Is it possible to have too many blogs or online journals? I’m not sure, but I’d like to invite anyone reading here to participate in a writing challenge (or exercise, more specifically) I’m running on Dreamwidth and Livejournal. Please come join us.
Copying the challenge instructions here too (I’m easy; it doesn’t matter to me where someone posts an entry) in case this is your preferred venue. Here goes:
A while ago some of you said you’d be up for a writing challenge that didn’t have the restriction of 100 words only, so here goes. I’m doing things little bit differently this time, feel free to join in all over the place as often as you like.
We all know that the backbone of a story is its characters. In order for our characters to be well-rounded and realistic, they have to have… well, a lot of realistic qualities. I’ve said a number of times that one of the things that clues me in to knowing I’m writing a pretty good character is when I know some of their memories. Not all, because memories are selective things and subject to change over time, but something that works in the moment. With that in mind, I’m thinking this challenge should be all about character development through memory.
Fandom: any fandom, including (encouraging) original.
Word count: Let’s do a minimum of 500 words.
Main theme: A memory from your chosen character.
Ratings: No restrictions.
Duration: Challenge opens now and closes at the end of day Friday, April 12.
Put on your writing hats and go! Show us a memory. If it’s a canon character, let us know who he or she or it is and what canon you’re working from. If they’re original, give us a little context so we know what we’re looking at. Pick someone from a work-in-progress, a RP character, or anyone you like. I’m easy, and so are all the characters living in my head.
Post your fics as comments to this entry, or post them in your own journal and link to your story below. Feel free to do as few or as many as you want, and if you read one, be sure to leave a review or a comment. Everyone’s welcome, so spread the word.