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Six Sentence Sunday

May 15, 2011

Here are the opening sentences of the Sky Pirate story I work on intermittently.

Most of the problem I have with this story is that there is a super-fine line between information dumping and world building and I just haven’t found the proper shoes to walk it yet. Still, I like what I have, so hopefully it’ll work out.

Was it worth it? Daric asked himself again as the airship he was trying to pilot shuddered around him and coughed out black, pungent smoke. Was it really worth it?

And though he had been very nearly captured, shot at, and now probably destined to crash and die horribly in the remote forest below, he decided that yes, it had been worth it. Totally and completely worth it.


Be sure to stop by the OFFICIAL SITE and check out all of this week’s enticing sentences!

36 Comments leave one →
  1. kerrianne permalink
    May 15, 2011 8:32 am

    It WAS definitely worth visiting your six for that photo alone!!!! Great six too!

  2. May 15, 2011 8:50 am

    Ok the picture is just sexy. Wooohooo. Love the six. I say it is worth it. Lisa I can’t wait to read more.

  3. May 15, 2011 8:52 am

    There are words there, I know there a words there. Heh. What is he flying away from, I wonder?

    • May 15, 2011 10:27 pm

      You totally beat me to this comment! Crap. Must visit earlier in the day… 😀

      Oh, yeah, Lisa…the words were good too, once I found them. 😉

  4. May 15, 2011 9:21 am

    Oh, I want to know what was worth it!!

  5. May 15, 2011 10:09 am

    I’m sure it was worth it! I’d love to read more of this world you’re creating!

  6. May 15, 2011 10:13 am

    I like a man who is satisfied and without doubts. I’m loving this world and Daric. 🙂

  7. May 15, 2011 10:15 am

    Jeepers Christmas! Who can focus on the words with that picture there??? I thought it was a great opening hook! And I so know what you mean about the line between info dump and world-building–hope you work it out!

  8. May 15, 2011 10:16 am

    The picture is totally worth it! I’m intrigued, great six!

  9. May 15, 2011 10:20 am

    Holy smokes! That picture is definitely worth it! Awesome six!

  10. May 15, 2011 10:33 am

    Huh, what six? Oh yes… there are your sentences. Got distracted by the man! 😉

    Seriously though Lisa, awesome six!

  11. Taryn Kincaid permalink
    May 15, 2011 10:35 am

    Nice job. I hope you continue with this one. This six didn’t demonstrate your difficulty w/worldbuilding v. backstory dumping at all!

    Hot picture. Goes without saying. But hell. I’ve said it.

  12. May 15, 2011 10:49 am

    Sounds like a precarious flight ahead. Glad he has no regrets! Makes me wonder about what.

  13. May 15, 2011 10:55 am

    I’m sure what you have is fantastic. Especially since everything you write is gold!
    BTW the pic? You’ve got to find me a man like that LOL

  14. Luxie Ryder permalink
    May 15, 2011 11:03 am

    Don’t know if it was worth it for Daric but visiting your blog and finding that pic was definitely worth it for me! Great excerpt.

  15. May 15, 2011 11:45 am

    Damn it all to hell. I had a comment and then scrolled down to enter it and it went completely out of my head. I know it was worth it for me!

  16. May 15, 2011 11:53 am

    It was worth it for him and worth it for me to read your work!!

  17. May 15, 2011 12:06 pm

    It must be great if it was worth all that.

  18. May 15, 2011 12:08 pm

    Great six, Lisa. I do love steampunk-ish stuff 🙂

  19. May 15, 2011 12:16 pm

    Oh, man…I want to read on to find out what happens to him!

  20. May 15, 2011 12:26 pm

    Great six, definitely leaves me wanting to find out more.

  21. May 15, 2011 12:45 pm

    Seems worth it to me! Want to read on!

  22. May 15, 2011 12:45 pm

    Great six!

  23. May 15, 2011 1:28 pm

    Intriguing six! It sounds worth it!

  24. May 15, 2011 1:37 pm

    I wonder what was worth it and why he is going to die. I hope you’ll share more of this. I need to read it. 😉

  25. May 15, 2011 1:53 pm

    Whatever he thought was worth it, it is. Keep going with the story

  26. May 15, 2011 2:28 pm

    Love a guy with no regrets. And, fantastic pic!

  27. May 15, 2011 4:09 pm

    I wanna know what he did! You’ve got me hooked good with this one. *Channeling our dear Balthier for this? LOL) Great snippet, Lisa.

    Also, thanks for the pic. I needed a boost

  28. May 15, 2011 4:19 pm

    I know it was worth it to stop by for that excerpt! ::grins:: Well done.


  29. May 15, 2011 4:39 pm

    Great six!

  30. May 15, 2011 5:14 pm

    Was is worth it? It depends on what ‘it’ was! can’t wait to find out.

  31. May 15, 2011 6:01 pm

    Great six and great pic too!

  32. May 15, 2011 7:35 pm

    Definitely worth it, even if I’m left hanging like this! Oh, and that picture isn’t half-bad, either.

    Great six!

  33. May 15, 2011 8:30 pm

    Sounds like he would give up everything for “it”…Even life?

  34. May 15, 2011 10:39 pm

    Was what worth it? I’m curious to know what’s happening. Also, thanks for the pic : )

  35. May 16, 2011 10:31 pm

    Definitely worth it! Great six, Lisa.

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