now what better thing is there to do in cool weather than knit?

I was totally thrilled with today’s prompt ‘Yarn’. Yarn is amazing! One can truly unleash the imagination through it. It is cozy and lovely, comforting and enjoyable. It makes beautiful gifts, charity material, all ways to spread positivity in the world around us, all while instilling a sense of peace and joy in the maker.

The Quilt I’m working on in this image is an old, persistent project. It’s made of unwanted strands from local thrift stores. It’s made from odds and ends left over from beloved projects. I’ve been working on it for so long that it’s become an enjoyable companion, a living piece of my personal history nestled next to me as I knit the final border around it. When it is finished, it will not only be a blanket. It will be the quilt that me and my wife have already slept underneath on cool knights when the other blankets were not enough. The blanket we snuggled beneath on the couch while i was knitting it. The blanket that she encouraged me to finish despite the immensity of it.

That is what knits carry. Love, patience, hard work, and a story.

So much Publishing!

Hey Birdies! Today we have some more good news for you. We have so many short stories that are about to come out, and we may even be branching out to new publishing platforms! We’ll do our best not to shower you with too many announcements, and will do one grand announcement once we’re done our publishing blitz. So don’t worry, you won’t miss out on anything if you follow our blog.

Wishing you all a very happy Easter and lots of chocolate,

TwoLoveBirds