The ever-prolific Isabel Costello has tweeted another writing assignment. This one is pretty neat—it’s a curtain-raising of sorts on what people are writing. And it works like this:
- Go to line 7
- Post on your blog the next 7 lines, or sentences, as they are – no cheating
- Tag 7 other authors to do the same
So, on page 7, we find Lena at her grandmother’s funeral, watching her sister, Lexie: “It was amidst this collision of unfortunate past and painful present that I spotted Lexie, her thumbs moving over her BlackBerry keyboard in a flurried rat-a-tat-tat of efficient multi-tasking. Her brains, her patents, her genetically superior family, her egregiously large house in an upscale Chicago suburb and her annual salary with multiple commas compelled her to be doing something every moment. Moments like now. Mourn grandmother’s passing? Check. Greet group of bereaved relatives? Check. Schedule conference call with Mid-Atlantic team to review rollout plans for annihilating every competitor on the eastern seaboard? Check.”
That’s seven lines of what I’ve been working on. I’m tweetin’ and taggin’, so get your seven ready!