Friday, February 17, 2017

The Penning Tournament: First Challenge

Yay! Yes, you will always remember this as the day Belle almost procrastinated and didn't put up the first challenge for the tournament. But she ended up doing it, didn't she? ;) Okay, enough with the quotes and teasiness. I must get on with business. So, I have for you the first challenge, which I shall simply say now rather than having the part where I go on for a while (haha, I'm just nerding it up today with references, aren't I? Pirates of the Carribean, old 50's songs, and Pooh Bear... I am such a dork...). ;) Anyways, here is the challenge for me and Lucy:
A Music-Based Challenge!
So, take either your very favorite song from a musical you like, or a song you simply like from your very favorite musical. Take only one line from this song, and write a scene off of it, inspired by that one line. It must be roughly 1k words or more. You will have until the 28th of February to write it. And... the fact that it's a music-based challenge has nothing to do with the fact that I was singing and going to a piano lesson before I posted this... :P
What do you think? Lucy, your thoughts? I hope that this challenge was creative enough, because I felt like it wasn't altogether too original. In fact... it vaguely reminds me of another challenge we had to do at a different time... hmm... :P Anyways, I suppose since I said I was commentator, I'll give some updates and plans for this thing, at least on my side. Whoever succeeds will give the next challenge. I plan to do this challenge for... hmmm... I think I will use my newest story to write this thing, but I'm not positive yet. It depends on the song I end up going with. But, if I do, that means new characters (new to this blog at least) will be up on here soon. And I will post more updates when the first challenge is finished, I think. Unless of course Lucy wishes to do this. Or unless I don't finish it. Okay, I guess I'll commentate from whatever position seems fit. For the moment, though, konbonwa, friends! ;)
What do you think of the challenge? Do you think this one sounds fun? If it does, you're welcome to try... ;) Do you like writing challenges? Or are you more a self-planning writer? Is Belle's chatter already getting annoying? ;) Note: I will unfortunately be out of town for about a week or so starting Saturday, so I will not be posting anything in that time, including Catholicism Explained. (sowweee!!!) :(


4 comments:

  1. Neat idea! I'd try if I didn't already have so many other things that need my attention - such as this essay exam I haven't started . . . yikes! I seriously need to get off the internet. Good luck with your challenge, Belle! And I'd love to read what you come up with - I hope you post it!:)

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    1. Thanks! But it really isn't mine... well... Lucy and me both came up with it simultaneously. I guess, as Lucy often says, great minds think alike...? ;) Haha, don't worry. The victory post of the winner includes posting some or all of what was written. So, if I finish it, I will post it. :)

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  2. How did I not see this until today??? I suppose I have been busy. :P This sounds so fun, Belle! I shall simply have to use it to write a scene from my space story, I believe, since that's the only story I'll give myself time to write in the near future. :P Hmm....which song to choose?

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    1. Ergh... Uh... I had forgotten about this... :P Oh no... I was gone for a lot longer than I had though I would be, and now very little time is left... I think there's a pretty good chance you'll be the victor, Miss Lucy.... ;) But I can't wait to see yours, and I shall still strive to complete mine! :D

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