Friday, February 17, 2012

Chuck Wendig's challenge: A story about making a sandwich

This week, the challenge was to craft a story about making a sandwich. Here's mine. Feel free to comment. I'll be in the kitchen.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Chuck Wendig's Unlikeable Protagonist Challenge

This time, the challenge is to make a an unlikable character that can still pull you into a story.
The Cost of Living

How much is a human life worth? Some people say there’s no way to measure it. They’re wrong. I usually get about twenty bucks for one. That’s how much goes missing as they bleed out in an alley. Hardly seems worth it, does it?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday for 2/12

From I See You (unpublished):

I hope my face fills your mind because if there is any doubt about it, any doubt at all in your mind that I’m the one that set this up, it means you did got to someone else. Someone too scared and traumatized to do what needed to be done. Someone too scared to act. Someone you drove so far down that hallway into their own private hell that they may never come out. Well, I came out. I came out and I know right where you are, you son of a bitch.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Chuck Wendig's 7 Act Exercise

The challenge is to write a story in seven acts.
1. Introduction
2. Initial problem
3. Initial resolution attempt
4. Complication
5. Second resolution attempt
6. Severe complication
7. Climax/Resolution

My answer was to go with a simple hard-boiled PI tale. I originally wanted to use my character, Raymond Jaye, but he couldn't find the time for a side adventure between Cue the Sax and the follow-up tale.

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