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FRIDAY FICTION with RONOVAN WRITES
With decades of writing behind me and daily learning of how to be a better writer, and by daily, I do mean constant, I wanted to give a way for current friends and future finders of this blog a way to push themselves to improve as well.
Through this challenge my hopes are:
- you will find your voice
- step out of comfort zones to discover a genre where your talent truly lies
- perhaps make connections that will help you become a better writer
23:59 EST Wednesday. I will then have Thursday to complete reading the entries and compiling the links and such. I do read all entries. You can ask any of my Haiku Challenge family/community members.
I DO ASK THAT YOU:
- Keep it PG as all ages do follow the blog and may click through and read the entries. (C0ntinue for exceptions.)
- If you do write a piece of fiction that goes past the PG level, copy the link into the comments of this post and make a note of it being such and give the reasons you think it is, such as violence, sexual content, language/profanity.
- No violence toward children by adults or predatory aspects toward children. I know you may have two kids have a fight. I get that, but I don’t want gratuitous violence such as glorifying bullying. Also I can see you having a kid kicking some bad guy in the face for some reason. I get it.
- No sexual assault against anyone.
WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR WORK OF FICTION:
Copy and paste your URL in the comments of the challenge post, or do a ping back to this post. This does not mean you must share a link today, Friday, just because the challenge says Friday in it. It means you must return to this post or ping back to this post.
A ping back is copying and pasting the URL of the challenge post into your post. That lets people know about the challenge, sort of, and is one way to let me know you’ve entered. Just make certain to visit back here to see your ping back is showing. Confused? Click HERE to see how to do a ping back.
If your blog is with WordPress, TAG your post as Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes and in this way people may find your work in the WP Reader.
For those wishing to participate in the possible FREE eBook Project for Fiction, click HERE for the Challenge Page with information at the bottom along with a form of agreement to fill out.
PROMPT FOR CHALLENGE #5
Click HERE for STRIPPING for FICTION or HOW TO WRITE FLASH FICTION.
Challenge This Week:
- Pick your favorite song and use the title for the title of your story. No, you are not to write a story about how you like the song.
- Get rid of adverbs outside of your dialogue.
- No word count limit this week.
A Song Example:
What are adverbs?
He walked quietly down the street.
Now, adverbs are not always bad verbs. Adverbs can be okay to use, but normally you can do without them. Your writing becomes tight, precise. The more adverbs you have the more likely you’ll lose the feel you are going for. If you use adverbs, put them in dialogue.
He walked down the street with the hope no one would hear him.
Not the best example of changing it, but along the lines of what I mean. Walking quietly does relay how he is walking, but it doesn’t give a sense of why he is walking that way. In the revised sentence you do get a sense he’s afraid of being heard. The previous version gives the impression of someone who walks quietly.
Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in December of 2015. He shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.
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