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Thrillho

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Challenge my writing.
« on: 03 Oct 2013, 14:06 »

I want to write, but I am short on inspiration and in the past forced writing exercises have helped.

So I have two requests from you, dear reader.

1. Suggest writing exercises for me so I can kick out the jams.
2. Give me a subject and I will write something about it.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Challenge my writing.
« Reply #1 on: 03 Oct 2013, 15:14 »

Challenge:
500 word short story.
Must have at least 3 characters.
Subject:
mutated onions
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Re: Challenge my writing.
« Reply #2 on: 03 Oct 2013, 15:19 »

short story:
turn this forum into some type of a physical location. ensure hijinks ensue. must contain 3 forumites other than yourself.
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Re: Challenge my writing.
« Reply #3 on: 04 Oct 2013, 07:27 »

Challenge:
500 word short story.
Must have at least 3 characters.
Subject:
mutated onions

Well, you asked for it. Here is the first fiction I've written in more years than I can remember.  :psyduck:

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Re: Challenge my writing.
« Reply #4 on: 04 Oct 2013, 08:10 »

:psyduck:
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Re: Challenge my writing.
« Reply #5 on: 04 Oct 2013, 08:12 »

Slashfic. Edward the Black Prince of Wales/Thomas Jefferson/Tony Abbot
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Re: Challenge my writing.
« Reply #6 on: 04 Oct 2013, 08:15 »

:psyduck:

Ask and ye shall receive.

Except Jace. I ain't doing that.
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Re: Challenge my writing.
« Reply #7 on: 04 Oct 2013, 09:45 »

Challenge:
500 word short story.
Must have at least 3 characters.
Subject:
mutated onions

Well, you asked for it. Here is the first fiction I've written in more years than I can remember.  :psyduck:

This made me think of the Plants vs Zombies universe and what could end up happening if the plants got out of control after dealing with the zombie threat. LOVED IT! 
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Re: Challenge my writing.
« Reply #8 on: 04 Oct 2013, 09:48 »

Thanks :-D
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Re: Challenge my writing.
« Reply #9 on: 04 Oct 2013, 15:00 »

That was awesome, and reminds me of one of my favorite writing exercises ever, though you need a few people to do it - everyone writes down a story idea they'd loathe to write - the most ridiculous idea they can come up with (mutated onions?!) - then you shuffle them all about and randomly assign them.  Then beauty happens.

Now I'm kind of itching for a writing workshop.
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Re: Challenge my writing.
« Reply #10 on: 04 Oct 2013, 15:26 »

I'm on board with that idea.
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Re: Challenge my writing.
« Reply #11 on: 05 Oct 2013, 12:14 »

Challenge:
500 word short story.
Must have at least 3 characters.
Subject:
mutated onions

Well, you asked for it. Here is the first fiction I've written in more years than I can remember.  :psyduck:

KICK ass.  I liked it!  And it came from a direction I did not expect.  :thumbs UP:
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Re: Challenge my writing.
« Reply #12 on: 05 Oct 2013, 14:44 »

That was awesome, and reminds me of one of my favorite writing exercises ever, though you need a few people to do it - everyone writes down a story idea they'd loathe to write - the most ridiculous idea they can come up with (mutated onions?!) - then you shuffle them all about and randomly assign them.  Then beauty happens.

Now I'm kind of itching for a writing workshop.
I'm on board. Not unlike Gareth, I haven't written much in a few years, though I used to love it. I've also never written a whole story in English before, but I'd be up for it.

Maybe this will even get me to start on that story idea that's been floating around in my head for literally years...
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Re: Challenge my writing.
« Reply #13 on: 05 Oct 2013, 18:35 »

We just had an event at the Kresge Library at my college called the "24-hour write-a-thon", and there were quite a few activities for inspiration there. One that worked well was a set of 5 bags with different pieces of a prompt; One for setting, situation, character, time period, and a mystery word. It worked rather well (I got a Lonely Gypsy in A Apartment in a Post-apocalyptic World who Lost his Reputation, and something to do with Engines)
If you can find a random generator for that, it's worth a shot :P
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Re: Challenge my writing.
« Reply #14 on: 06 Oct 2013, 03:25 »

I'll definitely be down for a writing club.

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Re: Challenge my writing.
« Reply #15 on: 06 Oct 2013, 03:31 »

A thread will be forthcoming.
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Re: Challenge my writing.
« Reply #16 on: 07 Feb 2014, 16:17 »

I am a published poet myself. I often find writing about mental disorders (I suffer from several) create the most dynamic of my poetry.

So if you are still looking for a topic try out Schizophrenia or Kleptomania and see where it takes you.
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