Join Us In The Rule of Three Writers Challenge BlogFest!
During October 2011, venture into the shared world of Renaissance (information below). You will create three characters set in that world: any genre, any time period. During the course of four weekly postings you will craft your tale where your three characters interact, or not, winding up in one great cumulative story. Each Friday, you will be given a set of prompts to move you along until you reach your climax. There is the chance to discover new writers, see a different side of ones you already admire, and hopefully have tons of fun doing this: you might also win some prizes (listed below as well). Read on!!
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The Shared World: Renaissance
An outpost town in the middle of nowhere, but many routes (the TARGE, KRIS, and VILLEIN are the largest of routes, but not the only ones) pass through or by the town. The SCHIAVONA desert is encroaching on one side (to the West), a once lush forest (the CULDEES) lies to the East and South. A large river, the ESPADON, runs through the forest of ASSART, but it is not close by. The ROUNDELI Mountains are to the North, far, far away, and when you look towards them you don’t know if they are an illusion or not. Closer by are the smaller hill chain, the MAIN GAUCHE and the MINOR GAUCHE, that fed the mining, creating caverns (the KASTANES) and passages (one particular passage is known as HERIOT’S PASS) lie underground.
The town has had a number of identities throughout it’s history: A trading post; a mining town; a ghost town until it was rediscovered; a thriving community; the scene of a number of great battles; the scene of one great tragedy (that led to it’s Ghost Town standing); a town of great joys and celebrations, and so much more.
At this point in time, there is a general population of 333. A mixture of a community. It boasts families that have lived there for generations upon generations, but they are in the minority, and are not in positions of power. There are traders who have come back here, at the end of their many travails, to settle in. The new families and power players have taken this as a last refuge for themselves, hoping to rebuild lives torn apart on the way here.
EVERYONE has a secret!
Welcome to Renaissance.
Enjoy your stay.
Why The Rule of Three?
The Rule of Three in Writing
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.