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Weekend Writing Warrior – 8/24/14

Posted on Aug 24, 2014 by Maggie Wells   11 Comments | Posted in Blog

I’m still working on the sequel to The Last First Date. Here’s a bit where Jessica compares Lang with the handsome older gentleman who has been wining and dining Lang’s grandmother.


Marcus was all sleek silver hair and smooth edges. The modern-day version of Cary Grant of Gregory Peck. His sleek handsomeness was almost too perfect to be believed, but confidence rolled off him in waves.

Lang, on the other hand, was a mess. Her mess. He’d been almost as immaculately turned out when he showed up at her door that evening. Pride and remorse mingled in her belly as she eyed him now. His suit was rumpled, the white shirt he now wore open at his throat had lost it’s starch, and his necktie trailed from his pocket.


Your input is welcome and most appreciated. I hope to polish the first few chapters and get them sent off on proposal this week!

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11 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 8/24/14"

  1. Comment by Shannyn Schroeder
    August 24, 2014 at 8:35 am  

    Small typo — Cary Grant OR Gregory Peck. Otherwise, fabulous snippet! I love the comparison and the fact that she loves him as a rumpled mess

    • Comment by Margaret Ethridge
      August 24, 2014 at 10:12 am  

      Thanks for catching that for me!

  2. Comment by Juneta
    August 24, 2014 at 9:10 am  

    Nice snippet. I like the affection conveyed in it.
    Juneta at Writer’s Gambit

  3. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    August 24, 2014 at 9:38 am  

    He is one hot, sexy mess! Fabulous excerpt, as always, Ms. Wells!

  4. Comment by Lashell Collins
    August 24, 2014 at 10:08 am  

    Wonderfully descriptive! I can picture both men so clearly. Nicely done!

  5. Comment by veronicascott
    August 24, 2014 at 10:59 am  

    Quite the vivid contrast and I can certainly “see” each man – great snippet!

  6. Comment by Author Charmaine Gordon
    August 24, 2014 at 1:29 pm  

    I do love both looks having grown up with Cary Grant and Gregory Peck and then oh yes, Robert Mitchum-rumpled and Clark Gable’s handsome sometimes messiness. You write so well, my friend.

  7. Comment by Tina Christopher
    August 24, 2014 at 6:26 pm  

    Vivid description that sets the scene beautifully. Well done.

  8. Comment by burnsmillie
    August 24, 2014 at 6:55 pm  

    Well, at least he’s her mess : )

  9. Comment by caitlinstern
    August 25, 2014 at 12:06 am  

    He’s a mess, and I bet it’s her fault! But they had fun, right?

    You’ve got an apostrophe you don’t need in “lost its starch,” by the way.

  10. Comment by Elsa Holland
    August 31, 2014 at 2:14 am  

    Sounds like a choice between two that’s already made. 🙂

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