Today’s guest is the wonderful Kate Rothwell!
Kate wrote two fantastic books for Zebra, Somebody Wonderful and Somebody to Love!
She also writes fabulous (and HOT) books as Summer Devon!
Kate/Summer has written a fun guest blog…
The Genre Game…
A pile of unpublished manuscripts clutters up my computer and I’m wondering what can I do with all these words I’ve written?
I’m thinking maybe I should harvest them for random scenes. Or even better (or at least more baffling) I’ll use some random lines.
OKAY! Did you guys get that meme a while back? Pick a line from a particular page? This will be a variation on a familiar meme.
I don’t want to carefully reread these babies looking for the best lines—that’s cheating.
I’m always up for something magical and so for this meme I’ll pick the seventh line of the seventh page.
See if you can guess the genre from a simple line or two. I’ll post a mix of the genres I like writing most these days:
B. contemporary paranormal
C. historical paranormal
1. The slicked back hair and capped-tooth smile of Partyboy was a strange sight at seven in the morning. (bah, too easy)
2. “Oh, for heaven’s sake. What will we do?”
3. She’d looked into his face, expecting a smirk at her response, and instead saw an echo of her own emotion–a flash of surprise and a trace of annoyance and confusion. (actually the 8-9th line. The seventh was “Stop.”)
4. Circles lay under her eyes and she looked pale. Maybe she really was sick.
5. The room felt unused, though the open window kept it from stuffiness. Spots in the dusty floor showed that rain had come through the window and disturbed the dust.
6. When he concentrated on the feel of the warm, satin surface, he could control the urge to leap up and flee.
7. She stood at once, put her hands behind her back as if they were tied and raised her face like a martyr. “Like this, you mean?” (actually the 8th line from the 8th page because the 7th was too easy and boring, too)
8. “You know I consider my employees actresses.”
9. Azim watched the figure in dark brown trousers trot across the street. He wished the boy had actually talked to him.
1B, 2A, 3C, 4B, 5A, 6C, 7A, 8A, 9B
Here’s the saddest part of all: I have four more manuscripts. I’m too lazy to dig for them because they’re on another computer. So many words, so few places to use ‘em!
Thanks, Kate, for that highly entertaining blog!
Good luck with the manuscripts!
So, how did you do at guessing the genre?
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