Knowing that Summer is a busy time for many folks, I wanted to give everyone a thumbs up... and a heads up!
Right in the heart of August, I'll be hosting a "WHAT IF?" Blogfest with Leigh, Morgan and Cassie Mae, (my sistahs from uddah muddahs.)
|The Sistahs of the Viking Bruddahood (PhotoShop Credit: Leigh:)|
Have you noticed that by changing one detail; one event, one character trait, one thought... you can completely alter the rest of the story?
For this bloghop we are exploring "What If...?"
Not only do we want it to be fun, but it will hopefully be a fun writing exercise and make for some great reading during the hop!
Think of your favorite "well known" fairytale and ask "What If…!"
Then, pick one of these four categories (to be judged by):
· Best Plot Twist (Cassie Mae)
· Best Love Story (Morgan)
· Best Tragedy (Leigh)
Finally, write a scene(s) illustrating a new detail of the fabled fairy tale that changes our perspective.
Is it a plot twist? (Cinderella gets knocked up by the Carriage Driver…)
An unknown romance that comes to light? (Snow White dumps the Prince for Grumpy…)
A tragic loss occurs? (The Three Little Pigs are too late to save their house…)
A little comic relief? (Hansel and Gretel win a trip on Euro Rail, sponsored in part by M&M’s…)
Whatever the change…It's limited only by your imagination – but please keep it PG-13 J
· Post your story anytime between August 13th to 17th.
· Flash Fiction – 300 WORD MAX. (You don't have to tell the whole story in three hundred words. Pick what works to illustrate your point.)
(One prize will go to the winner of judge's sponsored category. For example, Leigh's prize goes to the winner of Best Tragedy, Mark's prize goes to winner of Best Comic Relief, etc.)
Leigh is offering: Save the Cat by Blake Snyder
Morgan is offering: A FULL manuscript critique!
Cassie Mae is offering: $25 Amazon Gift Card
I'm offering a $25 Hawaiian care package (incl. $5 USPS Priority Shipping) Winner chooses items such as candy, trinkets, Kona Coffee, etc. (I'll get with my winner to make sure he/she gets what they want :)
Joining the fun is easy... all you need to do is add your name to the Linky List below :)
PS: Please feel free to grab a button to help promote the WHAT IF? Blogfest - we'd love and appreciate the support - and can't wait to read the entries :)