One of the things I love about writing Violet’s ability is coming up with the echoes of the dead because I can let my imagination run wild. I literally have lists of ideas, and I’ll write them down on anything: scraps of paper, receipts, my hand, depending on where I am when inspiration strikes. The best part, they’re totally random!
Some are better than others, like: Brain-freeze
And others…maybe not so good, like: Cat breath
Usually, I just come across something in my everyday life that, for whatever reason, has an impact. Like the smell of sunscreen, which triggers these great childhood memories of hot summer days, Popsicles, and swimming pools with too much chlorine.
Will these “echoes” actually make it into the books? Who knows. (Okay, cat breath…probably not.) But I love the randomness of them.
So here’s what I want from you (you knew this was coming, didn’t you???), I want to know what echoes you can come up with. Be serious or be ridiculous. Be succinct or long-winded. I don’t care, just be creative!
The Echoes of the Dead Contest will run until Feb. 10th, when I will choose one random winner to receive a signed, FINISHED copy of Desires of the Dead along with this brand-spanking-new Desires of the Dead cinch bag!
AND! I may just use one of your “echoes” in an upcoming book!
C'mon, you know you wanna!!!!