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Weekend Writing Warrior – 4/20/14

Posted on Apr 20, 2014 by Maggie Wells   10 Comments | Posted in Blog

This week I’m sharing 8 lines from my current WIP, Full Court Press – a battle of the sexes between a legendary women’s basketball coach and the hotshot football coach the university brings in to revitalize a failing program. In this scene, Danny McMillan catches Kate Snyder shooting a few hoops to relax before a hot date with an over-friendly sports writer.


He let his gaze roam down her body and slowly back up again, taking in the gauzy skirt paired with gaudy athletic shoes. “Love the new uniform. Of course, see-through or not, every man in the place will be hoping that skirt flies up when there’s a jump ball.”

She blinked, a frown transforming the clean, classic lines of her face as she glanced at the skirt she wore. “It’s not see-through.”

He widened his eyes, trying for as innocent a look as a man could muster when imagining what went on under that pretty wisp of skirt. “No? Must just be my over-active imagination.”


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10 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 4/20/14"

  1. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    April 20, 2014 at 8:12 am  

    Hee! *rubs palms together* Oh, I’m gonna love this book. I am SO gonna love this book! Amazing work!!! 🙂

    • Comment by Maggie Wells
      April 20, 2014 at 9:22 am  

      Thanks, Evelyn!

  2. Comment by Susan Stuckey
    April 20, 2014 at 8:19 am  

    Very engaging scene – well played. Wondered if perhaps “She blinked, a scowl transforming the clean, classic lines of her face as she scowled at the skirt she wore.” switching the scowled with glared to eliminate the repeat. Very nice snippet and character personality reveal. Good job.

    • Comment by Maggie Wells
      April 20, 2014 at 9:22 am  

      Ooh! Thanks for catching that, Susan. I’ve fixed it in my draft. 🙂

  3. Comment by Author Charmaine Gordon
    April 20, 2014 at 10:15 am  

    Susan fixed what I was going to say. Otherwise I’m enjoying the dialogue surrounded by description. Fun, hot eight.

  4. Comment by Tina Christopher
    April 20, 2014 at 11:09 am  

    Lol, does he have a death wish? Love the dynamic between the two of them. Great snippet.

  5. Comment by veronicascott
    April 20, 2014 at 11:32 am  

    Terrific dialog, sparks fly…can’t wait for the future developments. Great 8!

  6. Comment by Gemma Parkes
    April 20, 2014 at 11:59 am  

    Great fun, he’s pushing the boundaries a little, love the dialogue!

  7. Comment by burnsmillie
    April 21, 2014 at 9:49 pm  

    Oh my…he’s lucky she’s not the kind to get pissed about sexual inuendo and he’d be out of a job!

  8. Comment by Sarah Cass
    April 22, 2014 at 8:15 am  

    Hehe. I’m sure his look was SO innocent with the imaginings he was having. lol. Great exchange!

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