[For those of you living in certain parts of the US, tonight’s the big night -- we lose an hour of sleep. Make sure you turn your clocks AHEAD one hour tonight.]
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You would not believe what a great challenge I had for you this week -- until I read Andrea’s FWE column, which was close enough that I can’t put you through two days in a row of doing that.
I went back through my old columns and realized that I haven’t asked you to write anything romantic in quite a while. Never let it be said that I don’t have a romantic soul -- we’re going to write about romance this week.
Uh, with a bit of a twist. (Didn’t see that coming, did you?)
With many variations, a typical romance is something like boy meets girl, they fall in love, etc.
I want you to write about something that would not normally be romantic but I want you to make it romantic.
This Week’s Challenge:
Using prose or poetry, write a romantic story (fiction, nonfiction, or essay) about something that is not normally considered romantic.
Men love their trucks/cars/boats/motorcycles. Write about a man who not only loves one of those, but is in love with the object.
How about a story about a woman who goes beyond loving to sew or garden, but is in love with either the process or the object.
Reverse those obvious sexist roles and have a woman loving an object and a man loving sewing or gardening.
I hate computers yet I spend close to twelve hours a day sitting here typing and reading. See if you can put that love/hate relationship into a romantic context.
Watch Out For:
Aim for this response from your reader: Ah, that’s so sweet.
Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead tonight!
I was a bit under the weather this week and might have missed a submission or two. If I did, let me know in a comment and I’ll have you listed next week.
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MARCH MADNESS - Saturday Writing Essential by Barbary Chaapel
Weekly reminder: Don't forget to recommend an article that you like (to learn why, read Ann Marcaida's article Attract More Writers and Artists to Gather!). Also, try to place a comment on at least one article and say more than you liked the piece. Tell the author what worked and what needs work.
- Put this challenge statement at the beginning or end of your submission so readers will know what you’re supposed to do.
Challenge: Using prose or poetry, write a romantic story (fiction, nonfiction, or essay) about something that is not normally considered romantic.
- There is a limit of three submissions from each member per day. If you’re extremely prolific, spread out your work and post only three submissions per day.
- Post to Gather Writing Essential.
- Tag your submission with SatWE.
- Include (Saturday Writing Essential) as part of your title.
- I ask that you make your submission(s) by next Friday afternoon.