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I'm seeing some incredibly fine writing and I couldn't be happier. Well I could be if those of you who just read would actually bite the bullet and participate. I won't bite I promise.
And just to help you along, there's a new prompt issued EVERY MONDAY that you can join in on.
Whether you choose fiction, memoir, blogging, non-fiction, or creative non-fiction, the prompt is for you to write whatever you are inspired to write. That's the purpose of the prompt. I am always open to prompt suggestions, so feel free to send them to me!!
Let's get the ball rolling here. 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.
This week your challenge is:
In celebration of Valentine's Day, write a love story, no more than 1,500 words, using this picture as inspiration (image source here):
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.
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And I'm up with a short and sweet story with a twist.
Ha! I took the "no more than 1500 words" seriously. Lol.
Sigh... I am over 1500 words again, by 224 words to be exact. Is it ok if I put it up anyway? I'd appreciate help with the editing to cut it down.
Imelda, I'm right there with ya. Sometimes it's hard to shave off part of your story, especially if it feels right to you. What I usually do is go back through, look for parts that might be redundant to the plot or use stronger descriptive words vs a longer sentence or two. Hope this helps.
Thanks Chelle. I will try to do that. :-) I am having a hard time with being objective though. I labored for those words, now I am cutting them. :-)) Yay! I am being silly.
I don't know how you do it but it's probably something I need to challenge myself with to keep growing. Any deadlines?? We know how I am with deadlines. Lol
Thanks. I will check that out. I really need to know how to economize with words and to use them well.
One day, I might take up more challenges. I am still much afraid. This workshop is already a major thing for me right now and I am learning a lot from it. Perhaps, when I have done more writing, I'd have the courage to participate in these challenges. :-)