I’m sure I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but I’m exhausted. It’s a good ‘I worked really hard and got a lot done’ kind of exhausted, but I am definitely exhausted. I’m a little over half way through my practice essays, which is a very good thing, so next week I’ll be able to sit down and just read through them repeatedly for a while before the test, which is also a very good thing. However, along with everything else I am definitely wiped. The sad thing is, Alayna is also. Most of the time we spend together is when we’re both so tired we can barely string three sentences together. However, this won’t last too much longer (for the moment at least). Anyway, I have a scene challenge for you 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.