I said I wouldn’t write columns telling anyone how to write. Doing so would be extremely presumptuous since I have no idea how to write.
Still, in my own quest to become a “real” writer, I’m coming across all kinds of advice to follow and I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least talk about that advice from time to time.
It’s monday again, and though I have the day off, it’s still time for this week’s Prompt and Response!
Brought to you by my iPhone Story Seed Generator application!
This week’s prompt (#2) is:
Main Character: A noble genetic engineer with a pair of small spectacles
Setting: The middle ages, in Mexico (it says Mexico City, but to be honest, I don’t know that Mexico city existed then)
The Story is about: What happens when humans trespass upon secrets best left buried
Oooooh. This should be fun! As stated before, I’m committing to have 1000 words (or more) using this prompt, by Sunday. Fellow writers, feel free to write along with me and I’ll put up your results as well! Feel free to comment, suggest or complain, whatever the case may be!
Well, I guess I’m going to be that kind of writer. I’m always missing deadlines. In my defence, I did write more than 1000 words in response to this prompt. Last week’s prompt was:
The Main Character is: “A simple inventor who has an unnatural fear of the dark”
The Setting Is: “In a strange cathedral within a different dimension, where last technology has outpaced electronics”
The Story is about: “Capturing and taming a dragon”
Here is what I came up with, almost 1800 words, I hope you enjoy it!:
Wow. What a day. I took the day off and managed to put a few words down. It’s been a good day so far. All in all it’s been a great week for writing. It’s time to kick back and enjoy myself a bit.
I’ve got a new installment of The Expensive Universal Instrument going up later tonight and I’m almost finished the response to this week’s Prompt and Response!
Watch for that story sometime tomorrow! It’ll be great!
To my writer friends out there: How has your week been?
This is the first script I had ever written. It was performed in January 2007 at the 3rd annual Capricornucopia Event in Montreal (my first time attending). It was (I think) well received and the actors who performed really made the night for me. It was a rush.
Capricornucopia is great fun and I’m honored to have been part of it every year since then. As I recover the scripts I have written, I will be putting them up on the site, to keep it all in one place.
The scripts are goofy as hell and we do try to outdo each other in going for the cheap laugh.
Here’s the first script. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
It’s been a rough week so far at The Basement Office (actually it’s a rough week outside The Basement Office). I thought I’d focus on the good parts of yesterday in my writing.