NWC: Days 21-23

The Facebook group from which I have been sharing these challenges for days 21 or 22.

Day 23: Write about coming together & healing

Our world is so filled with hurt, and with each day more news stories come forward that display increasing hurt.

As a Christian, I am most full aware that sin will continue to riddle the world and more hurt.

What will you write with this challenge? Will you write about a global hurt, a family betrayal, the healing after a break up or even how your immune system joins together to fight off the flu?

If you write from any of the challenges I share, or write from any writing challenge this month please comment with a link or share your piece.


NWC: Days 18-20

And just when I thought that my technical woes would vanish, they didn’t. I will try to keep this current as best I can. Sorry, crew. Can I just say- I cannot stand dealing with CERTAIN internet providers… grr

Day 18: A Sport is the setting for your piece. The victory reveals something about the character.

I’ve never written much about sports, only photographed them. Since my youngest son has  played both soccer and basketball for a number of years, I would probably write about one of those two sports.. if I write about this one.

Day 19: Your audience have on googles and headphones. They can hear and see each other in the same environment.

Odd idea- that my audience for my piece would held to hear and see under the same circumstances. My hearing is poor, so I would probably add that as an element to the piece.

Day 20: Make a Fable yours. Set it in a different place and time.

Allow me to set this up a bit. A Fable, according to dictionary.com, is “a short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as charac-ters”. 

I studied literature in College, so my mind ran a muck with ideas as to which fable to retell. Being a southern belle, I am taking one of the many tale about Brier Rabbit (written by Joel Chandler Harris) and am turning in into a Scottish war tale.


NWC: Day 15(Not actually) & Day 16

So allow me to clarify: I have been sharing these November Writing Challenges (NWC) that are being shared with a group of local writers that allow me to be a part of their roundtable. Daily, I go to their group page, log in, do my challenge, and then share with you what the challenges have been. 

Day 15: No Challenge was ever Posted

Day 16: Write a piece in which the ONLY audience is a person in leadership (be in the president, governor, mayor, or your boss)

I’m not so entirely sure that I should publicly EVER share the piece I wrote for this challenge.

I wrote my piece directly to the leadership of the company which I work for. I LOVE what I do, please understand that. But I do see so much- favoritism- given in my line of work. My piece sarcastically approaches this favoritism, with no apologies.

NWC: Days 10-13

For whatever the reason, the group from which I have gotten the prompts from did not publish from October 10th through 13th. Today, they posted days 12 and 13, of which I am sharing. 

Day 12: A play with an EMPTY stage (all sounds, people, objects are completely off the stage)

I am intrigued by the idea of the voidness on stage, and would like to get to dabble around with this some.

Day 13: Write how a mechanical failure dramatically effects one person because of their misbehavior

Can I say- I love this prompt? I work in a job that requires quite a lot of computer components, and have experienced my job become a frustrating jungle when the systems malfunction.

How would it be if the electronics in our life “punished” us if we did not behave well? How would it be if the they could do more than just merely inconvenience us- and actually punish us??



NWC: Days 5 through 9

As you may have read, I have been fighting some technical difficulties. I am hoping to have them all resolved soon. 

Day 5: Write an office power horror thriller wherein someone in power wins.

This isn’t too hard for my imagination to take and run wild with. My piece is based on the fact that I do work in a call center .

Day 6: A literal match lights a fuse that ignites a bomb 

Oh, me. Two days in a row that my vivid imagination gets to frolic amuck. 

I am writing this piece on self destruction. 

Day 7: Write a piece that all takes place “IN” technology

I am a nerd at heart, and my years of volunteering in a networking office feed the many possibilities for this one.

My piece however is of someone I know becoming trapped inside of MY cellphone. 

Day 8: simultaneous action

I love to multitask. It is actually in that balance that I best thrive. 

But to write a piece about simultaneous actions is something I’ve never truly done. I’d like to play around with this idea for a few days.

Day 9: Write a totally ethical piece. No actions can be unethical.

Wow. I love today’s challenge. Ethics is such a hot topic among my peers at work, for what others may see as ethical may be entirely against the cultural ethics of another. 

Looking forward to seeing where this challenge lands me. 

If you follow through with these writing challenges, or perhaps another, I would love to read your work. Post me a comment with the link below.

NWC: Day Four

I haven’t gotten to tinker around with as many of these writing ideas as I would like. I admit that I have just had to take some down time, as work this time of year tends to be tremendously overwhelming.

Day Four: Can You Take a Joke

Set up a joke, then take it seriously only to put in out with a bit of wit.

I tend to have a sarcastic sense of humor sometimes, so I have a feeling that this one could go all kinds of wrong. . . .

If you follow through with this writing challenge, or perhaps another, I would love to read your work. Post me a comment with the link below.

NWC: Day Two and Three

Sorry Crew. I seem to have fallen into lala land and failed to publish this yesterday. 

Day Two: Write a piece in which You are going to die. And It’s YOU, really you. And RIGHT NOW.

I’ve always thought about the possibilities of how I might go out of this life. I have thought that it might happen because of my big heart for others. I have always thought it might happen because of some weird, awkward accident that will be rather difficult to explain.

The piece I am tinkering with on this one is of me dying because of my tendency to climb on the counters.

Day Three: Write a piece that interacts with the audience, physically & verbally directly/indirectly.

Can I confess- I have NOT A CLUE where to take this one.

If you follow through with this writing challenge, or perhaps another, I would love to read your work. Post me a comment with the link below.

NWC: Writing Yourself as a Villain

I love to write. I can’t even truly recall how the addiction began, only that I know I was writing poetry by the time I was nine.

So when I was challenged to take part in a The November Writer’s Challenge, I was intreged. I certainly don’t have the time to write the novel that so many challenge themselves to do typically during #nanowrimo. Fall is my busiest and most demanding time of year at work. Just being able to keep a semi clean house and laundry put away drains most of the energy I have left during this time of year.

But a writers challenge? It was explained to me that you could write in any style- poetry, short story, song, play, haiku, or blog post. The only challenge is that you must write the piece my 8 a.m. the following day.

Challenge Accepted

Day One: Write Yourself as the Villain

Oh, the places that I could take this one. Do I turn it on a faith axis and write of how my own sin nature battles against my desire to live Holy for Christ? Do I whir my words into a play about how a customer service representative survives natural disaster, trapped inside the call center? Or.. do I take it somewhere else?

The piece I wrote instead is about my personal battle against anxiety disorder and depression. It is a tad bit too personal to share here, but look for other daily writing challenges to be posted here.

If you follow through with this writing challenge, or perhaps another, I would love to read your work. Post me a comment and link below.