There was a chat on Twitter this week about Super Bowl commercials — ones that were especially memorable because they were really humorous or really touching. It reminded me of something a well-known New York editor once said at a conference: That the kinds of novels she hoped to find and publish were “really” stories, as in really sad, really funny, really clever, really scary, really something. Because those were the kinds of stories that moved us. They touched our emotions and made us feel.
And that, in turn, reminded me of something else I’d heard or, possibly, read lately. (The words of wisdom I encounter on the Internet these days have a tendency to start blending together, and I can no longer recall if the source came from YouTube or a blog site, LOL.) In any case, I liked the understanding that the speaker/writer conveyed…that although it takes a “big brain” to write a good book, it takes an “even bigger heart.”
When I look at the authors whose work I greatly admire, or think back on the films, TV shows, or even commercials that stayed with me over the years, it’s usually the ones that made me smile and get a little teary at the same time that I loved most. This classic Hallmark commercial about “Freddie and Sam” was one of my favorites as a kid:
And the link HERE is to the new Budweiser commercial called “Puppy Love” that will be shown during the Super Bowl this Sunday. It is, in a word, adorable.
What are some of your favorite TV commercials? Ones that touched you, made you laugh aloud, or just really surprised you? I’d love to hear about them!
And on a final note, for those who may not already know this, my coming-of-age romantic mystery — The Road to You — has been on super sale this week! The ebook is just $0.99 (at least until midnight EST tonight — reg. price $3.99) at Amazon/Kindle (worldwide), B&N/Nook (US/UK), and Apple/iTunes (US, UK, Canada, AUS, NZ).
It’s also the February Book Club pick on The Reading Frenzy, so if you’d like to be part of the online discussion and read/chat about the story with me, please do!! It’s a public blog, free and open to everyone. From Feb. 3rd – 9th, we’ll begin by reading Chapters 1 – 6 of the novel and discussing it. More reading and conversation will follow throughout the month. So, if you’d like to join in for a week, for all of February, or even for just 10 minutes…you’re more than welcome!
Happy Weekend, All.