The 7/7/7 Writing Challenge

Welcome Everyone! Today’s post is being brought to you courtesy of Eliesha at SharpeningtheQuill who nominated me for this 7/7/7 challenge.

The RULES of the challenge are:

  1. Find page 7 of your WIP
  2. Find Line 7 of page 7
  3. Share the next 7 Sentences
  4. Nominate 7 other writers

Since I have several WIPs at the moment, I wasn’t quite sure which to use for this. After much debate (and an internal about ‘tweaking’ line 8 into the mix…thus making one of my WIP sections incredibly exciting) I’ve chosen to give you two sets of lines. That’s right…TWO. Because I’m stubborn, difficult, and couldn’t decide between my two current favorite ‘babies’.

The First comes from Dragons in the Deep. Since this is the fourth book in the series some of the characters may be known to you. Don’t get too comfortable though, this book has a few sections that will put you on your ear. I know first hand how wobbly this deck can be!

A Quick Section Intro: Jane and Anna were excitedly discussing the possibility of someone having done something and creating the illusions that something devastating had happened. They got caught. Oh, and they’re on a ship in the middle of the Caribbean with several people who don’t know their secret(s).

She grabbed Anna’s arm and raced away as a desperate Jason grasped after their retreating backs, yelling “Traitor” as they slammed the door. Nickel, Joshua, Flynn, and Garron moved to stand between Jason and the exit, their inquisitive gazes burning into him as he searched for an answer.

“So, let’s start with that sea serpent…”

The Second excerpt comes from Paulonious Punk… a children’s chapter adventure book that is doing it’s best to keep me on my toes!

Background for the scene: Two 9 yr old boys are on the search for an adventure and decide to begin at their ‘clubhouse’, which is also the workshop for Paulonious’ super cool Grandpa. John, Paulonious’ best friend, has just identified the song on Grandpa’s radio as the Dizzy Gilespie classic, “Salty Peanuts.”

“Oh no,” Grandpa, busy with his tools again, winked over the project at Pauly, “Grandma Punk did bring in some fresh raisin cookies for you though.”

After snagging few, the boys took up their usual places, one on either side of Grandpa, watching his intricate movements that were always timed perfectly to the music. Without ever raising his eyes or missing a beat, the old man snagged a cookie from Pauly, shoved the entire thing into his mouth, and went back to tweaking the nuts and bolts on an odd looking wooden seat.

I Nominate:

  1. @cyallowitz
  2. @brianawrites
  3. @AuthorSamBritt
  4. @andrea_heckler
  5. @MissBenison
  6. @AgathaChocolats
  7. @MaddieC123

I can’t wait to see what you guys are working on! However, if you don’t wish to post, I will not hold it against you in the future! Just know, that it’s sad for those of use waiting to see what 7 lines you’ll post for us to drool over.


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