I started a 100 day challenge where I am studying 100 author's voices, of whom's books I really loved. So after choosing who I'd study, I chose a snippet from the book of the author who I was studying and then took what I learned from that snippet and applied it to my own writing.
Today, I studied Louisa May Alcott's book (which I loved so much) Little Women.
Some things I really love about Louisa May Alcott's writing style:
I absolutely love her characters. You root for them.
So I attempted to do that in what I wrote below.
“How are you?” The girl leaned over in the dirty parking lot and held her fingers out to the stray cat with a bony structure. It cowered, staring at her with it’s gibbous eyes.
“It’s alright. I won’t hurt you.” She pulled a piece of jerky from her back pocket and held it out for the cat. “Looks like no one wanted you either. I know how that feels, to be alone and afraid. We can look out for each other.”
With that, the cat was curious and slinked closer to the girl and the jerky. It’s nose wiggled at the smell of the salty meat. The girl set it down on the ground for it to eat. The cat moved closer when she took her hand away.
“It’s alright.” The girl smiled. The cat smelled the piece of meat and began eating it ravenously.
I can't wait to share more of this story with you all.