Master Class 2013: Cat in Hiding

Master Class 2013: Cat in Hiding
May 8, 2013 26 Comments Master Class, Writing Stephanie Ayers

Storch-BadgeΒ  Settle down, class! Your assignment for next week is on the chalkboard below. Let’s take a moment to discuss last week’s assignments, which were all from Robert Heinlein’s To Sail Beyond Sunset and the first line from that book, which was “I woke up in bed with a man and a cat.” I was overall pleased with all 8 of them and enjoyed the various directions everyone went beyond the bedroom.

Lexy gave us a tale of a caged and mutilated woman that was outside the box fantastic.

Marian returned this week with a bit of Seussical humor and mermaids.

Carrie brought Rachel back and turned her into an old bitty.

We paid another delightful visit to Harper’s Grove with Eric this week.

Kir reminded us of college life that I hope none of my students participate in. πŸ˜‰

But it was a humorous tale of the devil written by the returning Troy that really stuck with me. As such, I asked Troy to choose any book, open it to page 144 and give me the 4th line on the page. Class, here is your assignment:

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Your challenge this week is to use this line as a fourth. It can be used anywhere in the story as long as it is in a 4th position (8th line, 12th line, 16th line, etc). Please be sure the line stands out from the rest of your text by bolding or italicizing or enclosing it within quotes.

You have until Tuesday, May 14 at 9:00 PM to hand in your assignments.

The linkup is now live.

Ready? Set? Write!

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Stephanie Ayers A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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  1. 26 Comments

    stankmeaner

    I love your new banner! I was already glad that Troy’s in the game again but I ~swooned~ a lil because DOUGLAS ADAMS πŸ˜‰

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      SAM

      Thank you! I;m so glad Troy is back in the game too. Master Class just got that much more interesting.

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    Eric Storch

    Troy chose the perfect line for the next Easy Money story. Thanks, Troy!

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        Eric Storch

        Seriously, it’s like he chose it on purpose to fit with the next EM segment I wanted to write. Ah, serendipity!

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          SAM

          I always knew Troy was a mind reader. πŸ˜‰

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      troy P.

      My pleasure Eric! Now, what in the flip am I gonna write about…?

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    Kir Piccini

    wow, your blog header is Exquisite. I love it.

    and I love the new line….let’s write ! πŸ™‚

    (Btw, t’s piece was sooooo good. I’m glad you picked it)

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      SAM

      Thanks, Kir!! it is a really good line and I’m glad I picked him too. I’ve missed his entries.

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    David Wiley

    Love this line! I’m already feeling inspired to write, even though I’m stuck here at work. And that new banner caught my eye immediately! Love that new look on your blog. πŸ™‚

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      SAM

      YAY!! You’ve been missed in the lineup. it’s like we lost an arm or a leg or something. πŸ˜‰

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    lexy3587

    I loved Troy’s piece, so funny – and this line will be good. Though right now I’m having a tough time trying to figure out how to ensure that it’s a 4th

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      SAM

      I say just write. You can always rearrange sentences later. πŸ˜‰

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    troy P.

    Can I just say – first off – thanks everyone! Your love is well received =)

    And secondly – YAY! for individually sized chalk!

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      SAM

      LOL. You’re welcome, though perhaps the green should be the short one. πŸ˜‰

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    Stacey (@Staceysmoments)

    I love the new header! I hope to write this week. I think my brain needed some air.

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      SAM

      That happens from time to time, especially after cramming to get something submitted before a deadline. I think my brain may never recover! My muse is still complaining about it!

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    Carrie

    Ahem…this is a tricky line…I might have to fudge it a bit πŸ˜‰

    Apologies in advance Professor!

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      SAM

      It’s all in your head. I promise. It’s not as tricky as it seems, nor is putting it in a 4th position. πŸ˜‰

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        Carrie

        it’s the ‘he’ that’s killing me…you’ll see. MC post coming up in about 30 min πŸ˜‰

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          SAM

          oh! that kind offudging is totally allowed!

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