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Blogfesting is fun!

Fun with Blogfests

Blogfesting has been awesome the past weeks, and despite my desperate schedule, I’ve managed to fit in four!

I had fun doing those, and wish I could do them on this blog, but most of the participating writers use Blogger, and it seemed to be the only choice if I wanted this to work well.

I want everyone to join in the fun though, so here’s a glimpse of what I’ve been doing and where I’ve been.

Guess That Character Blogfest, hosted by Jennifer Daiker on 19th and 20th August. This was my entry.

What I like about Guess that Character is that the initial post will not describe the character’s appearance, just put him/her in a scene, and let you hear his voice or watch his actions.

The next day is the day of the big reveal, where you post a photograph that closely approximates, in your opinion, the character you wrote on the first day. Interesting!

The Rainy Day Blogfest
, hosted by Christine H on 25th August. This was my entry.

The Rainy Day Blogfest gave me a chance to indulge in my love of rain, and everyone came up with absolutely rain-drenched posts.

Word Paint Blogfest hosted by Dawn Embers on 27th August. This was my entry.

This was all about description,  which I love, so I took out something from my notebooks chock-full of those, and published it!

Fairy Tale Blogfest
hosted by Emily White on 30th August. This was my entry.

This is best described in the host’s own words:

Write in no more than 1000 words a story based on a fairy tale in a genre OTHER than fantasy. You can do horror, suspense, sci-fi, thriller, etc. (romance is okay, but you need to add another genre with it, otherwise you’ll just end up with a fantasy romance), and the plot has to be closely related to the original tale.

Fight, Fight, Fight Blogfest, hosted by J.C. Martin on 31st august. This was my entry.

This one involved a fight-scene, and since I have not done too many of those, it was a challenge.

If you read some of the entries by other participants, you’ll know why I’m so hooked…they’re that GOOD.

If you’d like to join in the fun, here’s a list of upcoming blogfests.

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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