Diary Challenge: 24th-30th Jan 2011

Oh heck, it’s Sunday already and I haven’t posted the challenges for next week. Truth be told, I’m rather behind since I’m currently trying to make my own Jedi costume and I’ve never touched a sewing machine before, so I’ve got a bit of catching up to do, but I have prepared the upcoming challenges and here they are:

It’s Vampire week!

Monday 24th Jan – Description Challenge

Having read the first 2 books in the infamous Twilight Saga I thought we should see if we could do better and have some fun with vampires this week, so challenge the first is to create and describe your own vampire character. You can use them for the rest of the challenges this week but you don’t have to. You can have as many vamps as you like.

Tuesday 25th Jan – Dialogue Challenge

This week the dialogue is a monologue. Internal, external, and moody Bella-esque 1st person prose are all acceptable. The speaker/thinker/brooder must either BE a vampire or vampires must be the subject of their soliloquy.*

*ok, technically monologues and soliloquies are not the same. You can write either!

Wednesday 26th Jan – Scene Challenge

The subject of the scene is vampires vs. <insert foe of choice>. Vampires vs Werewolves. Vampires vs Ninjas. Vampires vs Robots. Wait, I think they did that one on Buffy…Anyway, pick a foe for your vampire and pit them against each other in a battle to the death, a battle of wits, a battle of mario carts, whatever takes your fancy.

Thursday 27th Jan – Dream Challenge

Write something based on a dream, as usual. I might change this challenge next month. Remembering interesting dreams is getting hard.

Friday 28th Jan – Poetry Challenge

I am and will always be Team Spike. Spike aka William the Bloody…aka William the Bloody Awful if you’re not a fan of his poetry. But a secret poet he was, so for my favourite vampire Spike the poetry challenge this week is to write a poem by a vampire.

Saturday 29th Jan – Flash Fiction

You may write any vampire related story you wish, but if you want more of a prompt than that you’re welcome to use the same scenario I’m using, which is the awakening of a new vampire :).

Sunday 30th JanPotluck Challenge – Story planning

There’s a lot of vampire books out there right now, so this is your chance to see if you can do any better and plan one of your own! Come up with a longer story idea and make some notes on it. An no, the vampires don’t have to be all romantic and tortured. It’s ok if you want to make the little bloodsuckers the bad guys for a change.

That’s it for vampire week. Next week we have a special guest challenge from my hubby! See you then.

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