I want to write a short story, but as you all know, managing a blog post is doing pretty well these days.
And so many of you are wonderful bloggers and writers, but you’re busy, too, right?
So let’s write TOGETHER. What do you say?
A collaborative story. Kinda like Mad Libs, kinda not. More like that old campfire activity of making up an entire story by adding a sentence one person at a time around the ring, except this would be adding it a short chapter at a time, one per blog post on your own blog.
Everyone would be linked forward and backwards — forward to the next chapter, backwards to the previous chapter and/or the beginning of the story. You would be given the starting and ending sentences of your chapter so everything would tie together in the end…somewhat. The middle would be up to you.
What do you think, bloggers? Interested? If so, leave a comment below and say, “I’m in!” and I’ll add you to the list. Deadline of April 1st at 9:00 AM CDT to sign up so we can get moving and all parts will publish on April 10th. If you sign up, you MUST do it, even if you turn in a small piece, otherwise the story will break, ok?
Suggestions for general genre and basic plotline are welcome — but keep it simple, I want to show off every writer in their own creativity.
No prizes other than fun, no entry fee or charity donations or any of that crap, no awards other than people reading your blog, link love, and a general feeling of community and accomplishment. But hey — that’s good, right?
Right. Jump in. You know you want to.
UPDATE: See commentary for additional clarification about how it works. Thanks!