Monthly Archives: July 2013

Quote of the Week (11)

And for this week’s quote of the week we have…well, you can just read it for yourself! Enjoy!

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Paragraph of the Week (15)

Already at 15 and we still got a ways to go with this story. Hope everyone can remember how it started, and if not, check it out (but don’t worry, at the end I’ll just post the whole thing). Here’s to another week!

Most of the buildings outside were small and squat, but in the distance, the skyline jutted into the low hanging clouds. He had been in this city for about a month, staring at the reaching, pointed structures, and each time he looked at them, his eyes could pick out a hint of smoke. That was how it always started. Just a little smoke. Soon, he would see the light from the fires and then the flames themselves. The fires would grow and grow until the buildings were gone. It wouldn’t take long for the city to be engulfed, but by then, he would already be long gone. The quest to keep his sanity wasn’t going as planned.

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Quote of the Week (10)

Already up to the 10th quote of the week. Hope everyone is enjoying taking a break and reading some quick blurbs. Now on with the quote!

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Paragraph of the Week (Part 14)

Another week, another paragraph. Enjoy!

John shook his head free of the memories of those days and pushed open the restaurant’s door.
The inside was bright, lit by recessed lights in the ceiling and paper lanterns stuffed with Christmas lights. It was small, with room for only a dozen tables, all of them equipped with soy sauce and stained white table cloths. John watched the chefs. On another day, he might have sat at the sushi bar and watched them chop and hack and laugh and cook. Instead, he walked over to a spot near the door, sat down, and stared out the window.

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Quote of the Week (9)

Now, I teased something on Saturday, so before the quote of the week, I will briefly discuss this. I’m sure many of you are writers (after all, writers tend to cling together, misery and pain does that), which would mean there is a possibility someone might be working on a query letter. If anyone is working on a query letter, I would love to post it, give advice, and see what other people have to say. It may be scary, but it’s the only way to improve that letter and make it shine. If anyone is interested in doing this, please leave a comment in this post or shoot me an email. We’ll see how it goes. That being said, here is the quote.

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Paragraph of the Week (Part 13)

Uh oh, unlucky 13. But, if you’ve been following the story, you’ll have found that John has already had his fair share of bad luck. And before we begin, just wanted to make a note and say I might be starting something new here. We’ll see. I’ll make a post about it soon and we can see how much interest there is in it (hint, it has to do with query letters and making them shine). Until then, have fun with a paragraph.

The next day, John went to Jacques’ apartment. He knocked and knocked and knocked. There was no reply. The gnawing, nagging voice began eating away at his sanity. Nothing. John went to the apartment manager and interrogated him. He said Jacques had left. Maybe he was just going crazy. He tried to ask questions around the station, but no one knew anything. Throwing his badge to the captain, John went on a quest for answers, but more importantly, on a journey to keep control over his mind.

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Quote of the Week (8)

This week’s quote is an important reminder for all writers (hell, all of us really). We can let those ideas slip away, so keep the pens and papers (or iphones too) close by!

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