I’ve decided that I really like them.
They give me a chance to visit other blogs and discover new writers that I enjoy.
And they force me to write–something short and sweet, something without the emotional investment and time commitment of a novel.
Blogfests allow me to play in my WIP if I’m in the mood, by either reprinting a scene already written, or creating a side story for a minor character.
But they also give me the freedom to write about something completely different, a way to step foot into another world. And if it’s a world I find intriguing once I’m in it, I may explore it more fully in future works.
So in honor of the blogfest, which in reality is a form of writing exercise, I’m going to host my first one.
In fact, I’m not only hosting one, I’m going to jump in with both feet and host TWO.
The first one is in honor of the month of September, the month when the heat of summer fades and the cool, crisp air of fall begins to creep in.
It’s also the month many schools start their year after summer break (although some jump the gun and start in August).
I’m calling it:
September’s Back-to-School Daze Blogfest
Write a scene that takes place on a campus. It can be in a classroom, on the football field, in a locker room… (grin – but nothing explicit, please!) – just as long as the setting is on school grounds.
That’s it. Keep it short – 999 words is a nice length, but if you go a LITTLE over, I won’t slap your knuckles with a ruler.
AND – if you’re late to class, I won’t send you to the principal’s office. In honor of those of us who are always tardy, I’m running the blogfest through Saturday, September 18 to give everyone a chance to contribute and time to visit all the blogs. However, you must sign up on or before the blogfest date of September 15.
Oh, and please spread the word – copy the banner at the top to paste on your blog and link back to this page so that visitors can read the other entries. I’m sure there are some GREAT school stories out there!
I also ask that you leave comments on the blogs you visit. Let the writers know their works are being read – they’ll appreciate the time you take to acknowledge their efforts.
September’s Back-to-School Daze Blogfest date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010.
You can sign up with the Mr. Linky thingy below.
But – before you go any further, make note of my second blogfest.
It’s taking place on October 23, 2010, and is called:
The title should tell you all you need to know for now, so mark your calendar – I’ll announce more about it as we get a little closer to the date.
That said, here’s the sign-up for September’s Back to School Daze Blogfest: