First of all, a couple of announcements:
- The awesome Lara Schiffbauer is posting at the Life List Club blog. Head on over and check it out.
- Stay tuned. I’ve got an offering for that April-May Writing Challenge at the bottom of this post.
I’m guest posting today and Nicole Basaraba’s Uni-Verse-City! She’s wrapping up the series on Writing in Different Genres and I’m doing a post on fantasy. I am way beyond thrilled to be part of this series. Please check out the other fantastic writers who contributed.
Living the Fantasy Life by Sonia G Medeiros
I blame my parents for my
obsession with love of fantasy. As a child, I had what you might politely call an active imagination. I was often in trouble at school for daydreaming (though, really, I had already finished the work…usually). But did my parents act quickly to contain this? Did they enforce the boundaries of reality and the dangers of dwelling in imaginary worlds?
In fact, fueled by their passion for science fiction/fantasy, they fed my taste for the unreal with a steady diet of A Wrinkle in Time, Narnia, King Arthur, Wonder Woman, Conan, Lord of the Rings, Edgar Allen Poe, The Twilight Zone and WWF Wrestling (my dad *shrug*). They encouraged me to tell them my odd little tales and allowed me to pretend that I was a warrior princess from a magical world sadly marooned in this one without my powers…
Read the rest here.
As promised, here is my offering for the April-May Writing Challenge – First Impressions and Famous Last Words:
Hell on earth started, just as I knew it always would, with a parade.
*It is an opening line. Thanks to those of you who alerted me that I’d forgotten to say. LOL*
So tell me, what is your favorite first or last line of a movie or story?
In other news, I forgot to mention on my last ROW80 check-in that I would only be checking in every other week or so. But I will be visiting some ROW80 buds. Hope your week is going smashingly.