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:

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

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

Andrea said...

This sounds like a wonderfully fun idea!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that one sounds like a fun idea!

Carole Anne Carr said...

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

Hart Johnson said...

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

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Great idea. Lots of time to write.

LD Masterson said...

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

SA Larsenッ said...

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

Kittie Howard said...

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

sjp said...

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

michelle said...

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

Writer In Transit

Cherie Reich said...

Sounds like a fun challenge!

Have a great time on your trip!

Crystal Collier said...

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

Madeleine Sara said...

Oh wow I like this idea. AWESOME!

Ida Chiavaro said...

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.

Tyrean Martinson said...

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

Sandy said...

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

MiloNerakPress said...

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

Beth said...

Good luck on the challenge!

Bethie said...

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

J.L. Campbell said...

Have fun!

Adina West said...

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

Ciara said...

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

Jen Chandler said...

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! :)

Magaly Guerrero said...

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...

Donna Hole said...

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

......dhole

Misha Gericke said...

Thank you very much. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

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

Misha Gericke said...

I hope some people enjoy it.

Misha Gericke said...

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

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks!

Misha Gericke said...

Then I hope you'll enter. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

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

Misha Gericke said...

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. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Ooh enjoy it!

Misha Gericke said...

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

Misha Gericke said...

I do hope you're entering. ;-)

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks! I enjoyed the trip immensely.

Misha Gericke said...

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

Misha Gericke said...

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

Misha Gericke said...

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

Misha Gericke said...

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

Misha Gericke said...

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Misha Gericke said...

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

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

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

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks!

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks! Europe was a lot of fun.

Misha Gericke said...

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

Misha Gericke said...

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

Misha Gericke said...

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

Misha Gericke said...

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

Kestril Trueseeker said...

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!

LuAnn Braley said...

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