Only 5 days left until the First Annual Write Routine's FOOD FIGHT!
You are going to want to join in. In fact, today I am proud to announce that one lucky winner will receive FREE registration in the Picture Book Academy's self-paced e-course "Writing Wonderful Character-Driven Picture Books".
Thank you, Dr. Mira for your generous donation.
So what are you waiting for?
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
On March 4th, if you have a blog ~ Create a post in which you
start a story. This story should have a clear setting and at least one clear
character. Set the scene. Be creative. It can be anywhere. But remember,
I am a kidlit writer...so let's keep it clean (until we start throwing food, of
course). Write the story up to the moment when a food fight breaks out.
And then stop. Publish your post, stop at the Write Routine to link up
your story...and then sit back. If you don't have a blog,
relax...your participation will be needed to. See step #3.
March 4th til March 8th (midnight EST) ~ Comment on as
many of the Food Fight stories as possible. Your comment needs to grow
Read the posted story and all of the comments that precede
you. Then, post your comment. Be sure to build on and further the existing
story. Your comment should flow. The story should read as if it was written by
one person when read from beginning to end.
ALSO, your comment
needs to include at least one word of onomatopoeia and one thrown item of
food. Your onomatopoeia must be a word that has not been used already
in that story, as well. That's right. Be creative.
We are creating
community here. Anyone can participate. Comment on as many stories throughout
the week as possible.
You can comment more than once on a story,
however, you cannot fight with yourself...meaning, you cannot follow one of your
own comments...someone else needs to comment before you can comment again. Have
4) Over the weekend (March 9th and 10th)
blog owners need to wrap up their story with one last comment.
Make sure the ending is satisfying. It should feel like the story is defnitely
concluded. Flex those creative writing chops.
5) There will be
2 prizes. One prize will go to the "Most Food Flung",
meaning the person who commented/participated the most. Another prize will be
given to the owner of the blog with "Best Story Overall" to be
decided on by our judges. Prizes to be announced on March
4th. You MUST be a Follower of this Blog to be eligible for
See you on the battlefield!