Friday, April 18, 2008

Let's do a Spin on the Book Meme Game

So, I thought, since we are all writers... what if we do a fun little spin on the Book Meme Game. What if we give a sample from our very own books we have written?

So here are the rules...
  1. Choose anyone of YOUR OWN manuscripts. It can be a picture book, MG novel, an adult novel... It makes no difference.
  2. Turn to page 30 of your novel or page 3 if it is a PB
  3. Find the 5th sentence.
  4. Post the next 5 sentences of text.
  5. Then tag 5 writer friends to do the same.
  6. See if you can visit Your Tagged Friends and the Person who Tagged You to read their short excepts.

Sounds fun? I hope so. So here is mine. Oh and be sure to include the genre of your book. Mine is a middle grade novel reality-based fantasy...

Pg 30 Sentence 5: Mama’s face fell soft again.

The next 5 sentences of text: She reached out and placed my right hand in hers. She looked at my fingers and then let my hand go. Then she grabbed my left hand. Was she looking for something, I thought. Then she found what she’d been searching for, her ring glowing on my finger, giving away my secret.

Now I tag...






I can't wait to read your short excerpts!



Dawn Buthorn said...

Thanks for the original tag, Sheri. I used my own WiP as you suggested. Check out my blog to see it.

Chris Eldin said...

Very nice excerpt!
Thanks for the tag! I'll do it on Tues/Wedn. Just hoping my excerpt doesn't suck.

Sheri Perl-Oshins said...

Dawn, I will have to go and check your excerpt out! Thanks for playing...

Oh it won't Chris! I am sure it will be fabulous! I can't wait to read your excerpt.

Rebecca Gomez said...

Tag back at you, Sheri. Someone tagged me back with the book meme tag.

So should we keep this game of tag going?

Leeza Hernandez Illustrator said...

I played, mine is up - hopefully the others that I tagged will play too.
Fun stuff Sheri, thanks for sharing!

Sheri Perl-Oshins said...

Oh good Leeza and that's funny you got tagged a few times Becky, but I think I am all tagged out... I will check your postings a little later - can't wait to read your original excerpts...

Chris Eldin said...

Just wanted to say I liked this meme! I'm going to try to go to the people you tagged and see what they have.

You asked me a while back if I'm published or not. The answer is no. I posted about my writing status not too long ago. It's here:

I mention that Blooming Tree Press had my ms. They declined it. But now Usborne is reading it. So I'm up and down and all over the map emotionally. Trying to work on number 2, which is coming along much better than number 1.

Sheri Perl-Oshins said...

Oh I didn't know that. Well, I think you will be published soon, because I feel like you are - so you are putting it out there in the Universe - it just takes time for the Universe to catch up sometimes.

I'm glad you like this Meme Game Spin. Thanks for playing!

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