7.7.7 Challenge

There have been a few of these going around, and I love them 🙂 The 777 challenge is pretty simple, you take a 7 line extract from your current WIP writing. You go to page 7, down to line 7, and then take the next 7 lines.

If anyone else has this on their blog please let me know in the comments section below.

A couple of links to those I have enjoyed…

W C Cunningham 

Kristan Hoffman

Anthony Lee Collins

My current WIP is a Sci-fi series. Book one is being edited now (extract taken from book one), Book two is drafted and ready for edit, and Book three is in rough draft / planning stage.

Hope you enjoy! 🙂

Extract from The Wall by G.L.Cromarty

The satellites were down; everything was down. Peter swallowed hard. “Would you look at that?” He stood on unsteady legs, oblivious to everything but the great wall viewer.

The endless, harrowing cycle of an alarm shattered an otherwise silent room. The final message blinked. The emergency lighting came on, and all nonessential services ceased.

“Did we lose the station?” his assistant asked with a slight hitch in his voice.

Peter continued to stare at the viewer, aware that the eyes of his assistant rested on him.

“Yes.” Peter paused, at a loss for a moment. “It would seem that we did.”

4 thoughts on “7.7.7 Challenge

      1. I never really thought about it like that, but now that you mention it, I can see why writers would like it. For me, firefly manages to be funny, serious, insightful, and at times also very cheesy. Throw into the mix snappy dialog, and some great one liners, along with a story that is also interesting and you have an amazing powerful whole. As a writer I admire the roller-caoster of different emotions it can evoke – carrying off both funny and serious but still getting get away with cheesy without making you want to groan and switch it off. Clever writing – think I need to go and re-watch it now 😉


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