GIVEAWAY!! Blog Tour – Spotlight: Deep Connections by Rebecca Graf with a guest post

Deep Connections
written by Rebecca Graf         
published by Silver Tongue Press

find it here: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Goodreads


See my review here.


About the book – from Goodreads: Just as love appears, so does the darkness. With her heart reaching out for one man, Brenna finds herself the target of an unknown stalker. Who is he? What does he want? How far will he go for her? Death is an option. Brenna discovers more than she bargained for and learns that the stalker will kill for her. It all comes down to decisions, and no matter what she chooses it will demand sacrifice and someone’s blood.

Every Free Chance Book Reviews is pleased to welcome Rebecca Graf, author of Deep Connections, to the blog today. She is touring the blogosphere with Premier Virtual Author Book Tours and she has prepared the following guest post for all of you.

The Art of Switching Gears


I’ve been asked how I can switch gears from my freelancing writing work, to writing children’s books, to writing paranormal/suspense/romance stories. I guess you could sum it up that I’m just plain weird. Many would agree with that quickly.


The truth is that I have to block out everything else and dive into the story. When I write, I’m part of the story. I forget the world around me. I focus on what is in front of me and feel nothing else. When I’m writing for freelance work, there is nothing else in the world but whatever topic my clients request of me, which could be anything under the sun. I don’t think about my other books. I don’t think about a scene I was having trouble with.

It is all a matter of focus. You have to forget the other story. When I’m working on the children’s stories, I have to think like a child. When I’m stuck, I call in my ten year old and get her opinion.


One of the keys to writing a story is feeling what the characters feel. When I’m writing a scene, I try to be the character. I’ve even acted out scenes to get an idea on how I would move in that situation and what I would say. I focus on becoming the character, so all other stories disappear.


Though I do have one problem, names. That is where switching gears might not be so smooth. Just yesterday I was writing one story with a character named Gene. Because I had been doing some promoting on another book with a character named Grey, I got really mixed up and Gene became Grey. It wasn’t until three paragraphs later that I realized what I was doing. I had to rewrite the entire thing as I was even having Grey talk and move about. Not good. It should have been Gene. That could have caused a lot of trouble.

You have to get into the story. You have to become the story. If you can’t do that, then you shouldn’t be working on that story at that moment. Work on the one that calls you. And you have to be very careful with the names!

About the author: Rebecca Graf is a wife and mother of three when she is not writing. From writing online for various companies to book reviews to her own novels, Rebecca spends most of her days reading and writing.

She worked as an accountant for 20 years before taking a chance and trying to make it as a writer. She has been published on sites such as BellaOnline.com, HubPages, and Natural Family Today. She also freelances where she writes for several different companies.
She is an avid reader and has found a love of writing all types of genres. She self-published her first children’s book, A Gift for a Mouse two years ago. Since then, she has started her own publishing company with a friend. Deep Connections is their first publication.
Find Ms. Graf here: web, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads


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Comments

  1. thank you for the chance to win this book. it looks good

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  2. Thank you for having me. 🙂

  3. Sliding into your character, that is key for switching gears. Love it and awesome post.

  4. This definitely sounds like my type of story! Great post and tips from the author as well. I think I may try writing my own novel.

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