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Lucky Seven Time!

I’ve been tagged by Naomi Baltuck of Writing Between the Lines. For those who don’t know Naomi, she’s a most talented storyteller and photographer, and I just love her blog. Do check out her lucky seven post, as well as some of her other awesome words and pictures.  http://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/lucky-seven-time/ 

So what’ s lucky seven you ask?  A chance to show off your writing, with a twist. You have to post it as is at the time of the tagging, warts and all.  Well, I’m posting three weeks after the tagging, but without cheating, as I’ve not edited a word of my work in progress.

Here’s how it works.

  • Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
  • Go to line 7
  • Post on your blog the next 7 lines or sentences – as they are!!
  • Tag 7 other people to do the same

I’ve only written 52 pages of my novel begun on January 1st for Novel Writing Winter (NWW) 2013, so will post from page 7.

futureworld

Eulogy To The Last Man, set in the 31st century, is speculative fiction. The extract (primarily dialogue) is written from the second-person viewpoint of Morag, who’s one of the three main characters. It’s a flashforward (rather than flashback), but voiced in the present tense. She is talking to Anna, the central character, who, despite the misleading name, is a teenage boy.

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“You’ve gone insane.”

“No, it’s you who’s insane for bringing me fish?”

You scowl up at the sky, as if there’s a cruel memory pinned to the stars. I look up. There are no stars. Only the face of a mother—the last mother on earth to have given birth. Your mother.

“She’s dead,” I remind you.

“She lied to me.”

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These are the seven lucky bloggers I’ve tagged (all of them participants in NWW!)

Rescuing Little L

Crowing Crone Joss

Graphite Bunny

Tea with a Pirate

jaycee68

Peaceful Partings

This is Me..For All Its Worth..Journal Blog

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To read more about Novel Writing Winter, go to https://sarahpotterwrites.wordpress.com/novel-writing-winter-nww-2013/

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9 thoughts on “Lucky Seven Time!

  1. Dear Sarah,
    This is a dark and powerful piece of writing. It is a very vivid and intriguing world you have created. I want to hear more!

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  2. Have to agree with Naomi.
    I like the bit that you chose to share with us Sarah.
    As for me sharing mine – I just read the 7th line, and there’s no way anybody will ever see those particular pages!
    I will have to find something else to share – how about the 7th line form my 77th blogpost?

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    • You can take any 7 lines from your novel, if you like, but your alternative is also fine. As I said, in my comment posted on “Tonight”, I love your writing style when you blog, so I’m sure your novel is better than you think. Lucky Seven Time isn’t a writing competition–just a bit of fun 🙂

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  3. Fun. and what a great “sneak peak” into your novel. Write on!

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