Thursday, November 20, 2014

Share Your Favorite Character Quote

It's getting close to the end of the year, which for published writers, means inventory. At the end of each year I must count the copies of the books in my house to report on my taxes.

Last week, I spent several hours cleaning my book area. I am down to 50 copies of Replication in hardcover! (I once had 500 copies, so this is a big deal for me.) This is the original book that you see pictured below.

I want to get rid of these!!!

Why, you ask?

Because my publisher sent me author copies of the paperback version with the new cover, but I don't want to take them to conferences to sell until all the hardcover books are gone.

So I'm going to give these away to the first 50 people who order them through my Square store. They are free, but it costs me $3 to ship them. So you'll still have to pay $3 to get the book. But $3 is a great price for an autographed (personalized) hardcover (now limited) edition of a book.

Anyone need some Christmas presents?

No more than one copy per order/person/address and I can't mail them internationally for $3 shipping. So if you live internationally and want one, we'll have to figure out what the international shipping cost is. If you're interested, click here to see the free copy of Replication in my bookstore.

Today's quote comes from one of my characters.


I remember writing that line and smiling, fighting back a chuckle at Martyr and how he'd come alive. Today I want to ask you all to share in the comments a quote from your work in progress that you are particularly proud of and/or a favorite quote from a published novel.

159 comments:

  1. “How disgraceful,” he muttered to himself. “I used to be a royal assassin. Now I’m in an elvish inn speaking with mad men who have lost their minds.”

    This is a quote from Dorlin Hull to Borifas, when he first met him. I've only written one and a half chapters of this book, but it's something I'm particularly proud of. One more quote from a villain:

    "Good. Make sure you leave no soul alive…Failure is unacceptable, apprentice. Disappointment comes a stiff cost. I shall be gone for a few weeks; take care of the job while I’m gone. It’s time to finish this *the way it started.*”
    He smiled again. “With fire.”

    Creepy, huh? It's the ending hook of chapter one. Another one of my favorites is this - “Ever the gentleman, aren’t we? I’m in charge of these halls and unless you wanna be kicked out, fella, you better scoot real quick.”

    It's from a minor character, and it's where I roughly left off in my manuscript yesterday. I remember smiling and thinking with rue what Dorlin was about to do to him. *Winces*.

    That's all I have from my WIP so far. Though I have some favorites from my past work too but if I were to list them it'll take all day...

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    1. One more from my WIP: “Oh, I hate it when she does that,” he said. I wrote it a few days ago and it' when Gren'eldorf is sprawled on the floor and Henisky the witch has stormed out of his house and creating a mess of it. It used to be scene one, but I've changed it to scene two now. Hopefully I'll finish scene one today!

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    2. Ooh love the villain line. Very epic and creepy.

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  2. "You've been in fight, so did you win? Or were you trampled by a camel?"

    This is from one of my WIPs, and I've always liked it. :)

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  3. A quote from the children's book I'm writing:

    ‘Now, why on earth are you crying?’ asked Jamy, frowning sternly. ‘Stop bawling. You only need to cry when you have to. I know how we’ll save your brother – you know it will end right. We’re in a book, and books always end well.’

    I know. You think I'm weird.
    (I *am*)

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    1. This is so apt for a child to say. *grin*

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    2. Whoa-I love this. Books that are books (if that makes sense :P) are so much fun to read.

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    3. Thanks. :-) I'm glad you like it.

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    4. Fourth-wall-breaking things are wonderful. I love it!

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  4. This is my absolutely favorite quote from my WIP:

    Idina shifted the bag around, wrinkling her nose a couple of seconds later. “Don’t you just love it when some people eat all the chips but are too lazy to dispose of the bag, so all they leave is the dust?”

    It fits Idina so perfectly. :) Thanks for this fun little "prompt", Mrs. Williamson!

    BTW, are Word Wars still on?

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    1. I like it. And that tiny, little bit already has me interested in Idina. :)

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    2. You're welcome! And, yes. A word war will start tomorrow, I believe. More info to come soon.

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    3. Haha, I can totally relate to this quote... xD

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    4. I'd never do such a thing. *brushes crumbs from shirt.*

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  5. “I am afraid they ate you alive. Would you like some tea?”
    And then a saddish one:
    “Please, you must understand. My existence stagnate. Never changing, never shifting. I live, only in that sense that I am not yet dead. I am decaying in this prison. You, my dear, are a long awaited breath of fresh air.”
    Both are from the same WIP.

