Dare I ask?

Six unedited sentences (plus a little more!) from the upcoming Part Thirty Two of You Will Find Your Way

“Dare I ask?” Luke asks when they’re in his car.

“Probably not,” Dallas grins. “But I might tell you if this place has any decent wine.”

Luke shakes his head as he pulls the car onto the road, “You really love your wine, don’t you?”

“I developed a taste for it after I bought a vineyard in Napa.”

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March 18 and March 12 and March 5 and February 26

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5 Ways To Start Your Story

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Starting Your Story

Do you ever feel intimidated by a blank Word document and that pesky blinking cursor?

You don’t have to be.

On Thursday night and Friday morning, I went out to the movies for the first time in … nearly a year? I’m pretty sure the last time I saw a movie in theaters, it was Captain America: Let’s Fix What The Heck That Was That Happened In Age Of Ultron

I mean, Captain America: Civil War.

Don’t get me started, and thank goodness for the Russo brothers.

Anyway, the movie I saw started with a bang, a literal bang, and then another bang, and among other things (like my endless squealing and wide-eyed gaping), it got me thinking about the good ways to start a novel.

So, side note: everyone should go see the new Power Rangers movie, and then everyone should go see it again and again, because I need that movie to have a sequel pretty much as much as I need air to breathe.

Also, I need it to have all the sequels they’re potentially planning to develop, because oh my god it was so good.

Like, I freaked out at my dad for about 20 minutes after seeing it the first time Thursday night it was so good.

The cast, the Easter eggs and nods to the original show, the use of Bootstraps’ cover of Ben E. King’s Stand By Me (listen and cry HERE), the cinematic score in general (and especially for THAT scene), THAT FREAKING CAMEO, the mid-credits scene YOU NEED TO STAY TO THE END FOR, and just … all of the things.

I just can’t.

And yes, I did cry the first time I saw it. That’s my childhood, you guys.

But back to the beginning of the Power Rangers movie.

It starts with a bang, literally.

At first, I didn’t quite know what they were going for, but then it all came together and I was like, WHOA YES THAT DEFINITELY WORKS *insert about a hundred screaming emoji here*.

And that’s all I’m going to say about the opening scene, because *spoilers*!

Insert River Song gif here.

So the next scene of the ‘beginning’ features a cow named Beefcake, a thinly veiled dick joke, and a thrilling car chase.

Interested in seeing the movie now?

I really liked how they chose to start the movie, because it a starts fast AND doesn’t take forever to “get to the point”, despite the fact that the movie had a tall order of introducing not one or two, but FIVE primary characters.

So ramble sort-of-over, click the Continue Reading button for five ways (of the MANY ways that are out there) to start your story.

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TFR’s Writing Prompts No. 86-90

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Five prompts to kickstart a productive weekend of writing.

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Part Thirty One

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Part Thirty One of You Will Find Your Way
Luke is still a little terrified of Giselle. It’s fine.

Dallas and Luke make it through the doors to the science annex where the administration stashed Giselle’s office when Luke clears his throat like he’s gearing up for another serious conversation and—

Really?

Here?

In front of the sea of grad students in the cubicle farm who are doing a bad job at pretending they’re not checking them both out?

Fortunately, he has the sense to wait until they’ve turned the corner before he comes out with whatever’s on his mind and—

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60 Words

One unedited sentence from an upcoming Saturday serial that is definitely not a fairy tale, but does contain numerous fairies.

The hum of the washing machine echoes from the closet down the hall—mostly Aggie’s, because her apartment doesn’t have in-unit washer/dryer and she refuses to risk using the facility in the basement because of an incident in college, and that one episode from the first season of Castle where a body was found stuffed in an apartment building dryer.

Don’t forget this morning’s #1LineWed post previewing tomorrow’s Part Thirty One of You Will Find Your Way.

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28 Words

One unedited sentence from the upcoming Part Thirty One of You Will Find Your Way

“What do you think is an outfit that says, ‘for the love of all that is holy, please don’t hit on me, this is a business dinner’?”

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TFR’s Writing Prompts No. 81-85

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It’s Tuesday, so here are some prompts to inspire your way to the end of the week.

Inspired? Click on a prompt, leave a comment and let me know!

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