Take a potentially philosophical song lyric and weave it seamlessly into something of your own
Ended July 20, 2020 • 15 Entries • Created by GaryEnglish
These are trying times. But some people are just embedded in angst, misery and woe. That can't be healthy. So here is a fun challenge... (You remember fun, right?) I want a 500 word story based on a fun combination of at least TWO movies. No serious, weepy or scary stuff. Just a fun mash up! I did one to start... (mine actually came from a flash fiction 500 word challenge elsewhere with the prompt "Get in the car," he said... ) Please play and write something fun. Tag me x
Ended April 30, 2020 • 1 Entry • Created by GaryEnglish
His blue voice...
Write a short piece using misplaced adjectives (eg describe a sound using a colour). I have tried one myself and found it quite challenging. Please tag me in the comments if you enter.
Ended December 30, 2019 • 23 Entries • Created by GaryEnglish
Lord of the Wrongs
Take a movie title and play with it. Mess up the title and stick to the theme. Or mess up the theme, too. My version of Lord of the Wrongs isn't ready yet, so I started us off with a different movie.
Ended November 19, 2019 • 6 Entries • Created by GaryEnglish
Write like Dr Seuss.
It has been suggested to me it would be fun to write in the style if the great Dr Seuss. I agree. So thats the challenge. 15 to 500 words.
Ended November 16, 2019 • 21 Entries • Created by GaryEnglish
Write something happy
It's easy to get bogged down in angst and tales of woe... we all do it. So brighten up my day by writing something TOTALLY positive (no twist or double meaning to spoil the smile!) (I have had a go to start us off x)
Ended November 14, 2019 • 13 Entries • Created by GaryEnglish
Change your genre
Write something in a genre you normally avoid or rarely use. Romance, horror, mystery, mild erotica, comedy/humour, factual, sc-fi, fantasy... anything! I've set the word limit to 550 max as I like to read all entries to my challenges, but I have other things to do, too. If possible, add a brief explanation, either in the main body of the piece or in your comments section. I hope you enjoy this challenge. Poetry or Prose...
Ended November 4, 2019 • 12 Entries • Created by GaryEnglish
Hear the reader's voice as they read your work
Imagine the reader reaction to something you write. Write a piece that includes the reader's voice. This was inspired by a conversation I had about erotic writing, for which I wrote a piece.. the link is below, as I didn't especially want this to be about erotica. It's just that mine fitted in with what sparked the idea! Hey!" And don't be modest... enjoy! x
Ended October 14, 2019 • 11 Entries • Created by GaryEnglish
Poetic Licence to Kill
Recent entries and comments sparked me again to sabotage my own poetry. So the challenge is to part write something poetic, but at appropriate times destroy its rhythm or rhyme. I found this challenging (it probably shows ha ha!) but it's a really good mental exercise to deliberately take yourself out of the flow!
Ended October 9, 2019 • 23 Entries • Created by GaryEnglish
Make up a lame joke. Try to be original if possible... my example below.
Ended September 29, 2019 • 18 Entries • Created by GaryEnglish
Say something apparently wise (even if it doesn't stand up to scrutiny.) I have left an example.
Ended September 26, 2019 • 57 Entries • Created by GaryEnglish
Before and after.
I've noticed on Prose, many writers have a talent for cramming a big story into a short story. We know that something has happened before. We know that something will happen after this event. That's my challenge. Write a scene so we can wonder what happened before and what is coming next. Min 15 words... to infinity.
Ended September 17, 2019 • 31 Entries • Created by GaryEnglish
What happened in that hotel?
You went to a swanky hotel with your partner for your office Christmas party. Your office took fifty people, but it was one of those where lots of works take tables, so there's 300 people there. Your partner is jealous because you talk, laugh and dance with colleagues. He feels left out. Eventually he storms out and takes the 90 minute drive home. You have booked a room for the night and you are determined not to waste it. And to enjoy the party.... What happens next?
As writers, I think it follows we are also readers. Tell us about some of the FICTION novels (no comics ) that have helped shape who you are
Probably easier to do as prose, though any form is acceptable. Aim for under 1,000 words, though I won't set a limit. As usual I leave an example to get us started. Happy Writing!
Ended July 5, 2019 • 10 Entries • Created by GaryEnglish
Be Inspired by a Random Band Name
Use the name of a band as a title of a piece of writing (any style or type). ideally put music player on random/shuffle and use the band name that comes on first. I did it and House of Pain came on (see my example piece)
Ended June 15, 2019 • 4 Entries • Created by GaryEnglish
Create a poem, verse, saying or short piece of prose based solely on the TITLE of a book you like.
Just use the title as inspiration (don't follow the story of the book - if it has one)
Ended May 16, 2019 • 32 Entries • Created by GaryEnglish
Create something based around a well-known line from a song
Get a famous song lyric stuck in your head. Then extricate it by building something around it... any format
Ended May 7, 2019 • 18 Entries • Created by GaryEnglish
Write something that has the 'feel' of a nursery rhyme
Do we have 'new' nursery rhymes? I wrote some pieces 'based on' nursery rhymes about 20 years ago. I've added them as examples.
Ended April 29, 2019 • 11 Entries • Created by GaryEnglish
Writye something inspired by a recent news item
Not too long. Any form. Include link to the item if you wish
Ended April 27, 2019 • 11 Entries • Created by GaryEnglish