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Monday, 14 January 2013

7 Writers Challenge

I have been nominated for the 7 Writers challenge TWICE... thank you guys!

So, I will do 7 lines from each of my novels...

The idea of the 7 Writers Challenge...

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. 

I was nominated by Gary Alan Henson, one of writers featured in the Short Stories Group 


‘It’s always entertaining,’ he smiled.


His smile sent her stomach off on more acrobatics.


Caitlin was having a silent discussion with herself.  Half of her was screaming at the fact he was asking her out.  The other side was saying he’s just being friendly.  Either way, she wanted to go with him. Her mood lifted and she replied, ‘That’d be great.’ Self consciously, she trailed, ‘I don’t know if I’d be good company at the moment.’


‘I promise not to talk about it. I’m not the gossiping type,’ he said, he leant in conspiratorially.

I was also nominated by Charlie Plunkett, author of ‘100 Little Words on Parenthood' (I happen to have added 100 little words of my own...lol)


‘Oh no,’ Judith sighed, easing her arm into Jeff’s for support.


‘But, what,’ Jeff interrupted as he patted his wife’s arm. ‘What excuse could you possible have?  We trusted you.’


‘Look, I didn’t kill anyone.  I just …’


‘Just what?’ Jeff stressed, impatient. ‘If you drank someone’s blood you broke the rules. We should have been there. What happens if she behaves like that girl in Manaus?’


‘I’m sorry okay.  I know it was stupid.’

The batton now moves to ...

Connie J Jasperson http://conniejjasperson.blogspot.co.uk/ (@cjjasp)

Timothy http://anovelistblog.blogspot.co.uk/ (@cooktmd)

Craig Hallam http://craighallam.wordpress.com/ (@craighallam84)

Carol Hedges http://carolhedges.blogspot.com (@caroljhedges)

Lynn Gerrard http://thegrumblinggargoyle.blogspot.com (@LynnGerrard)

Gary Henry http://honestindiebookreviews.wordpress.com/ (@LiteraryGary)

Ant Lewis http://kingtaff.wordpress.com/ (@KingTaffWrites)

I hope you have fun doing this (my computer was having a bad hair day so it took me a lot longer than I hoped...)

Thanks for reading,
Vanessa :) xx


  1. Hello Vanessa! Thank you for the Nomination. Your words are wonderful!

  2. Connie

    So glad you liked them... Just took the first seven lines from that page and hoped for the best!

  3. Wow fabulous! You have certainly risen to the challenge two absolutely brilliant 7 lines that will make everyone want to read more.

  4. Awwwwww... Thanks a lot Charlie! It means a lot, I really had no idea what lines would get chosen! It was a bit worrying, but I am relaxing now since two of you seem to like them... Thanks for commenting,

    Vanessa :) xx hugs

  5. Dear Vanessa, I do believe that you may have mixed me up with another blogger, who, it appears, is also a novelist. Hmmm.
    Although you have identified me correctly (cooktmd), my blog address is: http://thebookofdrachma.blogspot.com/

    Just let me know if you did intend to include me among your victims, and I'll see what I can do.

  6. Hi there, please take part and have fun with it! Your picture is the same as he of my followers! So, apologies if it is not you I intended... Thanks for posting! :)