Monday, April 25, 2005

Fun writing exercise
I saw this over on Jaye's blog and thought it might be fun. OK, Jaye, I am copying the instructions from your blog, hon. Hope you don't mind if I "steal" a little. ;)

Directions:
1. Take first five novels from your bookshelf.
2. Book 1 -- first sentence
3. Book 2 -- last sentence on page 50
4. Book 3 -- second sentence on page 100
5. Book 4 -- next to the last sentence on page 150
6. Book 5 -- final sentence of the book
7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph.
8. Feel free to "cheat" to make it a better paragraph.
9. Name your sources
10.Post to your blog.

OK, so here's mine.


David swirled the last of his coffee around the bottom of his mug, looked past the prow of his ship to the sloping green lawn of Camden Harbor Park, and wondered for the hundredth time in the past two hours what the devil had happened to his cook, Lucy. She excelled at evoking the atmosphere of traditional hominess and solid domesticity that is associated with the past, David observed. But since it seemed like months since she’d been free of human chatter, the pressure of words on her brain, eyes on her skin, maybe she went to a hotel. And like the sky above the resort in his mind, there was something off here, something not quite right, and while he’d been planning to call his father and find out what he was doing, David held off, stayed back, observing the scene in his mind. Lucy was the luckiest woman in the world.

Book 1 - Love Overboard by Janet Evanovich
Book 2 - Homesick: A Memoir by Sela Ward
Book 3 - Blood Lure by Nevada Barr
Book 4 - The Resort by Bentley Little
Book 5 - You've Got Game by Patricia Kay

That was fun. A little tweaking made it flow better. Too fun!
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I'm just a mom of two, a crafter of jewelry, and to keep my sanity among the Yankees (kidding)I write southern-themed poetry, short stories and memoirs. I have been published on the web on sites such as USA Deep South, Southern Humorists, Muscadine Lines - A Southern Journal, Mosaic Minds and Long Story Short. I am also a contributor in Dew on the Kudzu and Weight-Loss Articles.com where I write dieting humor.

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