Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #23

Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome site that allows writers and authors to share their 8-sentence excerpts, published or unpublished, to the blogosphere. It’s a fun way to communicate with other writers and find new readers. If you’d like to join or would like to read excerpts from talented writers, please visit the WeWriWa website on Sunday ( http://www.wewriwa.com ).

Here’s my excerpt from my celebrity scandal story. The cast of Remember Me is at the airport, ready to go on their international promotional tour. Sequoia is nervous because she hasn’t seen her Hollywood family in a while and a magazine just ripped her to shreds. Here goes:

“Holy shit, are they all here for you? They act like you’re the Royal family or something.”

“You’re dating a Queen; it’s about time you realize it,” Kenley teased while shifting her body to peak at her boyfriend.

“You want me to walk you two to the gates?”

Sequoia and Kenley shared a look, “Please baby,” Kenley answered.

Her boyfriend nodded; Sequoia ran her fingers over her ponytail ; she hadn’t recognized Diego through the flashing lights, but she caught a glimpse of another TMZ paparazzi–a female. She’d probably rip Sequoia to shreds. It was definitely a good idea that he was tagging along as a bodyguard.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #21

Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome blog hop that allows writers to share 8 sentence excerpts, published or unpublished, with the blogosphere. We comment on each other’s posts every Sunday. If you’d like to join or would like to read wonderful talent, please visit the WeWriWa website on Sunday, November 9th.

Here’s a continuation of my celebrity scandal story:

“…I will never appear in their magazine again for any interviews or scoops. I can see other celebrities following suit. We can start a campaign or something–say no to derogatory terms in magazines.”

Sequioa squuezed her friend’s hair and looked at her. “Kenley, thanks for trying to make me feel better.”

At the airport parking lot, a swarm of paparazzi, some with cameras and some with video camcorders, circled around Kenley’s parked car. She said, “Hey baby, wake up; we’re here.”

Her boyfriend grunted in the back seat but woke up, yawning and stretching.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

 

Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #19

Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome blog site that allows writers to showcase their published and/or unpublished work to the blogosphere by sharing an 8-sentence excerpt. It’s a great chance to get feedback on drafts or to find new readers for published stories. If you’d like to participate or find new authors, please visit the WeWriWa’s website on Sunday, October 26th.

Sequoia’s involved in a celebrity scandal, and she just finished reading a magazine article slut shaming her. She’s on her way to the airport with her best friend and co-star, Kenley. Here’s my excerpt:

“This will all blow over in a couple of months. Your friends and family have your back no matter what. They definitely went too far with calling you a whore in the title. I have a feeling many women will boycott that; influential, high executives, popular actresses–we won’t stand for that. Gossip Reel should be ashamed of themselves, a bunch of women setting us back. Men use that derogatory term against women, women shouldn’t use it on each other.”

“Do you really think some people will boycott?” [Sequoia asked.]

Kenley held Sequoia’s hand, keeping her other one on the 10 position of the steering wheel. “Absolutely, I’m first on the list.”

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

 

Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #18

Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome blog hop that allows writers to share their 8-sentence excerpt to the blogosphere. It can be from a published or unpublished book. If you’d like to join or would love to read from talented writers, please visit the WeWriWa’s website on Sunday, October 19th.

Here’s my excerpt:

Sequoia placed her elbow on the door rest, then put her chin in the cup of her hand. She stared out of the window. When her manager had warned her that Gossip Reel would be brutal today, that was an understatement.

Kenley rubbed her friend’s shoulder. “It’ll be all right, Sequoia.”

She shook her head. “They called me a whore. A manipulating whore…America will hate me now.”

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #17

Weekend Writing Warriors is a fun website that allows talented writers to showcase their published or unpublished 8-sentence excerpts for the blogosphere. If you’d like to join or read some new stories, please visit WeWriWa’s website on Sunday, October 12th.

I was going to have my next installment be about the scandalous interview in Australia, but I’ll backtrack a bit. It’s the day the cast meets at the airport to head off for their promotional tour of Remember Me. A magazine has just printed about Sequoia’s cheating on Perry. The brutal article was posted right before this section (I didn’t share it because it’s pretty long 🙂 ).

Any feedback for improvements is much appreciated. This is my first story that’s not a drama or has a psycho character LOL.

Here’s my excerpt:

Sequoia scrunched the magazine in her hands then threw it on the floor. She wiped tears rolling down her cheek. Good thing she wore sunglasses because there was no way she could keep her cool today. No one, especially paparazzi, could see her cry. The only people she trusted were Seneca and Kenley. Unfortunately, Seneca was back in Georgia; however, Kenley was in the driver’s seat. They were on their way to the airport, Kenley’s boyfriend sat in the backseat, asleep.

Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #16

The Weekend Writing Warriors site is pretty awesome. It allows writers to showcase their published or unpublished work to the blogosphere for encouragement, support, and or feedback. Writers share an 8-sentence excerpt every Sunday. To read talented snippets or to join, please visit the WeWriWa’s website on Sunday, October 5th.

Here’s my excerpt (the last one for this chapter):

Cody focused his attention back to Perry. “No wonder Quoia left your whack ass. She probably caught you sucking his dick. At least that’s the only reason I can think of for a guy to be so passionate while defending another guy.” Cody smirked.

Perry grabbed Colin’s fist in mid-air, halting him from punching Cody’s face. “I said he isn’t worth it!”

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

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I recently signed up for Critique Circle (my username is Yhosby), and I’m submitting this particular story in the queue. It’s starting from the beginning. I had so much fun writing the middle and ending, so I may decide to cut (or shorten) the beginning. It seems to be more lighthearted instead of having tension. I wouldn’t want readers to get bored!

Anyway, if you’re on Critique Circle, look me up. Since I’m not a Premium Member, I can’t make buddy requests 😦

Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #15

Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome blog hop that allows writers to share their published or unpublished work with the blogosphere. On Sundays, courageous writers share an 8-sentence excerpt to get feedback or to gain new readers. If you’re interested in joining or want to read fun, action packed, and/or drama filled pieces of fiction, please visit WeWriWa’s website on Sunday, September 28th.

Sorry, last week, I forgot to add that the bodyguards followed Perry over to the bar to stand with Colin. I don’t know how I missed that! Here’s my snippet:

Cody put his hands in his pockets and looked at Perry. “Hey, A-list, am I that scary that you need an army?”

“There’s no need to start a scene; let’s go our separate ways.”

“Says the guy who approached me; damn, Sen was right, you are just a pansy-ass little bitch.”

With hands balled in a fist, Colin took a step closer, but Perry blocked his path with his outstretched arm. “Stop; he’s not worth it.”

“You’re right, D-list isn’t worth it; he’s pathetic, trying to stay relevant,” Colin agreed.

“How is it gonna feel when this D-lister steals your spotlight during your promotional tour?”

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby