Title: Cow! ‘Nother Cow!
There’s a phrase romance authors use. It’s called, “save the cat” or “save the puppy” or “save the baby”. Basically it means your hero or heroine needs to do some selfless loving act that is so sappy, even the most hardened of people will go awwww. Or at the very least, soften a bit.
I was about a paragraph into writing On The Fence and stalled a bit. I was in a chat room at the time and I said, “I need my hero to save a cat.”
There was one problem. My heroine, Shellie, had already and very clearly stated that she did not like cats or small house pets. And I liked that line. I didn’t want to delete it because it just fit Shellie and her lifestyle. It wouldn’t make much sense for the hero to save a cat when the heroine wasn’t a fan of cats! I thought over it for a minute when something sprang to mind.
Cow! –I posted in the chatroom.
From there we all started yelling Cow! ‘Nother Cow! at one another in the spirit of the movie Twister and thus! It stuck. Seriously. Am not even kidding. This is what happens when you put a bunch of women in one room who are all hyped up on caffeine and are hiding from their kids and husbands.
So for months now, anytime someone sees the word Cow! out of that chat room, you can be sure it is always, ALWAYS followed up with ‘Nother Cow!
So to keep the fun going, I have a DVD copy of Twister to giveaway to one lucky commenter. Do you and your friends have some silly phrase that’s an inside joke or something?
And because it just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t: Cow!
Keri Ford writes country set contemporary romances. On The Fence is second in the Uninhibited in Apple Trail, Arkansas series.
If Shellie Chambers has to hear one more condescending comment from her mother about life or men, she might scream. She packs up and takes a trip to see her long-missed high school friend, Riley. He’ll know exactly what she needs to loosen up. But instead of the girl-chasing jock she remembers from their youth, Riley’s gone country, keeping up a farm of his own.
Riley Hamilton has settled down on a farm his uncle left to him. Not the life he ever envisioned, but after getting a girl pregnant in college and then watching helplessly as the baby was aborted, he learned the hard way it was time to settle down. Shellie’s reentry into his life reminds of his wild past and it’s a fight to ignore the tempting woman Shellie has become.
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