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Friday, August 26, 2011

Step Into A Scene Of Your Own Written Words


It’s Friday, and it’s almost the end of August.
Where did the month go?  
Do you wonder the same thing? It’s been a busy month for all of us.
This week’s post is going to be light and airy with just two questions that I hope you will take the time to answer.
You’re a fly on the wall in one of your own stories...
If you could step into one scene of your own written words, where would you go? I want you to choose a place that you’ve written about in a book, short story, or poem. We’ve all been to these places in our minds with our characters…at a kitchen table, in a forest, a ballroom, a tree house, a stable, a hospital room, in an office, an airplane, a cave…AND, who are the main characters there with you?
Make me curious.
For me it would be - the grand keeping room at Kingsdale Mansion, near Philadelphia. The month is March. It is 1864. A party is taking place. Jacob and Mary are there. Mary is asked by Jacob’s father, Edward, to recite Lord Tennyson's, Charge of the Light Brigade. What Edward requests is a huge honor – no woman has ever been asked to recite this traditional reading in front of guests before.


“Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death,
Rode the six hundred.
"Forward, the Light Brigade!
"Charge for the guns!" he said:
Into the valley of Death,
Rode the six hundred…”



I wanted to say thank you all for the well wishes last week. My back is feeling much better and I’m back to work.

To all of you on the east coast - stay safe. Be prepared as they say Hurricane Irene is a huge storm. We’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Between you, me and the gatepost,
Loree


23 comments:

Jessica R. Patch said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better, Loree! The snippet from your book sounds intriguing. When you're in print, you know I'll be buying!

Man, I don't know. If I were a fly on the wall I might want to go to Egypt with Seth and Scarlet while they discover a hidden cavern buried under what they believe is Joseph's palace.

Or maybe, I'd like to sit in on Adam and Melanie's first date in the private lighthouse in Rhode Island. I want to smell the scented candles and listen to him play the piano for her. I want to see her eyes glisten when he gives her a first edition Pride and Prejudice, still bound in papers. I want to know how'd he do that? lol

I just don't know! Great post today. Lots of fun!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

So glad to hear your back has mended, Loree!!

A party is a great place to go. Since you put that bud in my mind, I'm going to one too, it's a birthday party for my heroine's best friend. I'm cringing because they're forcing the poor heroine up to do karioki!

Loree Huebner said...

Jessica: Oh my gosh! The private lighthouse date sounds sooooo romantic! I want to read more! Yeah, where did he get the first edition P & P?

Eileen: How fun! You got me wondering - what song is she going to sing? I love this!

Thanks for sharing a moment of your writing...

Melissa K Norris said...

Jessica, I love the idea of discovering Joseph's palace.

When my heroine sneaks onto the cattle drive. Listening to the cattle and the creaking of the wagon, with adventure calling.

Loree Huebner said...

Melissa: I'm right there with you. Hope to read it soon.

Thanks for sharing...

Sandra Orchard said...

What a fun question, Loree. I write romantic suspense, so wouldn't want to "drop in" on most of the scenes :) But there is a fundraising gala in Deep Cover, with a silent auction with some great items I'd like to bid on like a honeymoon suite in the Poconos.

"Chandeliers, their crystals like floating raindrops, splashed dappled light around the room, while the guests in their glittering gowns and black tuxedos moved in and out of the shadows." :)

Brandi said...

Happy to hear you're back is doing better, Loree.

I think I'd want to be in the scene where my heroine is just about to be surprised by the hero hiding in the stable. She hasn't seen him in a few weeks, and wonders if he would ever come back. I'd enjoy observing the hero's boyish charm as he asks her a very important question.

cynthiaherron said...

Loree, I'd be bobbing for apples, gobbling candy corn, and dressed as an angel at a lively fall gala nestled deep within the Ozarks' foothills!

rebeccaenzor said...

There are so many scenes I'd love to be a fly on the wall for, but probably the one that sticks out right now is from Fie Eoin. Kindra just realizes half of the tribe's warriors have chosen to follow her over their chief and if she takes the reins of the horse she's being offered civil war will break out. That scene gives me goosebumps every time.

Loree Huebner said...

Sandra: Sounds heavenly...can't wait to read it.

Brandi: You've got me swooning already! I want to know the question he's going to ask!! Looking forward to reading it.

Cynthia: Welcome here! You've got my curiosity piqued...I want to know more...the Ozarks are a magical place with a unique beauty all of their own. Sounds like a winner.

Becka: Welcome here! Goosebumps for sure! I love when a woman is in the middle of a life and death situation. I'll read it this weekend.

Thank you all for sharing...

Jess said...

Can I pick to be in your story instead of one of mine? I know mine so well, and yours seems fresh and exciting :)

Glad that your back is feeling a bit better. Thanks for the comment about your novel's revision process. Best of luck when you start to query!

troutbirder said...

It was a poem written long ago about one of the my places in the world - the BWCAW. We were camping on a point looking out over beautiful Phoebe lake. There was sound of a canoe rocking tied to the shore, a loon crying in the distance and splashed from two boys diving off the rock. I was sitting by the camp fire looking at the long reflection on the lake of the rising moon. To be their again I would surely want to remind them how much I loved them....

J.L. Campbell said...

Interesting idea. continue to take it easy on your back. If I could be in any of my stories, it would be on the island (Xantrope) I invented. :) It's beautiful there.

Loree Huebner said...

Jess: Of course you may jump in my story! And you're welcome.

troutbirder: Wow!Sounds like a wonderful place. I can smell the fire and hear the loon. Awesome! Thanks for commenting.

J.L.: If it looked anything like that picture of the beach...I'm there!

Thank you guys for taking the time to share...

Gwendolyn Gage said...

Hi Loree! What a fun concept. Hmmm...as much fun as I'm having with my WIP, I'm going to go with my completed novel "For The Sake of One Lost", and watch Pearl and Trey learn to trust each other as they cross the ancient desert of Roman-ruled Egypt with a slave pirate at their heels. :-)

Loree Huebner said...

Gwen:Oooh...sounds frightening and romantic all in the same turn. I look forward to reading this one.

Thanks for sharing...

Rachel Brooks said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! I keep wondering where the time goes too. It's almost September! Which means when we blink it's going to be the holidays. Yikes!

Mark Noce said...

Yup, as usual time flies:)

Loree Huebner said...

Rachel and Mark: Time does fly...we must be having fun.

Thanks for stopping in.

Jessica Nelson said...

So glad your back is feeling better! Hmmm, I think I'd like to be out riding the hills/mountains of Oregon with my hero. :-) I'm not sure he'd like me as much as he likes my heroine though. *grin*

Loree Huebner said...

Jessica: Nice! Yeah, but the countryside would be breathtaking.

Thanks for stopping in.

Deana said...

I love this!

I would be with main character Kali and man of interest Ry. They are in Ry's friends apartment in NYC. The time is unknown but it is Kali's past, that much she knows. She can travel through time and is about to travel again, but Ry wants to teach her how to embrace travelling so it isn't so rough on her. When she listens to him she somehow connects with his energy and knows him on a level she never thought possible.

I'm glad you are feeling better!

Loree Huebner said...

Deana: I love time travel novels! Sounds wonderful!

Thanks for taking the time to comment!