Sneak Off and Read: Lines about NICKNAMES, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about NICKNAMES for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


“Don’t tell me they have you working with Jonathan,” Miller said.

Laura bobbed her head and hiccupped. “Jonath-It.”

Claire Gem


With all this drama percolating, you’d think the others would stay quiet. No such luck! Mama Bear had to step up and protect her Goldilocks from the Big, Bad Photographer.

Joanne Guidoccio


“Pete’s right.” Geoffrey referred to his wife Patrice by her nickname, as always.

Jeannie Hall


“Now, cowboy? Now I’m old and wise and know better than to turn down a good offer.”

Kathryn Jane


She turned, staring straight at me with that fiery spirit still there in those deep brown eyes. “I said some things never change.”

Miss fancy pants had no clue what she was talking about.

Sharp Blades (work in progress)


“Princess” might be her name, but Jerrod always thought of her…

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The Right Opening

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Have you ever experienced the tyranny of the blank page?

If you’re nodding in agreement, you are in good company. In fact, I believe every writer—from beginner to published—has experienced those feelings of doubt and apprehension, especially at the start of a new manuscript. That’s when gremlin thoughts are most powerful.

In this post, I will offer several suggestions on how to squash those gremlins and start writing the first page of your next manuscript.

First, I will dispel  three popular rules:

rule #1–Start with a bang

Some writers believe the first page needs drama: a passionate argument between two people or a man running out of a burning house. One problem: the reader is not yet invested in the characters. The two people arguing could be murderers, and the man running out of the burning house could be a burglar. The reader needs to know more about the characters…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines about WORDS OF ENDEARMENT, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about WORDS OF ENDEARMENT for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


Tears sparkled on Maddie’s eyelashes. “I love that boy so much. He reminds me of my Joseph.” She smiled. “He’s just as stubborn.”

Jacquie Biggar
Hold ‘Em


“You are incredibly beautiful, Zoe Anderson. I’m honored you’re sharing your lovely body with me.”

Claire Gem


“I can’t stop thinking about you,” he whispered as he explored me with his tongue, caressing me, exciting me, removing my clothes, making me lose control as he led me away from the kitchen.

Joanne Guidoccio


But he kept his distance until she was inside and rolled down the window. Then he leaned in and planted a hot kiss on her before saying in a soft voice, “Drive safe, baby.”

Kathryn Jane


“Babe, I missed you so much.” Her eyes filled with worry, and he hated that he’d put that…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines about the topic DREAM, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about the topic DREAM for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


Ben cleared a path to the hostess station where Daniel stood, wearing a dark blue suit, a red-striped tie, and a 100-watt smile. He looked…magnificent. His eyes gleamed with hopes and dreams.

Vicki Batman
Raving Beauty” from Just You and Me set


“See? He’s gentle as a lamb.”
Some Lamb. The Sheep in her dreams didn’t blow smoke out their nostrils.

Jacquie Biggar
Hold ‘Em


I have no regrets. None at all. It’s my money and I love helping people reach their dreams.

Joanne Guidoccio


Dusty wondered if she’d been dreaming. But the rifle was balanced in her right hand, and the binocs hung from a strap in her left.

Kathryn Jane


Never in my wildest dreams would have guessed I’d be just like the other players, a divorced dad who was lucky to…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines about the topic WISH, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about the topic WISH for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


Sharon WrayLeaving the square, Nate kept to the dark edges when his cell buzzed again. A text message from Pete which left Nate wishing his heart would give up and stop beating.

Sharon Wray
When Next We Meet (work in progress)


“Don’t need your help, lamebrain. I can manage just fine. And stop calling me beautiful.”

Vicki Batman
Raving Beauty” from Just You and Me set


The kids love Doctor Barnes, he makes them laugh. I wish you could hear it, Ray. They make my heart happy.

Jacquie Biggar


Laura wished now she had something she could share with Miller to offer him some comfort. But she had nothing.

Claire Gem


How I wished he could get back into bed with me. But I knew he had a responsibility to be at the murder scene.

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