Writer’s Quote Wednesday – The Voices In Your Head

29 Jul

Today is  Writer’s Quote Wednesday hosted by Colleen from Silver Threading

I am quoting the author of The Crater Lake Series, Francis Guenette. I was visiting her blog the other day and read this quote which she wrote and I had to share it, because it is insightful and makes complete sense to me.

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“We owe our characters something that no one else can give them. So, learn the rules, read the advice and then throw it all away and listen to those voices in your head.”

~Francis Guenette

I thought I’d post a small excerpt from my book, The Fall of Lilith which demonstrates some of my character’s personality traits.

            “We should consume it.” Lilith licked her bottom lip.

“What? You cannot mean . . . ” Gadreel could not bring herself to say the words.

“We need nourishment to survive,” Lilith said. “The small animal’s carcass can provide us with a substantial amount of food.”

Samael stared at her, openmouthed. “But Lilith, consuming animal flesh is surely forbidden.”

“Why?” Lilith asked, without hesitation. “The rules we lived by in Heaven no longer exist here on Earth. We are different creatures now, and we make our own rules.”

“In Heaven we ate fruit and vegetables on occasion for the pleasure of it,” Gadreel’s said. “I understand that on Earth we need sustenance to survive, but we were taught in Heaven that animals should be cherished.”

“You forget we are no longer in Heaven.” Lilith stared at her. “We rule over these animals now and we shall do what we please with them.”

She strutted to the small camel’s carcass and lifted it from the ground. The large camel snapped at her several times, and finally latched onto one of her wings with its large teeth and held on tight.

Gadreel and Samael watched in horror as Lilith willed her serpent form and then struck the animal with her tail until the camel finally surrendered and retreated.

Lilith placed the stiff little calf on its back upon a flat surface of the cave. Her nails grew into sharp talons as they had in the jungle. She ripped the calf’s soft underbelly open and began to gorge on its insides.

Samael toddled toward her. Dark blood ran along the sides of Lilith’s mouth, and her neck and hands were coated in it.

“Are you enjoying that?” Gadreel became nauseated and dizzy watching her eat.

“No. It is revolting, but it fills my belly, and it strengthens me.”

24 Responses to “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – The Voices In Your Head”

  1. Dave Goodlove July 29, 2015 at 9:50 am #

    I really love your Lilith character, Vashti. Great job with her!

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  2. Silver Threading July 29, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

    Vashti, that was simply marvelous – the quote and your excerpt! LOVE them! ❤

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  3. olganm July 29, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

    Intriguing…;)

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  4. mbarkersimpson July 29, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

    Great snippet, Vashti – it showed off your characters really well. I love the quote. it makes perfect sense to me too. Thanks for sharing 😀

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 29, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

      Yay! Thank you so much. I was really nervous about posting such a small section of my book but I thought it showed some of the characters’ personalities. I’m so happy you liked the quote and the snippet. 😀 xx

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      • mbarkersimpson July 29, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

        It was a great idea, because it hooked me completely, and I’m sure it hooked others too 🙂 xx

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 30, 2015 at 2:29 pm #

        That’s wonderful! You made my day. ❤ xx

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  5. Sunni Morris July 29, 2015 at 6:23 pm #

    Your Lilith character is intriquing. I wonder if she’ll persuade the others to join her… I bet she could sway them.

    Sunni
    http://sunni-survivinglife.blogspot.com/

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 30, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

      Hi Sunni! Thank you. Lilith is highly intelligent, silver-tongued, and a natural manipulator, so she usually gets her way. I’m glad you find her intriguing. 😀

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  6. ratnibbles July 29, 2015 at 11:11 pm #

    I think I’ll love your Lilith 😉 awesome excerpt and nice quote!
    A Rat’s Nibble

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  7. francisguenette July 30, 2015 at 10:03 am #

    I am honoured that you chose my words to begin this wonderful post, Vashti. Wonderful little snippet of your writing. I love it when Lilith says – we can make our own rules now. Yes, indeed! Here’s to all the new rule makers.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 30, 2015 at 2:53 pm #

      Hello Francis! You know how much I love that quote. You put my thoughts into words. It’s awesome that you enjoyed the snippet from my book. You must know how nerve-racking it is to put a small piece of your story out there like that. Thank you! 😀 xx

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  8. imanikel July 31, 2015 at 8:11 am #

    I saw that quote by Francis too and I loved it immediately I saw it. You describe the scene so well that though I hate snakes or more like afraid of them, I felt empathy at her hunger and laughed at her response “No. It is revolting, but it fills my belly, and it strengthens me.”

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 1, 2015 at 1:14 am #

      Thank you very much for your kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed the snippet despite your fear of snakes. 😀 xx

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  9. cindy knoke August 12, 2015 at 7:26 pm #

    So creative and fascinating!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 13, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

      Thank you very much, Cindy! 🙂 It means a lot, especially coming from you.

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  10. Chantelle Hazelden (@MamaMummyMum) August 25, 2015 at 9:48 am #

    love the quote, really gets you thinking!! thanks for sharing with #readwithme x

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 25, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

      Hi Chantelle! It is a great quote. I’m glad you liked it. Thank you! 😀

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