Wednesday, March 28, 2012

NOVEL MARKETING OPPORTUNITY

Usually it's my old friend The Muse who wakes me from slumber with a good idea, but this time my gratitude goes to Patsy. I've been tagged! So here I am at 5.00am drafting this post. It's a lucky 7 theme and the idea is to use your current piece of work ; but Patsy made a good point of saying 'rules are made to be broken', so I am going to use this as an opportunity to do some much needed promotion of my first novel, DREAM KEEPER, which was published this year. I have to turn to page 77, go to line 7 and copy out the next 7 lines, sentences or paragraphs and then tag 7 people.
Here goes:

Mac sat on the floor of The Dream Clinic. He couldn't stop staring at the colour portrait. The whole place had been trashed by vandals. There was paint on the walls, floors and ceilings. Shards of glass were everywhere. There was not a single thing left untouched, except the colour portrait of Dream Keeper on the stone wall. He was in his entire purple garb and clutched his sceptre in his hands. It was Dream Keeper's eyes that freaked Mac out. Dream Keeper was quite human in his appearance. He was extraordinary in his height and build, but still human. It was his eyes. The black glass in the human eye sockets glowed. The colour specks danced in the blackness, until they leapt from the portrait and collated in an oblong shape that became a bright purple door of light. Mac entered the purple light.

My turn to tag. I choose to tag Simon, Pat, Sally, Janice, Della, Liz and David.

Keep writing....

28 comments:

  1. That is so scary, Diane! Great image.

    Thanks for the tag!

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    1. Thanks for your comment Liz, and about the tag... you are very welcome. :-)

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  2. Lovey excerpt, Diane - and I'm aboiyt to get on with your novel!

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    1. Ohhhhh thank you Rosemary. Enjoy.... x

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  3. Great image, Diane, Good luck with your sales.

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  4. Such beautiful description! Best of luck.

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  5. Ooh-er! There's a lot of tension there!

    Will scrutinise my various WIPs to see which one I want to throw the lucky 7 rules at, for my next posting!

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    1. Hi Simon thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog. I'm looking forward to reading your post. :-)

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  6. Spooky stuff. A great image, Diane. Good luck with it!

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    1. Thank you Shirley. I remember how happy I felt when I first saw the cover art for Dream Keeper. :-)

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  7. Great excerpt, Diane.

    I'm afraid I've tagged you, too (with a different tag).

    XX

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    1. Hey Suzanne! Thank you. I like being tagged, it gives me something to blog about - thanks for that x

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  8. The image of purple is very powerful - and spooky!
    Thanks for the tag, Diane. I'll be acting on it next Friday. Love Janice xx

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    1. Thanks for the comment Janice, and you are welcome about the tag. I look forward to next Friday x

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  9. I wanted to yell 'don't step into the light' but then it's purple light, so I can see why he was drawn to it!

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  10. A fascinating excerpt, Dianne! Pretty scary stuff... The very best of luck with it and thanks for the tag.

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  11. Sweet! Thank you for the tag. I did this one recently so I'm probably not going to repeat. I might just pass it along anyway. :)

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    1. You do that David. Thanks for the comment.

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  12. Thanks Dianne, I shall have a go at this when I write another blog. (though I am a technophobe and have a high chance of not doing it right) And good luck with your sales. xx

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    1. Welcome to my blog Della and thank you so much for leaving a comment. x

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  13. Great excerpt, very spooky.

    I hope your book does very well.

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