Which is why, I need practice, more ‘active’, ‘conscious’ practice. And to give myself exactly that, I’m writing fiction everyday for the whole month of April for the A to Z Challenge. If you haven’t heard about it yet—it had 1300 participants last year, this year the figures would be higher.
I’m helping host the challenge this year with some great bloggers. We’re also running a video challenge for A to Z with videos like this one. Go the blog for the announcement–some cool prizes are waiting for you!
February 6th – Monday: Characters on the couch: Have one of your characters answer the following questions (to make this work to your benefit, choose a character who is the hardest for you to write 🙂 Max 250 words (Not including the questions—only the answers).
1. What is your biggest vulnerability? Do others know this or is it a secret?
2. What do people believe about you that is false?
3. What would your best friend say is your fatal flaw? Why?
4. What would the same friend say is your one redeeming quality? Why?
5. What do you want most? What will you do to get it?
February 8th – Wednesday – Dialogue Introduction: Have two characters introduce each other using only dialogue—no backstory, no internalization, just dialogue between the two. Max 250 words.
February 10th – Friday – Emotion Flash Fiction: Emotion is the engine of a story. Pick an emotion and in a flash fiction piece of 250 words MAKE us feel it! We want to connect with your character. This will be a challenge in 250 words.
Sounds like two interesting challenges. I might give at least one of them ago for my WIP novel.
Good luck with the A-Z fiction special challenge.
I haven't yet decided whether to go in for it this year or not. I enjoyed it last year, though.
I've written my first Voices post as well already.
I am definitely going to try the A-Z challenge. Writing everyday for a month will be a challenge in itself but then add on the alphabet challenge to it :/
Ready for the A to Z, but otherwise I still have two more blogfests and a book release before that time, so I think I've hit my limit.
I've been thinking about trying A to Z this year. In fact, I've almost got myself talked into it. 🙂 Congrats on your writing. That's great!
Facing challenges makes us better at what we do and better at who we are. The A to Z is one of the best. Hoping we get some great videos to entertain us before the challenge begins.
You're kicking things off well, Damyanti.
Have you heard about the A to Z Video Challenge?
Blogging from A to Z