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Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! Sign up below with your name, blog and email and share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday. Your post needs to be live between 12:00 noon on Saturday 08/29/15 and 9:00 AM on Sunday 08/30/15. Visit other participants on the list and read, critique, and comment on their 8sunday posts.
WIP: Daughter of Ancients, a New Adult Supernatural Romance.
What I'm working on is weaving supernatural abilities into the text in such a way that they seem natural to the world/character I am developing, while making sure the reader understands what is happening. I realize that happens over time and with consistency, but it is especially difficult in the beginning. Below is a scene in which I am revealing the characters' telepathic abilities while building suspense and weaving in information necessary to the plot development.
Instinct drove me, and I pushed gently into his thoughts.
Danger. Not what he appears. This man is a threat to Stefanie. I must protect her, at all costs, Hunter was thinking.
Surprised, I turned to consider Abasi, my lifelong friend, more seriously.
He must not-- What the hell just happened?
My quick access to Abasi’s thoughts had been cut off as though guillotined. Hunter. Again. I glanced at Hunter and caught him with his amiable facade down for a moment. Though he didn’t look at Abasi with hatred, his look was calculating and guarded.
8/29/2015 02:04:03 pm
Sounds like she got a valuable bit of knowledge from this early mind-reading foray--much more interesting than if he was thinking about laundry or how his socks were itching.
8/30/2015 03:37:39 am
Glad to keep you amused, Ed.
8/30/2015 03:38:12 am
8/30/2015 06:02:16 am
Hm, a lot going on in those minds--even more intriguing than what she was able to pick up telepathically was what she couldn't. Nice job leaving me wanting more.
8/30/2015 08:14:31 am
Thanks, J. Rose Allister!
8/30/2015 06:22:06 am
Interesting snippet, not sure what's going to happen next, which is good as far as keeping us reading along!
8/30/2015 08:15:55 am
Thanks, Veronica. Thanks for the font insight. Interesting. I've had many compliments on it, but this is the first complaint. I will have to examine that.
8/30/2015 12:19:42 pm
8/30/2015 12:27:15 pm
You've made me curious. What is Abasi hiding from his friend?
8/30/2015 02:22:30 pm
Interesting snippet. What is he hiding?
8/31/2015 12:09:29 am
NICE! The plot thickens . . .
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