Don't Forget to Challenge Yourself

Jim Stitzel

I dabble a little in a lot of things — writing, webcomics, gaming, photography, web design, music, and more. I’m a full-time code-wrangler with far, far too much to do.


Hey, Ficlateers,

I just wanted to take a moment and remind you about our Challenges. Right now we have two active Challenges, one by Robert Quick called The Less Said that offers the opportunity to write a story about the proverbial elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about. (And right now, my story is the only entry in the Challenge. I'd really rather not win it by default, so a few more of you need to pick up that gauntlet and give Robert something to actually judge before the Challenge closes this Friday.)

The second open Challenge is mine, You're All Talk, that wants you to focus on writing a story that's solely dialogue. Writing conversation that feels natural between two or more characters is sometimes a thing that writers struggle with, so a Challenge like this is a perfect opportunity to practice your dialogue skills while presenting an interesting story.

Take a risk, accept a gauntlet (or two), and most of all, keep writing!

Comments (5 so far!)

slapdashmonuments

slapdashmonuments

Yes! Thank you, I'll do something about this!

  • Posted 3 months ago
Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Been too tired to write lately. Hopefully today is a turning point.

  • Posted 3 months ago
Jae

Jae

Participating in these actually jump started my muse again. Thanks for the push, Jim.

  • Posted 3 months ago
Robert Quick

Robert Quick

I will keep posting challenges and prompts until I get too tired to do so.

  • Posted 28 days ago
Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Please do, Mr. Quick. The more reasons we have to write, the better, in my opinion.

  • Posted 26 days ago