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    1. The first one! *chuckles* I love it. :)

      And the second one is sad, but at the same time immensely intriguing. What genre is it?

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    2. Wow. Both are awesome, and extremely interesting. The first one made me smile!

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    3. Thanks! I found a mistake in the second one (oops!) I don't know quite what genre it would be called, maybe slightly Steampunk? Here's a link to my post about it: http://cleverbunnies.blogspot.com/2014/11/beautiful-books-link-up-november.html
      I'm glad you guys liked it!

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    4. I would love to read this! So interesting.

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    5. These are great, Becca! The first one sounds like it comes from a quirky character. And I love quirky characters. The second one is also really intriguing.

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  6. Here's a favourite from my WIP:

    "Humans," said the Owl, "have very weak minds."

    (I love my owls.)

    And a free-ish copy of "Replication"! O.O I must mention this to my Mum ASAP.

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    1. Wow! I love it. And owls? Awesome!

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    2. OWLS. I love owls. You have my approval.

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    3. Jonathan: Thank you! =)

      Aimee: Ooo, a kindred spirit! *grin* Writing about owls is the next best thing to having one for a pet. ^_^

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  7. Here is another favourite from the same WIP:

    "It's hard. Uncompromising. Cruel. All sharp angles and fear and rooms that are too dark or too bright; clawing your way into the Guild's favor; lying through your teeth; behaving like an android that only does as it's told."

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    1. I'm already interested in your story. Very cool!

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    2. I'm curious as well. Good luck on your WIP!

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    3. Thank you muchethly everyone! I'm entering this novella in a writing contest so if I'm one of the winners, I'll have to let you all know. And then you can read it. *nod* =)

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  8. "If truth sets you free, why does it leave you heartbroken sometimes?"

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    1. Wow. This is a very interesting quote. You've got me interested!

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    2. ooh, a quote to get one thinking! I like that

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  9. My favorite in Worlds Away, (I finished the first draft):

    I didn't want him to think I was some helpless girl in need of being coddled.

    (Here's a sad one. Let me explain: when the girl character gets mad at this one guy , she says his name angrily. And right now, he's dying.)

    "Percy!" I yelled, feigning anger.

    "I'm afraid I can't stop what's happening this time." (He replied)."

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    1. ^^ from the same book.

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    2. Thank you, Aimee and Sofia! (I love the spelling of your name, by the way, Aimee.)

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  10. Can't think of any character lines from other books right now (this always happens when I want to think of something specific from a book D:) But here's one from my 'casual' WIP about a family of foxes:
    "Stop acting like savages."
    "What's a savage?"
    "Something disgusting."
    "I bet you don't know what it means."
    "Yes I do! It means what you are *obviously*!"
    (slightly altered since it's in the middle of an argument and it would take too long to post the whole scene.)

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    1. Thought of another quote, this one being from Mothstorm by Philip Reeve:
      "Well now, I think a quick bout of Saving the Solar System from an All-Powerful Enemy would aid our digestion uncommonly well."

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    2. Your quotes are so funny! I love the argument between the foxes. Thanks for sharing!

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    3. Arguing foxes? I'm intrigued. The dialogue here feels really natural - I love it!

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    4. That is so cute. It reminds me of Narnia. :)

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    5. This definitely made me laugh! "What you are, obviously!" :D

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  11. “I’m Queen Bandit of the Totally Awesome Kingdom,” Bandit pointed at Ghost. “And he’s Masky the Weirdo."

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  12. These are fun, guys! Thanks for sharing them. :-)

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  13. When my two MCs are fighting, “Go collect fire-wood, Jonas. Don’t worry, I’m not going to kill our only hope.” I haven't gotten far, so I don't really have anything better than this. But it portrays Hawk well. :)

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  14. If you haven't read Jill's REPLICATION, you must! It's so goooood! And a quote, huh? Hmmmm. How about this one from my detective story.

    "She keeps the hat pulled down, but a fresh pale face drops just below the brim giving her away. Her lips are glossed with something red, something wet. I can’t see her eyes, so for now, I imagine they’re as black as the heels on her feet."

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    1. Oooh. Very good description. It really gave me a good visual; now I'm really interested.

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  15. Good quotes, everyone! Here are a few of mine:
    Doctor: How are you feeling?
    MC: *thinks: Terrible. Like a herd of wild horses trampled me, and then came back with a carriage apiece and did it again.* I'm fine.

