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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Weekend Writing Warriors June 25, 2017

Hello fellow Warriors (and Snippeteers)!  The last wewriwa post of June! Time is truly flying by.


  It's time for snips and bits of amazing tales by talented writers! Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly bloghop. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, on their own blog to go live by before 9:00 AM Sunday, EST. (We check signups to remove links when we don't find a wewriwa post--to save our participants from clicking on empty links--so please have it live by 9:00 Sunday morning--eastern USA). Then we visit each other and read, comment, critique, encourage--all those things that do a solitary writer's heart good. 
  Snippet Sunday group from facebook--not us, but many of our participants do both, can be found HERE
               
  This week's snippet is from "The Sands of Dhor". Lily, abducted from Earth by alien slavers, is following Theusand--he's a different kind of alien. They've left the section of the ship where he and his Chays (monks) are quartered. It's the first time she's left that deck since Lord Sand rescued her from the slave fight ring in the belly of the ship.  The last line last week was spoken by Theusand: "As I said, they are good people. They are—."  

Here we go...



“What are they?” she spat, giving him a dose of being cut off mid-sentence.
“If you would let me finish.”
“I don’t want to hear what they do or what they’re like. I am asking what they are, like I am a human and you’re a Dhor...so…what are they?”
She'd expected him to be angry at the way she'd intentionally disrespected him, but he sounded oddly detached when he said, “I understand your question now. They are  Shalks from the world of Shalkey, in the same space-time neighborhood as TeBrig.”  
“Right. So, tell me--in case I missed it--why do I care about these people? About any of this?”



  What works and what doesn't? I'm grateful for every bit of feedback you share.

  A short note about sidebar promos.  :-) Sidebar promos on wewriwa.com spots are available at no cost as a perk of regularly participating in Weekend Writing Warriors. If you're interested, all we need is an email from you that includes the link to the Amazon page of the book you'd like to see on our sidebar. Our email address is: wewriwa at yahoo dot com

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Weekend Writing Warriors June 11, 2017



Hello fellow Warriors (and Snippeteers)! 


  It's time for snips and bits of amazing tales by talented writers! Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly bloghop. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, on their own blog to go live by before 9:00 AM Sunday, EST. (We check signups to remove links when we don't find a wewriwa post--to save our participants from clicking on empty links--so please have it live by 9:00 Sunday morning--eastern USA). Then we visit each other and read, comment, critique, encourage--all those things that do a solitary writer's heart good.  
               
  This week's snippet is from "The Sands of Dhor". Lily, abducted from Earth by alien slavers, is following Theusand. They've left the section of the ship where he and his Chays (monks) are quartered. It's the first time she's left that deck since Lord Sand rescued her from the slave fight ring in the belly of the ship.  The last line last week was: She was living every terrifying, scifi-dystopian novel she’d ever read.  

Here we go...


A smile spread from his lips up to those two chips of blue-ice eyes, making them twinkle. “Every tale begins with a bit of truth, even when you label it fiction. You should not be afraid, Earth Lily. Once you see Teauche Brigard and accept it as your world, you will understand it is a good system.”

She took a slow, deep breath and willed her voice to be steady.  The conversation had to change; the focus needed to be on something other than his persistent delusion that she was going to his planet--and that she'd be happy there. Since there was no weather to ask about, she voiced the second safe topic that popped into her mind.  “Tell me about the people who crew this ship.”

“As I said, they are good people. They are—"



  What works and what doesn't? I'm grateful for every bit of feedback you share.

  A short note about sidebar promos.  :-) Sidebar promos on wewriwa.com spots are available at no cost as a perk of regularly participating in Weekend Writing Warriors. If you're interested, all we need is an email from you that includes the link to the Amazon page of the book you'd like to see on our sidebar. Our email address is: wewriwa at yahoo dot com

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Weekend Writing Warriors May 14, 2017



Hello fellow Warriors (and Snippeteers). Sorry that life has kept me away from regularly participating. 


  It's time for snips and bits of amazing tales by talented writers! Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly bloghop. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, on their own blog to go live by before 9:00 AM Sunday, EST. (We check signups to remove links when we don't find a wewriwa post--to save our participants from clicking on empty links--so please have it live by 9:00 Sunday morning--eastern USA). Then we visit each other and read, comment, critique, encourage--all those things that do a solitary writer's heart good.  
                This week's snippet is from "The Sands of Dhor" Lily, abducted from Earth from alien slavers, is following Theusand. They've left the section of the ship where he and his Chays (monks) are quartered. It's the first time she's left that deck since Lord Sand rescued her from the slave fight ring in the belly of the ship.  The last line last week was (referencing gossip) spoken by Theusand (Lord Sand).
She was living every terrifying, scifi-dystopian novel she’d ever read.

Here we go...


The larger question burned, and since she no longer possessed a private thought, she went ahead and asked, “All of your life... so you were born the Sand? You  didn’t just wake up one day and turn into a fear-inducing mind-reader?”

“Fear inducing?”

“You can’t tell? You don’t sense it?”
“There might be some fear, but I believe it is mingled with a larger dose of respect, Lily. People must be controlled, and most accept that.”
She shuddered. She was living every terrifying, scifi-dystopian novel she’d ever read.
  What works and what doesn't? I'm grateful for every bit of feedback you share.

  A short note about sidebar promos.  :-) Sidebar promos spots are available at no cost as a perk of regularly participating in Weekend Writing Warriors. If you're interested, all we need is an email from you that includes the link to the Amazon page of the book you'd like to see on our sidebar. Our email address is: wewriwa at yahoo dot com