lightningwomenSo, last week, a FaceBook Friend of mine contacted me asking if I wanted to participate in a Paranormal Authors Fight Club. I’m always up for a writing challenge, so I asked for more info.

Turns out, Terry, provided the first few sentences and eight writers would write a story from them. It could be a short story, the makings of a novel, whatever . . . and then the first 1000 words or so would be put up on her blog for voting.

“Sure. I’ll give that a whirl.”

So, Terry sent out the sentences and my brain started churning over the possibilities. I love starting new stories. Just staring at a blank word document. It’s much like a painter, I think, who stares at a blank canvas with just a tiny speck of an idea brewing in his or her mind . . .

Then, once the brush touches the canvas . . . Ball game.

It’s much like that in writing–at least for me. I had these few sentences, right? I could go ANY direction I wanted . . . so, I opened that blank word document, let my fingers hover over the worn out keys of my little MacBook Pro for a while as I thought, and then I started typing.

I didn’t stop for nearly five thousand words.

Come on, I had to eat, you know.

Once back at the computer, the words still flowed. Another four thousand  . . .

The next day, I finally quit after reaching nearly 13,000 words.

It’s just amazing what can happen when given a prompt.

I won my “fight off” and am on to the next round—so, wish me luck…and if you like the story, cast a vote my way on the next round of voting (Starts Thursday).

If you want to read the beginning part I entered in the “fight”  CLICK HERE-it’s called CHARGED

Thanks, Terry. This is FUN!!

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8 Responses to CHARGED

  1. Rosslyn says:

    Great idea! That kind of challenge does sound like fun.

  2. Lori Lundquist says:

    I love story-starter exercises.
    Sweet pic, btw. 🙂
    You know I’m voting!

  3. KM Wilsher says:

    You are so awesome! Great story and pic whooo
    Fight on sister/friend!

  4. Lynn Rush says:

    Rosslyn–Thanks for stoppin’ by. I love prompt contests. I used to do Cheryl Wyatt’s when she ran them. Great fun and challenging. 🙂

    Lori–Thanks, Lori! I found that picture on Photo bucket…so on target, isn’t it? LOL.

    KM–Thanks for your encouragement, KM. I’ll write on!

  5. Chris says:

    Awesome, Lynn! I hope you win this contest! =)

  6. Billy Coffey says:

    I swear Lynn, the way you can churn out the words truly amazes me. Maybe it’s all the exercising you do. I’m gonna go get my running shoes on and find out…

  7. Kat says:

    Consider it checked out!

    Nano is gonna be rough on you. Isn’t it? (!) 🙂

  8. Lynn Rush says:

    Billy—Yep, it’s the long bike rides. Stories stew, so they flood out of me when I sit in front of the computer.
    Kat—Thanks, Kat. I’m actually going to try the Nano for the first time next month…..Frostibite’s sequel. We’ll see how it goes. Or, I might get an idea the morning of the first day and i’ll go with that. LOL. That’s usually how it works for me 🙂

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