Writers often get so caught up in the story, they make funny mistakes. I love those, and somewhere I have an entire file of what I call "Goofy Writing." Of course, I can't find that file but here are few I did find. SMILE!
From my work in progress:
"She dropped her eye to her glass…"
Comment: Only one eye. Poor thing. And she dropped it.
And here is another from a CBA novel that I read somewhere:
"Climbing awkwardly in too-big sneakers, the top of my head bumped against the roof hatch."
Comment: My head has never climbed into sneakers. How about yours?
One that our incomparable Lenora Worth shared on Facebook:
“He smelled like freshly mowed .. hair."
Comment: Ouch. That’s gotta hurt!!
And here’s one from the always funny Debra Clopton:
“Bo saw Maggie's expression soften-he'd been really hard on her about the ad she'd written about him and the other single men of Wishing Springs. Now, he felt guilty as she walked over and lifted him into her arms.”
Comment: Don’t mess with Maggie. That’s one strong gal!
Anyone else have an example they've discovered in a book or in your own writing?
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