Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Two for Tuesday

      I'm playing along with Two for Tuesday today at the Women of Mystery blog. Decided I need a little push to get back to Surfer Dude & Co.  (Currently being torn in too many directions.) In the middle of a couple of WIPS--wildly different--both of which I like. Which to do, which to do? Lara & Cole (contemporary romantic suspense), Pierce & Mia (futuristic paranormal)?

Surfer Dude temporarily wins the day:

Pierce massaged the pebbled QWERTY tattooed on his forehead by the keyboard. He appreciated the Sirens’ thematic unity, but their off-the-charts decibel level tonight could deafen a dolphin.

Here's how you play: Pick two sentences from a book you're reading, and two from a book you're writing. (I'm declining to do the first part of that equation today, because I just read a sentence in a book that's consuming me, by an author I love, that was so clunky and awkward I couldn't believe what I was seeing!)

Have fun  with it, peeps!


Laura K. Curtis said...

Oh, I hate when I read a clunky sentence by an author I love! It's so distressing. Of course, the flip side of that is that it gives me hope that if even THEY can write clunkers, I might some day be able to write well!

Taryn Kincaid said...

And having, said that, I just realized my own sentence is so clunky I made it sound as if Pierce had a keyboard in his forehead. Changing that now! At least I didn't have as many filter words, POV problems and non-agreement of subject and verb as FAMOUS AUTHOR did!

Shoshanna Evers said...

QUERTY *snort* :)

Taryn Kincaid said...

He's got FGHJKL on his cheek.

Wendy S Marcus said...

I find I'm a different type of reader now that I'm a writer. I also find myself picking out sentences and phrases from my favorite authors' work and thinking of how I would writer them differently (ie. better).

Taryn Kincaid said...

I'm not. I'm essentially a reader at heart. I think I always will be. If there's something that glares out at me, it's really bad.

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