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    Last Line of the Day - NaNo Style

    Okay, so there's the lovely first line of your NaNo thread (cool or, in my case, maybe "good grief, I have to edit that later"), the favorite line of the day NaNo thread (dang it, Maggie, that was a good idea)...

    How about the line you ended on for the day thread, eh? Eh?

    Admittedly, I just started this because I *may* have killed someone and I thought that would be a good place to leave things for now

    Aurora screamed as Brynn ran her broadsword through the Briar Captainís heart.
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    Hah. I'm in the mood to kill off a certain character:

    He was trying to grow a beard like his father but it was patchy at best, resembling the fur beneath his arm more than a proper beard should.
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    Nice. And you got a good "ewwww" for the description of his beard!
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    Er, kind of random but here it is. Souffle (MC) is describing her first experience cooking (she cooked a left over piece of tough meat known as an armordillo tail-steak):

    "Only then he says 'how am I supposed to cook meat this tough!' and tells us he's not going to pay for it."

    (This is from yesterday)

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    My last words were actually half a sentence. Here's the last complete one:
    It [the weight] had been wound up to lower the spider-like legs by which the logs were suspended.
    Looking at it this morning, I detest it. Not sure about this whole scene in fact. Mwwa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Love View Post
    Looking at it this morning, I detest it. Not sure about this whole scene in fact. Mwwa!
    Then don't look! Just keep typing. Just keep typing. Just keep typing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElaineA View Post
    Then don't look! Just keep typing. Just keep typing. Just keep typing...
    Thanks Dorey! The miserable part is that I have to finish it in order to move on. I'm not one of those who can write in fragments. Daaaah!

    Here's hoping for better scenes coming today. The goal is to write something worthy of Maggie's favorite line of the day thread.

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    My epic, amazing, totally incredible last line of the first day:

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    November 1:

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    My amazing, profound, life-altering last line of yesterday:

    "He turns around and drags the bag up over his shoulder, like a tall, gangling Santa with a bag full of shit nobody wants."
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    I don't know that anyone could fill Lil's stilettos in her absence. She's very special and unique.
    Lil is just full of of sweetness and love, with a side of raunchy innuendo. That never hurt anyone! - Jaymz
    Tell that to the guy(s) manacled in her basement... - be frank

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    Some of you guys made me laugh out loud with your last lines. (In a good way, of course.)

    Looking forward to reading new ones, so keep those fingers a-typing, folks!
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    In the hall she heard voices.


    In retrospect I should tweak that a bit. Ah well. Have I figured out what the argument is going to be that the MC is about to overhear? Well, uhh, maybe

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    last line of day 1:

    No horse had ever been stolen on his watch.

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    Tonight's last line (last line of Chapter 1, too!):

    Then the two of them left and headed for the butcher shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eskay View Post
    In the hall she heard voices.


    In retrospect I should tweak that a bit. Ah well. Have I figured out what the argument is going to be that the MC is about to overhear? Well, uhh, maybe
    Ha! I know that feeling. The character I kinda sorta killed last night isn't really dead yet...but I looked at it this eve and went "erm", so I skipped to a different scene. And I swear, that character I kinda sorta but didn't actually kill is not going to say "I'm not dead yet!"

    Maybe.

    Back to wording. I'll figure it later. Probably about the same time you figure out that argument
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    Sure, it moves like a real hand, but there's no hiding that the fake skin that covers it doesn't feel anything like the real stuff.
    I am the prince of Winter. My heart is of ice.
    And he's been slowly melting it for years.



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    I loved to do things that were interesting, things that kept me in the present and out of the past or my shitty future, and tonight had been a home run on that front.

    Eh, I feel alright about this line. Much of the wording is subject to change at this point, as I'm writing quickly and not agonizing over each word yet.

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    “Ok, now we need the fly,” said Karim.

    My characters are putting up a tent. In the rain. What.

    I did not outline this.

    Also, this is already the most boring story ever. I need some explosions, stat.

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    No. I didn't, and I wouldn't, and nor would Renata, not if she chose to brave the waters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmayes View Post
    last line of day 1:

    No horse had ever been stolen on his watch.
    I must be tired because I misread your line as: No horse had ever stolen his watch before.
    4th Rewrite --> YA Paranormal, 73k words (on hold)
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    Lessee here...

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