    MC: I'm looking for a friend.
    Jailer: And you think he's here? Might want to think about finding some new friends.

    Henchman: Put him in the cellar? Don't you think that's a bit cliche?
    Villain: Where do you want me to put him, the guest bedroom? Originality is not my main concern at the moment.

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    1. Oh. My. Goodness. I am *dying* with laughter at your last quote. It is absolutely awesome.

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    2. All of these are wonderful, but the last one literally had me LOLing!

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    3. The last one! That's the best villain ever! :D LOL!

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    4. Oh my gosh. I love your villain. :)

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    5. These are all awesome, but the last quote is just perfect. :D

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    6. Nice! it's good to have a villain with a sense of humour!

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    7. Aw, thanks everybody! ^-^ I was cracking up while writing that scene... Well, specifically that line. Because the MC was in and out of consciousness that whole chapter, and I like him too, so I couldn't laugh the whole time. XD

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    8. Sweet TARDIS of Gallifrey! *starts laughing* I love them all, but that last one takes the cake. XDD

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    9. That last one. *dies like everyone else*

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    10. I will be another echo - that last line is incredibly funny. Such a personality on your villain XD

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    11. Love these! *Joins the pile of laughed-to-death corpses.*

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    12. Thanks so much, all of you. <3 I found out yesterday that the novel that last quote is from actually finaled in a contest I entered over the summer! I've never done that well in any contest before. And all of you guys liking that quote.... Double blessing.

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  16. Here is my favorite quote from my WIP: Crystle was silent for a while. “I agree, I think that is the only way to go about this. You cannot walk up to evil and ask it to leave, you have to fight it with all you have got, or let it take over and destroy everything.”

    And then just because here is my favorite quote from the Lord of the Rings:
    'Even the smallest person can change the course of the future'

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    1. Here is another one from my WIP:
      “You blood thirsty little devil.” He said, he had an English accent.
      I looked up at him. “I am not a blood thirsty little devil. And if I was the devil I would probably be your best friend.”

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    2. LotR quote! I love that one!
      I also love yours. Very interesting! :D

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    3. A fellow Tolkienite! =D So many good quotes, but that one there is a special favourite. ^.^

      Your first quote is excellent. Very true. And the second one is intriguing. :)

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  17. Yay! Quotes! A favorite from the third draft of my WIP, Pariah.

    (MCs, one of whom is mute, are sitting and talking/writing.)

    He didn't think, just wrote.
    *Sacharin, are we friends?*

    "Yeah, I think we're gettin' there."


    Not particularly original, but it's a special one to me.

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    1. I like it Aimee! Disability characters always attract me :) There's power from them, I think.

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    2. Awww! I like it, Aimee. =) And characters who are mute have a special place in my heart.

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  18. Yay! I bought the book :P I can't wait to read it!

    Thanks a million Mrs. Williamson!

    Favorite quote is from The Help: "You is Kind, You is Smart, You is Important."

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  19. Okay, so I actually have two that I couldn't pick between. Background: my MC has been verbally abused her whole life, so these aren't pleasant quotes, but I like them.

    "I am the abuser. She is the abused." This comes at the end of a particularly tense scene, and I'm very proud of the way it bring the scene to a close.

    "There you are, you little devil child! I'll teach you to hide from me!" I have a really weird reason for being proud of this one. I remember I was so happy with this line when I wrote it. Having never been abused or been an abuser, I was elated that I could come up with a powerful line from the mouth of the abuser (my MC's mother).

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    1. That's neat. I already care about the MC. :)

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  20. Love Replication! :)

    Here's a section of dialogue from one of my works in progress (Just dialogue, everything else taken out):

    Main girl's little sister: "Your horse is all fed and happy. Nice and cozy. What’s his name?"
    Main guy: “It’s a horse. Doesn’t have a name.”
    Main girl's little sister: “Every horse needs a name. I named him Blizzard.”

    I absolutely love this section of dialogue and I love how the characters are so clear in it.

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    1. I love that you have horses! Every story needs a horse. :)

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    2. Love how their characters come out there. Just that tiny bit reveals so much about them both. :) And also the Main girl's little sister is adorable.

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    3. Of course! I happen to be very horse crazy, and I've had my own horse for years. Just about every book I've ever written has a horse in it. :)

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    4. Love it, Tricia! I happen to adore horses as well. Yes, pretty much every story I have in mind has at least one major horse. Although I wish I owned one, too.

