Weekend Writing Warriors – 2/3/13

Welcome! In the aftermath of the demise of Six Sentence Sunday, I’ve signed up for Weekend Writing Warriors, where we post eight sentences from one of our works. Since this is the start of a new venture, I thought it only fitting to kick it off with eight sentences from my brand-spanking new project, my meta fiction romance, NOT ANOTHER DARCY. This was my NaNo project for this past November, and the heroine has to deal with literary characters that come to life at her independent bookstore.

It’s so new, this is still a rough draft. But here’s the opening eight sentences:

“As a child I was taught what was right, but I was not taught to correct my temper. I was given good principles, but left to follow them in pride and conceit,” declared a masculine, cultured British voice behind Katrina, making her jump in her chair.

After her heart steadied to a normal beat, she rolled her eyes and pushed back her chair. Not another Darcy. And today of all days.

Still, it was a bit refreshing for it to be a Darcy from the latter part of Pride and Prejudice. Usually she was startled with some early Darcy line like, “She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me; I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men,” or some other equally obnoxious Darcy from his haughty phase.

Why most girls fantasizing about Darcy dreamed about that version, she didn’t know.

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35 Replies to “Weekend Writing Warriors – 2/3/13”

  1. And I’m giggling. I love your quirkiness. You are totally my kind of girl. Great excerpt, Angela! Can’t wait to see where you take things from here!

    1. Thanks! Everyone can see them– they come to life at her store (and others in her League). Her challenge is to train them and acclimate them to real life and find them jobs, etc.

  2. As a lover of the Lost in Austen series, I do enjoy the concept of a book store littered with lit-to-life Darcys. Now, I have to wonder…do the characters merely stand around spouting quotes until she finds a way to shove them back in a book (or a closet)? Or do they interact with Katrina? A fun start!

  3. This is such a unique idea –I am totally fascinated by your story premise! There are soooo many cool things you could do with this. Congrats on thinking of such an awesome idea!

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