Join Us In The Rule of Three Writers Challenge BlogFest!
Final Day to Sign Up: Monday October 3, 2011
I am co-hosting an exciting creative writing blog challenge, and I hope you will join the over 40 writers participating!
During October 2011, venture into the shared world of Renaissance (information below). You will create three characters set in that world: any genre, any time period. During the course of four weekly postings you will craft your tale where your three characters interact, or not, winding up in one great cumulative story. Each Friday, you will be given a set of prompts to move you along until you reach your climax. There is the chance to discover new writers, see a different side of ones you already admire, and hopefully have tons of fun doing this: you might also win some prizes. Read on!!
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The Shared World: Renaissance
An outpost town in the middle of nowhere, but many routes (the TARGE, KRIS, and VILLEIN are the largest of routes, but not the only ones) pass through or by the town. The SCHIAVONA Desert is encroaching on one side (to the West), a once lush forest (the CULDEES) lies to the East and South. A large river, the ESPADON, runs through the forest of ASSART (to the north) but it is not close by. The ROUNDELI Mountains are also to the North, far, far away, and when you look towards them you don’t know if they are an illusion or not. Closer by are the smaller hill chain, the MAIN GAUCHE and the MINOR GAUCHE, that fed the mining, creating caverns (the KASTANES) and passages (one particular passage is known as HERIOT’S PASS) lie underground.
The town has had a number of identities throughout it’s history: A trading post; a mining town; a ghost town until it was rediscovered; a thriving community; the scene of a number of great battles; the scene of one great tragedy (that led to it’s Ghost Town standing); a town of great joys and celebrations, and so much more.
At this point in time, there is a general population of 333. A mixture of a community. It boasts families that have lived there for generations upon generations, but they are in the minority, and are not in positions of power. There are traders who have come back here, at the end of their many travails, to settle in. The new families and power players have taken this as a last refuge for themselves, hoping to rebuild lives torn apart on the way here.
EVERYONE has a secret!
Welcome to Renaissance.
Enjoy your stay.
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Announcement: The Doll is a horror novelette by J.C. Martin that has only been read by a limited audience so far. It will be FREE for anyone who signs up on the Rule of Three linky list. We will email participants on the linky list with the direct link.
My Teaser Stories Set in Renaissance:
For those of you who don’t know it, I had a story published (my first) in July 2011. The story, “Redhead Riding,” can be found in the ebook anthology Dawn of Indie Romance. The proceeds go to a worthy charity that helps victims of natural disasters, so please support the book. It can be purchased at Amazon US, Amazon UK, or Smashwords..
The BIG announcement:
I am going to have a new story published around Halloween 2011! My story, “Trolling for Loving,” will be published in an anthology of the paranormal. I went outside the publishing box, so you won’t find any vampires or werewolves in my world. Trolls, Redcaps and the Ferrypeople of Hell? Oh, yes indeedy. More info to come when it’s announced.