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  21. Here is my favourite quote from my WIP 'Aimlessly Wandering' said by my character Claire

    "This was my life, my only goal in life constantly shattered. So I just wander. Aimlessly. No goal in life, nothing to aim for. Just living....This was living right?"

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  22. I think that every character Elizabeth Wein writes is really quotable. I especially love this quote from Rose Under Fire, which is narrated by Rose: “Incredible. It is just incredible that you can notice something like that when your face is so cold you can't feel it anymore, and you know perfectly well you are surrounded by death, and the only way to stay alive is to endure the howling wind and hold your course. And still the sky is beautiful.” It's so beautiful and metaphorical.

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  23. Ooh! Replication! Not my favorite of your books, I'll admit, but still good. *nods*

    One of my favorite things about dialogue in my novel so far is that it's set on earth, so I get to make references to a bunch of my favorite geeky things. A few of my favorite lines where I reference stuff:

    MC's younger sister: "That's the sixth time this week you've invoked the shiny object. What's the secret?"
    (Explanation: "shiny object" is a reference to a webcomic I and my characters read. My MC and her sister use it as code for "I don't want to talk about this; change the subject.")

    MC's sister: "What's so funny?"
    MC: "Star. Turning black."
    MC's sister: *grinning/giggling* "Should we think of beetles while he's gone, and other things like that?"
    (Explanation: My characters are reporting to a duke, whose office door is marked with a silver star. That made me think of The Thirteen Clocks, so I decided the star was turning black because of age or whatever. My MC picked up on it, and then this happened.)

    MC's (boy)friend: "What's a world or two, Lady Kate? What was that quote you said once? Ah, yes. 'Death cannot stop true love. It can only delay it for a while.' I think that goes for portals as well."
    (Yes, he's from another world, and yes, he just quoted The Princess Bride. It was lovely.)

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  24. I'd like to quote basically everything said by Puddleglum, but I best put down one sentence: "I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it."
    and what about this scene from Dragonwitch: "What you believe cannot affect the truth of the matter." "Cannot the same be said for unbelief?"

    And here is something from my writing:
    'Helena was the most clever, elegant, and beautiful princess in the world...she was also evil.'

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    1. I really liked yours, perfect way to spin stereotypes around.

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    2. Ooh, yours is neat, Blue! I'm intrigued! :)

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  25. Wow everyone has such great quotes. Ooh, I might buy the book, I haven't read it yet. Here is a quote I liked from my Beauty and the Beast retelling. "Hell's teeth, do you always talk this much?"- the Beast and
    "That's all good for them, but I am neither respectable nor human. So I shall carry on as I deem fit."- the Beast

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    1. It seems your Beast has an interesting personality!

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    2. I can imagine. I love characters like that :)

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  26. Yay! *runs off to buy Replication* I've been wanting to read this one for a while now, after reading an excerpt on your website! I'm excited for it to get here!

    Hmm, favorite quotes from my WIP... Here's a piece of dialogue I'm proud of: "You have had a hard life." She blinks away the tears. "Despite all your wealth and privilege." Her gaze pierces mine. "And I am sorry for it, monsieur, for it has made you a sad and bitter man."

    And a descriptive sentence: Today drags into tomorrow, bringing a snowstorm that turns the world varying shades of white and gray.

    This is fun! And I like seeing other people's excerpts! :)

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    1. Oh gosh. The first one makes me want to cry. (in a good way)
      Also love the description on the second one.

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    2. Thank you! I appreciate you commenting! :)

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  27. “Ghosts? I thought they didn't exist.”

    From my WIP :)

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    1. *grins* That is both seemingly ordinary and yet intriguing. :) I think it's because it's something people would easily say in real life. Thus, I believe you've got a good thing going there. :)

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    2. It's just random, nothing special. I like this one a lot better:

      “It looked like an explosion of sorts. A great deal of ghosts and small black wisps were seen rising from an edge of the country that’s been ignored for hundreds of years.”

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    3. I still liked it. :) I'm don't really like ghost stories, though, so I probably wouldn't enjoy your story. Still, I can see that your writing definitely has potential. :)

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    4. It isn't really a ghost story, it's a fantasy.

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    5. They aren't creepy though, I have an excerpt of the story that could tell you all about them.

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    6. Unfortunately, I don't have time to read it. I am crazy busy with edits of my own story, and I'm barely on schedule with them. I wish you success with it, though!

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    7. I get that, I'm going to start editing a WIP in a few days.

