Monday, May 13, 2013

Word Master Challenge

Hi all! As promised, I have a fresh challenge for those of you who are up to writing something new.

I'll be doing a bit of final packing for my trip to Europe, so I'm going to get right to it.


The theme for May/June is:

Famous Adaption


Take your favorite famous book. Write a scene from it. In a totally different genre.

Bonus points if the reader can guess the original book without you telling us. More points if you can do the scene without it strictly being from the book itself, but we get the same sense from it.

Word Count: No more than 300 words.

Closing Date: 30 June 2013

Prizes: $10 Amazon Voucher or a 10 chapter critique by me or a query critique by me.

PLEASE NOTE!!! Don't enter your link until you've written your entry. I want to be linked directly to your Word Master Challenge Post. NOT to your blog's home page. Also, please make it clear that the entry is in fact for the Challenge. I don't want to wonder about this later. Easiest way to do this is to copy/paste the badge above. Or to start the post's title with "Word Master Challenge".

That's it from me. What do you think of the Challenge's theme?

See you in about ten days!

54 comments:

  1. Sounds good, hope the idea is a success.
    Yvonne.

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  2. This sounds like a wonderfully fun idea!

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    1. Glad you like it. Hope you find time to enter. :-)

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  3. Now that one sounds like a fun idea!

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  4. Yes, a wonderful fun idea, and one that the writing gurus always recommend.

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    1. Thanks Carole. It's sort of one of my secret goals for the challenge, to actually help people write. :-)

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  5. Oh, this looks like fun! I'll share the link!

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  6. Great idea. Lots of time to write.

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  7. Looks like fun. I wish I could take the time right now.

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    1. Awe too bad you can't. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. That's a really fun idea! It also sounds like a great writing exercise to get the creative juices flowing.

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    1. I think so too. Have tried it myself on occasion, (take one Bible book and write it as Sci Fi) and came up with some seriously interesting results. :-)

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  9. What a fun idea! Wish I could participate but we're in the chute for our summer holiday.

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  10. Had to rewrite a scene from a book in english one time, loved it, great idea, totally on this when I steal some time... now to find a book :S

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    1. Ooh awesome! I'm sure you'll come up with something amazing.

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  11. Mmm... sounds like loads of fun... *dons thinking cap*

    Writer In Transit

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  12. Sounds like a fun challenge!

    Have a great time on your trip!

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    1. Thanks! I enjoyed the trip immensely.

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  13. Oooh! What a fun challenge! Looking at the calendar now and figuring out where/if I can squeeze it in...

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    1. Hoping you can. Loved your entry for the first challenge. ;-)

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  14. Oh wow I like this idea. AWESOME!

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    1. I'm glad you like it. Hope you have time to enter. :-)

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  15. This sounds like fun, except I am not sure I have any famous books on my book shelf. It will be fun to see what people come up with.

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    1. I'm also looking forward to seeing the entries. :-)

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  16. Sounds like awesome fun, and has my creative wheels turning already . . . now I need to make the time to make it happen.

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    1. Ooh great! I hope you find the time. :-)

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  17. Oophs I sent a linky thinking that was where the comments were, then saw comment section. Continuing to work my way through the road trip linky. Have a great trip.
    Oozing Out My Ears

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    1. No problem! I cleaned the list back up after I came home. :-)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. What a great idea! I don't know if I'll make it, but I'm going to see if I can. Love your blog.
    Donna

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    1. Thanks so much, Donna. Hope you'll try to enter. :-)

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  19. Good luck on the challenge!

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  20. Great challenge. Will try it even if I don't get done in time. It's good exercise.

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    1. Great idea. It can be very inspiring. :-)

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  21. Enjoy your trip! And your challenge above sounds very cool. You're really turning the concept of fan fic on its head. :-)

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  22. What a fantastic challenge. I wish I had time to join. Good luck with it!!

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    1. Thanks. Too bad that you can't join. :-)

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  23. Such fun! I don't think I'll have time to join in, but if you do it again, I just might!

    Have fun in Europe! :)

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    1. I do do them every so often. Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. Have a lovely trip. I hope you share some pics and stories on your way back. And I'm winking at this challenge. I think I'll spread the word, too...

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    1. Oh I definitely will be sharing pics. Probably on my other blog, though. :-)

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  25. Oh, I guess I posted mine. Ever forget you scheduled a post?

    ......dhole

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    1. Oh yeah. I also forget to schedule posts. ;-) Thanks for entering!

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  26. Eek! I needed to resubmit mine when I found the first link I posted didn't work because of a spelling error. I am very sorry about the mix up. But I'm psyched to read all the entries that come in. This was a fun project. It even inspired my husband!

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  27. Another great idea, Misha. Now if part of your trip goes to Scotland, I am going to be really jealous! ;)

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