Foundation Week- March ’09

Got some crazy ideas that you want to see thrown together into short stories and the like?

 

Wondering if you can give a writing challenge too difficult for an author to accomplish?

 

Bring it on!

 

Partake in the monthly feature: “The Writer’s Challenge”.  You brainstorm the story elements, you choose the story elements, and I write the short story.  This will be written from a Christian world view, so I thank you ahead of time for keeping it clean (inappropriate posts will be deleted). 

 

This first week is dedicated to brainstorming, and any related material needs to be presented as a reply to this post.  This is your opportunity to post your story elements, whether they be elements you think are cool or elements you think I don’t have the skills to handle.  Feel free to include any of the following:

  Mood (funny, serious, adventurous, etc…)

  Genre (fantasy, modern, sci-fi, etc…)

  Characters

  Settings

  Plot elements

  Items (weapons, possessions, animals, relics, etc…)

 

Please use headings for your choices so I’ll have an easier time gathering them.  If you have something that doesn’t fit under one of these categories, you can use the heading “Other”.  Please hold any comments on replies from other people, there will be opportunity for this later.  Any ideas for the month must be posted before the first week of the month ends (this week).

 

Please see the “Writer’s Challenge” page for further details.

 

Let’s make a story!

Foundation Week- February ’09

Got some crazy ideas that you want to see thrown together into short stories and the like?

 

Wondering if you can give a writing challenge too difficult for an author to accomplish?

 

Bring it on!

 

Partake in the monthly feature: “The Writer’s Challenge”.  You brainstorm the story elements, you choose the story elements, and I write the short story.  This will be written from a Christian world view, so I thank you ahead of time for keeping it clean (inappropriate posts will be deleted). 

 

This first week is dedicated to brainstorming, and any related material needs to be presented as a reply to this post.  This is your opportunity to post your story elements, whether they be elements you think are cool or elements you think I don’t have the skills to handle.  Feel free to include any of the following:

  Mood (funny, serious, adventurous, etc…)

  Genre (fantasy, modern, sci-fi, etc…)

  Characters

  Settings

  Plot elements

  Items (weapons, possessions, animals, relics, etc…)

 

Please use headings for your choices so I’ll have an easier time gathering them.  If you have something that doesn’t fit under one of these categories, you can use the heading “Other”.  Please hold any comments on replies from other people, there will be opportunity for this later.  Any ideas for the month must be posted before the first week of the month ends (this week).

 

Please see the “Writer’s Challenge” page for further details.

 

Let’s make a story!

Time to Write- December ’08

The votes are in!  Thanks to everyone for your participation.

Here are the final results:

 

Genre:

Post apocalyptic earth where nuclear war has destroyed the environment and killed billions of people. Life on earth has been forever altered, but a group of survivors has hope and sees it as an opportunity to start again. 60% (9 of 15 votes)

Settings:

Pacific Northwest, United States of America 64% (9 of 14 votes)

Mood:

Adventurous & philosophical. 43% (6 of 14 votes)

Plot:

Survivors band together to build a new society founded in Christian values. Along the journey, they uncover how the loss of Christian values contributed to the end of the world they knew. 71% (10 of 14 votes)

Characters:

Female Warrior (modern warrior? Maybe war hero??) 21% (3 of 14votes)

Tied with another.  Decided with a 20 sided die.

Items:

A bible that in the binding holds a knife 69% (9 of 13votes)

 

Look for the completed short story on December 31.  You will be able to read and rate the finished piece then.

The next Challenge starts January 1st, and will run just the same as this one did.  Tell your friends.  I hope to see you all back again!

Through the Fire- December ’08

It’s the second week of the month, and the suggestions are now closed.  You can view all the responses here…

Now it’s time to put the ideas to the flame of popular vote!

Voting is open to all.  Feel free to ask questions about the ideas posted (though the answers will have to come from those who posted the ideas), but please remember that comments will not be added to the results… you MUST use the vote boxes to vote!

The top voted item in each category will be used in this month’s story. 

Don’t worry if your idea didn’t win this month.  All unused ideas can be posted in future months.

So tell me, what am I going to write about this December?

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Foundation Week- December ’08

Thanks for the ideas, suggestions for this month are now closed.  Please go to “Through the Fire- December ’08” to vote!

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Got some crazy ideas that you want to see thrown together into short stories and the like?

 

Wondering if you can give a writing challenge too difficult for an author to accomplish?

 

Bring it on!

 

Partake in the monthly feature: “The Writer’s Challenge”.  You brainstorm the story elements, you choose the story elements, and I write the short story.  This will be written from a Christian world view, so I thank you ahead of time for keeping it clean (inappropriate posts will be deleted). 

 

This first week is dedicated to brainstorming, and any related material needs to be presented as a reply to this post.  This is your opportunity to post your story elements, whether they be elements you think are cool or elements you think I don’t have the skills to handle.  Feel free to include any of the following:

  Mood (funny, serious, adventurous, etc…)

  Genre (fantasy, modern, sci-fi, etc…)

  Characters

  Settings

  Plot elements

  Items (weapons, possessions, animals, relics, etc…)

 

Please use headings for your choices so I’ll have an easier time gathering them.  If you have something that doesn’t fit under one of these categories, you can use the heading “Other”.  Please do not comment on replies from other people, there will be opportunity for this later.  Any ideas for the month must be posted before the week ends.

 

Please see the “Writer’s Challenge” page for further details.

 

Let’s make a story!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Writer’s Challenge: Short Story of the Month

Got some crazy ideas that you want to see thrown together into short stories and the like?

 

Wondering if you can give a writing challenge too difficult for an author to accomplish?

 

Bring it on!

 

We’re going to have a monthly feature called “The Writer’s Challenge”.  You brainstorm the story elements, you choose the story elements, and I write the short story.  This will be written from a Christian world view, so I thank you ahead of time for keeping it clean (inappropriate posts will be deleted).  Here’s how it’s going to work each month, using December as our first example…

 

1) I’ll begin by starting a blog for “Foundation Week- December”.  The first week will be dedicated to brainstorming, and any related material needs to be presented as a reply to this.  This is your opportunity to post your story elements, whether they be elements you think are cool or elements you think I don’t have the skills to handle.  Feel free to include any of the following:

  Mood (funny, serious, adventurous, etc…)

  Genre (fantasy, modern, sci-fi, etc…)

  Characters

  Settings

  Plot elements

  Items (weapons, possessions, animals, relics, etc…)

 

Please use headings for your choices so I’ll have an easier time gathering them.  If you have something that doesn’t fit under one of these categories, you can use the heading “Other”.  Please do not comment on other posts, there will be opportunity for this later.  Any ideas for the month must be posted before the week ends.

 

2) At the end of the first week I’ll gather the ideas and post them by section in the new blog “Thru the Fire- December”.  Here you will have the opportunity to vote on the best idea in each section, and leave any additional comments that you want to share.  Please remember to be respectful to all other posters.  Voting will close at the end of the month, so be sure to get in there on time and make your voice heard.

 

3) After “Through the Fire Week” ends the results will remain available for all to see.  I will then spend the rest of the month crafting the best story I can from the top voted elements in each category.  The finished story will be posted by the end of the month, along with a poll for rating the story.  As the next month’s challenge gets underway, make sure to read the previous month’s story and tell everybody how you think I did with voting and comments.

 

That’s it!  Make sure to tell all of your friends; the more participants we have the more creative I will have to be.  If we grow large enough, I will add in prizes for participants and maybe even showcase opportunities for guest authors.

 

So… who thinks they got what it takes to stop the ink from flowing?