Seven Lines

March 16, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Posted in Writing | 1 Comment

I was over at Helen Ginger’s blog, Straight from Hel, today. She was tagged by another blogger to put seven lines from her Ms or one of her novels onto her blog. However, she didn’t pass on the tag to anyone, but left it open for anyone who wanted to participate to get involved. I decided it would be a bit of fun to join in. I can’t use my WiP because I haven’t written that many pages yet.

The rules are:
1. Go to page 77 of your current Manuscript/WIP
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written. No cheating
4. Tag 7 authors
5. Let them know

It might be interesting to see what I have on that page, on those seven lines. So, here is what came from those seven lines on page 77 of my novel Ben’s Challenge. The section is where Ben’sand Joe’s younger brothers, Peter and Stan, are scavenging at the rubbish tip for wheels they can use to make a billycart. The older boys also want wheels for theirs:

     Peter looked at his friend and I looked at Joe.

     “What’s all that about, Joe?”

     “I tell Stanislaw I don’t tell Mama he come here if he give us two wheels. They get two, we get two, and he don’t get no trouble. He say yes.”

     I grinned. “Sounds fair to me.”

     “It’s NOT fair, Ben. We found ’em, not you. They’re ours!”

     “Look Pete, you only want two back wheels. We’ll help you find two more for the front. Matter of fact, we’ve already got some…”

This is the first time I have taken up such a challenge. Like Helen, I am not going to tag anyone, however you may like to do it yourself to see what your seven lines are.

Do you tag, or have you been tagged to join in an activity like this?

© Linda Visman

16th March 2012

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