It’s funny the ways in which we as writers and readers are connected, ways that are not always visible. For instance, this 777 Novel Project idea came to my attention via Roxanne Crouse, who received it from Patricia Zick, whom I contacted so that I could credit the originator. Patricia said she had no notion who started this chain train, but she also had seen it on a variety of sources. I guess the point is that when you put something out there in the world, that something may sprout its own wings and take off. It’s a good thing.
At any rate, 777 Novel Project is a fun, easy, and quick tool to interact with other writers and readers. Here are the basic rules: You post 7 lines from page 7 or from page 77 of your novel and share with the world.
Here are my 7 lines from page 77 of Moonlight Dancer:
In his open palm, he displayed two items—the missing shoe and the missing hairpick.
“How—? Where?” she asked.
Relief flooded her body—relief that he had not found her underwear, relief the doll appeared harmless. Yet if the doll was harmless, how could Kendra account for her experiences? Besides, she had looked under the bed.
“You think I’m crazy?” she asked. “Or that I made it up to lure you here?”
“No.” He tilted her chin with a finger. “Your expression tells me you’ve been through…something. I want to help you figure it out.
So, what do you think? Looks easy, right? I encourage you to continue the momentum with your own 7 lines. Feel free to post them in the comments. Pssst…get on board and pass it on!