Writing Challenge – first after a long time

The idea of doing writing challenges was to get into the habit of writing everyday, but that seems to have gone by the wayside a little!  So I’ve done a couple recently – and enjoyed them thoroughly as I always do!  (Mental note – really must do them every day!).  As always I used the Writing Challenge app, where you get fed a word or a phrase and have one minute for each – timed. 

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She didn’t know his name – not his real one anyway.  In her mind he was Hugo.  He had a quiff and a glass eye. 

“I don’t live here,” he’d said when he opened the door to let her in.  “Just looking after the place.”  Hugo stood back and let her in. 

She went in and saw photos of him all over the place: mostly of him travelling.  He was obviously very confused.  He clearly did live here. 

“This isn’t my key,” Hugo went on.  “I’m just looking after it.”  The key was put back in his pocket.  

“Would you like to sit?  I shouldn’t really offer.  It’s not my house.  I’m just looking after it.  But sit if you would like.” 

She sat and tried not to stare at him.

“I’m afraid I haven’t got any food in.  It’s not my place you see.”

“Hugo.  Do you know who I am?”

“Who’s Hugo?”

“You are.”

“No I’m not.”

“Can you tell me your real name?”

“Err yes…it’s…”  Hugo pause.  “I don’t remember.”

 

Writing Challenge 2

As part of my investigation into Writing Apps, I have completed another Writing Challenge.  I love this inspiration.  Have you tried the app yet?  What do you think?  Remember that you’re not allowed to edit – you just have to write!  This one is about a “rubbish girl”  who lives in a stinky cave and loves it  – I think there’s a story in that somewhere?  Continue reading

Writing Challenge 1

This was my first attempt at using the Writing App – Writing Challenge.  Please read my post about Writing Apps here.  As I mentioned in the original article – these challenges are about writing quickly using words or phrases churned out by the app every minute.  It’s not about writing precisely or editing as you go.  I think I would write it differently given all the time in the world, but who knows?  I hope you enjoy!

All four were silent.  Nothing had happened for 2 hours and still they waited.  Continue reading

Writing Apps

Have you ever tried any writing apps?  Do they actually help or hinder what you’re doing? Is it worth the effort of trying any? Is a pen and paper a better option? I’m a half and half girl…I still love the feel of a pen and a notebook or a blank sheet of paper, but sometimes when the blank page starts mocking you, you need a helping hand. That’s where I find a little technological inspiration helps… Continue reading

The Empty Page

The dreaded empty page

It stares at you, mocking, laughing, taunting.  It’s not a pleasant part of the writing experience but the empty page faces everyone.  When I write in my notepad, it’s sometimes easiest to doodle some pictures on the page to make it look less empty. Continue reading