Category Archives: She Said

She Said, She Said… Getting Too Into Your Story World

She Said, She Said… posts are actual conversations taken place via instant messenger between authors. All names have been changed to protect identities, keep us out of trouble, and otherwise clear our names.

[On feeling a little loopy while writing]

Dani Nicole: Maniacal laugh.

Dani Nicole: Cackle cackle.

Dani Nicole: DIEEEEE

Dani Nicole: Haha sorry.

Dani Nicole: This book is making me crazy.

Paige Duke: That’s good! You’re getting into it.

Dani Nicole: Yeah but if I start burning blue-taloned birds just give me a talking to.

Paige Duke: Lol. Ok.

Dani Nicole: Dani… I think…

Dani Nicole: You shouldn’t do that….

Dani Nicole: Why do you have a canteen??

Paige Duke: HA

Dani Nicole: Are you wearing a headpiece??

Dani Nicole: STOP KISSING 17 YEAR OLD BOYS!!

She Said, She Said… Dots of Doom

She Said, She Said… posts are actual conversations taken place via instant messenger between authors. All names have been changed to protect identities, keep us out of trouble, and otherwise clear our names.

[On Paige using the dots of doom in her edits on Dani’s short story]

Dani Nicole: Back to feedback on your edits, you used the DOTS OF DOOM
Dani Nicole: You were like here’s a suggestion………………………..
Paige Duke: What?
Dani Nicole: Dun dun dun
Dani Nicole: Have I not told you about the Dots of Doom?
Paige Duke: No
Dani Nicole: I hate when people use …
Dani Nicole: Because I feel like something is implied
Dani Nicole: Or it’s like sarcasm
Dani Nicole: You’re pretty…
Paige Duke: Ohh yeah, I know that part. Sorry I forgot
Dani Nicole: lol
Dani Nicole: It’s ok I’m just giving you a hard time…
Paige Duke: Trying to soften the blow
Dani Nicole: lol
Paige Duke: I’ll try to be more sensitive about that in future
Paige Duke: I’m gonna start sending you all the sanctioned dots of doom now. Starting with this one
connecting
Dani Nicole: That makes me think it’s not connecting
Dani Nicole: “Connecting”
Dani Nicole: Connecting…
Paige Duke:
typemessage
Dani Nicole: Contradicting the thumbs up
Dani Nicole: It doesn’t want you to type a message
Paige Duke: Why you gotta be such a cynic? It’s a universal nicety
Dani Nicole: No it’s not
Dani Nicole: It means something is left out
Dani Nicole: Ellipsis
Paige Duke: In prose
Dani Nicole: So it’s up to the reader to FILL IN THE BLANK
Dani Nicole: COMPLETE THE UNSPOKEN

 

Cast your vote now. Where do you land on the great ellipsis debate?

She Said, She Said… You Are What You Write

She Said, She Said… posts are actual conversations taken place via instant messenger between authors. All names have been changed to protect identities, keep us out of trouble, and otherwise clear our names.

[On deciding what to share with a co-ed writing group]

Paige Duke: Do you have anything ready from your novel?

Dani Nicole: Yeah, but the first chapter is really romantical.

Dani Nicole: And after my last Vortex of Love short making me sound like an overly romantic 14-year-old girl…

Dani Nicole: I have Luther… that short story I was working on forever.

Dani Nicole: But it’s also romantic.

Dani Nicole: -_-

Paige Duke: Ohhh

Paige Duke: Well maybe you just need to own up to the fact that you write romance.

Paige Duke: It’s good.

Paige Duke: And the boys will be totally fine with it.

She Said, She Said…The Pitfalls of a Writer’s Lunch

She Said, She Said… posts are actual conversations taken place via instant messenger between authors. All names have been changed to protect identities, keep us out of trouble, and otherwise clear our names.

[On skipping lunch to finish up flash fiction]

Paige Duke: I’ll figure something out

Paige Duke: I don’t like skipping lunch

Dani Nicole: Sounds like a poem

Dani Nicole: Skipping Lunch

Dani Nicole: By PD

Dani Nicole: It was a hungry day

Dani Nicole: But I was typing away

Dani Nicole: On my computer while the cafeteria glistened

Paige Duke: And friends call me out to play

Paige Duke: lol

Dani Nicole: Laughter swelled from the underground smells

Dani Nicole: Until my stomach rumbled

Dani Nicole: And my typing fingers fumbled

Dani Nicole: Go away hunger pains

Dani Nicole: I’ve got $hit to write

Dani Nicole: Go away hunger pains

Dani Nicole: I’ll feed you tonight.

Dani Nicole: -PD

She Said, She Said… Cryostasis

She Said, She Said… posts are actual conversations taken place via instant messenger between authors. All names have been changed to protect identities, keep us out of trouble, and otherwise clear our names.

Dani Nicole: How bout I just live in a cave?

Paige Duke: Why would you do that?

Dani Nicole: Cause, I’m sick of everything.

Paige Duke: Want me to put you in cryostatis until men evolve into higher beings?

Dani Nicole: yes

Paige Duke: K

Paige Duke: I’ll get right on that.