Like most people, I read novels and watch movies (films?) for the stories, and for the action. But every once in a while a real nugget of a phrase drops into my lap, and sticks with me…phrases like “along come a stranger and stopped to argue some,” or “lean and sere as a winter wolf.”
I don’t have to dig around in the data banks of my mind for those. The only hitch is finding a way to share them with other readers and writer who might appreciate them as I do.
All of which is preamble to thinking it might be fun to offer a copy of my novel Stone Fly to the first two or three readers who would like to share personal favorites we can post here.
For now I’ll post my disclaimer that I never steal phrases from other writers. This is just for love of the language.