I Need Help with #Spy Lines


shutterstock_123387988Do you know what it’s like to go blank when you’re trying to write something? In a word – devastating.

That horrible brick wall happens to me every time I have two spies meet and they need to identify themselves through code. This should be a brief, funny moment within a tightly wound plot. I agonize over the lines and am rarely happy with the result. In fact, I go bat-poop crazy trying to think of “the perfect words.”

So I’m asking for help.

Here is the scenario. Sadie answers her NYC apartment door. An unknown guy is standing there. He says… and she says… I’ve already dealt with his description, and the tone of the meeting. I need some funny lines they are forced to say.

To show you how badly I need your help, I’ll share the lines I have stuck in there for now as a placeholder:

“He nodded. “I understand the Bing-cherry blossoms have bloomed.”

Which moron came up with these lines? “On the streets of Seattle,” she replied.

“Never had a flower line before.” His voice was low…”

Now you see how desperate I am.

Any suggestions?  If I use your lines, they will be in the book (launching in August), you will be acknowledged inside it, and  I will send you a copy.


Author: Jo-Ann Carson

About Jo-Ann Carson Where magic happens … Reports of Jo-Ann Carson’s death on a Gulf Island are greatly exaggerated or, at the very least, premature. The eclectic crew of ghosts that haunt her head spill onto the page in two series: The Gambling Ghosts and The Ghost & Abby Mysteries. A Viking with existential issues, a broken hearted Highlander, a Casanova man-witch and a Pirate with a secret are just a few of the males her strong heroines encounter in tales of fantasy, adventure and romance. A firm believer in the magic of our everyday lives, Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, walking beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest and reading by the fire. You can visit her on social media: Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook

7 thoughts on “I Need Help with #Spy Lines”

  1. I’ll give it a try.
    “I hear you’re in the mood for a flower pizza” the stranger hammered out.
    “Nope I prefer broccoli and salmon.” she quipped.
    “The salmon ate the broccoli.” he laughing replied.
    “Seriously ,whoever thought of this crap must of been hungry or wanted to torture us.”

    Hope it gets your wall onblocked.

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