The 7777 Writing Tag

So today’s post is weird because I ended up spazzing and scheduling Alleyn Everlind’s interview today, except… I’ve already interviewed him. And since it’s already Wednesday and I didn’t feel like coming up with a different character to interview, I’m stealing the 7777 tag (with permission!) from Alexa over at Summer Snowflakes.

Ze Rules:

  1. Open WIP to the seventh page
  2. Scroll past the seventh line
  3. Copy the next seven paragraphs…. and paste them on your blog for THE WORLD to read
  4. Tag seven people!

Well this excerpt from The Shadow Raven is kind of odd isolated, particularly since it cuts off the beginning and end of this conversation…

“I’m sure you do.”

Detren guessed several more times as they ate, and Nissa was nearly bursting from holding in her laughter by the time she’d cleared her plate.

“Fine, I’ll give you the first letter. N.”




“Uh uh.”


I’m assuming you can tell he’s guessing her name, but the “I’m sure you do” is just really awkwardly out-of-place by itself. XD So I’m going to scroll to page 70 (the 0 is nothing. It doesn’t count. This is totally legal for the tag.) and follow the same procedure and see what I get.

Ooh, this one’s interesting.


“We’ll see how it works this time, then, won’t we?” Thorian smiled and Nissa met his eyes for a moment. Something in them seemed dark, like he meant more than he said. She looked back down at the board, shivering inside at the shadow in his eyes. It reminded her somehow of Alastair, and she didn’t like it at all.

“I guess we will.” She watched as he moved a bishop into easy reach of her knight. As soon as she’d captured the bishop, he moved a rook into position to capture her king.


Nissa nodded, knocking her king onto his side, and rose from the table. “Thanks for the game.”

“Of course. You’re a worthy opponent. How about one more round, though? Try protecting your king this time.”

“I’d rather you not comment on my tactics.”

“Humor me? Just one game.”

Nissa sighed and sat back down. “One game.”


Yes, I like this one a lot. I’m glad I continued to page 70. *chuckles evilly because she knows things* So there you go. My 7 (14) paragraphs of The Shadow Raven. :)


  1. Victoria at Wanderer’s Pen
  2. Remi at Our Mind Palace
  3. Gray at Gray Marie
  4. Leila at Wildflowers and Cosmic Tea
  5. Hallie Jenkins at Hallie Jenkins
  6. Jess at The Artful Author
  7. Rebekah at Hunting for Truth

Guys! My knowledge of the blogsphere has grown so much since I started! I can now tag seven people and still have ideas to spare! :D (I’m also getting a little more out of my comfort zone with some of these bloggers that I look up to, lol.)

12 thoughts on “The 7777 Writing Tag

  1. Ah, this is really interesting!!! I’m intrigued by your characters: that last excerpt has a really intriguing, darker undertone and I gotta wonder what the “I’m sure you do” was in response to.

    Thanks for stealing the tag! :D


    1. Apparently the “I’m sure you do” was prefaced by this:
      “You’re a bit frustrating, you know that?” {Detren}
      “Believe me, I try.” {Nissa}
      “I’m sure you do.”

      I’m glad you enjoyed the excerpts! Thanks for unofficially tagging me! ;D

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