Everyone has gotten a chance to read articles by the IU staff, but could you pick their writing out of a lineup?
Below, you will see lines excerpted from the books of five Indies Unlimited authors. Can you tell which author wrote which line? Bonus points if you also know the book from which the line comes!
Below and to the left are pictures of the IU authors and next to each, a line from a book. The authors are not next to the lines from their own books. Or are they? See if you can mix and match the author with the line. Put your guesses in the comment section below (1. author name, 2. author name, etc.). The winner gets bragging rights.
Answers will be posted at 2 PM Pacific Time on Sunday, April 22. Good luck!
1. “The tiny park was nicely tended, with some venerable old umbrella pines that leaned away from the prevailing winds off the water.”
2. “Here, there is a palpable frenzy of guilty consumption, and despite the bleak economy, a marathon of parties – and an undercurrent of sex for sale.”
3. “I drove through layers of absence.”
4. “The sense of loss I felt had faded into the back of my heart, tucked into the place where those things best left unexamined dwelt.”
5. “The darkness deepened until I was on the precipice of a hideous void.”
That word looks so lonely. Every author has heard the proverbial, “Writing is the loneliest profession.”
We spend countless hours in front of the keyboard, with our imaginary and sometimes not so imaginary friends.
Think about it, if you write 750 words per hour (a decent clip, about what I average when I’m rolling) that means in the best case scenario, that’s 133 hours for a 100,000 word novel. In other words if you wrote for a solid five hours per day, it would work out to roughly 27 days—month and a week if you believe in weekends. Continue reading “A Matter of Perspective”