Hello, I'm a new blog starting out, and I wanted to know if you could just post this ask so your followers can see it. The idea of this blog is to be a partner-based prompts challenge, similar to those that are often seen at holiday time, with the exception that there is elimination and prizes. Thanks if you do publish it, and thanks just for reading if you don't.
Asked by creativehungergames-deactivated
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Go check it out guys
(I did, it looks like fun. You might see me joining in)
November is over, and our little hands are worn out from typing and writing and the constant battle that was 50,000 words.
I hope you all did well.
I managed 37,000 ish. I was sort of annoyed at myself for not making it the whole way but then I remembered that I tried to write a novel in a month and then I didn’t feel so bad. Most people don’t even try to write a novel in a lifetime.
Did you write 10 words? Did you write 100,000 words? Who cares because you’re still a writer.
If you were participating in the points challenge from this blog now is the time to send me a message with your tally. I’ll announce the winner on the 4th. If no one bothers sending me anything I’m just going to feature a piece of my own writing.
I’m relying on you guys to play fair. If your score does seem ridiculously high or you’re the winning score I’m going to ask to see proof of your achievements, otherwise I’m not going to bother- I’m a busy woman.
So what are you waiting for?
I dare you to use the line: “If I can’t go out in a blaze of glory I’ll settle for the dim glow of moderate success.”
BP: If it is said after a disaster
DBP: If it is said before a disaster
5 bonus points: If it is the last line of your novel
I dare you to have a character that is not gender specified
BP: If everyone uses a gender neutral pronoun (I prefer xe personally when I use them)
DBP: If it’s a main plot device.
TBP: If you never find out the person’s gender
QBP: If this person falls in love, despite their partner never knowing their gender.
I dare you to have one of your characters make a grammatical error in dialogue
BP - If the one who makes the error is supposed to be the brains of the story
DBP - If someone corrects them.
TBP - if this creates a huge argument between these two characters.
QBP - If this argument morphs into a full-blown war with other characters siding with either the one who makes the error or the one who corrects it.
I dare you to include a random person you see during your day in your novel
BP: You also pick up a newspaper or book and randomly select some spot—an ad, an article, a bit of whatever, and include it in your novel with the random character.
DBP: You do this while writing with someone else, and set time limits for making the choices and writing the scenes
TBP: You swap your random choices with your writing partner
QBP: You add another layer of randomness—music playing, a menu item, etc. also included in the same scene
I dare you to have your characters play hide and seek
BP: If one character is not found
DBP: If it is a main character
TBP: If the character isn’t found until the end of the story.
I dare you to write in your novel a scene with your character accidentally bumping into you in the middle of the street with you as a random stranger
BP: If your character’s character’s apology leads to a full conversation
DBP: If you accidentally say your character’s name without them introducing themselves first
TBP: If they freak out and you keep how you know about them a secret
QBP: If they try to find you after that
Submitted by: beyondlowlight
I dare you to have one of your characters know that he/she is in a novel.
BP: If they refer to plot points of the story via page number.
DBP: If he/she gets one of the page numbers wrong and another character corrects him.
TBP: If no one else knows he/she is talking about (except for said character who corrects him/her)
QBP: if talking about these evens reveals important plot twists that could not be seen before and are relevant to the story.
I dare you to have a character so involved in what they are doing that they don’t notice the person standing behind them.
BP: If the person is holding a gun
DBP: If they wait until they get noticed before doing anything.
TBP: The character finally notices their surroundings after they look up and stretch.
QBP: Character falls off of what they were sitting on when they see the gun.
I dare you to have a stranger which offers your character a jelly bean
BP: If he doesn’t leave until your character accepts one.
DBP: If this happens several times at random intervals in different situations.
TBP: If this happens at a crucial stage in your novel.
I dare you to have your characters go to a Starbucks
BP: if none of them know how to order a drink
TBP: if they try to order like “medium, um, what’s that drink that everyone keeps getting?”
QBP: if they get into a fight with the barista over something (drink sizes, why there’s so many Starbucks around, etc.)
I dare you to have your main character go the hospital at least twice
BP: If it’s for something embarrassing.
DBP: If they make up their ailment to deliberately bump into someone.
TBP: If they accidentally bump into said person because of something embarrassing.
I dare you to include the quote ‘don’t put mustard on the cat’
BP: The cat’s name is mustard
DBP: The cat’s name is ketchup.
I dare you to have a mute character
BP: The character doesn’t know sign language/there is no sign language in your world
DBP: The character doesn’t know how to write
TBP: The only method of communication they have with others is something time consuming/confusing like drawing or interpretive dancing
QBP: This character knows how to defeat the bad guy/resolve the plot from the beginning but the other characters are never able to figure out what s/he’s trying to say