Today, take an ending–“And they lived happily ever after;” “And he disappeared into the sunset;” “And she was never seen again; “And then he woke up”–and make it a beginning. Write for 10-20 minutes.
And that, friends, is the end of the 2010 Writer’s Challenge. Maybe not THE the end, but at least the end of daily posting. Stay tuned in 2011 for Rebecca and Katie’s next project: a new online literary magazine.
Today, write a scene or story in 1000 words or fewer that begins with the phrase, “Never, in all my life, have I …”
Today, think of a place very familiar to you–your school, your bedroom, your office. Describe this place in detail, as if you’ve never been there before and are seeing it for the first time. Don’t go straight for the obvious description; really think about the little things that you take for granted daily.
Today it’s back to work after a 2-week break–not because I needed all that extra time to enjoy the holidays, but because I’ve been run down by a monster virus. To be honest, I could have used another week to recuperate.
Today, write about a character who’s been–naturally or unnaturally–sapped of his/her energy, and how that affects the character’s daily activities.
Write about getting snowed in.
Write about a kid who gets exactly what he thinks he wanted for Christmas–until it all starts going horribly wrong.