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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday Spotlight: Nancy Lindley-Gauthier

Do you have special connections? Empathy for certain things, creatures, or people? A different perception of our world? (Or, heck, some other world?)

I’ve long felt an attachment for the big mammals out there, especially dolphins and whales. Capturing a moment in their world obsesses me. In my current work-in-progress I stray perhaps too far into their world. Will readers want to follow? When you write – or read – do you find certain descriptions fill your mind? Do they add, or take away from, the story? The following is a brief passage from that current WIP:

A single whale, perhaps that same, curious one, sliced through a wave and arched her neck, closer now, little more than one white-capped wave away. The curious whale drifted, her focus seeming fixed on the boat. The tiny waves parted as a small rounded hump of another white whale broke the surface to spout. Little of the whale was visible, though Seth stared, transfixed.

A warm flush washed over Cori, and she couldn’t help but smile at the big man. So handsome, he was far out of her league, she thought. But honestly, his tenderness drew her more than his looks.

Does the focus on the whales intensify her feeling for Seth, or distract?


Maureen said...

Hi Nancy,
My daughter really enjoys giraffes and I am amazed by the elephants.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

robynl said...

intensifies her feeling for Seth.