“ Remember writing doesn't love you. It doesn't care. Nevertheless, it can behave with remarkable generosity. Speak well of it, encourage others, pass it on.” A. L. Kennedy
Saturday, 19 February 2011
First Crusader Challenge - Check out the Publication Party below!
The founder of the Writer's Platform-Building Crusade has set the first writing challenge. In Rachel Harrie's words: 'It’s a bit of a getting-to-know-you exercise with a little bit of a twist.'
The challenge is to write 300 words or less, telling readers one secret, one lie, one interesting quirk, one annoying habit · one of your best character traits, and one of your favourite things in the whole world.
All of that sounds hunkey dorey, but the challenge lies in using random words: “bloviate,” “fuliguline,” “rabbit,” and “blade”. Er, what's that you say? They are actual words, so excuse me while I google their meaning!
Right! Not that it makes it any easier to actually know what these little suckers mean, but now I see I have to finish my post with something along the lines of, “I may have revealed something about me that isn’t strictly true, can you guess what it is?” And then I have to give the answer in my next post!
After all that kerfuffle, here is my entry:
One of my most precious possessions is a fuliguline made by my son. Only a mother would love it - it's downright ugly - but it takes pride of place among my notorious collection of dust-gathering figurines. I'm not a bone collector, I'm a dust collecter. When I run out of inspiration and find myself darting about like some rabbit (er, rabbiting along I think that's called), I grab my trusty blade and head off into fuliguline-ville and work on my scenes for the fantasy epic I'm writing. Why a blade? Well, you can't feint and slash with a duster, that's so 1950s.
I tend to bloviate so did I keep under 300 words?
I may have revealed something about me that isn’t strictly true, can you guess what it is?
All my trusty followers are invited to comment on this post if you find anything worth commenting about. Do you think I've got a good mixture of fun/fact/fantasy in my few words?