Friday, November 21, 2008

Variations on USA Today (11/20/08, Small World Coffee, Princeton, NJ)


"It's like the character is going into places and signing things," [Twilight star Robert Pattison] says. "They think I am walking straight out of a novel and into a room. They genuinely think I am a character from a book—and I'm not at all."


For nine years her readers have been asking about Midnight, a handsome, fiercely proud Sudanese immigrant who had a supporting role in her first novel.
"Some girls even wanted his phone number," [Sister Souljah] says. "I had to tell them, 'He's fictional.' "

III. Spot these two passages within minutes of each other in someone's abandoned USA Today. Copy them out into your black notebook in your sprawling hand. Realize that if you saw someone doing this, you'd be alarmed, perhaps pick up your things, move a few seats away.

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