We've all been working hard on writing goals, NaNoWriMo and butt-in-chair. Let's reward ourselves with some FUN!
Share a favorite sentence or paragraph of your current WIP (work-in-progress) or even one from someone else in the comments. Be sure to include the title and genre with your paragraph.
Feel free comment on others' as well!
We'll get you started...
Jack Schmidt clenched his hands at his sides and glared at his father. The man, aged beyond his years, sat collapsed on his chair, staring at his fragile wife through a whiskey fog. As his once-spirited mother fell deeper into her illness, his father slipped farther into his liquor bottle, barely acknowledging the existence of his three children.
-- Untitled YA Historical Fiction, set in 1905 (Wausau, WI to LA's Bunker Hill).
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Fear stalked through my childhood, a rabid dog that refused to be put down. As the child of a retired military officer, who cuddled his glittery narcissism beneath a shadowy cape of PTSD, I grew used to navigating a world filled with fear.
-- The Six-Percent Baby, unpublished memoir
Rachel looked past me, and a pained expression flashed across her face.
I turned to see Cade Wilson, another baseball player and long-time friend of Wes and Hunter, staring into my window. "Speaking of idiots..." Pushing open the door forced Cade out of my way.
"Hey"—he jumped back—"you could have injured my jewels."
I smirked. "Fake jewelry ain't worth much."
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Laura Drake stopped by too!
Most days, I feel like a human Golden Retriever: loving, loyal, dependable. But in my experience, humans with those traits tend to go unnoticed. The dogs, on the other hand, people find adorable.
— Cowboy for Keeps (Click here to pre-order!)
She’s probably headed for a convention on, ‘Saving the Universe Through Toe Massage’ or something.” My grandmother was New-Age before it was new, trying every religion, every weird philosophy out there. Hampering her enlightenment is the fact that she has the intellectual depth of a kiddie pool, and the attention span of a caffeinated gnat.
— The Road to Me, unpublished Women's Fiction
We can't wait to see your favorite lines! Please share them down in the comments.