Happy Camp! How are your projects going?
I ask as I type this post up March 23. I have a fun writing prompt for you! If your project is writing short stories, your novel needs a twist, or you’re not doing NaNo and need something to do while everyone else is gone from the blogging world, this is for you! (Shout out to my marathoning cabin mates!)
So, now, I have some challenges for you!
Challenge #1: Write three short stories, one with the prompt as the start of the story, one with the prompt as the middle, and one with the prompt as/near the ending.
Challenge #2: All three of these events happened at an epic slumber party.
Challenge #3: For all of you writing novels, list the three worst things that a main/side character could do within the next couple chapters. Tweak the first character’s dialogue in the prompt to replace the bombs, tweeting, and secrets with those events so you can make every. single. one. of them happen.
After that, comment and tell me how it goes! You have no idea how much I love reading your stories. (Hopefully this all made sense.)
So apparently like 3000 people have saved my writing prompts on Pinterest which is exciting so here’s another one!
If this inspires you to write, share your story with me in the comments below! I really do love reading them.
(In case the image isn’t showing up, etc.: The Mona Lisa’s smile is the start of a secret code hundreds of years old. You are one of the only two people that know this.)
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Since Team Fantasy is now short a team member, someone else can sign up. Just check out the rules here.
Now, the prompts:
For those of you who are writing a series for Fiction vs. Fantasy, the character prompts don’t always have to introduce a new character. It can be someone in a book, someone mentioned, or you can use the character as inspiration for one of the characters you already have.
Send this in by July 24, so the last day to send in your stories is July 23. If you didn’t enter a story for an older challenge, you can send that to me over this “break” and I’ll add some points for your team.
Welcome back to Fiction vs. Fantasy Writing Camp! If your name is in italics, I got your entry.
Your stories were amazing! I was surprised at how creative you were to use the library of Alexandria prompt to fit your genre.
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For the prompts:
If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments! Again, here is the contact box if you want to email me your story rather than post it on your blog.
You have until the fourteenth to write your story!
Yes, it’s here! As some of you have seen on my sidebar, I’m holding a writing camp. You can choose between two teams, Fiction and Fantasy, based on your favorite genre to write in: a good, classic fiction, or a different, fun fantasy.
To sign up, just leave a comment below to let me know what team you would prefer to be on (I might not be able to put you on the team you want, however).
There will be five challenges, and you will have a week to submit your story. Three points will be given for each prompt used, and there will be a picture prompt, word prompt, and a character prompt. You get one point for turning in a story.
That being said, here are some general rules to follow:
- Please be careful not to write black magic, keep it Narnia style.
- One point will be deducted if you write outside your team’s genre (like if a Fantasy team member doesn’t use any fantasy, or if a Fiction team member does use fantasy, though hopefully I’ll make it so it’s easy to stay within your genre).
- Mention at the beginning of your post or email telling me what prompts you used.
- Points will be taken off for foul language, gore, et cetera.
The first challenge will be posted on July 5, 2016. Please sign up by July 4, though if the teams are uneven I will accept late sign ups.
I’m so excited! Please share this with anyone you think would like it.