Thursday, 10 January 2013

7-writer challenge

7-writers get to strut their stuff (The Seven Line Challenge)

The delightful Jenny Worstall has tagged me into the 7-writer challenge. 

Here are seven lines from my new horror paperback "The Ritual"  

Concerned at the behaviour of her angry EMO daughter, Jennifer, traditional apple-pie Mum Phillippa seeks out a psychotherapist in the small English town of Wheatley Fields.

"When she started researching the town, Phillippa spent more time researching therapists than she did schools and booked her daughter in at the clinic, sight unseen. No interview. No induction. No inspection. The Euripides Clinic, Wheatley Fields. $215 an hour. Four sessions paid in advance. 10%  premium for credit cards. She paid over the phone, resented the terms: Daylight robbery.Euripides.Those that the gods seek to destroy, they first make mad. (Mark Barry "The Ritual" Green Wizard, P2, 2012)

This is your mission: Go to line 7 on either page 7 or page 77 of your manuscript and do a post with the next 7 lines, then tag 7 people to keep the challenge going*  This a short and savvy way to see what others out there in the blogosphere are writing.

The challenge now passes onto:

Mary Ann Bernal 
Ngaire Victoria Elder 
K-Trina Meador 
Emma Edwards 
Rae Gee 
Suzanne Van Rooyen 
Brenda Perlin

*P7 and P77 of my book are both, weirdly, and in somewhat sinister fashion, Chapter blanks.


  1. Aha i see how this works - will get do this tomorrow for sure! :)

  2. I absolutely love it that pages 7 and 77 are chapter blanks! Your book has a mind of its own and is obviously worth reading...

  3. Thanks for including me in this fun idea. Page 77 of The Briton and the Dane Concordia is "steamy" - will be fun to post.

  4. Xan, the oldest and best piece of advice given to me - and I am sure Jenny and Mary Ann will concur - is to keep yourself in the best company and your horses in the worst. So you're always welcome! :-)

    Thank you everyone!