Blog Buddy Bytes with Jan

>> Monday, May 14, 2012

Heaven forbid my readers get tired of me!

So in an effort to mix it up a bit, occasionally I'll have "Blog Buddy Bytes" to feature some of my writer pals.

This week, I'm honored to have my editor, Jan Ackerson, share from her blog, One Hundred Words. Be sure to check it out.

A few words from Jan about "One Hundred Words"...
Ernest Hemingway once said that his best novel was this six-word treasure: For Sale — baby shoes, never used. I’m no Hemingway, but I’ve always been intrigued by the power of just a few well-chosen words. I’m going to give myself one hundred words per entry—not a single word more nor less—and I plan to write a variety of character studies, observations, and slices of life. If you meet a character here who intrigues you, feel free to drop her into your own writing project. If you want to know what happens next—you’ll have to write it yourself.


 Job Shadowing
Five minutes late. There’s a teenager at my desk, probably job shadowing. I don’t see his Careers coach, but I don’t mind schooling him.
“In the business world, it’s impolite to look at someone else’s computer.”
He looks up. “In the business world, is it okay to be late?”
Staredown. “Go call your mom to bring you a tie, and learn some manners, kid. Scoot.
He scoots.
Later, I see him wearing a tie, talking with the vice president of sales. He looks like ohgoodlord the new boss starts today.

 As they walk past, he turns to grin at me.

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