Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A-Z Practice



First line from: Tender is the Night by F.Scott Fitzgerald

"On the pleasant shore of the French Riviera, about halfway between Marseilles and the Italian border, stands a proud, rose-colored hotel."  Shimmering in the sunlight with promise and untold secrets:  promise of romance and interesting diversions, secrets both kept and divulged, but always a frisson in the air as one crossed the threshold.

It was there that a sad-eyed youngish blond woman was ushered through the massive glass doors.  She quickly walked to the registration desk and checked in, made her way to her assigned room accompanied by her Louis V. luggage and the bell cap.  After tipping him generously, she indicated that she did not require anything more, and he left.

Her room overlooked a palm-laden courtyard and as she looked down at the sculptures, she noticed one: gleaming in the sunlight--Poseidon, his iron trident poised to be thrown; she began planning her revenge.

18 comments:

  1. A W E S O M E idea! Since your address doesn't show when you comment or contact me, here's the answer to your most recent (though *I* am a few days behind...sigh)

    I wish I knew about the circle thing, but just haven't had the time. Try Shannon. She's the google+ person of the co-hosts. My understanding about "google friends connect" is that it's what I have to track my followers on my blog. It adds a thumb nail of each follower, and puts the total count up there. Now networked blogs I don't get at all. I have over 460 followers, but less than 20 are on "networked blogs."

    Shannon is listed under the contact tab, and of course in my sidebar.

    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

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    1. Hi Tina: How do I do the comment or contact thing you mentioned? I am so non-techy :(

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  2. That is a cool idea and a promising jumping off point for creativity. I love the poster.

    Jan at Website
    Beyond Acadia
    Swamp Lily Review
    Faith Talk

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    1. Jan: Would love to comment on your blog but how do you do the circle thing?

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  3. Thanks Jan. The A-Z is a challenge -- last year I did not have a theme, I think it helps.

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  4. I really love this idea! Such a fun way to find new books too :) Thank you for your comment, I can't wait to read your A - Z posts!

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    1. Thanks, Nikki, How is school? A-Z is fun but it is a challenge. Looking forward to reading your blog.

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  5. I'm a follower now, what a good idea, I am about a third of the way done with posts, but I am running out of ideas. I think a theme might be a great idea. I've started general so I guess I will continue general.
    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

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    1. Thinking up ideas can be difficult. I don't want to be boring or too serious, which I can be. Thanks for being a follower.

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  6. Terrific idea. Thanks for sharing this picture.

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    1. Thanks, Munir. Looking forward to your posts.

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  7. Beautiful! I think it is a fantastic idea. Two of my favorite things...books and art.

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  8. While I immediately pick out the faults in this famous author's words, I still think your idea is good. The opening words in reputable novels will give your readers a short snippet of their style.

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  9. And I add my own? still not sure. I do find it fun to use a prompt like that, and then continue on my own. But the posters I have in mind will work, I just have figure out the various ways I can use them.

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  10. An interesting idea - definitely a good one.

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  11. Only the highlighted line is FSF, the rest is mine. I have always enjoyed using prompts.

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