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Weekend Writing Warrior – 08/17/14

Posted on Aug 17, 2014 by Maggie Wells   12 Comments | Posted in Blog

Here’s a test – is distracted writing dangerous?

Here are 8 sentences I wrote while conversations swirled around me at my local RWA meeting. Since I managed exactly 8, I said I’d post them for my WWW entry. What do you say? Help a distracted writer out?

Gazing up at her from the depths of his pillow, Lang wondered why he ever thought leaving this apartment was a good idea. What could be better than being fed lo mein noodles by a beautiful woman? Jessica still wore his old uniform shirt but, like him, it was completely undone. She straddled him, smiling as she swirled the bamboo chopsticks in the take-out container. Hot pink handcuffs dangled from one wrist as she held a clump of lukewarm noodles over his mouth.


Instead of opening up, he shook his head. “More of you.”


Fingers crossed, this story will turn out to be the sequel to my current Harlequin-E release, The Last First Date. Your input is welcome and most appreciated!

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Be sure to check out the posts from my fellow Weekend Writing Warriors here!


12 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 08/17/14"

  1. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    August 17, 2014 at 9:35 am  

    You always make me feel something whenever I read your excerpts, Maggie. Hot, happy, hungry…a combination of all three. You are good at what you do, my friend. 😀

  2. Comment by Laurie
    August 17, 2014 at 9:36 am  

    I say you get distracted more often because that was hot. I love the visuals of playfulness and sexiness. The shirt line was my favorite.

  3. Comment by Shannyn Schroeder
    August 17, 2014 at 9:42 am  

    “like him, it was completely undone.” This is a fabulous line! Distractions or not, you got my attention

  4. Comment by Lashell Collins
    August 17, 2014 at 10:12 am  

    This was a great snippet, playful and sexy. I loved it!

  5. Comment by Sarah Cass
    August 17, 2014 at 11:09 am  

    Yum on so many levels. Just…yum…

  6. Comment by Meka James
    August 17, 2014 at 11:19 am  

    enjoyed the snippet! It was a nice and fun conversation with a very natural and easy flow to it. The little hint about the handcuff on her wrist and such leaves you wanting to know what happened before they got to this ‘rest’ period.

  7. Comment by Skye Callahan
    August 17, 2014 at 12:16 pm  

    That was distracted writing? I thought it was great–natural and tantalizing!

  8. Comment by bethmatthewsbooks
    August 17, 2014 at 12:19 pm  

    It’s cute. They have fun chemistry. 🙂

  9. Comment by veronicascott
    August 17, 2014 at 12:24 pm  

    Oh, I like this! Definitely makes me want to keep reading and I thought his final line was perfect. Terrific snippet!

  10. Comment by Tina Christopher
    August 17, 2014 at 8:36 pm  

    Wonderful snippet. Fun, sexy and putting the reader right there with them. Well done.

  11. Comment by caitlinstern
    August 17, 2014 at 11:06 pm  

    I loved the shirt line, too. Sometimes coming undone is a good thing.

  12. Comment by Juneta
    August 23, 2014 at 3:49 am  

    Sounds like a hot read. I have been reading Harlequin, since I was teen. Nice book covers. Best of luck.

    Juneta at Writer’s Gambit

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