"Listen to this: "Ahai, gentle stranger. Your arrival signals an age of mystery and danger..." You're making a face. it's too much, isn't it? I knew it! I was going for enigmatic and wise, but it just sounds creepy and silly. What will I do?'"[sic]
"Do you think I can have the male lead say, "I'm filled with rising joy that whips my heart," or does that sound like he's a pastry about to explode?"
"Can't someone finish this dialogue? I've got the three-page love-scene and then the tragic death to write.... I'm swamped."