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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Creative Writing Challenge Game

So, I have an idea.  Maggie at Maggie Stiefvatar has been playing this word of the day game on her FB wall.  She posts a word and we come up with a sentence using said word and the winner gets a signed bookmark or something fun.  FYI, Maggie is the author of Shiver and Linger (both of which I own in hard cover).

It reminded me of the PFC we used to do a couple years ago which was originally developed and administrated by Rambling MadMan (whom we all lost contact with and haven't heard from since).  Only with words, whereas he used random pictures and identified each as the MC, an important element, a location, etc.

So, I'm thinking why don't we all try and play this again?  Only a little bit different.  I'll choose five words randomly from the dictionary.  And we write a paragraph or short story using said words and then post on our blog at a designated date.  Comment back here if you played along and then everyone can visit each other's short stories, poems, or otherwise creative writing.  We could give like two weeks to work on a short story?  Or is that too 'short' of time?

What do you say?  Y'all wanna' play?  This would be a great little exercise to build our creativity.  Plus, I think it would be fun.  At this point I don't have bookmarks to sign as prizes and I'm not ready to put this to a contest.  That could maybe come later as something fun with some cool little prize for the winner -- though, I'd have to find a judge that wasn't playing and was unbiased.

Again, save that for later.  For now, I'm wondering "Do you want to play??"  Comment yes or no and share any thoughts you have!  I'm excited about this!



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6 comments:

Melissa said...

You know I'm in!!

Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

This will be fun if we can generate some interest to participate. It was fun when we used to do the PFC! I'm excited!

Kristi Faith said...

Oooh I'll try it out since I'm less one stress in my life and I need to get these rusty brain gears moving!! :)

Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

Kristi, YAY!! I'll either start Monday or this coming Friday. It depends on how much interest and participants we get stirred up between now and Monday/Friday.

Is two weeks a good time frame to start with for the first one? I was thinking I could post the new word list/game on the 1st and 15th. Then stories would be due on the 16th and the 30/31st.

Or is that too much? One a month? Y'all tell me what you think!

Audra said...

semi-important update at my place. wanted to let you know in case you wanted to keep coming around (to my new place). I've gone public.

em :)

Rory Hartshorne said...

Yes, great idea! Count me in!

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