StrainDelToroHoganCoverWelcome to Wednesday! So, we’ve added a lot of followers in the past month, and there seems to be a pretty regular stream coming in. We’ve gone from around 700 to almost 1200 and I’m honestly really excited about this growth. So, I’ve set a new goal! Someday, I want this blog to have 20,000 followers. Trust me when I say that I realize we are no where near making this a reality. This is a long-term goal and I don’t expect to see it happen next year, or even in the next five years. I do think that it’s a realistic seven to ten year goal, but we’ll see what happens. As you know, today is your scene challenge, and you all should know the rules, but just in case: 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.

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