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June 10, 2007

I’ve been tagged by Simmone Howell, author of Notes from the Teenage Underground. If you haven’t read this book, get hold of it – it’s a great young adult story with an interesting mixture of pop art and film-making.

So here’s the meme:

simmone said…
found ya! and now I’m gonna tag ya:Turn to page 123 in your work-in-progress. (If you haven’t gotten to page 123 yet, then turn to page 23. If you haven’t gotten there yet, then get busy and write page 23.) Count down four sentences and then give us the next paragraph.

Craig draws me closer to him, and smiles. ‘And how did that make you feel?’

Okay so I’m in the middle of a dialogue scene so the paragraph isn’t very long. And Craig’s name is now Zach, so I better do a quick find and replace. And out of context I’ll leave you wondering exactly what ‘that’ refers to… And it ain’t sex!

If I turn to page 123 in the printed version, I get:

‘Well, thanks for your support, Nicky. It’s appreciated.’

More dialogue. What can I say?

So if you are a writer reading this and have a long work in progress: consider yourself tagged. Leave a note in the comments linking to your meme, and I’ll drop by.

While you’re blogging about works in progress, mangle some prose in the Bonsai Story Generator. It’ll give your writing a whole new perspective.

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