Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaborative article is Peace. In addition to sharing lines from works-in-progress, we also encouraged authors to introduce us to a peacekeeper of one of their published works. [More info]
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~ Jessica L. Elliott ~
In my Through the Rainbow series, Treasa is often the peacekeeper between her sisters Dierdre and Darcie. She also tends to be more level-headed, which between impulsive Dierdre and snarky Darcie is important.
~ Katy Huth Jones ~
The title heroine of my fantasy series, He Who Finds Mercy, is a pacifist Healer in an often violent medieval society. She remains true to her vow of peace even when it would sometimes be easier not to, and ends up encouraging others to rethink their less peaceful ways of dealing with situations. The first book (standalone) is Mercy’s Prince.
~ Laurean Brooks ~
My heroine’s Aunt Violet was the peacemaker in Journey to Forgiveness. She keep Jenny Largent (heroine) from acting on her impulses. One example: Jenny labels Austin Brady (hero) a thief when she spies him fleeing with her vanity case at the train depot. Later, Austin stands behind the podium at Aunt Violet’s church to ask for an offering to help victims of a tornado in South Pekin (actual event 1938). Jenny is sure Austin will keep the money for his own use. Aunt Violet tries to reason with her, but to little avail.
~ Scott R. Rezer ~
In my Biblical novel, Shadow of the Mountain, the peacekeeper character is Noah’s wife, Naamah. Although the book is written entirely from Noah’s POV alone, she is the ever-constant presence that keeps the peace in the family and peace to her husband’s often troubled heart.
Use the #CleanWIP hashtag with lines from a WIP & your tweet might be included in a https://t.co/yUHUbxZp23 collaboration for authors who lean clean and readers who love them. The theme for 3/4/2020 is PEACE (Bonus: tell us about a peacekeeper in one of your published works) pic.twitter.com/IdV499rtOp— CleanWIP Magazine (@cleanwip) March 4, 2020
He was almost lulled into peace by her softly beating heart and the feel of her body against his. But then he remembered himself. He pulled back, grabbed her by the shoulders, and looked her in the eye. “From now on, when I leave, I want you to bolt the door behind me.” #CleanWIP— Jessica Marie Holt — Author (@Jessica06311722) March 4, 2020
#CleanWIP (theme PEACE)— Katy Huth Jones (@KatyHuthJones) March 4, 2020
“You are here with the MacKendrick tae keep the peace for this conclave.” Dougal spoke harshly to the man. He hadn’t quite perfected Uncle Owain’s bellow with his own voice being distinctly tenor.
#CleanWIP HALF-PRICE BRIDE: Louise had made life unbearable since the day Roy moved her into the house. When Louise burst through the door, peace flew out the window. She’d made it clear Emily was to get out as soon as she graduated. Her nagging had increased since graduation.— Laurean Brooks (@Laurean2) March 4, 2020