I didn’t write for the last Terribleminds.com flash fiction challenge because… fill in your own excuse here. I couldn’t miss this week’s flash fiction challenge, though. We were given a list of 20 books, films, comics, and TV shows. We were to randomly choose two of these and then write a piece of flash fiction which would be described as a mixture of the two.
Chuck Wendig described the challenge like so…
“…the result should be thematic and stylistic, not actual mash-up fanfiction. (Again, envision you take your story into a pitch meeting and to pitch it, you combine two seemingly unlike pop culture properties. It’s like that.)”
I rolled my virtual D20, and I got Batman and Pride & Prejudice, which is an interesting combination.
So here we go, this is The Blackbird which should hopefully be described as Batman meets Pride & Prejudice. You see?
Anyway, hope you enjoy it, and feel free to comment.
Continue reading Flash Fiction: The Blackbird
This weeks Flash Fiction Challenge was a little trickier than others I’ve done. Chuck randomly selected 20 words and we had to use 10 of them within a piece of 1000 word flash fiction.
I used the following words: dove, justice, swallow, scream, moth, beast,research, finger, cape and insult. I mean with words like justice and cape what else could be story be about?
Please let me know any comments, ways to improve, suggestions etc.
I bring you the comic tale of…
‘Justice Dove and the Sparrow’
Continue reading Flash Fiction: Justice Dove and the Sparrow
My novel for NaNoWriMo has three main characters in it (not including the villain) and two of these Bedwyr and Isolde have a fleshing out story written about them. The last one, Darg the Ogre is the subject of today’s post.
It probably can’t be classed as a full-story as it doesn’t really have a plot but again it allowed me to get to grips with the character and how he acts ready for the NaNoWriMo challenge.
Nevertheless it was fun.
*** Continue reading Another NaNoWriMo Protagonist story
The flash-fiction that included my main protagonist really helped me to get to know my character. With that in mind, today’s blog post is another brief story/flash-fiction that features another of the characters from my NaNoWriMo novel. Continue reading More Character Building for NaNoWriMo
In ‘Fleshing out my Protagonist for NaNoWriMo’ the first draft was pretty dire. I had written their names lots of times, and there were certain things which just didn’t make sense.
I also said that I was going to use this is as practice for revising drafts.
Please, let me know what you think. Continue reading Fleshing out my Protagonist for NaNoWriMo (Revision 1)
For today’s Postaday2011 post I’m going to write a short story / Vignette / Piece of Flash fiction to include my protagonist from my future NaNoWriMo novel.
This story can be any number of words, but it does have to take to take place in the same world as my novel, use the same characters, follow the same rules and laws etc. As for time-line, this should take place before my novel starts, just in case I want to use it.
This should help me flesh out my main character and in theory make him more believable when I write about him in November.
So here we go. Continue reading Fleshing out my Protagonist for NaNoWriMo