Wednesday Words – What I’ve Been Reading

Definition of writerToday’s words come from books I read and tucked back some quotes from but interestingly enough, they tie in with today’s Kiss of Death #1lineWed over on Twitter. Today’s theme is CHARACTERIZATION, meaning dialogue, narrative, or description that provides insight into the character. So…enjoy!

From Lisa Shearin, THE GRENDEL AFFAIR:

Liz’s swearing was doing her Marine training proud; it was almost poetic. I wanted to scream a few choice words myself, but it’d be like throwing out a dirty limerick after a Shakespearean sonnet. I’d just embarrass myself. ~Makenna “Mac” Fraser, seer at Supernatural Protection and Investigations

From Ilona Andrews, MAGIC BLEEDS, a conversation between Kate Daniels (MC/POV) and Andrea Nash, secondary character:

She was also my best friend.

Andrea braked a couple of feet from me. I shook my giant stack of pink slips at her.

“I see–you have messages. That’s nice.” Andrea nodded at me and snagged a cookie from the box.

The canine companion growled under his breath. Just in case she was trouble.

“What is that?” Andrea’s eyes widened.

“What is what?”

“The beast.” She waved the cookie at the dog.

The beast trotted over to her side, sniffed her, and wagged his tail, indicating he had decided she was good people and she should give him a piece of her cookie.

“He’s evidence.”

“Don’t get me wrong, I think a dog is a great idea. I just never pictured you with a mutant poodle.”

“He isn’t a poodle. He’s a Doberman mix.”

“Aha. Keep telling yourself that.”

And from Ilona Andrews, MAGIC SLAYS, a bit of description and some…wisdom. 😉

A wide island of forshythia bushes flowered on the left in a froth of vivid yellow, as if dipped into whipped sunshine.
Shapeshifter parenting motto–if your kid slits somebody’s throat, always have a backup plan to make the body disappear.

And from the Andrews’ MAGIC RISES, a small insight into Kate:

Outside the windows the day was bright: golden sunshine, blue sky, pleasant wind…I wanted to punch the happy day in the face, grab it by the hair, and beat it until it told me what the hell it was so happy about.

I babysat yesterday–Sprout had an upset tummy–so no time to pick out my own stuff for today. I’ll eventually get around to Twitter when I scrounge up something in 140 characters that will work. LOLOL Who has more words to share?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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1 Response to Wednesday Words – What I’ve Been Reading

  1. I got nuthin’ today. I think I need more coffee. Or more sleep. Somethin’. I’ll try to come back later when I’m all sparkly and junk.

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