This weeks Flash Fiction Challenge was a little trickier than others I’ve done. Chuck randomly selected 20 words and we had to use 10 of them within a piece of 1000 word flash fiction.
I used the following words: dove, justice, swallow, scream, moth, beast,research, finger, cape and insult. I mean with words like justice and cape what else could be story be about?
Please let me know any comments, ways to improve, suggestions etc.
I bring you the comic tale of…
‘Justice Dove and the Sparrow’
The MMO DC Universe Online has since become free-to-play, and that’s the type of price that can call to anyone, especially me. I downloaded the client and thought that I would give it a go. And why the hell not? I liked Champions Online, at least for a little while and in DCU:O I can hang around with a higher quality of Superhero or Villains. Look at that I’m a superhero snob.
However, it would take more than a few superhero celebrities to penetrate my hard MMO-ambivalent shell and I wondered if DCU:O had what it takes. I’ve only played for a few hours, but it is these first few hours that are the most critical. If they fail to rope someone in within that time, that’s it! They’ll be crawling back to WoW, or Rift or some other such clone. Read more
My novel for NaNoWriMo has three main characters in it (not including the villain) and two of these Bedwyr and Isolde have a fleshing out story written about them. The last one, Darg the Ogre is the subject of today’s post.
It probably can’t be classed as a full-story as it doesn’t really have a plot but again it allowed me to get to grips with the character and how he acts.
Nevertheless it was fun.
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The flash-fiction that included my main protagonist really helped me to get to know my character. With that in mind, today’s blog post is another brief story/flash-fiction that features another of the characters from my NaNoWriMo novel. Read more
In ‘Fleshing out my Protagonist for NaNoWriMo’ the first draft was pretty dire. I had written their names lots of times, and there were certain things which just didn’t make sense.
I also said that I was going to use this is as practice for revising drafts.
Please, let me know what you think. Read more
For today’s Postaday2011 post I’m going to write a short story / Vignette / Piece of Flash fiction to include my protagonist from my future NaNoWriMo novel.
This story can be any number of words, but it does have to take to take place in the same world as my novel, use the same characters, follow the same rules and laws etc. As for time-line, this should take place before my novel starts, just in case I want to use it.
This should help me flesh out my main character and in theory make him more believable when I write about him in November.
So here we go. Read more
In Champions Online you create your own lycra-bound (or not) superhero, complete with a myriad of superpowers, and taking on all manner of villainous scum and general criminal lowlife. It’s also another example of a large well established MMO releasing a free-to-play version of its core game with a sort of ‘try-before-you-buy’ feel. Allowing the players to experience enough of the content to encourage them to fork our a monthly fee for the whole game. Read more