Sunday, February 19, 2012

SIX SENTENCE SUNDAY - 2/19/12

Another Sunday, another six sentence snippet from my Oscar-themed novel, BLAME IT ON THE FAME!  This week's offering is an exchange between indie actress and Academy Award nominee Jordan Schaeffer and her mother, Lisa Merrin, the divalicious former Bond babe who already has her own gold statue.  Although Lisa's thrilled that her daughter is following in her illustrious footsteps by receiving an Oscar nod, she's not so thrilled that Jordan was nominated for a role in a depressing film where she played a burn victim who wasn't miraculously restored to her former beauty in the final act.

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“Reality be damned!” Lisa proclaimed as she flung her two-thousand-dollar limited-edition Louis Vuitton handbag on to the couch.  “People want happy endings.  Look at the movie I won my Oscar for.  My character may have been a drug-addicted prostitute, but she helped Bobby DeNiro catch a serial killer and he fell in love with her.”

“Very romantic,” Jordan snarked.
     
“At least, I looked good in the movie, and before you make another snide comment, sparkly blue eye shadow and spandex hot pants were a valid fashion statement back in the ‘70s.”   

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Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look at my six sentence snippet!  Be sure to check out the work of all the other wonderful writers who participated this week at Six Sunday or search for the hashtag #sixsunday on Twitter.


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24 comments:

  1. I loved your set-up even more than the snippet. Sounds like a fun read.

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    1. Thanks, Cara! It was a fun book to write, so hopefully, that comes across to readers.

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  2. Wow...sassy is thy middle name. Great six.

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    1. Thanks, Dakota! Lisa is definitely a force to be reckoned with! LOL

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  3. I enjoyed your sassy six and was LOL at the line "My character may have been a drug-addicted prostitute, but she helped Bobby DeNiro catch a serial killer and he fell in love with her.”

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    1. Hee hee Lisa's had an interesting career, hasn't she? Glad you enjoyed the six, Deanna!

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    1. Thanks, Anya! There is definitely a lot of snark on both sides of this mother/daughter relationship.

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  5. Love this 6!! Made me laugh - Lisa is a hoot!

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    1. Thanks, Natalie. Lisa may just be a supporting character in the book, but she makes a great impact and she was one of my favorites! :)

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  6. Terrific sarcastic comment flying. Only in Hollywood.

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    1. Thanks, Charmaine! Only in Hollywood is right. I don't think you'd ever hear a normal mother and daughter having this conversation! :)

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  7. What great timing to promote this book, with the Oscars just around the corner. :) Do you watch all the Oscar-nominated films each year? Just curious. I try to, but so far I've only seen 4 this year.

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    1. I do try to see as many of the Oscar-nominated films as I can every year. I think one of my faves this year was My Week With Marilyn. Although it wasn't nominated for Best Film, MWWM did receive some acting nods and I would love to see Michelle Williams take home the Best Actress statue (probably won't happen since Viola Davis and Meryl Streep are the favorites, but a girl can dream!)

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  8. Great 6! Made me smile. Could see the exchange between these two is an interesting one.

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    1. Thanks so much, Cynthia. I love to bring the funny, so I'm glad that my 6 made you smile.

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  9. What a great scene. Lisa is hilarious! And I love how she and her daughter are polar opposites.

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    1. Shhhh, don't tell anyone, but Lisa and Jordan are based in small part on the dynamic between my mother and myself. She's always been very vivacious and extroverted while I'm the more cerebral type.

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  10. That's a great generation gap piece of dialog. Very fun scene!

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    1. Thanks, Nick! Glad you got a kick out of it.

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  11. LOL! Brilliant snippet! Just added the book to my To Be Read list on GoodReads.com. This is my kind of book! :D

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    1. Thanks so much, Gayle! Hope you enjoy Blame It on the Fame when you get to it.

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