Diary Challenge: 22nd August – 4th September 2011

Nope, the title is not a mistake, my dates for the challenge this week span 2 weeks. This week and last week, in fact. I did have a challenge in mind for last week, but due to being in Skye and having no internet connection I wasn’t able to do a blog post. My first thought was to just go with it retrospectively, but that just didn’t seem right. So what’s a girl with a year long writing challenge to do? I can’t go back in time and present last week’s challenges on time! Or can I…

OK, I really can’t, but this week our characters will have that chance! It’s a double challenge to fill in the pages for this week and the pages that got missed last week. Go back to Monday 22nd August. Write a scene which starts with a character making a choice, or having something happen to them and show how it plays out. Then they’re going to get to go back and do things differently, so flip forward to Monday 29th August (today!) and let them make a different choice, or avoid the event, and show how things turn out this time. Repeat for the remaining 6 days.

For those all important bonus points:

In at least 1 scene the character must be aware of the ‘do over’. It’s up to you if you want them all to be conscious of the process or not.

In at least 1 scene making a change must make things worse.

1 scene must feature a non-human character getting the ‘do over’.

In 1 scene the fate of the whole world hangs on the outcome, so no pressure there :).

That’s all I can think of for now. Have fun! TTFN.


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