5th April 2012

LUCKY 7: seven lines from new works

I have been passed my Lucky 7 by the lovely Laura Wilkinson, fellow writer and Twitter buddy, author of novel, Blood Mining.

Lucky 7 is  a bit of ‘blog fun’ for authors.  Like Laura, this is my first time being tagged (Yikes!)… why am I thinking school playgrounds and getting ready to jab the unsuspecting person who has drifted off into a daydream… anyway…

The instructions are:

  • Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
  • 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

I had a real struggle deciding between page 7 and page 77 so I have cheated… you can have both!

Here is the seven line extract from page 7 of my new children’s book, Buttercup Magic: A Mystery for Megan:

Megan didn’t see Buttercup House until the day
they moved in.
‘We want it to be a surprise,’ her mum said.
And it was a surprise!  The house was huge, and
looked… well, tumbledown, as her grandma
would have said.
As she walked through the front door, the first …

And here is the seven line extract from page 77:

The girls walked carefully towards the stream.
Dorothy went ahead a little and then suddenly
stopped and looked back at them.
‘Look,’ said Freya. ‘You’re right, Megan, the
wood has come away a bit.  It’s a good job Dorothy
warned us.’
The girls looked at each other in amazement. …

Da – da – deeeerrrrrr!!!  I hope that’s given you a little taster.  Buttercup Magic: A Mystery for Megan is due for publication on 26th April, but is on sale via Amazon now – see here.

Right… On to the Next Seven

So the final task is to pass this Lucky Seven on to seven authors (and, like Laura, I hope this is not the point at which I lose friends and followers!) :

Daniela Sacerdoti
HM Castor

Please feel free to cut and paste some of the info you need from here, and if you simply don’t have time to do this, that’s fine too.  I have really enjoyed doing it though, and thanks, Laura, for tagging me!

About Abi Burlingham

I write children's books and paint pictures inspired by nature, animals, trees etc, mostly in acrylics. I am a crisp addict.
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4 Responses to 5th April 2012

  1. Emma Pass says:

    Ooh, a sneak preview! Buttercup Magic sounds ace – can’t wait to read it all! 🙂

  2. Hee hee! Thanks Em. Will get a copy to you soon x

  3. Missed this the first time around — I LOVE it!! And I love the choice of word tumbledown — I use it in my novel as well, describing the cottage. Beautiful words, Abi!

  4. Thanks Julia! Yes, tumbledown is a lovely, and under-used word I think. So lovely that you have used it in your novel too. Glad you liked the post!

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