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It’s time for Weekend Writing Warriors! Every Sunday, a bunch of writers post 8-10-sentence snippets from their WIPs on their blogs. There’s a lot of reading, commenting and great writing. Click on the link below to see the full list.
I like to kickstart any new writing piece with a brief scene that contains the major whatifs, whys and whosits that the novel presents, explores and answers. Some people call this the plot in a nutshell. Here's my latest...
From my WIP, Daughter of Ancients (A New Adult spinoff from my adult series, Illuminati)
The sacred mark the high priest applied gleamed of purest gold no ink master could conjure. A royal symbol, it sealed the child's destiny as well as her identity. The queen swaddled the babe, then snuggled her close. Secret words were murmured into the child’s ear, words that would someday save her life. Then, tearfully, the regal mother handed her daughter to the woman who had vowed to keep her hidden, and safe.
7/18/2015 11:01:31 pm
NIce! Love the secret mark and the secret words.
7/19/2015 03:58:37 am
Love the way you wrote this. Very elegant. The ending was really sad and pulled at the heart strings.
7/19/2015 03:59:36 am
7/19/2015 03:12:47 am
The things we do to our characters... making them make such choices. But as a mother, I know I'd do exactly what the mother is doing here if I had any fears for the child's safety.
7/19/2015 04:00:29 am
I know, right? I love torturing the villains to make up for it though!
7/19/2015 03:18:39 am
Lovely details- great hook! You certainly packed a lot of intriguing elements into such a concise snippet.
7/19/2015 04:01:12 am
7/19/2015 06:50:02 am
Very true, and perceptive, Rafael. Thanks for stopping by!
7/19/2015 05:41:51 am
Poignant an intriguing all in one excerpt. Really excellent and I definitely want to read more.
7/19/2015 06:50:45 am
Thanks for the kind words, Veronica.
7/19/2015 06:29:29 am
Very intriguing and tugs at the heart strings. You've packed a lot into this snippet and you've done it beautifully!
7/19/2015 06:51:23 am
You are too kind, Michelle. I'm glad you like it.
7/19/2015 06:33:12 am
Wow, such beautiful, fluid writing. You create so much intrigue in this brief excerpt. Can't wait to learn more!
7/19/2015 06:54:28 am
Thanks, Evelyn. I really like these characters, though tender moments from this particualr mom are few and far between. She rules with an iron fist, and not even her children dare to cross her, though they know she loves dearly. Her strength shines in this moment of tenderness.
7/19/2015 02:19:35 pm
I hope that mark is easy to hide--sounds like someone wants that poor baby dead!
7/22/2015 04:46:50 am
Good point, Caitlin! LOL!
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