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We had some fascinating writing last week and some very creative stories. I love the imaginations you all have. I want to remind everyone that if you need help with anything--brainstorming, editing, etc, all you have to do is leave a comment. Sometimes a second brain can take you in a different direction than you were going, opening up new ideas for you. It's a wonderful thing. We had a fantastic discussion in last week's prompt thread about this same thing.
It's time to talk about the new prompt for this week. No matter your style, you can join in this week and every week. The prompt is to inspire you to write, which is the whole point of the exercise. You will have until 11:59 pm EST on Saturday to write to the prompt and link up your work. A new prompt and a new linkup will go up the following Monday.
The prompt for this week is:
Let's go shopping. You choose what kind of shopping, but you must involve 2 characters on the trip, and there must be a conflict of some kind (not necessarily between those 2 characters). Write a paragraph from the point of one character, then write the same interaction from another character's point of view.
You don't need back story in this one. Just put us in the scene and go from there. Keep it tight and concise, and 500 words for each character. (the word count is always flexible, but its purpose is to teach you how to write with the maximum impact with fewer words.)
Don't forget to display the BMWW badge in the post somewhere and link up with the url to the POST not your BLOG. Leave a comment after you post letting us know it's there. Try to read the others who link up, as many as you can, and leave a comment or critique. (if you aren't sure how to critique, take baby steps. You can start with the sandwich method-good, "bad", good--or take a moment to share a part of the story that you really liked and why, perhaps why a certain set of words meant more to you, or even if there is a sentence that just feels odd. Present a new option for wording it.)
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Imelda, I just wanted to let you know that I still have your piece up in my word. For some reason my children think that my stating the words "I'm working" gives them free right to consistently pester me. It's a long weekend without school. *sigh* LOL.
Oh, I am sorry. I saw this post just now. I think I have less browsing time this week. True, children do know the best time to grab attention. :-)
Finally, I was able to revise the story that you edited. Now it is just 1512 words. Thanks for the lessons. :-)) I posted the revised one in the same blog post as the original. You hit one of my issues right on the head - I am writing the way I have learned English. There are many times when my husband and I argue just because he did not understand me. I could not understand why he couldn't see what I meant when I was using the same language as his. :-D If my writing is half understandable to you or anyone, I give my husband credit because he translates my Filipino-English to American-English. So, you can see, how these writing exercises make me learn about the English language too.
I'm up, though it is split in 2 posts.
So, in the 11th hour, I posted something. :-))