The writing practice challenge.

Between work, school, blogging and general internet surfing a lot of us hardly have time for writing itself.The writing Practice #2
So the writing practice is about taking time to write even if all you have to spare is five minutes.

The two ways of entering.
1. Writing a blog post on the topic of the prompt and linking it back here.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put a link to your blog in a post next week.
2. The second way to enter is by simply writing your answer to the prompt in the comments.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put up your entry in the same post. (No link to your blog)

Remember that if you choose the first way to put the #WritingPractice among your tags.

The prompt

This is my war, and I’m not sure which side I’m on.

I know it’s a little different from my normal prompts but it inspired my earlier this week so I figured you could use it as well.

The writing practice challenge.

Between work, holiday’s, blogging and general internet surfing a lot of us hardly have time for writing itself.the writing practice
So the writing practice is about taking time to write even if all you have to spare is five minutes.

For my last prompt John ad start you fiction wrote this post.
What I really love about his entry is that in the second last paragraph you can really see how he switched from telling to showing. When writing in first person he had told us that Kalphor was wallowing in self pity. When he rewrote the scene in third person he showed it to me.

So now let’s go to this week.
The two ways of entering.
1. Writing a blog post on the topic of the prompt and linking it back here.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put a link to your blog in a post next week.
2. The second way to enter is by simply writing your answer to the prompt in the comments.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put up your entry in the same post. (No link to your blog)

Remember that if you choose the first way to put the #WritingPractice among your tags.

The prompt

Write about someone in one state of mind putting on some kind of uniform. As they put on the uniform their state of mind change so it’s something different at the end of the scene.

Perhaps someone can start out a complete mess and as they put on their “uniform” they pull themselves together?
Or perhaps it can be the other way around, going from hopeful to depressed?

The writing practice challenge

Between work, holidays, blogging and general internet surfing a lot of us hardly have time for writing itself.the writing practice
So the writing practice is about taking time to write even if all you have to spare is five minutes.

 

So last week I got two wonderful entries.

One from Katy at A Beatific Gray. Katy put a little spin on the challenge and wrote a beautiful piece that shows clearly how wonderful the person she is describing is and it feels to me like it even gives a little insight into Katy herself. All in all, a great job and a beautiful piece of writing.

 

The second one is from Jon at Start Your Fiction who wrote a fantastic in depth description that definitely brought the character to life. The thing I love about his entry is that while he does describe how the character looks he manages to give you the feel of the character as well. This is how I believe a description should be done.

 

Now let’s get on to this week.

The two ways of entering.

1. Writing a blog post on the topic of the prompt and linking it back here.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put a link to your blog in a post next week.
2. The second way to enter is by simply writing your answer to the prompt in the comments.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put up your entry in the same post. (No link to your blog)

Remember that if you choose the first way to put the #WritingPractice among your tags

 

The prompt.

Write a few paragraphs in first person point of view as a character goes through the traumatic event of watching someone they love die. Now write the same scene but in third person point of view.

The point of this exercise isn’t to show you the difference between the two styles but to let you practice describing emotions in two different ways a because while in first person you can tell how the character feels in third person you have to show it.

 

 

Thank you everyone who has been giving me positive feedback on the writing practice. I can’t wait to see what you have to write for me.

 

 

The writing practice challenge.

The writing practice, back up and running. the writing practice
Between work, holidays, blogging and general internet surfing a lot of us hardly have time for writing itself.
So the writing practice is about taking time to write even if all you have to spare is five minutes.

The two ways of entering.

1. Writing a blog post on the topic of the prompt and linking it back here.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put a link to your blog in a post next week.
2. The second way to enter is by simply writing your answer to the prompt in the comments.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put up your entry in the same post. (No link to your blog)

Remember that if you choose the first way to put the #WritingPractice among your tags.

The prompt

Pick either a person you know or simply a made up character and describe them. I’m not talking your usual, description of she had blue eyes and brown hair. I want you to tell me how this person walks and how this person laughs. Tell me about the small overlooked bits of this person and make them come alive to me.

Thank you everyone who has been patiently waiting for the writing practice to return I can’t wait to see your entries.

The writing practice

the writing practice

Between work, school, blogging and general internet surfing a lot of us hardly have time for writing itself.
So the writing practice is about taking time to write even if all you have to spare is five minutes.

The two ways of entering.
1. Writing a blog post on the topic of the prompt and linking it back here.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put a link to your blog in a post next week.
2. The second way to enter is by simply writing your answer to the prompt in the comments.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put up your entry in the same post. (No link to your blog)

Remember that if you choose the first way to put the #WritingPractice among your tags.

The prompt

If the world and everyone except you froze for an hour how would you spend that hour?
What would you do with yourself? Where would you go?

The writing practice. Blog challenge.

Recently I have been thinking of starting my own little blogging challenge for writers. So here it is… The writing practice.Dragonfest
From here of on I will give a prompt every Friday and you amazing writers out there write a short story based on it.

How to participate.
• Read the prompt on the bottom of this post.
• Write a story between the word count of 150 and 1000 words.
• Put your story in a post and link it back here so I can go see it.
• Among the tags put #TheWritingPractice
• Hit post.
• Feel free to take the little picture of a dragon on the side and put it up on your blog either as a badge or simply as a picture to go with your post.

I will go through all the participants’ stories and pick my 5 favourite which I will then put on display for all to see next week.

The prompt.

Dying was never fun, and here I was doing it willingly for the third time this week.

Submissions for this prompt is only valid if it’s published on the weekend from the 21-23 of August.

weekend writer’s block. (Inspiration for desperate times)

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Now I realize that last week I gave you all this really cool detailed version of a story. If I keep writing post like that I will soon have nothing to share with you and nothing left to write.
From here of on I will share snippets of story ideas instead of the whole thing at once. Occasionally I might share the whole thing at once but I will leave those as surprises for you.

For today I have a character.
Looks.
When it comes to details this character is pretty fearsome. She has a pointed face with strong cheekbones. Her hair is blond and at one side of her head a section of hair is braided tightly to her skin. She is tall and well muscled.
She wears a dark red leather jacket over a black t-shirt with skinny jeans and ankle length boots.
Her nails are painted black except for maybe one or two that she simply paints whatever colour she wants.
She wears dramatic eye makeup and simple black studs in her ears.
She has scars. The first one people notice is the small one that cut through one of her eyebrows. She has more of course, they cover her arms and back.

Where you can find her.
No one knows where this character is at day but at night you can almost certainly find her in the bar by the pool table.
She doesn’t talk to people except when making a bet.

Her actions.
She doesn’t prowl towards people, she doesn’t have a confidant step in her walk. She definitely doesn’t walk like some hunting cat.
She simply walks. Her focus is never on others instead she does and goes whatever she wants as long as it doesn’t draw to much attention to her.
She is really good at pool and always agrees when someone challenges her to a game.
If a fight breaks out she keeps playing pool and no one tries to drag her into the fight because in the past she has broken a pool stick over someone’s neck.

Extra.
She doesn’t smoke, instead she always has a lolly pop in her mouth.
She never cheers when she wins a match at pool.
When walking back to her home after a night at a bar she sings.
She comes from a big city but now lives on a farm not too far out of town.

Questions.
Why did she move to the small town?
What does she spend her day’s doing?
Where did she get those scars?
Why is she so good at pool?
Why does she not smoke?

I hope you like the character, you can name her whatever you want.
In what story would you put her? What would you do to make her seem more real? What do you think her past hides?