Welcome to Monday! I hope that you’re all having a wonderful morning. However, we all have hard days, sometimes we have incredibly hard days. In fact, sometimes we have days that just make us want to give up. I get that. I’ve had them too. Don’t do it. I’m not going to give you a motivating speech or a warning. I’m not even going to tell you to trust God (though I do think that’s the best possible solution). Honestly, there are some days where none of that actually helps at all. So, I’m just going to say this: I know you want to give up. Don’t. Get up, go to work (or go try to find work… or go take care of your kids… do what you do), and let yourself feel hopeless. Then get up tomorrow and do the same. Then do the same the next day, and the day after that, until it actually does get better, because it will. … …Oh, look at that, I managed to slip a motivating speech in there anyway. Guess I’m sneaky that way. Anyway, today is your story challenge. I want you to set this story in a world that your currently developing. One of the best ways to develop a world to write in, amazingly enough, is to write in that world. The more you write, the more your understanding of the world will solidify. The key here is to remember what you’ve written before and keep your world consistent (this is where world bibles come in handy). So, pick your nation and then write a story based off of these questions:
Your Challenge: Choose one major character in the history of this world and write a myth about him. This could be a great hero like Hercules, a god like Thor or Osano’wo, a monster like Jormungand, or an actual historical myth like Alexander the Great or Vlad Tepes. Regardless, the story should be written as a myth about the figure, not as a historical treatise. Make up a story that the people of your world tell around the fire, whether they believe it or not.