Another daily writing story: The prompt this time? Write for at least 300 words about a boat, and a fire. Focus on creating a compelling setting.
Again, thanks to http://750words.com/ and http://chaoticshiny.com/wegen.php
I will say, it’s liberating to get the prompt and then go without building or tuning (or even editing, so don’t go berserk if you find billions of errors). All of these I do will have maybe a few minutes of planning. Perhaps I could record one someday. Anyone interested?
Enjoy the story. I had fun.
Posted by Chris Goodwin on October 16, 2012
Hello, people who are still sticking around. I’ve been writing again, but not as much. The job hunt is rough, but I’m keeping busy. How? I’ve been writing using a site called 750words.com. The goal? Just 750 words a day. Simple, effective, easy. But how do I get my ideas? How do I fight writer’s block? Another site: Chaotic Shiny. It’s a site with random generators, and I use their Writing Prompt generator to try to bash out something with no planning or editing. Not always easy, but doable. So I’ve decided to post a few of my exercises until I come up with useful posts again. And I don’t always stick to the 750, as I tend to go over. But at least 750 is the goal.
Here’s Friday’s prompt: Write for at least 700 words about a weapon, and a locket. Focus on distinguishing characters through dialogue.
Posted by Chris Goodwin on October 14, 2012
This story was originally posted on my old blog as the end result of a Flash Fiction challenge from Chuck Wendig’s Blog “terribleminds“.
The challenge was, in 1000 words write a flash fiction piece based on choosing three of the five following words: Bottle, Tax, Cockroach, Box, Fountain. As well as choosing three of those words, you must also add a Vampire in some way.
Due to my long-windedness, I exceeded the 1000 word limit, technically failing the challenge. It’s closer to 3000 words, honestly. But that’s just semantics because I just wound up writing a story anyway, and you can never hurt yourself by practicing more. Even if you break a rule or two.
This is the original page containing the challenge.
Here’s my Entry
Posted by Chris Goodwin on October 25, 2011