Yes, we’ve been having a good time seeing what comes out of each of these challenges. But, on the other hand, we are not just passing the time here. We are writers. So I decided to experiment with our next prompt.
You are invited to submit a short creative piece here of your own devising on May 1. I would ask you to limit it to around 1000 words. I want to give you this challenge so that you will feel that familiar pressure to meet an assignment that has a deadline.
I will renew this invitation again on May 1, but I want to let you know now so you can prepare something good to share. Feel free to goof around, dazzle, display gravitas, or whatever suits.
My one request is that if you post, you also read and comment on everyone else’s posting. That will ensure that everyone has a generous number of reviews. I want you to read, review, and write a comment as an educated reader who can discuss what worked well for you in each piece, what particularly pleased you, and/or where you got lost or discouraged.
We’ve all been writing together for a while now. In one sense, we have always been a writers group, so why not formalize our efforts once a year? Let’s use May 1 as our First Annual ALWAYCT Submission Day where we do our best and share our comments as readers and fellow enthusiasts.
Add a copyright symbol to what you submit so that I am sure you have reserved all your rights. Like this: ©Ann Linquist, All Rights Reserved. (On my Word program, the copyright symbol is found at ALT, Control, C)
Remember that all writers are hoping to improve rather than arrive at some self-appointed, super-deluxe-writerhood. Once again, this is practice, a process. Enjoy yourself and plan to dive in.