Snazzy Snippets is back!
If you’re new here and have no idea what the heck I’m going on about, click the drop-down box to find out all about this link-up.
What is Snazzy Snippets for?
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. If you’re not a writer, or aren’t working on anything, don’t go back up the rabbit hole just yet. Read everyone’s wonderful snippets on the linky!
Who are you guys, anyway?
Me (Emily): I’m an Australian blogger and writer. I mainly write contemporary YA fiction. Since I’m always sharing snippets of my writing on Twitter and my blog, I wanted to give others a chance to!
Alyssa: I’m a Hong Kong blogger and YA writer. I write diverse and empowered girls in worlds of magic, madness and murder. I post monthly #WatchMeWrite videos on my blog, and I love to read other online writers’ works. So here we are!
Who can participate and what can I post?
Post anything, so long as it pertains to the prompt/question and is under 500 words! (We won’t kill you if it’s a bit over, of course, but we may frown.) It can be something you wrote at 3 AM the night before or a passage you’ve been slaving over for months. And of course, it has to be your own writing. Plagiarism isn’t snazzy.
I have the BEST idea for a snippet prompt/question.
Wonderful! Tweet or email Emily (@theloonytuney, emily.mead3[at]live.com.au) or Alyssa (@AlyssaC_HK, alyssa.carlier[at]gmail.com), and we’ll do our best to include your idea in a future Snazzy Snippets post!
Alright so, without further ado, here are the prompts – 1) a snippet from something you wrote more than 2 years ago.
Let us go back to the dark ages of 2006, when I was nine and already deep into my Harry Potter obsession.
Including Harry Potter notebooks. And I wrote stories in this notebook by my pen name, Emily J. Mead.
Good old Mr and Mrs Katandra and their lottery winnings. It’s a thrilling story. \
Noodle was a witch’s cat, apparently. I didn’t read much further because I was cringing too hard.
2. A snippet where characters consider their backstory.