28 August 2012

Teaser Tuesday (23)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Tiger Lily
Jodi Lynn Anderson
July 2012 - HarperTeen
Let me tell you something straight off.  This is a love story, but not like any you've heard.  The boy and the girl are far from innocent.  Dear lives are lost.  And good doesn't win.  In some places, there is something ultimately good about endings.  In Neverland, that is not the case. 
Hardcover edition, page 1

Blood Red Road
Moira Young
June 2011 - Margaret K. McElderry Books
If you seen me an Lugh together, you'd never think we was the same blood.
Never think we grew together in the same womb.
He's got gold hair.  I got black.
Blue eyes.  Brown eyes.
Strong.  Scrawny.
Beautiful.  Ugly.
He's my light.
I'm his shadow.
Lugh shines like the sun.
That must of made it easy fer them to find him.
All they had to do was follow his light.
Hardcover edition, page 3

Writing the Breakout Novel
Donald Maass
August 2002 - Writer's Digest Books
If anyone asks me, "Should I be a writer?"  I always have the same answer:  "If anything I can say will make any difference to you, then, no, you shouldn't because to stay through the disappointments and the failures, the financial hardships and the dents to the self-esteem, you have to to not just want to write but to need to.  Then you will ignore all the warnings and the negative advice in the world, and proceed to prove them all wrong."
From the Foreward by Anne Perry

Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting
Robert McKee
November 1997 - It Books
Flashes of inspiration or intuition that seem so random and spontaneous are in fact serendipitous.  For what may inspire one writer will be ignored by another.