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.
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 ??
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
of this exercise is to encourage your creativity to get past
restrictions. The word limit will help you focus in on the most
important details and images; the required details will stretch your
You have a very limited amount of space, so combine details. Maybe the coral is lavender.
to go on to build up sexual tension, so focus in on a specific sensual,
erotic detail or act.
Give me your best, darlings!!
Think it can't be done?
Highlight the hidden text below to see my attempt (exactly 55 words).
The sky was lavender and pink with the setting sun; from our
deck we could see everything. A hawk cried out overhead and the sound of the
waves could almost be felt against our skin. He swept the decorative coral and
the two wineglasses from our table as he pressed me down to take me.