Posts Tagged ‘writing’

What have I done? What am I going to do?

Friday, October 31st, 2008

My boys are participating in NaNoWriMo (starting tomorrow!) this year and I have been convinced to join them. For those that don’t know what NaNoWriMo means, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. During the month of November you commit to writing a 50,000 word novel. There’s a young writers program for kids where they can set their own goals.

Trevyn participated last year and did a great job. We’re still working on getting everything transcribed and edited. When it’s done, we’ll make it available on Lulu. Same with this year’s results, eventually…

Things might be even slower than they normally are during November as a result. Wish us luck!

Story Starts

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

So I’ve had this idea percolating in the back of my mind for a while and figured I might as well do something about it. Here goes.

What is Story Starts?
Story Starts is some odd, random part of a story that kicks around in my head and I put it here and let you, my readers, flesh out the story within the comments. Think of it as a perpetual story. I don’t know if it’ll work or not, but it seems like a fun thing to try and it will give me a place to put all these random, partial story blurbs that I come up with and haven’t an idea what to do with them.

The rules.
There are only a couple of ground rules I’d like to maintain:

  1. Keep it clean. Nothing profane or vulgar. My kids sometimes pop over for a visit, as do family and friends and I’d hate for them to endure something like that from my site. If you can’t contribute without dredging the depths. Don’t participate.
  2. Have fun and don’t take it too seriously. I’m not and I don’t expect you to either.

Story Start #1: It all started yesterday…
It all started yesterday afternoon. I’m not exactly sure if I decided to go or if fate just pushed me in that direction. Not that it matters now. The whirlwind of events still leaves my head spinning when I stop to think about it.

But enough of that, here’s how it all started: [Here’s where you, my brilliant readers, chip in and create a fun, interactive story.]