WIPjoy #12

Yes, yes, I’m still slowly making my way through this list. Share a line from the MC about food. Duncan doesn’t talk about food (at least not so far), but he does think about it. And then as though from thin air a footman appeared at Duncan’s elbow to set a heaping plate before him.…

WIPjoy #11

From a side character: what’s the most pain (physical or emotional) you’ve been in? George Fitzbert has volunteered to answer. He is Duncan’s best friend, if Duncan has such a thing; Duncan mostly keeps to himself, an awkward outsider in the world. So, George, what is the most pain you’ve been in? George: It’s rather…

WIPjoy #10

From the antagonist: happiest memory? Who is the antagonist in Faebourne? The whole Milne family? The brothers did abduct Duncan, after all. I guess that makes them antagonistic. All right then, we’ll ask Richard Milne first. Richard: I remember being happy as a child. I have not been happy since. Um . . . okay…

WIPjoy #9

From the MC: Most awkward memory? Duncan Oliver: Almost all my memories are awkward, I’m afraid. It’s why I mostly keep to myself. I do enjoy parties and the company of others, but I’m not very good at it, you see. I suppose that first meeting with the Milne brothers is a fair example. To…

WIPjoy #8

If you like ______, you’ll like my book! Well, if you enjoyed Brynnde, you’ll probably enjoy Faebourne. Basically, if you like historical fiction with a touch of fairy magic to it, Faebourne should work for you. Still, I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s like Outlander or Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. It’s…

WIPjoy #7

If your story was represented by one item, what would it be? A fox. There is a fox in the story, a pet fox named Aloysius. I think he represents the fun and slyness and oddity of Faebourne. And here is your friendly reminder to PLEASE vote for Brynnde in the Creme de la Cover…

WIPjoy #6

Slowly but surely, the WIPjoy continues . . . Name something in your WIP for each of your senses: sight, sound, taste, smell, touch. Uh . . . I’m not entirely sure what I’m being asked to do here. Give an example from my WIP for each of these senses? I haven’t gotten very far…

WIPjoy #5

Now back to your irregularly scheduled WIPjoy. Share a line of description. Gray stone stretched to either side as far as Duncan could see; he had to turn and lean out of the coach to find the ends of the house. It was gloriously carved, almost gothic. High above along the roofline Duncan spied figures…

WIPjoy #4

Share a song that inspires you for this story. Um . . . Maybe something by October Project? I mean, nothing immediately springs to mind, which is kind of weird since I usually do use songs for inspiration. Maybe the Waterboys’ take on Yeats’ “The Stolen Child”? It simply uses the poem: Where dips the…

WIP Wednesday

I’m taking WIPjoy at my own pace. For today I’ll break and give you a new snippet of Faebourne. In this scene, Duncan has been left alone to dress himself before breakfast. He was peering under the bed in search of appropriate footwear when the door opened once more and Richard entered. Duncan rose from…