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Chiara / February 3, 2016 , Wed / writing

My friends Alyssa and Emily co-host what is called Snazzy Snippets! Here’s a bit about it:

It’s an opportunity for writers! Every two months, we post a prompt or question for you to share a snippet of less than 500 words. It’s designed to let you have fun, analyse your work on a smaller level, or just write something to join in.

The prompts for this edition are as follows:

A heartwarming snippet that makes readers go “aww!”
or
A kissing snippet
or
A snippet where love interests first appear together 
(applicable for both future or established relationships)

 

Okay, so since I have already given you snippets from both of my other novels, which you can read here and here, I thought I would give you a snippet from the very first novel that I ever actually managed to finish. My very first book baby: JB. I’ve chosen the first snippet option, because I experimented with the other two, and I just WAS NOT HAPPY. So here we are (try #3):

I placed a hand on his shoulder, and he turned to look at me. “Hey, you,” I said softly.

“Hey,” he replied.

“Is everything all right?”

He nodded. “Just stressed about tomorrow.”

“Would it make you feel better if I told you that I think you will do brilliantly?”

He smiled in response. “A little.”

I cupped his elbows in my palms, and brought him a little closer to me. Our faces were inches apart when I said, “You will do brilliantly. I know that mind. It’s fantastic.”

He closed his eyes and leaned forward, his forehead pressing against mine.

Ah, my boys. MY BOYS. I actually adore this scene because my main character is being a supportive sweetheart, and his love interest is all nervous, and the two of them are just cutie patooties, okay? I hope you went “aww!”, otherwise I will have failed miserably at this snippet.

Love always,

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10 Responses to snazzy snippets: the valentine edition

  1. Okay yes but I am saying AWWWWW so hard right now. Trial #3 is definitely a massive success. They already have so much chemistry and love interests supporting and comforting one another = THE BEST. It’s so great to see your first book baby — those always hold a precious place in our heart, I think. Thank you for linking up with us, Chiara!

    • Chiara says:

      EEEEP, that makes me so happy! I’m so glad that you got all that from trial #3 :D They definitely do hold a special place in our heart <3 No problem, lovely! I hope to link up every time from now on :D

  2. oh???? my god???????????????????? THEY ARE MY BABIES AND I HAVE NOT EVEN READ THIS BOOK PLEASE GIVE THEM TO ME SO I CAN WRAP THEM IN BLANKETS AND FEED THEM CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

  3. Yes, of course this made me say ‘AW’! Good job :)

  4. Rebecca says:

    This is so cute and lovely, perfect with Valentines approaching, too! As always, love your writing snippets!

  5. Romi says:

    Such a squeeworthy scene. I definitely felt like it was an important moment for the two and, you know, it’s pretty sweet and all. I liked that it showed the characters’ support and loyalty and sweetness. ALL IMPORTANT THINGS. Such a sweetie moment. *sighs*

    • Chiara says:

      *grins* I’m glad you liked this scene in the overall scheme of things. I really like it myself :D Supportive babies for the win <3

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