Tuesday, January 21, 2014

WIPpet Wednesday: "The Bravest"

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     For a while, I felt like a lame writer. You see, my characters never talked to me. They didn't argue with me. They didn't keep me up at night, telling me what they're planning to do next. It was a point of great shame for me.

     Then one character from my WIP did more than open her mouth. This side character, whom I added basically for the purpose of juxtaposing the main character in ONE SCENE, threatened to take over the entire novel. We're talking demands for the cover spot, protagonist status ... you name it.

     This character, Hannah, is the girl being discussed in today's WIPpet: fourteen sentences from page 22 (for January 22, 2014).


“You’ll never know if you never ask,” he reminded the young man.

Simon put both hands on his forehead. “It’s not that I haven’t talked to her. I did.”

Roger raised his eyebrows. “And?”

Simon’s head wobbled from side-to-side. “She’s got her heart set on going home.”

Roger let out his breath. “She’s a very brave young woman.”

“The bravest.”

Roger stared straight at Simon. “You don’t want to go back. Do you?”


Cool Opportunity: Gloria mentioned LiNK in my comments last week. LiNK (Liberty in North Korea) is an amazing organization that helps rescue refugees from North Korea. I'm looking for authors to join my fundraising team. You don't need to be published yet, you just need to care about North Korean refugees enough to help spread the word. You can see my fundraising page at http://fundraise.libertyinnorthkorea.org/alanaterry. It's easy to create a page of your own, and then you can link it to the Authors & Readers for North Korea team. We're hoping to raise $10,000 (US) to fund the complete rescue of four refugees this year! And if you haven't read The Beloved Daughter yet, you can get a free copy (for you or a friend) by donating on my page.

Blog Love: Huge thanks to K L Schwengel for hosting the WIPpet Wednesday blog hop, where authors post snippets from the current Works In Progress.

Random Fact: My husband purchased an engagement ring for me a full year before we met face to face.