A blog about writing, being a writer, getting inspired to write, etc. For writers, authors, would-be writers and authors. I only have 2 rules. 1, please keep everything PG rated at most, there are some younger folks who read my blog; and 2, please do not criticize what others have written. I would like this to be a safe haven for folks to explore their writing style and to gain some confidence in their story telling abilities. Nasty comments will be deleted.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
August 1st Challenge
it’s Christina –
morning. Looks like we are in for a cool, rainy, dreary day today. It’s been a
while since it was like that for the entire day. Perfect weather for me to
buckle down and edit, which I guess is good, because I’m really not in the mood
to write. Pushing to get finished by a deadline takes a lot out of you.
just don’t get it. They think because I don’t have an office job, where I get a
weekly paycheck, they think I don’t work. Writing a novel is a lot of work. At
times, it’s exhausting work. You have the initial story with all the emotional
ups and downs of the characters and plots, and whatever research the book
requires; then you have editing, publishing, and finally marketing, which is a multi-faceted,
never ending necessity. Plus, because I am home, I have to do all the other
stuff to keep the house running with little help. Maybe if my books start
selling a little better, everyone around me would realize I’m not home playing
Candy Crush Saga all day long. It’s frustrating.
I’m done complaining. I feel much better. Thank you for letting me get that
you do yesterday’s challenge? What did you see? Was it comical? Unbelievable?
Or was it simply amazing?
it was, even if you only think about your replies in your head and never get
them down on paper, I hope you are having fun with these challenges. Tell you
what, obviously you are still not comfortable posting your actual challenge
answers, what if you just let me know if you like a particular challenge? Post
a sentence or two telling me what the prompt made you think about or that you
hated it or loved it because… This way at least, I’ll get a better feel of what
you all like and I’ll try to give you more of those types of challenges.
Your Last Challenge was:
I really just see that?
You look. You blink. You frown and
scratch your head. “Did I really just see
that?” you think to yourself. The human brain is an amazing tool, however,
is it really registering what your eyes are seeing, or is it only processing
what it thinks it should be seeing? Magicians and Conmen have learned to
exploit these eye-brain miscommunications for centuries. Do you really think
that elephant just disappeared into thin air?
Your brain knows what the logical
answer is and supplies it, even if it isn’t what you actually just think you
saw. Don’t believe me? Read this sign out loud.
What did it say? Are you sure? Read it
again. Are you 100% sure? Read each line separately and slowly out loud. Did
you find what I’m talking about?
So the next time you see something unbelievable
or amazing, ask yourself, Did I really just see that?
Sorry, really short, but the sign took
a big chunk of my 10 minute window. Believe it or not, there was actually a
show on TV last night about this very same subject (which is where I got the
sign idea from). I really guess I was meant to give you this challenge
Next Challenge is:
a story containing the following three words: Kitten, Curtains, Cupcake
You have 10 minutes (be honest). There is no right or wrong,
just write. Spelling and punctuation don’t count and NO ONE is allowed to
criticize what someone else has written. Go.