05 Aug

Famous Last Words – Follow Up

Posted in Blogfest, Writing Exercises


Hello all,

I got some comments asking where the different lines came from (and some guesses too!) so I thought I’d do a little follow-up post today to let you all know.  Here goes:



  • No one has claimed them yet.
    From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. Konigsburg
  • “Let me tell you about it.”
    Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Everything must go.
    Feed by M.T. Anderson
  • “Make me pretty.”
    Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
    (Yay Charmaine and Margo for guessing right!)
  • …and it was still hot.
    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • It is not often that someone comes along who i s a true friend and a good writer.  [She] was both.
    Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
    (Double woot to Margo for getting this one as well!)


My personal favorite is the line from Where the Wild Things Are because it can be interpreted in SO many different ways.  So now, I’d love to know: if you did the exercise, how did it go for you?  Did you come up with something that you weren’t expecting?

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