Today, I'm delighted to welcome the wonderful Taryn Bashford to my blog. She's a serious talent and award winning Australian author. Wow! I know! How lucky am I? Well, Taryn recently launched a pretty darn cool new concept as far as story telling for teens goes.
So this is how it works. Taryn is publishing Payback twice weekly on Twitter, Facebook and her blog and also now on Wattpad. They’ll then run every Sunday and Thursday at 6pm EASTERN (3pm Pacific) – which to Aussies, is 8am on Mondays and Fridays. They’ll be published first on Facebook and blog, and then the twitter feed will be loaded, followed by Wattpad. After each episode readers can comment/share and suggest plot lines. Taryn says:
'So often, after an episodes of, let’s say Shadowhunter, viewers really want to tweet/post and share their feelings/thoughts and reaction to the episode. Now they can, right on the feed, straight after the episodes…I’ll be on those pages to interact with readers at the same time…'
If people don’t want to miss an episode, and want a reminder email before each episode, they just need to sign up here: http://bit.ly/PAYBACKepisodes
If readers want to interact with the individual characters, they each have their own facebook pages: Colt, Drew, Harper, and Shae
Links to Payback:
Payback Blog: http://bit.ly/PAYBACKepisodes
Payback on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PAYBACK_Series
Payback on Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBPayback
Payback on Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/TarynBashford
And, just for you to get you started, here's an excerpt from Episode One!
SET UP: SHAE and DREW are having a coffee in Beanies café, Malibu, California.
ACTION: They’re sitting next to each other at a wooden table rather than in the comfy
DREW: I should probably have planned this better, but if I think about it too much I won’t do it.
SHAE: Do what? What are you talking about?
DREW: Last time I asked you this, you didn’t give me an answer.
SHAE: Last time you asked me what?
DREW: Then I didn’t see you for weeks and you nearly died. Like the question was an omen.
SHAE grins: What question? When you asked me to pass the last slice of apple pie?
DREW: No. When I asked you this: Will you marry me . . . . . ? The answer’s not in your coffee cup. Look at me Shae. I know we’re young but--
SHAE mumbles: Eighteen is old enough to know my answer.
DREW: Don’t look at me like I’m a drowning puppy. Should I get out of here before you say another word?
SHAE: I have to be in LA for my mom and you have an empire to run in Sydney. For your dad’s sake.
DREW: I’ve got other people to run that empire for me. My dad would understand. I can fly between cities. I’m just some figurehead anyway.
SHAE: You’re more than a figurehead. Don’t sell yourself short all the time. You’ve learnt so much.
DREW: I can still be here for you. We’ll help your mom. She’ll be okay. It’s not forever.
SHAE sobs: She’s locked in her room, Drew. It’s been 2 weeks. It’s like history’s repeating itself and even two years on I can’t reach her
DREW: Hang in there. She just needs time. And now I’m here to help you. You’re not alone.
So tune in! I certainly will be.