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Weekend Writing Warrior – 9/27/15

Posted on Sep 27, 2015 by Maggie Wells   12 Comments | Posted in Blog

It’s release month for Going Deep! To celebrate, I’ll be sharing new excerpts from the finished product!


“I didn’t write that crap.” Her nails sliced the tender skin of her palm, but she didn’t care. She stepped closer to the door, intent on making him believe. “I wrote about the tadpoles you tried to grow in your Grandma’s birdbath. Your obsession with composition notebooks. You lettered in track because you liked the sound of your own breathing.”

The door rattled in its frame, as if he’d trusted his entire weight to it.

“I wrote about your mom and those crazy chocolate oatmeal cookies she used to bring when she was homeroom mother, and I did use the live oak thing because I liked it. The answer suited you,” she continued, momentum carrying her. “But I never used the word ‘hunky’, I swear.”


Be sure to check out all of this weekend’s Weekend Writing Warrior posts!

Going Deep – To the heart of the story.

Making Headlines

Brooke Hastings almost won a Pulitzer Prize for her hard-hitting reportage. Now she’s sitting on the story of a lifetime and wants to prove she’s not a one-hit-wonder. But in order to get the world to take notice, she’ll need the help of the one person she loves to hate—Brian Dalton.

Brian Dalton stumbled into celebrity when he landed a show on the Earth Channel. But the hunky marine biologist never forgot the serious, studious boy who left Mobile a decade before. Now back in Alabama, he’s looking for the quiet life he always wanted and hoping for a chance with the girl he always loved. When Brooke asks him to help expose some of the lingering effects of the Gulf oil disaster, Brian jumps at the chance to help preserve the place both call home…

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12 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 9/27/15"

  1. Comment by Eleri Stone
    September 27, 2015 at 8:07 am  

    I love this list! It says so much about him and the way she sees him.

    • Comment by Maggie Wells
      September 27, 2015 at 1:23 pm  

      Aw, thank you!

  2. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    September 27, 2015 at 8:09 am  

    Okay, then let me use the word ‘hunky’, ’cause it’s so very fitting. Love this scene so much. It shows the depth of her feelings for him and how the simplest memories he shared stuck with her. Well done! 🙂

    • Comment by Maggie Wells
      September 27, 2015 at 1:24 pm  

      Hee! I don’t think Brian would mind too much.

  3. Comment by Tamara Lush
    September 27, 2015 at 9:00 am  

    I’m a sucker for a story involving a reporter. I like her attention to detail! Great job.

    • Comment by Maggie Wells
      September 27, 2015 at 1:25 pm  

      Thanks so much, Tamara. I hope I did her justice!

  4. Comment by Millie Burns
    September 27, 2015 at 10:12 am  

    She remembers a lot of details about him. Maybe she doesn’t dislike him as much as she thought she did?

    • Comment by Maggie Wells
      September 27, 2015 at 1:27 pm  

      Well, at this point they’ve gotten to know each other pretty well. 😉 Thanks so much!

  5. Comment by Veronica Scott
    September 27, 2015 at 12:13 pm  

    I loved her recitation of the things she wrote about – wonderful snippet!

    • Comment by Maggie Wells
      September 27, 2015 at 1:27 pm  

      Thanks, Veronica!

  6. Comment by Edward Hoornaert
    September 27, 2015 at 2:38 pm  

    I have to admit, I’m glad the word ‘hunky’ wasn’t used.

  7. Comment by Caitlin Stern
    September 27, 2015 at 9:01 pm  

    Sounds like maybe she got edited a bit too much, and someone added in the hunky for human interest. 😉

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