Wednesday, June 17, 2009

¡Basta ya!

Okay, loggia lit, we need some structure! We seem to have a couple different long-term projects simmering. When it comes to those sorts of things, I always have a really hard time getting any writing done because I'm so worked up about the overall plan for the story. So, this is an activity just to get us writing. You don't have to produce something that will end up in the final story: this is more like a dressing room and we're trying on characters and settings. Rules:

  1. Put two characters in some sort of vehicle. (As in A Thing For Transporting People and/or Goods)
  2. Employ the following words and phrases (picked at random from the library book on my kitchen table): insect, hysterical, built into the wall
  3. By the end of the scene, someone is ticked off.
  4. 750 words. Exactly. No excuses.
  5. Deadline: Wednesday, June 24th, 2009, 11:30 p.m.


  1. I'm all over this. By which I mean I spent twenty minutes working on it and then got sidetracked with online shopping at Urban Outfitters. Maybe we should do a post on writer's block/staying motivated?

  2. I'm sooo close. 750 words but I forgot to put "insect" back in.

  3. Damn it! And hysterical! They were both in the part I edited out!

  4. OH NOES! I've been taking care of my Dad at the hospital all week, and I've completely missed out on all the excitement!

    I'll see if I can do something by THIS Wednesday at 11:30.

  5. Put your hand in the air if you think Kathryn and Christine are on a FAIL BOAT.