Monday, September 9, 2013

Truth, Lies and the Writer

Let’s face it, people lie.  Most people call it exaggeration.  But some lie deliberately, some to save face or to save another person from embarrassment. We lie when we stretch the details of a story to make it more appealing or funnier, or sadder or more suspenseful.  There are little white lies, the big black lies and a whole range in between.  And then there are writers.  We call our lies fiction. Those exaggerations become the basis for a story, for fiction.  Fiction writers are a world unto themselves. Unlike those who write real factual truth, we can take a fact and make our own truth. We can turn it around, inside out, upside down, backwards and forwards.  For writers that’s half the fun—poetic license as it were.    

So I thought it would be fun to play the Truth or Lie game.

I’m going to tell you 10 facts about myself, and then you can go to my website,  or check goggle and type in Meg Lacey and see what blogs I have contributed to, or what articles I’ve written, or and see if I’m telling the truth or—dare I say it—lying!  You can cheat by asking me on twitter @MegLaceyBooks 

True or False:
1. I am interested in rocket propulsion and am studying to become an engineer.

2. I can find unexpected humor in the most mundane situations.  

3. Meg Lacey’s Apple Pie recipe, which you will find at the end of my August release, Something’s Cooking, (Indulgence Books, Entangled Publishing) is a bear to prepare.   

4. I was chosen as a “Woman to Watch” for my first book published by Silhouette (now Harlequin) Books.

5. I have four boys, all quiet and unassuming.

6. Slumgullion is a mixture of cow and sheep internal parts, such as the testicles, tongue and brain and is then stuffed into a stomach and baked.  To find this answer you should go to:

7. I often wonder if I know what I am doing. 

8. A reviewer who read the first book in my paranormal romance series, “Tales of the Sparrow” once said about the first book, The Sparrow and The Hawk, ‘This is an odd book.’ It’s actually a mix of urban fantasy, black comedy, and a mystery/thriller with a dash of horror thrown in for good measure.  Now why couldn’t she figure that out?

9. I take a lazy, easy-going approach to life.  (You may want to read my bio to get clues to my character.)

10. I’ve always wanted to be a writer.

If  you don’t want to work that hard, and I don’t blame you, or if just find me incredibly boring you can make up your own answers.  I’m fine with that approach also.  Who knows your answers might be much more interesting than mine. They might be a great motivator for a new story idea. After all, ideas come from everywhere, from everyone and everything.  Be sure to tell me about them, okay?

However, for those who are interested I will be posting answers on my facebook page.  www.facebook/meglaceybooks

Thanks so much for asking me to be a guest today.  I’ve discovered it is harder to think up questions about yourself than I thought.  So, from now on, maybe I’ll just stick to writing fiction.

Or maybe that’s what I was doing when I created the questions. It’s up to you.
Make time to laugh today.  --Meg

1 comment:

  1. Hi Meg,
    Very clever blog--lots of fun to follow your clues and find some of the correct answers. Let's just say the truth is sometimes surprising. I won't give away spoilers here but I do know the correct answers to at least #'s 1, 5, 6 and 10. And, even if your #7 isn't true, I can tell you I RARELY know what I'm doing! LOL. Thanks for the fun. Good luck with all your writing ventures--they're so impressive!


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