Thursday, April 08, 2010
Guess the Plot
1. With only 49 minutes to go, Cinderella faces a dilemma: should she risk riding back home in a pumpkin to stick around and find out what really makes Prince Charming the most desirable man in the kingdom? Also, a glass codpiece.
2. The eleventh day of the eleventh month. Then the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour. With each 'War to End All Wars' the tradition became more entrenched. Joss figures the next Big Truce will go down to the 11th second and catapult his mass disarmament munition assistance software into a fat multi-government contract and make him a billionaire. But first he has to start the next war.
3. When Elle wakes up in Adaven, Nevada, she discovers that every clock is stuck on 11:11. She loves having breakfast at the local diner any time she wants, but when she gets a craving for a tuna melt and fries, can she deal with a menu that never switches over to lunch?
4. Four toothpicks lined up on the table next to the body. Were they a clue left by the victim? Or just his way of keeping track of how many martinis he'd drunk? Either way they're a reminder to homicide detective Zack Martinez that if he's not home by eleven, he'd better bring his wife a slice of cheesecake from Mario's.
5. According to superstition, if you make a wish at 11:11, it comes true. Dannie-Lynn tries wishing the handsome quarterback will make a pass at her. He does, but when she gets him he can't complete the long ball. Maybe she'll have a better chance of scoring if she wishes for the tight end.
6. A bomb threat phoned in to the Times stating that the Statue of Liberty will be blown up at 11:11 is assumed to be a hoax, but reporter Ronnie Jason investigates anyway, and finds there's more than a statue at risk. Can she prevent Ellis Island from becoming the next Chernobyl?
Dear Evil Editor:
Dannie-Lynn Grady is your typical, plain and ordinary seventeen-year-old girl who fantasizes about what life would be like with the gorgeous, popular guy in school. When she learns about an old superstition of making a wish at 11:11, she takes advantage of the opportunity and wishes to be with guys that she’s convinced life would be perfect with. [When I think of taking advantage of an opportunity, I think once-in-a-lifetime, now-or-never, like when that guy came to my door with a truckload of ham he was willing to unload for only five hundred dollars. Not something you can do twice a day, any day. I'd describe this as giving it a try.] Little does she know that while she’s looking for the perfect guy, he’s waiting for her to stop looking.
Often humorous with a dose of drama, 11:11 is a 70,000 word young adult novel that [Whoa. The plot's over? Girl wants guy? That's the plot of every YA book. Who's this guy who's waiting for her? A shy guy she's never met who adores her from afar? Her best friend since she was five who she never thought about in "that way"? A serial killer who just needs a good woman to set him on the path to righteousness?] appeals to us girls who sat on the bleachers and imagined we were the cheerleader that the quarterback was talking to. [That cheerleader is a botox-addicted, thrice-divorced alcoholic who cries herself to sleep every night.] [On the other hand, she's still hot hot hot.]
I am a freelance writer and have written and produced young adult inspirational plays for various churches and schools. [There's nothing young adults like better than attending inspirational plays.] I also have a short story that won the 2001 Brampton Library Short Story Award, which led to library publication and has been used in the writing curriculum at Central Peel Secondary School. [Impressive, but I'd rather know what happens in your book.]
Please feel free to reach me through my email, phone, home address, or my website which are all listed below. I thank you for your consideration.
More information, please. Does her 11:11 wish come true? And if so, and the guy turns out to be a lemon, does she learn her lesson or make another 11:11 wish?
Actually, if you make an 11:11 wish for the quarterback, and you actually get him, wouldn't the next logical step be to immediately dump him and wish for Robert Pattinson? I mean, if wishing works, you might as well shoot for the top.