October 29, 2014

Wednesday Writing Challenge: Halloween Masks

Welcome to the Wednesday Writing Challenge!

Every Wednesday, I pose a new writing challenge here on the blog. These challenges come from books on writing, classes I've taken on creative writing, or sometimes just from my own imagination. If you're an author, hopefully they will help you get your writing juices flowing and help you improve your craft.


Some of these challenges may be very good ones or may include an element I consider highly important for writers to learn...so occasionally I may cycle through some of my favorites more than once. 


??  Want to Participate  ??

The Wednesday Challenges are open to all readers. In order to participate, simply comment on the challenge post with your response to the exercise. Not only is it good practice, but you could win something nifty and fun!


October Prize: A signed print copy of

Goblin Fires or Lotus Petals 

(Winner's Choice)


 And now...

***Here's Today's Challenge!***

Recall the first ever Halloween costume you remember wearing. Imagine as many of the details as you can, as vividly as possible.

Now change the design of this costume to be something you would wear today. It must be the same costume; if you were Cookie Monster back them, you must be Cookie Monster now.

Update the costume to reflect your age and style now. Sexy is okay but it could alternatively be funny, frightening, or over-the-top. Describe the costume in 7 sentences or less

Post your results in the comments.




***Hints and Tips:***


Consider the differences in children's costumes and adult costumes. A superhero for children may have a foam insert to create bulging muscles,  but an adult version is simply close-fitting latex or nylon. Compare children's and adult versions of costumes in Halloween advertisements. 

Think about other elements such as wigs, accessories, etc. 

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