The 777 Writer’s Challenge

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The 777 Writer’s Challenge has come my way. 

I was tagged by Julie Holmes, who writes adult mystery with psychic elements, mystery with a touch of romance, contemporary fantasy, and epic fantasy. Currently she has two polished novels ready for the world and a number of others waiting in the wings.

You might visit her busy blog, Facets of a Muse. She writes about the challenges of being a writer that most of us can relate to. I particularly enjoy her encounters with her good-looking muse. He’s demanding and doesn’t tolerate any excuses, but gets away with it because he’s so bad-boy dreamy. Intrigued? Check out this post: Distractions. 

So, according to the 777 Writing Challenge:

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 that, tag 7 other bloggers to do the same with their WIP.

I’m sharing a first draft snippet from The Rose Shield, my current fantasy WIP that’s tapping out on my laptop at a slug’s pace. This early in the book, my protagonist, Catling, is only 6 years old. She’s a neglected child who just vomited after witnessing a hanging on a sweltering summer day. In this scene, her mother is attempting to sell her to Scuff, a pig farmer.

“Kind of skinny.” Scuff raised a bristly gray eyebrow and scratched his belly. “Don’t look well fed and watered. Don’t know if the pigs will tolerate the smell.”

While he chuckled at his wit, Catling eyed the chubby, pink piglings rooting in the wagon’s hay. Unlike her, they weren’t wilting from thirst. Her throat was parched as summertime clay, her tongue swollen and head swimming with fishes.

And now I’d like to challenge the following 7 writer/bloggers. Participate if you wish, but no worries if you don’t!

Rand Stein 
KL Wagoner 
Patrick Jones 
Mary J. McCoy-Dressel 
Kevin Cooper 
Mike Fuller 
Annika Perrry 

Have Fun ❤

28 thoughts on “The 777 Writer’s Challenge

  1. […] July I was kindly nominated by Diana at https://mythsofthemirror.com/2015/07/17/the-777-writers-challenge/ for the 777 Challenge. A talented writer she has published numerous books as D. Wallace Peach. Do […]

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  2. […] me last week to join in the fun. She’s the author of five fantasy novels, and she blogs at Myths of the Mirror where she encourages writers of all genres. Her newest book, The Sorcerer’s Garden, is scheduled […]

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  3. Thank you so much for the nomination! I would love to participate as I have two new works to share! May take me a week or two but just wanted to say “Thank You” for your nomination!! Take care

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  4. mtsmith says:

    Never heard of this game but it looks like so much fun!

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  5. […] long since I took up a challenge, so long in fact that when the lovely Diane (Fantasy Author) from Myths in the Mirror tagged me to take on, The 777 Writer’s Challenge, I couldn’t really say, […]

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  6. hsampson says:

    Congratulations D! Love those 7 sentences!! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I wouldn’t think that sort of a ‘share’ would work, but it’s surprisingly effective. That could be an opening line so intriguing is it.

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  8. Kev says:

    Thanks for including me on the awesome challenge, Diane. I shall be sure to take it up. 🙂

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  9. Annika Perry says:

    Thanks for the nomination and I’ll post my 777 when I’m back from holidays. Great opportunity to read other’s work.

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  10. Thanks for playing, D! And thanks so much for the shout-out! That post was one of the more popular ones. Speaking of, I should probably make like I’m working on my WIP before my Muse shows up 🙂

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  11. Erik says:

    Now, I wasn’t particularly invited in on this one, and my only book thus far released, The Best Advice So Far, is not a novel. But I actually have started a novel, and I know, Diane, that just because I wasn’t included in “the list” by no means indicates that I am excluded. So, for fun, I’ll post my 777 from The Lute, a fantasy novel (just for fun, I won’t give any context):

    “How can I repay your forbearance?” His eyes darted warily between the staring servant in front of him and the mysterious figure to his right.
    The servant spoke. “Do not fret that I myself shall accomplish your end here in this room, you who call yourself king. Your end is not my concern. I mean only to make you know that your foolishness shall not be unremembered by the Fate when it comes. What is more, you shall receive the object of your longing, this lute of which you spoke.”

    Thanks for letting me join in the fun; and being halfway through The Sorcerer’s Garden, I’m curious about this next work, as well!

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    • Thanks you so much for joining in. I didn’t know you were working on a fantasy novel! Some people love these challenges and others not so much. I’ll keep you in mind for the next one…it’s coming up in a couple weeks (I try to spread them out a bit).

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  12. Oh, jeez…the the? Oops!

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  13. Thank you for the the challenge, D. I’ll let you know when posted. 🙂

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  14. Randstein says:

    Thank you D! As I was finishing the first draft of the seventh page of my WIP, your nomination popped up. How could I resist since the number 7 is so important in Asian culture. Thank you for thinking of me. This will be good fun for me. I hope for the readers too! 🙂

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