I’ve been tagged by writing buddy Rachel Amphlett to reveal the first lines of the first 3 chapters of my WIP (Of Foreign Build), and then tag 3 more writers to do the same.
The grey, cool room held so much sadness that the old mismatched furniture had absorbed the heavy look of grief.
The first major decision Noel and I made as a couple was, how were we going to live?
Losing control and almost smashing up a fifty-five thousand dollar, ten tonne boat is quite exhausting.
Batons go to my boating buddies and writers/authors Sandra Crook, Alison Alderton & Julie Gorges.
July 26, 2014 at 9:32 am
Good lines! Makes me want to read it.
July 26, 2014 at 4:34 pm
Thanks! I have been writing it for a long time – I am quite proud of it and can’t wait for the launch in a few months.
July 28, 2014 at 8:38 am
I don’t know if this is open to other writers or not but delete me if I’m not welcome. I used to be a boat builder and lived on my 37′ double ender in the Gulf Islands of B.C. Canada. Now, I’m land locked but I wouldn’t have met my wife if I was still living on the boat. So, it is better this way. A bonus is that I write now. I am close to getting my latest novel “A River of Pain, An Ocean of Joy” up on Amazon. A bit more editing left to do. Here’s my first three chapter sentences…
Chapter One: It would be nice if the human brain were like a computer hard drive.
Chapter Two: The things you don’t know about some people.
Chapter Three: I have always thought that it would be nice to have a fireplace in my little trailer.
I’ve followed your story for a while. Love all your adventures. Thanks and all the best.
July 28, 2014 at 5:15 pm
That’s great Michael. I just love your first sentences and I am delighted that you have made contact. Writers, sailors, travellers, dreamers . . . anyone can make contact – I’d love to chat to more people.
I am invited to do lots of writing blog tours and similar, I will be sure to invite/include you next time. I like your website – nauticaldecorandmore.com and I will be checking out your books. Please stay in touch.
July 28, 2014 at 5:49 pm
Michael, I can’t find a contact page, or email for you directly – can you let me know what it is – I’d like to contact you – thanks.
July 29, 2014 at 1:04 am
You can contact me at wmm at williammichaelmatthews.com