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The Rule of Three Fiction Writing Blog Challenge
Once upon a time, four Writers Who Blog (WWB) got together to create a shared world, the Town of Renaissance, where they invite writers to come and take up residence and explore it’s environ and citizens. During the month of October 2011, one a week, a story will emerge, linking three characters into one final cumulative story. It’s up to you, the writer, to choose the way they interact, or not, and how the final story in the fourth week ends is the journey’s end. Damyanti Biswas, Lisa Vooght, and JC Martin and I are the WWB, and we welcome you to Renaissance. Enjoy your stay. Oh…one last thing…
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All The Guidelines You Could Want, Prizes (yes, PRIZES) and Linky List Below
(There is a lot to take in but, trust me, it will be worth it)
A. What is the Rule of Three?
B. How does the Rule of Three work in this blogfest?
C. What is the Shared World of Rule of Three? Welcome to Renaissance
D. Writing Guidelines for the Rule of Three Blogfest:
Your overall story can be in any genre, time period, or style you choose.
You must have three characters (Rule of Three), but the relation between them is up to you.
Every Wednesday or Thursday (48 Hour Window), post a narrative fiction: story, poem, song lyric, play, monologue, soliloquy– any style you choose to work in.
Each Friday you will be given a broad writing prompt that will escalate the inner happenings of your story.
Choose one of your characters to showcase that given week as the main protagonist for that posting. Of course, you can weave in your other characters as you see fit, but the main action/conflict or point of view should be the showcased character of the week.
In the fourth week, give us your tour de force, a culmination of the story that will make us weep, weak at the knees, jump for joy, whatever…and know a writer’s job was done well.
Each post should be between 500-600 words. Please try to keep to the limit. Thank you.
- Narrative Poetry should be at least 20 lines.
E. We have Prizes!!!!!!
We as hosts would read all the posts and put up a shortlist of possible winners, and then hold a poll for votes on the shortlist to decide the winners and honorable mentions.
1st prize: $ 50USD Amazon voucher
- Damyanti Biswas@Amlokiblogs
- Stuart Nager@Tale Spinning
- J.C. Martin@Fighter Writer
- Lisa Vooght@Flash Fiction Damyanti@Daily (w)rite
(For full information on all authors and books, click on the Featured Authors tab at top of blog.)
Sign up at the Linky list below by the 3rd of October. Please do so only if you intend to write a story, and participate in the writers’ community, not because you want to promote a soap, a website, or a random electronic gadget. We promise to remove all spam and advertisements.
Leave us a comment after you sign in. For instance, talk about which genre you want to write in, whether your Rule of Three story would feature characters from your current WIP or you would introduce us to new ones…anything at all about your plans for the blogfest
Visit this blog or those of the other hosts tomorrow, or any time during the next week to find the first Rule of Three prompt.
Please let us know if you’ve signed up but find yourself unable to write for the blogfest for some reason, so we can remove your link as a courtesy to everyone using the Linky list to visit the participants. Most visitors find it annoying to reach an irrelevant post by clicking a name on the Linky list.
Schedule for prompts and posting: save these dates on your calendar!
- Rule of Three 1st prompt 1st September
- Rule of Three Part 1 (post) 5th/6th October
- Rule of Three 2nd prompt 7th October
- Rule of Three Part 2 (post) 12th/13th October
- Rule of Three 3rd prompt 14th October
- Rule of Three Part 3 (post) 19th. /20th October
- Rule of Three 4th prompt 21st October
- Rule of Three Part 4 (final post) 26th/27th October
Poll for shortlists will be up on 2nd November, and winners will be declared on the 11th of November.
All the hosts would take part, but they will not win any prizes.
Post and/or tweet about the challenge in the weeks leading up to the Rule of Three. Spread the word on twitter with the Hashtag #REN3 .
Throughout the blogfest, visit as many other entries as you can and give the entrants some comment love and suggestions.
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