“Dianna Gunn Gave Me a Lucky 7 Meme Award'” by Joan Y. Edwards
On March 26, 2012 Dianna Gunn gave me “The Lucky 7 Meme Award.” It looked like fun so I thought I’d give it a try. I did a bit of research first.
A meme, according to Wikipedia and other dictionaries, is an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.
As I see it, a Lucky 7 Meme is an award given by one blogger to seven other bloggers. In a Lucky 7 Meme blog, a writer shares a 7 part portion after line 7 on page 77 of his work-in-progress (WIP) and puts links to the seven bloggers he chooses for the award. In this way, many people are recognized and have a chance to share a miniscule part of their work online.
Here are the rules:
1. Go thou to page 77 of your current MS
2. Get thee hence to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written. No cheating!
4. Tag 7 authors
5. Let each and every one of them know
Here is 7 parts after line 7 on page 77 excerpt from my novel, “Follow Your Immigrant Heart.”
“Joy put her brother, Dr. Steven Polanski in the tunnel. He should be here any minute.”
“That is good news,” I said straightening Papa’s quilt.
Lawrence said, “You two stay in this room. Close the bedroom door and hide. I’ll make sure it’s really the doctor. If I come in and say ‘Charity,’ stay where you are and breathe only when you must. If I say, ‘Philippè, the doctor is here,’ you will know everything is fine. Then you can get from your hiding place and open the door. Do you understand?”
“I’m off to the tunnel,” said Lawrence.
We closed the bedroom door. I made sure my father looked comfortable. Then I hid in the privy room. Randall sat in a chair behind the door.
In a few minutes, we heard footsteps cross over the hardwood floor in the kitchen.
I hope you enjoyed stepping into my novel. I’d love to hear your opinions about it.
Now I pass the Lucky 7 Meme torch on to seven people whose blogs I am thankful for:
- Karen Cioffi
- Roxie Hanna
- Tara Lazar
- Joy Acey Frelinger
- Kathie Pugaczewski
- Darcy Pattison
- Donna Earnhardt
I hope that these Lucky Seven will participate so that we can read their excerpts.
Do something fun to celebrate you today!
Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards
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