March 31st, 2012

diana wynne jones 2, chrestomanci

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From [personal profile] sorchar

1. Go to page 7 of your most recent WiP
2. Count seven lines down
3. Copy and paste the next seven lines of text

My current WIP doesn't have seven pages, so I chose the last seven sentences:

Winter holidays were always busy at Chrestomanci Castle. First was the Solstice celebration (which Janet had been surprised to discover had a much greater importance in this world than her own), then came the hustle and bustle that preceded the Christmas party that the Castle threw each year.

Every year there were complications and this hadn't been an exception. An unusually warm winter had kept snow off the ground and discussion had been made towards how to make the room look properly christmassy if the view out the windows not going to oblige. The prevailing vote had been towards an illusionary snow until Marianne Pinhoe (who was growing much more confident as she got older and fit her powers more) suggested her uncle the artist paint a backdrop.

The Pinhoe skill with dwimmer had proven this to be an excellent idea. The way [uncle pinhoe] had done the backdrops, you felt cozy inside to look at them and it seemed almost like snow was falling in the paintings.