John Berkowitz, a fellow blogger writing a middle grade fantasy book, THE LAST PRINCESS recently challenged me to the 7/7/7 Challenge. What’s that you ask? Well, it’s a different way to view your own writing while at the same time sharing and challenging others to do same. Here is what you do:
- Go to page 7 of your work-in-progress
- Scroll down to line #7
- Share the next 7 lines of your manuscript in a blog post
- Tag 7 other writers (with blogs) to continue the challenge.
Now that I think about it, this should really be called the 7/7/7/7 challenge. No matter. Below are the seven lines following the seventh line on the seventh page of HEAVEN’S ANT FARM, an upside down religious science fiction tale about Yahweh, a love struck scientist, who must battle a pious Lucifer over the fate of humans discovered in a parallel universe or suffer the guilt for their creation
Their wake almost knocks him down. He steadies himself and groans as he makes his way along the hallway and down the stairs. He pauses before going farther. Best to look both ways before stepping into the playroom.
The dog and kiddy train blow by Yahweh’s wife, forty-one-year-old Gwendolyn Tabbris, as she sits unperturbed on a cushioned chair. The gaze of her soft brown eyes puts a smile on Yahweh’s grumpy face.
Gwendolyn’s medium-length brown hair brushes against the shoulders of her plumpish-yet-well-proportioned body as she rises to greet him.
Now, I challenge the following FaceBook members of the Sci Fi writers group to quote the next seven lines following the seventh line on the seventh page of their book and pass on the challenge to seven of their fellow writers.
- Darsheel Saxena
- Zoe Farris
- Bill Edge
- Steven Lyle Jordan
- Jeremy Hill
- Thomas Terrebonne
- Ray Jay Perreault
Have fun ya’ll!