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Writing meme

Via honorh:

1. Go to page 77 (or 7) of your current ms.
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written.
4. Tag 7 other authors.
Like HH, I don't tag. Do it if you think it sounds fun.

Since it would be too much work to figure out what page is 77 (my chapters are in separate files), I am doing page 7. From my current untitled original fic:

The air was stagnant and thick with dust and age. They didn't have far to go before they reached the plywood barrier Gen had put up. She shoved it open with one hand and tumbled out into a brick-and-mortar chamber tall enough to stand in.

Gen scrambled up and, one by one, lit a series of dangling lanterns. Her students each emerged and gasped at air fresher than the crawlspace, but sour with mildew. They took in the stacked wood crates marked with Chinese characters and other loose items scattered on the floor.

"How'd you find this?" Sean asked.


( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 29th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
I really like this and I'm going to do the meme
Mar. 29th, 2012 03:13 am (UTC)
I was pleased with how the random 7-line chunk worked well as a little vignette.
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