The 7 (Seven) Game

The 7 (Seven) Game

This morning, Laura Moss tagged me in a writing challenge. It’s called “The Seven Game” (or “The Lucky 7”).  I’d never heard of it before, but it sounded like fun.  So, I’ve decided to play along.

Here are the rules:

  1. Go to page 77 of your current MS.
  2. Go to line 7.
  3. Copy down the next seven lines or sentences and paste them as they’re written.
  4. Tag seven other writers to play the game.

This entry (slightly over the seven line limit) is from my current WIP, “Raven Academy”:
(a MG/YA Fantasy involving Time Travel!)

“Price? What are you doing here?”, Dennis demanded.

Connor looked from Dennis to Karl to the struggling seventh-grader.

“This is a private matter, Price! It doesn’t concern you. Just turn around and leave now, and Karl and I will pretend we never saw you.”

Karl glared at Connor, his bushy eyebrows drawn together into a single black swath across his ridged forehead. He looked even angrier than Dennis at being interrupted as he tightened his grip on the seventh-grader’s arms. The boy squealed involuntarily, humiliated, then gave up struggling and fixed his eyes pleadingly on Connor for help.

Tag! You’re (Alphabetically) It!

  1. Kate Hart
  2. Alina Klein
  3. Carolina Valdez Miller
  4. Laura Pauling
  5. Teresa Robeson
  6. Michele Shaw
  7. Anna Staniszewski

Have fun playing along on your blog!

(If you do decide to join in, please post the link back here in the comments.)


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11 Responses to The 7 (Seven) Game

  1. Laura says:

    Love this! Thanks for playing! 🙂

  2. Embarrassingly, I am not past page 9 in my current WIP (I just started a YP novel). I had been writing only short stories in the past couple of years. I could dig out a previously written NaNo-effort novel and post it the specified parts on Monday. 🙂

    (And I’m rooting for Connor to do the right thing in your WIP!)

    • John Hedrick says:

      Good for you for starting a novel at all! Don’t feel embarrassed at only being on page 9. I’ve been slowly plugging away at my novel for 10 YEARS. It’s fully plotted now, but I’ve only recently passed the 40,000 word mark. Please, feel free to share whatever you’d like!

      Oh yeah, I’m rooting for Connor, too. 😉

  3. Liza Kane says:

    Yay! I like your snippet! ^_^

  4. Fun! TYRT @JReaHedrick: The 7 Game: Tagged> @Kate_Hart @AlinaBKlein @cvaldezmiller @laurapauling @INwriter @annastanisz

  5. Fun! Sadly, when I looked at my manuscript, that passage was SO boring. Oh well… 🙂

  6. Thanks for including me! MT @JReaHedrick The 7 Game:

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