Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Behind the Scenes






Patricia Bradley here, along with my computer writing partner, who doesn't have a name. Maybe that's something we'll take care of here on this post.

Anyhoo, my partner and I were talking today, and it occurred to me that the Suspense Sisters readers might like to see what goes on behind the scenes.

Computer partner: Let’s talk romance.

Me: I’d rather not. How about suspense.

Computer: What? You don’t like writing romance?

Me: No—yes. I mean, it’s easier for me to write suspense. Romance is hard!

Computer Partner (rolling its eyes—it does that a lot): Come on, it’s not that hard. You already have your hero…and your heroine. All you have to do is keep them from getting together while they’re trying to make sure the antagonist doesn’t kill them.

Me: You make it sound so easy. I’m not sure how I’m going to keep them apart when they’re on the run together.

Computer Partner: But that’s a good thing. Now your readers will wonder if the hero gets the girl? Will he be able to overcome his fear of commitment in time to win her heart? Will the heroine trust the hero, especially after he breaks her heart? Besides, you have that really cool guy who’s also trying to win her heart.

Me: Well, yeah, and lately I actually like him better than the hero.

Computer partner: You're joking, right? He’s all wrong for her. Three weeks after she chooses him, and he's outta there. He's not husband material...yet. Maybe in our next book, though...

Me: Yeah, I know, but still...

Computer partner: No, you know as well as I do she’ll make the right choice. Besides, your hero is the one who will save her from the bad guy—you know, the villain. Tell me something, what's the difference between a villain and an antagonist, anyway?

Me: Do you know what time it is? It's almost eleven, and too late to get into that tonight.

Computer Partner: I bet our readers would like to know the answer to that one.

Me: Maybe I’ll write about antagonists and villains in my next post for the Suspense Sisters, and Computer Partner, you can hop over here next month and read it.

Computer Partner: I don't have to...unless you're planning on using a different computer to write it with. That's what this is all about, isn't it? You're breaking up with me. After all I've done for you!

Me, sighing: It's been a long day. I think I'll shut you down. Good-night...

Okay. I really do think Computer Partner needs a name. Leave a comment with your suggestions, and I'll enter you in a drawing for my latest book, Justice Betrayed!


Do you have a name for your computer? Help Patricia Bradley name hers! #bookgiveaway

63 comments:

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    1. I like that Richard. Simple. Kind of like my Dog. Lol

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  2. Contrary. We sometimes call one of our children that nickname ;)
    Don’t enter me in the giveaway since I already have the book. Loved this post and loved your book!

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  3. For me, it is Patience. "It isn't loading fast enough. I must be patient!". "Where is that document? I know I saved it. I must be patient!" What?!! Everything has changed. I must be patient!"
    Thanks for a fun post. I would love to be entered in your drawing.
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I can’t believe what great names y’all are coming up with! Patience is perfect, Connie.

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  4. Mr. Peabody
    Herman
    Herbie
    Sherman
    tumcsec(at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Mr Peabody is a good one, Gail. And Herman and Herbie!

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  5. CP. Short for computer partner. And the next computer can be CP Jr.

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    1. Tammy, that's a good one! 'Cause he thinks he's an Xpert on everything!

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  7. Mr. Professor.


    paralegal7@hotmail.com

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  8. Brainy......as knows the answer to everything.

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  9. I don't really have a name for my computer. All I say is , " Come on, you can do it"!
    I'd love to win the book! I.m reading Justice Buried right now!
    duellonlysis(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. my computer is Buddy. but i'd like to suggest a name for you. how about Tapper (because you tap the keys) Well whatever you name your computer I'd love to win the book! looks to be a great read. thank you for the chance.

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  11. Detective Titan sounds cool for a suspense writer's computer! Or how about Danno or Franklin? My personal computer is named Echo Base. clhutson1016(at)gmail

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    1. Carolyn I like Detective Titan, too. *sigh* now I have an overload of names. lol Thanks!

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  12. You could call your computer Abby, short for Abacus, the original computer.
    kayewhitney@bellsouth.net

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    1. That's really good, Kaye! And that is the original computer!

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  14. Aston.
    ReadingMama922 at gmail dot com

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  15. I've never named a computer (just my cars)! How about Mr. CP...you know, since you call it Computer Partner? I'm terrible at naming things, I leave that up to the writing experts such as yourself :-)

    Thanks for the giveaway for your newest book, Patricia! I hope you can eventually come up with a name for your computer.

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Trixi, I'm terrible at naming things too. Named a dog Dog once...Thanks for the suggestion!

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  16. Booker first came to mind. :)
    Blessings!

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  17. no, but how about Mr. Perfect?

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  18. This is fun! I think a great name would be Constance the Computer. I can just hear you saying...come on now Constance...let's get this writing started. Thanks for the chance!

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    1. Lol, Desdemona...I can hear myself saying that, too.

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  19. Already have the book but maybe Agatha?

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  20. Sad to say the name I call my computer is “Dumb Thing”; usually when it isn’t working the way I think it should!

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    1. Unfortunately, that's fits my computer, too, Laura!

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  21. How about Watson?

    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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    1. Watson...it fits! Now I have too many good names to choose from. lol

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  22. In honor of your new book, you could name it Justice.

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  23. I just call it Ipad. Not a lot of frustration with it. The Apps, maybe.

    Yours could be Imaginary Friend, or Goofus.

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  24. I was going to say Watson, but wanted to make sure someone hadn't said it...so the other thought was "smarty pants".

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  25. I was going to say Justice, but another commenter said it!
    I call mine dummy sometimes when it is aggravating! Thanks for your giveaway; can't wait to read your book!

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    1. Dummy would be good, except my computer is smarter than I am, Jackie. lol

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  26. Just call it Awww Come On, because those silly computers can be so slow sometimes.

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  27. I've never considered naming my computer! But, I'll go with Lenny, since mine is a Lenovo! :)

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  28. How about Tess or Tass(technology enabled/assisted suspense stories)? Third option is Taffy (technology assisted fiction for ya'll). :)

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