Monday, January 25, 2010

Share your WIP in one sentence

Let's share what we are working on in one sentence? Imagine you bumped into me at the grocery store and I asked you about your WIP and you only had time to answer in one sentence. It might not be easy to do but it's a great exercise in boiling down the essence of your story. So let's see these one sentences.


  1. What a great idea for a post! But please do share yours. I'm dying to know.

    Mine, in common conversation, usually ends up being in the form of a stupid question. Like, "What if Hitler had a granddaughter?" Stupid, but it makes me not feel as awkward talking to my friends about my writing. (BTW, with the above question people usually take a cautious step back from me, thinking I'm a Neo-Nazi. I quickly assure them that the book is quite the opposite from what they might be thinking.)

  2. Oh my! This is something I really need to work on.

    In the eyes of thieves, power is something to collect and whoever has the most power wins, but there is one among them fighting to wield that power to save the world against the rest. She just doesn't know it yet.

    Okay, I cheated. I am really terrible at this. I'll have to keep practicing.

  3. Jackee, I love your What if sentence. That question could lead to a fascinating story.You could keep asking the What if questions and who knows where your story will take you. I need to ask myself What if questions more frequently when I'm writing.

    Nisa,good start.Your story sounds suspenseful.Don't be so hard on yourself.

    Boiling the essence of a novel down to a single sentence is extremely challenging I think.

    Jackee asked me to share mine. Here is it. It's the best I can do right now.

    Good overcomes evil as two teens, born of parents from parallel universes, save their world and fall in love along the way.

    Hopefully we'll hear from some others. Thanks for joining in the conversation.

  4. EVERYONE DID THEIR PART is about a time when people did what was right because it was the right thing to do, not for money or recognition, just because it was right.

  5. Loved these. Thanks for sharing yours, Buffy. Here's my Tall-tale MG that's currently on sub:

    The convoluted story of two passengers on an Orphan Train, a broken dirigible, an alchemist, a lumberjack with an affinity for jellyfish, and the spies in bowler hats who chase them.