I’ve visited a very interesting blog, 4am writer, where there is a writing exercise that bloggers are taking part in. I loved it so much I wanted to join in. The rules on 4am writer’s website are as follows: Open your novel-in-progress at page 77, go to line 7 and copy the next 7 lines, sentences or paragraphs as they are written. Oh, and then tag 7 new writers. The problem for me is that my play-in-progress is only 41 pages. So I thought perhaps I could do 50-50. Halve 77, roughly page 38, go to line 3 or 4, write the next few lines.
But if I did that I would be giving the ending away… so I’ve edited out a few giveaways. But hopefully it still roughly works:
MARTINI BOND: Suzi?
FRANKEN von BANKEN (still tied up but wig dishevelled): She as gone for a svim. Viz ze little fishes.
BOND: Franken? You don’t mean … you’ve killed her?
FRANKEN: No, ow could I, like zis? I mean she is svimming viz ze fish.
BOND: Oh I see? (Bond looks out to sea and waves at Suzi) Still swimming with her bazookas then, eh Franken? (Bond sees wig has fallen askew) FRANKEN?
BOND: Hang on a minute. (Bond pulls off wig to reveal …)
Hope you liked that! I’m also fairly new to blogging so I don’t know that many new writers yet. So I can’t quite make 7 – yet. If I’ve tagged you, please don’t feel obliged to join in – and apologies if you are not a new writer, but I hope you all enjoy it anyway.