Our summer writing challenge was a big success, so I want to follow up with another similar opportunity for writers to exercise their writing muscles and for readers to practice their ability to give gracious feedback. Both parts are equally important for a writer challenge to work.
A couple observations from last time. Writers that posted early seemed to receive the most feedback. Writers that posted later had more time to polish their entry. Which is better? Does one garner more recognition than the other? Only you can decide.
By way of reminder, here’s the way this particular challenge works:
I’ll give a first line, and those who wish to accept the challenge will write what comes next–in 100 to 200 words, putting those in the comments section of this post.
Readers will give thumbs up to the ones they like the most, and, if they wish, they may give a reply to the various entries, telling what particularly grabbed their attention.
We’ll take this challenge one step further than the last one, too. I’ll re-post the top three (based on the number of thumbs up they receive) and visitors will have a chance to vote on which they believe is the best.
And now, the first line:
If dragon hopping was safe, then I wouldn’t have any interest in it, but of course it’s not, so guess where I’m heading.
Your word count does not include this first line.
Once again you’ll have between now and next Monday to post your challenge entries in the comments section. You may reply to entries this week and next. Voting will take place in two weeks.
Feel free to invite any of your friends to participate, either as writers or readers. The more entries and the more feedback, the better the challenge.