After going a week overdue, flying through labor and birth in 1.75 hours, and delivering my personal record breaking baby at 9.7 lbs (a precious little boy, by the way) about a week ago, I’m back in business and hope to have part 3 coming soon! 🙂
I hate to go when I’ve just begun, but it won’t be long. I’m going to try to get part 3 of Please, Don’t Kill Me out before then, but, for a brief time, I will be stepping back to have my fourth kiddo. 😉 I’m about 38 weeks pregnant at the moment, so, it could be anytime, really. 😉 Just a heads up. Stay tuned. 😉
This blog is not intended to be a super helpful blog that you refer to when you’re not sure of comma placement, nor is it meant to offer marketing advice. The purpose of the blog is stated in the busy business to the left.
To begin, I can’t (or can’t understand how to) indent the first line of my paragraphs on WordPress, apparently. That will frustrate me to no end.
Now that I have that out of the way…
I’ll post other writerly and readerly things, but one goal is to write short stories as supplied by readers. My request from you is for writing fodder! I would like to write short stories in a series, the length and number of posts devoted to each story may vary, but I haven’t decided yet. So, this is kind of an opportunity to choose your adventure, and I hope you’ll come along with me as I stretch myself writing short stories (partially) from other people’s heads.
Here’s what I need to begin with the first one!
- Give me a character or two. Be as descriptive as you want to be. Offer suggestions for appearance, name, occupation, etc. if you are inclined to do so.
- Give me a setting. A distant planet? Ohio? Guam? The ocean? A made up place?
- Give me a problem (or a wonderful happening) that will start the character on a new journey.
If you will help me get this started, I’ll be ever grateful to you. I may or may not take all the ideas. If there are several, I will, of course, have to pick and choose. After you’ve thrown me some ideas, make sure to stop by again to see the beginning of our first story once I’ve posted it!
Thank you, everybody! I look forward to collaborating with you.