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  28. My favorite line from one of my works in progress: The first thing I learn is not how to shoot an arrow, but how to fight with nothing more than a bow in my hands.
    My favorite character quote is probably this: "There is a fine line between sarcasm and outright hostility, and you seem to have crossed it." (Said by Jace in City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. She's written so many quotable lines!)
    -Anchor

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    1. (It's supposed to say 'The first thing I will learn...')

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  29. My favorite quotes from my WIP are:
    Veronica: “Did Fofie really just give us invitations to a party we've been helping her plan since January?”
    November: “It's seems like it, but at least we know we're invited.”

    And

    November: “But this, what you're doing, is not living, Eric. This is a pale imitation of it, called surviving.”

    The first one I find completely hilarious and the second on I haven't even put into the manuscript yet but I already have the scene in mind.

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  30. In my personal WIP, my favorite character quote is either...

    My roommate smiled at me and said, “This is my second year here. I’ve never seen you before, so it must be your first, right?”
    “No, I’ve been here since the day it opened. What do you think?”

    or...

    “That’s an interesting name.”
    “So’s Topaz,” I countered, raising an eyebrow in annoyance. This was exactly what I’d expected. They were even speaking in unison. Definitely robots.
    A smile slid across Topaz’s lips. “My name’s actually Topaz-Marie, but I think that’s a silly name, so I just go by Topaz so I don’t sound weird.”
    “Why not just go by Marie? It’s definitely more common than Topaz.”
    She stared blankly at me. Again. “But Topaz is a pretty name.”
    Sierra rolled her eyes. “She’s just being annoying,” she said to Topaz, like they were best friends who always stuck up for each other or something stupid like that.

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  31. Hmmm, in my personal WIP, I like this line. I won't find any others at the moment because i have homework to do, but here.

    I gesture inside to my living room, which is currently a mess with brown, orange, and red paints everywhere, not to mention canvases scattered around as well.
    I’m kind of into painting right now. Just a little bit, you know?

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  32. From my own NaNo project (honestly, the rest of the dialogue is pretty bleh, but the whole subplot with Heidi might be cut...):
    ***
    “Good morning,” Heidi says. “By wishing you good morning, I mean that it is one whether you like it or not, and I don’t particularly care if you’re good. I won’t even tell on you if you decide, perhaps, to smoke a pipe of tobacco.”
    We keep staring.
    “Why yes, I do know how to talk, thank you very much. I’m a very smart pig.”
    Yup, that pretty much sums up Heidi.
    “Well then,” I say. If I turned around a bit, I could look her in the eye. I’ve never been tall enough to look her in the eye before. “Would you like to be called Wilbur or dinner?”
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    2. Reminds me a little of when Bilbo tells Gandalf "Good morning!" and Gandalf cannot decide what he means. Heidi the pig, interesting...

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  33. A few lines I enjoyed writing between the MC's six-year-old cousin (Alexa) and her brother (Jacob).

    Jacob sighed. “It’s a special secret,” he said at last. “You have to promise you won’t tell anyone. Not even your teddy bear.”
    Alexa looked confused. “But I don’t have a teddy bear.”
    Jacob threw up his hands. “It’s a figure of speech!”
    “A figure of what?”
    Sarah (MC) clamped her lips together again.
    “Never mind,” Jacob said. “Just don’t tell anyone.”
    Alexa solemnly drew an “x” across her heart. “I promise,” she said. “So what is it?”

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  34. So this was the main character, Serena, before everything started going down. :/

    I am not the best soccer player in the world. I know that.But sometimes I just can’t help myself.I smile to the crowd, wave my hand in the air,and jog to the rest of my team as if I'm the only one on the planet.But I think I earn it.And besides, soccer’s the only thing I do well.

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    1. Wow, there's a lot of underlying tension in this paragraph! Starting with "I am not the best" and ending with "the only thing I do well" is making me curious about this girl's life. Good quote, Sofia!

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  35. I love reading everyone's quotes. They're all so good! I want everyone to hurry up and finish their books so I can see more XD
    Here is one bit from my current WIP:

    "Even fae can die."
    "And the world is poorer for every fallen."

    And just because it makes me laugh:

    "I think his neck is lovely."


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  36. A serious line from a fanfic I'm working on:

    I locked eyes with Dartagnan. "You could be killed."
    He tilted his head in a half-shake. "We both know that would be a best-case scenario."

    And a humorous line...

