Master Class 2013 Fall Semester 6

Master Class 2013 Fall Semester 6
October 30, 2013 18 Comments Master Class, Writing Stephanie Ayers

Storch-BadgeStudents seem to be dropping like flies around here. Was it something I said? The day I forgot to wear a bra? My breath? Whatever the reason, participation is low, but that only gives the Professor more time to revel in the delightful work of those who do link up. Our last prompt came from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. All assignments began with the first line from that novel: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”

Wisper wrote a story about a diary insert and leaves an open ending that will haunt your mind long after you finish reading it.

The Professor combined three prompts for a classic vampire tale that’s worth dying for.

Eric’s story about a girl named Anna and an old Walkman started something new for him and should be read before reading the rest of the serial in progress. I asked Eric to pick any book, open to page 100, and give me the 10th line from the page. His response was:

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For this assignment, I want to challenge you to begin or end your stories with this line. You have until Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 9 pm EST to link up.

The link-up is 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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    lexy3587

    ooh, fantastic 🙂 I love that book!

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    E. W. Storch

    Thanks for the nod! I’ll be using that line in one of Anna’s stories.

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    Marie

    This quote just may pull me back in!

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        Marie

        I know right? It’s been a while, I have my key storyline thought out, just need to sit on it for a bit. Yay to fun prompts!

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          SAM

          Hoping to see you in the link-up this week!

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    Tara R.

    One of my favorite SciFi Series… it must be a sign.

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      SAM

      Yes. The class isn’t the same without you.

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    E. W. Storch

    Linked – and I cheated. Sorry.

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      SAM

      Cheated, schmeated. Whatever. It works. 😉

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    Marie Nicole

    Yay! I’m in! Also, it may have helped my kick my ass into going through with this challenge, but I had mentally recorded Nov. 2 in my mind for the deadline. This morning I got up at 6 am with the story reading to be typed… So I’m early!

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