Fiction Writing Blog Challenge: Teaser Video

I will be co-hosting, in October 2011, a month long Fiction Writers Blog Fest called The Rule of Three. We created a shared world set in the town of Renaissance, gave the setting, some of the history, the potential for the future…but the stories of the inhabitants of Renaissance, ah…those we’ll find out together. (For my teaser story, click HERE).

All the information will be unleashed on Wednesday, August 31st. Plenty of time to sign into the project. The Basics: create a 3 person story arc, one posting per week for three weeks (with prompts provided if you need them), each posting dealing with the story you are building towards through the POV of one of your three characters. There will be one more posting, the culmination of the story you’ve been telling week by week, one final burst into the story you’ve set in Renaissance.  Yes, very Rashomon.

The Shared World: Renaissance

An outpost town in the middle of nowhere, but many routes pass through or by the town. The desert is encroaching on one side (to the West), a once lush forest lies to the East and South. A large river runs through the forest, but it is not close by. Mountains are 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 that fed the mining, creating caverns and passages 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.

Full Details Released On Wednesday, August 31st, here and on Tale Spinning

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Holly Jahangiri
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 22:40:24

    This sounds intriguing! Prunebutt (my snarky Muse) is cogitating on the possibilities… he’ll let you know. 😉 He says he wants more details to chew on. I say “please,” before he starts to munch on my brain. He’s THAT kind of Muse.


  2. bornstoryteller
    Aug 29, 2011 @ 18:12:35

    all errors, I hope, are now fixed.


  3. li @FlashFiction
    Aug 29, 2011 @ 19:11:19

    You did a great job with this, Stu.


  4. Penelope J.
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 15:26:59

    Stuart, Your video is incredible! It’s a real incentive to join this Blog Challenge – if I only had the time and wasn’t involved in three different writing projects plus blogging. Let us know how it goes for you. And yes, when and if I need a teaser, I’ll look for you.


    • bornstoryteller
      Aug 30, 2011 @ 15:36:00

      Thanks Penelope. This will be running in October, once a week, for four weeks. You also will have a 500 word limit for the first three weeks. thanks for the compliment. I’ve love to do it.


  5. bornstoryteller
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 15:40:24

    I do have to say, though: is that all you have to say? What about the concept? The idea? How about something positive? I deleted my original comments as too snarky, but… really, just send a pm next time as a help as opposed to the tone that was sent.


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