Follow Fridays #FF – @LauraPauling

One of the people I always look forward to blog posts from is Laura Pauling.

Laura is an all-around fabulous writer and her blog reflects her high level of craft. She has an amazing talent for distilling the essence of writing into a short, but information packed blog posts – her series on plotting using the 3 act structure is simply astonishing and so very helpful in analyzing your own work!

She’s helped me immensely in understanding and using Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat structure. And of course her other posts are so down to earth and full of personality that I almost feel like I know her! She’s one of those people you’d love to crit your work, because you *know* she’s going to give you honest and helpful feedback.

Laura is also on twitter where you can follow more of her great tips and comments.



Today’s Perfume: Tocca Colette

Description: Inspired by the French novelist and libertine, Colette, TOCCA’s newest fine fragrance captures the seductive essence of a woman. Known for her romantic liaisons as much as her inspiring writing, Colette embodies the irresistible scent of a woman that lingers on the pillow long after she leaves. Warm, spicy and sweet, Colette is the perfect fragrance for the sensual woman in us all.

Colette Notes
Bergamot, Mandarin, Lemon, Juniper Berry, Pink Peppercorn, Jasmine, Violet, Cyclamen, Incense, Musk, Sandalwood, Amber, Vanilla, Cedarwood. (via Luckyscent)

My thoughts: I wanted to love this perfume – the initial scent on me is sweet lemon – soft and floral like the description, but it has absolutely no staying power on me. It was gone in an hour. I could catch a whiff on my clothes, but there was nothing left on my skin. I love the Tocca perfumes, but I’ve found that they just don’t last on me, and the scent is just super light. Maybe it’s just my skin chemistry – I know quite a few people who love them. Unfortunately, I won’t be buying a full bottle any time soon.

Where to buy: Luckyscent


  1. You are so sweet. Thank you so much. And now, it’s applying on that information on my blog to my own writing! Ack! Harder than it seems. 🙂

    • You’re so welcome! And I totally understand about trying to get it to work on your own stuff! I’m still struggling with trying to get my current WIP’s plot fixed LOL