Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Road Trip Wednesday

This week, YA Highway wants to hear your favorite lines whether they were written by you, read recently, or both.

Well, seeing as it's late this morning, and my brain is consumed with a Shiny New Idea, I'll give you something from my WIP, BECAUSE SHE SAYS SO.

It is from the very beginning of the story (though not the first line) and it sets the stage for everything that follows:

           "Little girls around the world make wishes every day.  On stars, on crossed fingers – whatever they believe may work.  So, little did I realize when I wished on my favorite book that my wish would come true.

            Wishes never come true.

            But this one did.

            And I wish it hadn’t."


There you have it -- my premise in fifty words.  :)

Another of my favorites, from the same WIP, is this which shows Kate's sarcasm nicely I think:

"Prince Charming isn’t so charming when he’s trying to kill you."

And perhaps I'll give you the line I spouted off yesterday that has sparked a Shiny New Idea that I am completely obsessed with now:

"Hi, my name is Liza, and I'm your resident dream crusher.  Welcome to reality."

What are your favorite lines?  I hope you enjoyed mine!

25 comments:

KO: The Insect Collector said...

oooooh totally loving it. Can't wait ti read more!

Meredith said...

Oooh, all of these are awesome, but I really love the first one! Very well done. :)

Holly Dodson said...

:D Thank you guys! I'm glad you like them...it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. lol

Pam Harris said...

Whoa, great stuff--especially your first excerpt! It makes me want to read more. :)

Abby Stevens said...

That excerpt from BECAUSE sounds like a back cover copy! Great job, Holly. :)

Sarah Enni said...

Ooh! I agree with Abby, that sounds like back cover material. I am hooked!

Kaitlin Ward said...

Oh I love all of those. That first one makes me want to read more & know what she wished for!

Erinn said...

OH I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!!!! I can't wait to read it. Awesome

Holly Dodson said...

Thank you!! You all have seriously boosted my confidence today. lol

Kirsten Hubbard said...

best of luck with your new WIP! great hook -- is that the opening line?

Ariana said...

Lovely! That last line in particular is fantastic... no wonder you're obsessed with your New Idea.

Emilia Plater said...

I love these!! They're perfectly hooky :) Great lines, Holly! <3

Holly Dodson said...

Kirsten, yes, that is the newest WIP's first line. :)

Ariana and Emilia - Thanks!!!

Sarah said...

Nice! I like the tone. Slightly sarcastic, slightly dark, very funny. :)

Krista said...

I like them very much. I could feel even these few lines affecting my mood. I can tell I would love your book!

Kate Hart said...

I like sarcastic characters named Kate.

What?

Holly Dodson said...

Sarah, yes! That's exactly what I'm going for.

Krista, I can tell I would love you! Oh, ehm, I mean...yeah. Thanks! LOL

Holly Dodson said...

Kate, I am of the opinion that sarcastic people named Kate are the BEST. ;)

Elizabeth May said...

Wow, these are great lines! Sarcastic, funny. How fabulous!

The Blue Lipstick Samurai said...

Absolutely LOVE. I'm dying to read it now!

Alicia Gregoire said...

Holly, these are great. I agree with Abby that the excerpt reads like the back of the book blurb. Totally awesome.

Kate said...

GREAT LINES! I love them all but I think the prince charming one is my fav.

Susan said...

Hahaha, love these lines. Esp. the one about Prince Charming.

And the SNI one sounds AWESOME!! I'm definitely intrigued! ;)

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Love the opening.

Have fun with your sparkly idea!

Jess said...

Hahaha, the Prince Charming line is great!