Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Fun Writing Exercise...

taken from www.morguefile.com
...and it's all thanks to author and authors networker Jennifer M Eaton. Some time ago she instigated an exercise called, "Write a Story with Me" and since I can't resist a challenge I signed up (here are the rules). 

The story started and those who had signed up at the time took turns to carry the story further. You have to look at it: the twists and turns, and different writing styles!!! I think it's going to be a never-ending story personally.

But what I enjoy is the challenge to pick up a Young Adult (yes...me, writing YA) story and try in 250 words to carry it on. But I love it.
It's my turn this week so do take a look: you'll find it on Jennifer's fun blog here. And my talented friend and published author Elin Gregory (who isn't exactly a Young Adult writer herself) is taking the reins next week. I'm can't imagine where she's taking it, but can't wait to see it.
I thoroughly recommend this as a writers' exercise, especially if it's not your genre, because the poor old brain really has to go into another dimension. And, of course, cutting the word-count is always a challenge. This is a hint...if anyone else would like to start up a similar exercise, I'm with you!