Wednesday, March 21, 2012
You guys know how I love a good blogfest, especially one that allows more than a 400 word count story. The folks at Unicorn Bell are hosting A PICTURE PAINTS 1000 WORDS blog hop between March 26-28.
Here's how it will work:
1. Sign up in Mr. Linky below.
2. Tell your friends any way you want and send them over to sign up for the party.
3. Choose a picture to inspire your short story (the story can be about what you see in the picture, or just something that it sparked in your imagination.)
4. On Monday-Wednesday (March 26-28), post your story of 1000 words or less and go around to visit the other participants. You may want to post early, see below.
5. The four of us at UB will do the same and pick our four favorites to post links to on Wednesday night.
6. On Thursday you get to read the four and vote for your favorite.
7. The winner will be announced on Friday. They will have a choice between a first chapter critique from those of us at UB, or a $20 gift card to Amazon (courtesy of me - Charity Bradford).
In case you are not familiar with the Unicorn Bell site - which offers page and chapter critiques along with other useful writing exercises and info - the hosts are Jeffrey Beesler, Charity Bradford, CD Cofflet as Huntress, and Marcy as mshatch.
The pictures are mostly fantasy/sci-fi types, but there are some gorgeous scenery, including the castly on the blogfest button. Stop by the announcement post to view the prompt pictures and sign up on the linky. I'm looking forward to reading everyone's submissions.
And don't forget, Romantic Friday Writers prompt #34 this Friday, 3/23 is SHE WEARS MY RING. You don't have to be a member of RFW to post an excerpt to the challenge; but it does have to be 400 words or less and include a romantic quality. Response to the challenge does not have to be original, unpublished work. It can be an old story or poem, an extract from a WIP, a story that's been languishing on your flash drive and just needs a bit of a cut, paste and polish to fit the theme. Then you'll feel all self satisfied - you'll know why you kept that story or poem that just wouldn't cut it until now...