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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Weekend Writing Warriors August 3, 2014

 Weekend Writing Warriors

      Welcome Warriors, and Snipsuns.  So glad you could stop by for a visit. :-) August already? Sure sounds like it outside my window. The birds are quiet but the locusts and cicadas are loud.


     Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly bloghop. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, to go live between noon, Saturday and 9:00 AM Sunday EST. Then we visit each other and read, comment, critique, encourage--all those things that do a solitary writer's heart good.

     Snippet Sunday group from facebook--not us, but many of our participants do both, can be found HERE
 
    The travelers are now on the boat that is taking them upriver into the Firce Mountains.  :-) We are still in Kad's POV.


   
     The sun was high enough that it cleared hilltops, shining part way down the mountainsides of the river gorge. The course wound back and forth, the hills reaching higher with each passing mile. Along wide bends, exposed layers of rock strata told an ancient tale. And where the river narrowed, there were long, straight stretches of nearly vertical rock walls. 
     Wiley pointed at rock spires dotting the gorge on either side. “My cathedrals. I talk to my Maker when I go by. Ain’t no worship place more real and fitting than out here on the water and under the sky.”

     Tayden asked, “And does your Maker ever answer you?”


You'll have to tune in next week and the week after to hear Wiley's answer about his Maker answering him.

That's it. What works, what doesn't? 
A local "wide river bend" for your viewing pleasure.  


Thanks for visiting!

66 comments:

  1. Fantastic descriptions. I could picture it easily. :)

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    1. Oh, those are good words to read, Heather. Thank you!

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  2. What Heather said: vivid, beautiful descriptions. Nicely done, Teresa!

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  3. Does he? Pulled me in, nice excerpt!

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    1. You ask the right question, Gemma! Thanks :-)

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  4. Sounds like palisades. Well written scene and you described it clear as a bell.
    I have a suggestion for the answer to the ending question, "“And does your Maker ever answer you?”
    HERE: "Yes, my maker often responds to requests with, 'No.'"

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    1. Thanks, Chip! :-)

      I agree. Sometimes we don't get the answer we seek. but an answer it is, nonetheless.

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  5. I like the feeling of peace here, I can see why it's his cathedrals.

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  6. You pulled me in with the first sentence and never let go. I've known peace on the water and terror. Beautiful. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks, Charmaine. I've known peace, and perhaps fear. Never terror. :-)

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  7. Love all the detail in your descriptions:)

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  8. ooooh, LOVE that description, so beautiful !!

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  9. Ooh, love this and Wiley's comment! He's rapidly becoming one of my favorite people...great 8!

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    1. Thanks, Veronica. Wiley was to be an insignificant character. In the rough draft, he didn't even have a name. I think he wants the spotlight, lol.

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  10. Lovely! I was caught up in the visuals until the end when Tayden commented, and I was struck by what a perfect question that is, especially coming from him. :D

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  11. Wonderful description and a Wiley's observation is fitting as is Tayden's question. Can't wait for the answer!

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  12. A beautiful and dangerous setting. One of the things I love about fantasy/SF is that when a question like that is asked, the answer can be just about anything. Very nice.

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    1. So true, Alexis! :-) Thanks for visiting.

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  13. I really like this snippet. You have a wonderful way of describing the land and the voice of the character is fun and natural. Well done.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the encouraging words, Joyce. :-)

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  14. Lovely the way you've worked in the geology of the region.

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  15. I agree with Wiley, but would love to know the answer to Tayden's question. :D Great snippet, Teresa.

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    1. :-) It's coming, Siobhan! Thanks for visiting. :-)

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  16. This is simply gorgeous, Teresa. Peaceful and beautiful, and so matter of fact that it rings like a bell. Lovely!

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  17. I like the description of the setting. Sounds like a good spot for a vacation. :D

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    1. It does, huh? :-) Thanks for visiting, Frank. Good to see you!

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  18. Your detail here is wonderful. I can see the place from your description of it.

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  19. As always beautiful description. Looking forward to Wiley's answer.

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  20. Wonderful imagery! And I love the last question. Sure hoping we'll get the answer. :) Hint...hint...

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    1. Thanks, Karen. You've put a big smile on my face. Yep...answer in the next week or two. :-)

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  21. Lovely evocative scene with rich dialogue. Very nice.

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  22. This is great. I love your word painting here. The description is so vivid. And I really want the answer to that question. :)

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    1. One of those conundrums. :-) Thanks for visiting, Kimberly. :-)

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  23. Guhhh. Teresa, you paint such a beautiful picture. You make me want to put on my shoes and run outside and get lost in nature. Wonderful work!

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  24. Oooh, I love this. What a beautiful scene. And the dialogue shows so much about both characters, in two lines. Very well done :)

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  25. I love this! Love the scene and the conversation between the characters. And that ending line - just delicious! Great snippet and I look forward to reading more.

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  26. I love Wiley's cathedrals and worship place, and I can't wait to hear his answer to Tayden's question! He's so flipping adorable!!!

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  27. Thanks Millie--you're a sweetie. :-)

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  28. Beautiful descriptions of the rocks and the river. I'm intrigued by the answer to the question, too!

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  29. I like it especially the imagery from this: "And where the river narrowed, there were long, straight stretches of nearly vertical rock walls." Maybe because I live in MO and we have some of those.

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  30. You're really good with setting details. I could see the outdoors like I was there with them on the boat :)

    Keep smiling,
    Yawatta

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  31. I think my favourite line would have to be "...exposed layers of rock strata told an ancient tale." Just has a nice ring to it! Beautiful descriptions and I'm curious as to what his answer will be.

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  32. I fully understand Wiley's perspective, and I love Tayden's question :D

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  33. Thanks, Ian! How goes the vacation? :-)

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  34. I wish I were there - anywhere near the sea (or a river or a pond or a creek) Is heavenly to me!
    Please share your post at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/08/variations-with-linky.html

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    1. Thanks, Sue. WIll bookmark your site for next week. :-)

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  35. Sometimes the best house of worship doesn't have four walls. It reminds me of the famous Thomas Paine quote, "My own mind is my own church."

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    1. Excellent quote, Carrie-Anne! Thanks for visiting. :-)

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