Wednesday, 7 January 2009

A New Year, A New Blog Story

I thought I’d begin another interactive blog story. Just a little one.
Would you like to play?

To begin 11th January 2009!

In not more than 300 words, written every 3 days, with only 3 posts each – can we create a short story together?

Last Time . . .
In June 2008, to coincide with the launch of my website, I posted the opening to an experimental short story on my then brand new blogs, and asked the blogs’ readers to provide the next 200 words. Every 2 days for 2 weeks, we took 200 word turns at creating a blog story. It was intense, and crazy, and fun. And at the end, we had 'The Cabin'. You can read the complete merged-together piece via the blog page of my website.

This Time -
As mentioned above, things will be slightly different. I thought I’d try something a little shorter and lighter (less commitment? More fun?) but make the time between posts and the maximum word-count for each a little longer . . .

The idea is this:
On Sunday 11th January 2009, I will post the opening to a brand new short story, which I hope that you will continue by providing the next 300 words (or far less if you so desire). After 3 days (January 14th), I’ll read the responses and choose just one to carry on from with my next piece. Then it will be your turn again. And so on.
Once again, I promise to publish the whole, joined together piece on my website http://www.megantaylor.info/

I’m looking forward to playing . . .

13 comments:

Eli Regan said...

great... how fun!! I'll prob post a response to it on Jan 13th... the deadline of my essay! : ) can't wait to get it finished... aaaargh, i'm struggling!

Leatherdykeuk said...

Fun :)
I'll do my best to join in again :)

Megan said...

Brilliant!
Thank you both so much ( :
(and good luck with that essay Eli!)

watching9987 said...

ohohohhohoh, I'm sooooo playing this game. Be ready. Oh yes!

Megan said...

Fabulous - cheers nik!

Aiden Clarkson said...

this idea is a good one.

Brian Gardner said...

I missed out the last time you did this, but I enjoyed the outcome. Look forward to joining in this time around ^_^

Megan said...

Thank you so much gentlemen - great to have you on board!

Jon M said...

And me!And me!And me!Though I'll have to read the instructions about three times to get it into my thick head!

Megan said...

Hurray! Thank you Jon, and I'll be posting those ever so complicated and rigid 'rules' on Saturday ( ;

DJ Kirkby said...

Hmmmm I want to but am not sure if I am able, writer's block remains firmly entrenched in my mind...aaarrrgggghhhhhhh...will you send out a reminder?

DJ Kirkby said...

Oooh and Tim Atkinson (The Dotterel) will probably be interested in this. xo

Megan said...

It would be lovely to have you involved DJ, but no worries at all if not, and please do invite ayone else along who might be interested. Everybody's welcome!

Perhaps the block's happening because of all your exciting book happenings (reviews/promotion/launch etc)? I remember becoming a little stuck around the time hwwl was released. Don't fret, it will all come tumbling back to you, I'm sure.

Very, very best to you,
megan x