Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday Five - Five Fun Things That Happened During the Writing of Hollywood Under the Covers by Brandie Knight

Writing Daze brings you a little fun on Friday with our Friday Five. We asked Hollywood Author Brandie Knight to come up with five fun things that happened during the writing of her novel, “Hollywood Under the Covers.” Grab your coffee cause you’re going to want to read all of these five.

Book Synopsis
A powerful talent agent, the Mistress of Romance, an international superstar, a sexy movie star, and Hollywood’s biggest and best-kept secret breeds a scandalous world of betrayal. Hollywood Under the Covers is a rare look inside the seductive entertainment industry. To the outside world, Hollywood is portrayed with glamour, riches and fame—but to insiders, it’s a cold, dark, scandalous place, where survival is not about basic instinct but the people you’re sleeping with. The book exposes the erotic side of four Hollywood moneymakers, openly revealing how nothing is safe in the hands of greed.

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1. While I was writing my manuscript for Hollywood Under the Covers, the male actor, who the character Dario Capriano is based after, called me. He discovered that I had based a character after him and he had something to do with inspiring my novel. He was honored and gave me his blessing. That was an exciting moment.

2. I wrote my manuscript in various locations that inspired me. The opening waterfall scene was written at Turner Falls in Oklahoma. I wrote in Los Angeles, Manhattan, on a cruise to the Bahamas, and at various beaches in Florida. I wrote in the mountains of Taos and Angel Fire, New Mexico. Also, in a penthouse that overlooked the famous Las Vegas strip. It was a lot of fun to write in inspirational locations.

3. When I was proofing the layout and typesetting of my novel, I realized several paragraphs were missing from the original manuscript. At this stage, the words should not be an issue only the way the words look for appeal and readability. Somehow, large sections of words had disappeared when the manuscript was imported to Adobe InDesign from MS Word. This incident delayed the production by three weeks. I can laugh about it now, but it was traumatic at the time.

4. Once people in Hollywood found out that I was writing about the industry and basing my novel on real people and events, I received mixed reactions. Most of the people tried to convince me to write about them. A few powerful, yet underhanded, people said they would have to stop taking my calls. They feared that I would write a tell-all about them. I found this situation very amusing. What they don’t understand is I already have twenty years worth of stories to tell. There is no hiding from me now.

5. The most fun about writing and publishing my novel has been receiving positive feedback from readers around the world. I really enjoy hearing the feedback, which makes all of my hard work worth it. It’s exciting to know people are anxiously awaiting the sequel to Hollywood Under the Covers.

Author BioBrandie Knight is driven by creativity, passion, and adventure. Now, after twenty years in the entertainment industry, she is writing about her encounters in a fictional environment in Hollywood Under the Covers. Over the past 20 years, Knight has created and produced a television pilot, two radio shows, and an entertainment magazine. She is the co-producer of the award-winning documentary a/k/a Tommy Chong, and former Hollywood publicist. Knight splits her time between Las Vegas, NV, Taos, NM, and her hometown of Ponca City, OK. Visit her website at

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Rebecca, for hosting my virtual tour! I had a lot of fun thinking back to the different things that occurred during the writing and publishing process.


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