Is anybody up for something fun? I’d like to host a “Twelve Days of Fiction” here at my humble little hole in the interwebz wall.
Ancient Youth Ministry Proverb: If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.
The only rules are:
- I’ll put participants’ names in a hat, and you’ll get a writing prompt from the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”
- It must be a piece of fiction you improv and write in 10 minutes or less (or fewer, depending on how you measure time.
- Keep it PG-13 or better.
- Aim to get your writing posted the day you’re assigned. I’ll still love you if you can’t, but don’t give up if you can’t get it posted on time.
- NO OVERTHINKING!
If you want in, comment here no later than midnight on December 23. Honestly, I won’t be checking until early on December 24, so if it’s before then, you’re good. No later than Christmas afternoon, I’ll put all the interested names in a hat and let you know which day and song line is your prompt. We won’t start until St. Stephen’s Day (prompt: A Partridge in a Pear Tree). Post your writing to your blog (if you don’t have one, PM me and I can post it on mine for you). Let me know where to look, and I’ll link your piece on my blog, and I encourage other participants to do so.
Having been in a critique group that always started off each meeting with a writing exercise, I can personally attest to how the practice of improv writing has sharpened my writing as a whole, not to mention broken many writer’s blocks.
So, who’s in? I just need eleven more writers.