Monday, February 27, 2012

Join the Third Scribble Fest!

Yep, it's that time again. Time to fire up the laptop or sharpen your pencil and settle down for some quick writing. Scribbling is simple...
  • Get out pen and paper, or start up your computer
  • Set a 10-minute timer
  • Write as quickly as you can
  • When the time is up, send your opening--just the way it is--to me
  • I will post your opening on my blog
  • Send friends and family to enjoy the fruits of your first Scribble Fest
The challenge this time is to write a story opening that has a sense of back-story. (Almost as if there should could be prequel that the reader is going to be dying to read.) Don't spell everything out, keep the mystery in it, but drop just enough hints.

This writing exercise is quick and easy--perfect for even those who wouldn't consider themselves writers. You may be surprised by what you are able to write; so scribble with us this Friday! We will be writing from 12:00 to 12:10 pm, PST. (Or choose your own time.) I look forward to reading your Scribble!

Oh, and to help you realize you are definitely up to the Scribble Fest, learn about this writing challenge...

(Okay, I'm just insanely tickled by this video.)


  1. Hmm, that's a tougher challenge than the previous Scribble Fests! I shall have to get my brain working...

    1. Having read your writing, I think you will do great at this one, Aubrey! :)

  2. Sounds fun! I'm sure your siblings will join in! I don't have to think about #4; I've lived it! Ha! Love you lots and glad you are passionate about writing and encouraging others to write!

    1. It's sweet when one's mother comments on one's blog! :) Thanks for the encouragement, Mom!

  3. This is so fun! I've already got an idea... am I allowed to think through it beforehand?
    I love today's writing quote, C.S. Lewis is funny.
    We haven't been able to see the video yet, is it as funny as Month of the Novel or Operation RV?

    1. Yes, you can think about your idea, just not the exact way you're going to word it. Yes, the video is hilarious... you will enjoy it. Make sure Paul sees it too. :)