Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Two Sentence Tuesday: 7 April 2009

My reading material often goes from fiction to nonfiction as I like to keep a mix of ideas going to stir up my creativity for my WIPs. Two recently read sentences are from You Are Here: A Portable History of the Universe by Christopher Potter, a book I will be preparing a review for in the near future: “As children we soon become aware that the universe must be a strange place. I used to keep myself awake at night trying to imagine what lay beyond the edge of the universe.”

An interesting thing about studying the nothing in the universe is that it does contain matter.

Three recently written sentences from my second very draft dark fantasy manuscript WIP, Keeper 2, are: “The path was narrower still, maybe two feet wide, with a large gap of vacant space. The group moved carefully forward, taking the harrowing step across in turn.

"Maggie’s foot dislodged some pebbles that rolled down the rock and off the edge; she listened but heard nothing of their eventual landing.”

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12 comments:

Clare2e said...

I used to try to imagine beyond the universe and beyond forever, too. I'm very into the spooky action of particles at the moment.

Crystal Phares said...

I can't wait to read more!

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm pretty much always reading at least one fiction and one nonfiction at the same time. I tend to read nonfic at work and fict at home, but the nonfic sometimes makes it's way home as well.

BernardL said...

Those were three very well connected sentences in your piece.

Barbara Martin said...

Clare, string theory is only the beginning when learning about the vibrations of the universe. I will be covering this area in the next book review.

Crystal, these sentences follow the ones from last Tuesday, and the sentences next week will follow these.

Charles, if I did that, the better book would end up taking precedence over the other and I'd be no farther ahead.

Barbara Martin said...

Bernard, thank you. The next couple of sentences following were a bit tricky to write. Tune in next week.

Linda McLaughlin said...

I often balance non-fic & fiction, or even two novels at a time. The history of the universe books sounds interesting, but I'm not sure if I'd understand it. Your fantasy novel is certainly exciting. Can't wait to see what happens next.

Pam said...

Looking forward to the next bit!

Sekhar said...

Barbara :)

Raph G. Neckmann said...

(I'm looking forward to you talking about string theory, Barbara - I don't know much about it - is it something to do with the grid you mentioned in relation to galaxies?)

The concept of space and the universe is amazing.

Your two sentences are very tension -building.

Barbara Martin said...

Linda, the book isn't like a technical book a university might use, but more for the layperson to understand. A book that is very easy to understand on the universe is "The Hole in the Universe" by K.C. Cole.

Pam, then you're in for a treat.

Sekhar, you're welcome.

Barbara Martin said...

Raph, that is one part of the context of string theory, along with numerous strings which are different levels of dimensions within a universe and connections to other galaxies. Humans tend to puzzle out things via logic and linear methods which doesn't fit in string theory. It is a matter of opening your mind to new possibilities, and once you do that the way is endless and fascinating information.