Posted in Friday Fictioneer, Writing, tagged 100 words, comedy, creative, fantasy, Friday Fictioneers, Goddess, ideas, journey, life, nature, outdoors, Priestess, rebirth, renewal, transitions, water, Writing on April 20, 2012|
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Here’s the photo prompt for #Friday Fictioneers courtesy of Madison Woods. Thanks Madison, for starting and continuing this wonderful writing prompt. Please visit her site and check out all the other Friday Fictioneers. Here’s my 100 word take on the photo:
“It’s happening! Grab the cup.” The Priestess said, knowing The Tears of Aramaya only flow once a cycle, renewal and rebirth.
The acolyte, head bowed, lowered the chalice beneath the sacred root bulb.
“Plunk, Plunk, Plunk.”
He collected them until the flow stopped, turning to her, cup upraised. “Drink my mistress, and let us renew the world.”
She gripped the chalice, her hands over his, and drank the waters of life.
Once drained, she drew him near, for she held the water, he the seed. Looking at the youth of his body, she thanked the Goddess old Germaine had died two months back. She took her duties seriously, but some tasks proved harder than others.
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I am so guilty of this thought process. Please check out San Diego Professional Writer’s Group
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So many times as I’m writing, I think, “This would be great for the sequel.” Soon, I have all this amazing material—characters, plot events, settings—that will appear. Someday. In a sequel to a book that hasn’t been published.
That’s my mistake. I need to cram all the good writing into this novel. Right here. Right now. Damn the torpedoes, we’re taking this baby down. (Okay, I got a little nautical right there.) Here’s my point: Why save amazing bits for a later book that may never materialize? No publisher or reader will want to start reading on book two. Stuff all the best and most awesome scenes into the manuscript you have now.
Case in point. Star Wars. (The one Lucas started with in the 70s). He had no idea if he’d be able to do the sequels he wanted. Heck, he barely got the financing for that movie. (This…
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