Well, spring is here and March is just about over! I hope all of you are ready for rain! If you know what I mean by that… well… I’d guess that your probably not under 25. Anyway, I hope everyone is having a great year so far, and that the new variety in challenge posts is helpful! So, this week’s scene challenge is one that you’ve done before, but only once… or at least only once here. If you don’t remember the rules, here you go: I provide you with specific rules for how to write a particular scene. Try to keep your scene under five hundred words, and try to keep it in the same tone as the introduction. If I give a line that is very dark and depressing, then I don’t want to see a scene about a drunken monkey in a tutu…it just doesn’t fit. If I do give you a line about a drunken monkey in a tutu, then you should probably try for a funny scene.
Your challenge: Choose one of your favorite scenes from a novel. After reading the scene a couple of times, rewrite it in your own style and voice. The characters and basic elements of the scene should remain the same, but the way it is written should reflect your voice and style of writing, rather than the original author’s. This can be very challenging, so don’t be too disappointed if you need a few tries to go it well.
Finding your own voice is very important in writing, and it’s often one of the hardest things to do. Instead of trying to write like your favorite authors, figure out how you write!