777 Challenge and a New Title

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The delightfully entertaining John Howell has nominated me for this challenge. Stop by his blog today and read about Charlotte and Bob, editor and writer. An ongoing story posted on Wednesdays that will have you rolling in the floor.

The rules of the 777 Writing Challenge are as follows:

The 777 challenge requires you go to Page 7 of your work-in-progress, scroll down to Line 7 and share the next 7 sentences in a blog post. Once you have done this, you can tag 7 other bloggers to do the same with their work-in-progress.

My contribution to this challenge comes from my new crime fiction psycho thriller, The Conduit. (Yes, I finally decided on a title.) It’s seven lines following a murder, so it’s more crime oriented than psycho thriller:

There was no hotel bar. A small dining area for continental breakfasts was packed with people the service workers were finding difficulty satisfying. He downed a fast cup of decaf and returned downstairs.

The M.E. and his team were near the back door with the body on a stretcher when Bill came around the corner. He figured he’d learn more from Gimp than he would from the crime scene that had been trampled on and bypassed the busy room where forensic photographers were having a field day. Gimp saw him coming and paused as his assistants wheeled the girl to the waiting ambulance. “What’s your interest in this case, Bill?” Gimp leaned against the wall to rest his bad leg.

Now I get the pleasure of tagging seven more. I’m not sure I know seven authors working on a project now, but I’ll try.

Mae Clair

Barb Taub

Sue Vincent

L.F. Young

Kevin Brennan

Sue Coletta

Crystin Goodwin

Looking forward to snooping in your files 🙂

 

 

25 thoughts on “777 Challenge and a New Title

  1. Wow, thanks for tagging me. It’s been a long time since I’ve done this challenge and it’s always a fun one. I’ll get something up this weekend.

    I’m really intrigued by what you’ve shared from The Conduit, and look forward to learning more about this one. Sounds like my kind of read!

    • I’m sure it will be for some. It’s not a book for everybody. There are some people that can’t wrap their head around the paranormal, the concept of clairvoyant dreams…and that’s okay, too.

    • Thanks Sue. I know about hunting for seven more. I wouldn’t stress it though. These are a fun way to get introduced to other writers, but I wouldn’t make it a chore…then it’s no fun :/

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  3. Hi, I’m visiting over from Sue Coletta’s challenge.

    Really liked your snippet. It’s crisp and dense… and it makes sense! Which, considering these are basically rendomly chosen sentences it’s quite impressive 🙂

    Sue tagged me. I alcutally already share snippets from my WIP every other Sunday (today it’s up) but since this is the second time I’m tagged, I suppose I should oblige.

    • Thanks. It’s such a random snippet. And not one that really sets the tone of the book. I followed the challenge rules and stick with the seven from page seven starting on the seventh line, but I REALLY wanted to cheat.

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