Weekend Writing Warrior Post

Good morning warrior friends.  This week I decided to give you a taste of what you will find in Liliana book one.  “Liliana” is a suspense filled romance, but the goal I had in writing it was to really make the reader feel as though they were one with the character.  I am positive this book will hook you.  As for me, it’s been a cold-cold week in Chicago, hard to believe we were in the 80’s last weekend, hopefully this is not a taste of what’s going to come for us this winter!  Yikes!  It’s 48 degrees currently and I’m sure it was even colder last night.  Hope everyone else is warm in their neck of the woods.  🙂  And now… introducing Liliana:


“No!” I screamed in disbelief.

I tried to call out for help but grasped my throat instead as no words would come out. Tears flooded my face. The man turned the gun on me, but for whatever reason decided not to shoot. I thought that maybe it was because he realized how young I was. I clutched the door handle as if it would save me, the same way I did when my mother was cutting through traffic in the morning rush hour. I looked up and saw a person’s head quickly move back from a window of an apartment building at the corner of the block.


And there you have it, these eight sentences appear in book 1 which is on sale now!  If you enjoyed that, check out the other phenomenal Weekend Writing Warriors posts by clicking here:


Also, I am trying something new this week.  I am trying to create a social media blast for my book.  You can help out by donating your tweets, shares and tumbler messages.  I need 100 supporters in the next 2 1/2 weeks in order to make it possible.  So far, I have one.  😦  Thanks Tamara!  You can help out by clicking here:



About nevasquiresrodriguez

Neva Squires-Rodriguez was born and raised in a neighborhood located on the North Side of Chicago. Mother, Wife, Expert at Multitasking... and now, Author and Columnist for Reflejos Newspaper, Neva creates electrifying stories with a twist. Neva Squires-Rodriguez earned her Masters Degree from National University, a feat which she worked very hard to obtain and says she will work even harder to pay off. She claims to be a typical American, full of dreams that will hopefully get her to a more comfortable lifestyle one day. She says, “God has a plan and I will follow wherever it is that He takes me.”
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14 Responses to Weekend Writing Warrior Post

  1. chellecordero says:

    Very scary scene here. I especially liked “I tried to call out for help but grasped my throat instead as no words would come out. ” Great 8.

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  2. ‘clutched the door handle as if it would save me’-Nevea, you brought me into the scene and it was frightening. Super eight.

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  3. Chilling scene!! You pulled me right in and I want to know why he didn’t shoo either, and if she’ll still make it out of this situation unharmed.


  4. Wow…great details (the person moving away from the window). That poor girl! Nicely done!


  5. Botanist says:

    Powerful display of terror. I especially liked the door-handle-clutching – nice detail.


  6. burnsmillie says:

    I’ve gripped the door handles before too…scary scene that got me all nervous for the girl.

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  7. Lauren Shiro says:

    Awesome 8, Neva! I can’t wait to see more of your work! Very nicely done! 🙂


  8. Frank Fisher says:

    Nice tense, scene. Nice job with that man moving away from the window – seems like foreshadowing of things to come.


  9. elainecsc2013 says:

    Wow, that was an attention grabber. Well done.

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  10. Great detail at the end! Creepy in a good way, if you know what I mean 🙂

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  11. Fabulous – tense. Great snippet.

    As to temp it is 3Celsius which is 36 F right now. UGH!

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  12. that was intense and thrilling!! loved your #8

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  13. evelynjules says:

    It’s been crazy cold in my neck of the woods too, but that’s par for the course in Canada. 😉 Love the intensity of this scene and the descriptions throughout, especially the door handle gripping. Great job!

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