So, here’s the thing.
I have An Idea, and I need your — yes, all of you! — help.
As writers, Steve and I are fairly frequently called upon to read from our own work in front of an audience. This is fairly often an enjoyable thing to do, and, when we have a new book out, we just start from the first page and read for our allotted time, feeling that this is Fairest.
However! Sometimes we are called upon to read from our own work in front of an audience, and — we have no new book or story to read from.
And it has been in my mind for a while now that we should read the — or at least some of the — Favorite Passages of members of the audience.
This, however, has never proved practicable, since we don’t always have all of our books with us at conventions or on book tour. With the advent of tablets and ereaders and other technologies, though, the thing perhaps becomes doable.
And here’s the part where I need your help.
If you could ask Steve, or me, or us to read ONE favorite scene from one of our novels or stories. . .
What would it be?
Be as specific as possible — page numbers and edition with a short description of the scene will be best, I think — and remember! Only ONE.
Let the games begin.