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.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
October 26th Challenge
it’s Christina –
morning! The blog is going to be short and sweet today, because I have to leave
by nine to get to Canterbury Tales Forever by ten. I don’t have anything packed
yet. Ok not completely true, the books are already boxed, but they have been
since the last signing. But other than the books, I need to get everything else
ready, shower, do my hair and make-up, find clothes that I won’t be freezing
this morning and then sweating my ears off this afternoon, pack a lunch, and
load the car. Yikes! I have a lot to do and only a little over an hour to do
you go on my website, under the events tab, there is a map feature, if you need
directions to Canterbury Tales Forever. I hope some of you will come out today.
It is a gorgeous day and if you have never been to Peddler’s Village, it would
be a treat. If this weekend doesn’t work out for you, next weekend is the Apple
Festival, I will be there on Sunday. Both Keith and Linda will be joining me
again as well. If you were interested in the book Monty (the Christmas dog
children’s book I told you about a few weeks ago), Sam will be at Canterbury
Tales Forever next Saturday.
again! I really have to run. Hope you
stop by to say “Hi”, hope you have a Stupendous Saturday, and happy writing!
Your Last Challenge was:
Tell a story, pick
any subject you want, but no word you use can be more than five letters long.
Gina is a sweet lady with long dark
hair and eyes. Her hubby, Tom, also has dark hair, but he has green eyes. They
wed four years ago and now they are with child. They can’t wait to see who he
or she will look like.
The time comes. After many hours and
much pain, he is here; tiny, red, bald and pruny with grey eyes. He does not look
like mom or dad, but he is the love of their life. Guess they will just have to
wait some more to see who he will look like.
Holy who-ha, that was hard! I don’t know
how many times I had a word that was more than five letters, so I needed to
find a replacement. Some I couldn’t think of anything that would work and I had
to scrap the entire sentence. Ten minutes to write eight sentences. Today’s
challenge will be easier…
Next Challenge is:
Your best friend is retiring and you are asked to give
a speech at the retirement party.
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.