Thursday, September 23, 2010

Summability, another Writing Post

I read a person's blog recently, something about sum-up your work in one sentence. It was interesting and had wonderful reasoning. I’m not going to get into the why, but I figured I’d try it out. Given the fact that none of my work is completed, the following sentences are based as things currently are.

Dead Moons: She is a high level grim reaper, he is her stalker, they will try to kill each other, save another planet and maybe find their way back to love.

27: Derik has a mission to kill 27, what happens when he finds out the woman he shot is an angel?

Natalie: Two sisters and The Company that wants control of their powers battle it out while they try to find their place in the world.

Okay, well that’s the best I could do at the moment. I suppose if a sentence were compelling enough it would be effective. Why overwhelm a potential with too much information and maybe so much that they decide they don’t want to read it because they “see where it’s going”. Maybe I am viewing this the wrong way, I wish I could find the other person’s blog so I can put it here as a point of reference. So the following questions, if you wish to answer. Would you read the above stories based off the single sentence provided for each? Why (or why not)? What would be your single sentence?


  1. I would probobly want to read Natalie, it seems just to leave enough for imagination and pretty interesting. not so sure about 27, it sorta seems to go wrong way... not so sure I know how to explain...
    BUt I would definitely read Dead Moons, I find Grim reapers very appealing... plus i'm a sucker for romance...

  2. That's great to know, the issue with 27 is that it is just over 2000 words at the moment so I didn't have much to work with. And they're all romance to some degree. :p Thank you for your opinion, it's valued!