Snazzy Snippets (1) -- Love is All Around

18:56 Cilla P 14 Comments


Snazzy Snippets is  a bi-monthly link-up for writers hosted by Emily of Loony Literate and Alyssa of The Devil Orders Takeout. Every two months, Emily and Alyssa post three prompts which you then share a 500 word of less snippet of your writing in response to each prompt.

As I mentioned some time earlier in this blog, one of my goals this year is to complete the first draft of my WIP. I've been working on planning/plotting for it, and my ideas are still quite disjointed. However, when I saw the prompts for this month's Snazzy Snippets, I was inspired to write out some of the scenes!

The working title for my WIP is Finchtown, and it is a YA dystopia retelling of The Little Mermaid. Now, onto the prompts! At the moment it doesn't look like romance plays a large part in my plot, so I have snippets for familial and platonic relationships too.

Prompt 1: A heartwarming snippet that makes readers go “aww!”


Prompt 2: A kissing snippet


(so it's not actually kissing, but close enough, yes?)

Prompt 3: A snippet where love interests friends first appear together




I'm actually mildly terrified about sharing this, which is interesting given I have written and put fanfictions up online before, but original fictions are different somehow. Also these are subject to change as I continue to work on the main frame of the story. Thoughts, anyone?

14 comments:

  1. It's a little hard to read out of context, but you're writing is definitely beautiful. Great descriptions. I'd love to read your whole book if you're ever looking for feedback. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Kate! Yeah, the context is still kind of shaky haha, so I didn't provide much. I'll keep that offer in mind! :)

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  2. This is so cute Cilla, and I really like the first snippet though! You'd be a great writer someday, and I hope you keep it up! :D Also good luck with your WIP!!!

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

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  3. The second snippet is sooo sweet!

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  4. I really liked the first snippet, think it really tells you a lot about the two characters. And I don't think we've had mermaids in YA fiction yet have we? Think you've found a good niche :)

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    1. Thank you, Catherine! I can't remember reading about mermaids yet, so hopefully I can pull this off :D

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  5. So so delighted to hear Snazzy Snippets inspired you! I love the relationship between Beth & Stephen, siblings are totally the best. And Stephen is quite the flirter, isn't he? Cat's personality really shines through even in this short snippet. PLUS. THE LITTLE MERMAID. I love it!

    Thank you for linking up with us!!

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    1. The prompts were awesome :D I didn't think Stephen would be a flirt, but apparently he is haha! Thanks so much, Alyssa!!

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  6. From these alone, I wanna read this! An YA dystopia with mermaids? That sounds really cool!

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    1. Awh thank you Madilyn! Hopefully it'll be a good book when it comes together :D

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  7. Wow I really like this Snazzy Snippets post! I can't wait to read more ;)

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

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Thanks for reading! It makes my day to hear your thoughts and I will respond asap. :)