Writing the Novel: New favorite line. Author: Holly Published: May 20, 2009 7 comments I’m not going to explain this. I’m just going to let it stand on its own. “Then the vase did a bad thing.” In context, it gives me goosebumps. Download as PDFPrint Page About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.