    "Are you supposed to talk to that kind of program?" Watson leaned over and whispered the question in my ear.
    "I don't know," I admitted. "It hasn't talked back yet."
    Watson straightened and looked back at Dawn. "That could be a nice feature."

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    1. *gulps* Best-case dying scenario? Sounds intense, Grace!

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  37. Fun idea! Here's a quote from my novel-in-waiting:

    “Indulge in self-pity. It’s you.”

    And from the epic novel GOLDEN GAUGHTER by Anne Elisabeth Stengl: "She didn't like me. I thought she'd say, 'Oh, look at the fluffy sweetness!' and fold me into her arms. Instead she drew a knife on me!"

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    1. I love Anne Stengl! I recently finished Moonblood and can't wait to read the rest of the series. And that quote is hilarious!

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  38. I love seeing everyone's quotes! Here's my favorite line from my first novel, Unperfected, said by my main character, Avalon.
    "The only problem with looking like my mother is that sometimes, when I look in the mirror, she's all I see. And then the sadness creeps in and I don't want to look anymore."

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    1. Intriguing, Miranda! :)

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  39. "September ran. The sky behind her had gone an icy, lemony-cream color, pushing the deep blue night aside. Dew and frost sparkled on the Worsted Wood, clinging to the silken puffs like stitched diamonds. Her breath fogged. Leaves crushed and rustled beneath her feet. She ran so fast, so terribly fast - but she feared not fast enough."

    - The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.

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  40. I suppose one that stands out from one of my yet-to-be-written novels is:

    "We did not choose you because we believed you would not err. We chose you because we believe you are the least likely to err."

    That is what the stressed-out general's esquire tells him.

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  41. This is from my WIP:

    “Don't play games with me, old man.” Her eyes flashed. Eleni had never seen her look so angry before. “The books,” she hissed. “How dare you bring such … such vulgar material into my house!”

    “You mean, my house? And what will be Eleni's house when I'm gone?”

    Aunt Tilna's nostril's flared and veins bulged from her thick neck.

    “But I do apologize for offending. Now, what have you done with my possessions? Burned them? I do hope not, as I was hoping to teach Eleni some of that vulgar material.”

    And two from random scenes that popped into my head:

    "She's like, the complete opposite of any normal child. She eats the chocolate part of the Oreo and puts the middle back."

    "I, being terribly shy, didn't want to bother the birthday girl's mom, and I didn't want anyone to see me cry. So what did I do? I hid in the bathroom. For three hours.

    After that, bathrooms and I became very good friends."

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    1. I love those! I laughed at the last line. :)

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    2. Thank you! I'm glad you liked them.

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  43. From last year's NaNo project, Mirage: It's not that I want to die. But I just can't figure out how to live like this ~ Ryker James Ashton.


    Alexa S. Winters
    thessalexa.blogspot.com

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  44. I am currently thinking of writing a fanfic for bbc's merlin but have it so that it is set in modern day with the descendants of the original characters, except for merlin (who is still alive) and Arthur (who merlin managed to bring back after hundreds of years of searching for a way). a quote I was thinking of would be between Arthur, merlin and gwaine's descendant nica.
    Arthur- merlin you realise there is a pile of clothes in my room that haven't been washed yet.
    merlin- and?
    Arthur- well I'm not going to wash them, I'm a king
    nica- oh really that's funny cuz I was just telling merlin my big secret wasn't I merlin?
    merlin-you were... I mean yeah she was
    nica- yeah I was telling him how I am actually a fairy. wings, sparkles, all of it- the whole gloriously repulsive package. cuz that couldn't be any more of a lie than you being a member of the royal family could it? and as a king you couldn't possibly wash your own clothes, I would magic them all clean but it seems you already have your best friend acting as your own personal flying monkey. ... you've just earned yourself a nickname ...princess
    Arthur- wait did you say you were an actual fairy? what... merlin why are you laughing?

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      thessalexa.blogspot.com

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  45. "Boldness is a mask of fear."
    -Antoine; Behind the Mask

    "Empty threats come from empty heads."
    -Hannah; Maggie's Dare

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    1. Ooh. Love both of these! Especially that last one. Hannah sounds like a fun character.


      Alexa S. Winters
      thessalexa.blogspot.com

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  46. A little late, but one of my favorite quotes from my book is:
    "Sometimes I really don't like your optimism."
    *shrug* "Most times I don't like your pessimism."

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  47. Here is another one I came up with:

    "Life is roses and snowmen.... but roses have thorns and snowmen melt."

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