Open Doors (Saturday Writing Essential)

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I’m getting to like these reader challenges because I don’t have to do anything other than introduce them.

Last September,  Angela A.  provided us with this week’s challenge, Open Doors (SatWE, August 13th, 2011). This should be a good one because it crosses the lines of different genres of writing.

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Have you ever been displaced so badly in life that you ask yourself, “How did I get there?” Well, in this week’s challenge we’re going to explore all the different ways that something can change. Whether it’s the birth of a baby, that new car, new spouse, neighbor, etc. Write anything that comes to mind. Fact, fiction, it doesn’t matter.

 

This Week’s Challenge:

Write something (prose, poetry, fiction, or even an essay) about the ways your life may have changed. It could have been in the past, the present. Or you can be creative and place it in the future.

 

Ideas:

You’ve lost your job, so you have to go back on the job market with resume in hand. The problem is, you don’t know how to make a resume. Show us, by using google, your home computer’s Word Program, or any other source you can think of, how to do this resume in order to help all those hopeless souls out there.

A new baby has come into your family’s life. It cries, it soils itself, you’re at your wit’s end. Show us how you persevered over all the trials to get to the loving place you are today with your child/children.

That new car, it’s shiny, it smells good. Yet, three days out in your beauty, someone rear ends you. What do you do next? Show us through emotions, gestures, what have you.

 

Watch Out For:

There’s not much to watch out for here. Except for trying to be on the topic. Which is being displaced. Or being forced into something new.

 

Recap:

Good submissions this week. I can’t tell you when your challenge will go live because I don’t know. I use a random number generator to sequence them so your challenge might be next month or five months from now.

You might want to read each of these submissions because you’ll be seeing them as the SatWE challenge sometime in the future.

Create a challenge satwe-YOUR TURN3  by karen vaughan

Saturday Writing Essential Harry Potter Goes to Town  by Patricia J.

The grass is always better on the other side… (Saturday Writing Essential)  by Virginia M.

This Week’s SatWE Challenge Suggestion ~ for Saturday Writing Essential  by JOHN BECK

While not submitted as a post,  Sensational Sadie Sexy Senior Sitizen  offered up a challenge in a  comment  to my last column.

 

Weekly reminder: Don’t forget to recommend an article that you like (to learn why, read Ann Marcaida’s article Attract More Writers and Artists to Gather!). Also, try to place a comment on at least one article and say more than you liked the piece. Tell the author what worked and what needs work.

The Rules:

  • Put this challenge statement at the beginning or end of your submission so readers will know what you’re supposed to do.

Challenge: Write something (prose, poetry, fiction, or even an essay) about the ways your life may have changed. It could have been in the past, the present. Or you can be creative and place it in the future.

  • There is a limit of three submissions from each member per day. If you’re extremely prolific, spread out your work and post only three submissions per day.
  • Post to Gather Writing Essential.
  • Tag your submission with SatWE.
  • Include (Saturday Writing Essential) as part of your title.
  • I ask that you make your submission(s) by next Friday afternoon.

Good Writing!

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