A day late and a dollar short.
That’s what this post is. Sorry for missing the usual Wednesday Conference Challenge, friends. But, I’m back and ready to roll. I can just hear that huge sigh of relief.
So, I was scratching my head thinking about what challenge I could put out to you this week. I first thought of having everyone write a synopsis for a work in progress or a future one. I am laboring over one now and thought it would be a great exercise. But, then again, so is planking…
…and I’m not about to ask you to do that.
Then my mind kept turning over the opening quote. “A day late and a dollar short.” Much like other famous quotes, it’s a loaded one and can mean so much. That’s why they are popular. And then I wondered what it would be like to have this as an opening line to a novel. Who would be the character saying this and what would their situation be? It could go from tragic to comic. And really, couldn’t this be said about a lot of popular quotes?
And that’s when the proverbial lightbulb went off.
Your challenge this week is to take a famous quote, use it as a first line and then write two openings to a novel or short story. One should be serious and dark, the other lighthearted and humorous. They don’t have to be a whole page. Use any quote taken from anywhere – music, literature, popular culture – and have at it. Let your imagination go and your fingers fly.
Illustrator Challenge #6 – Famous Quotes
I haven’t forgotten my illustrator friends, at least not this week! First let me apologize for not initially having a challenge for week four. I have rectified that.
Your challenge this week is pretty much the same as for the writers. Using a popular quote as a book title, draw two covers depicting the story first as serious and then lighthearted.
Here are a couple of websites to help you mine for quotes:
Hope you enjoy the challenge. If not…well that’s what you get when you give me a keyboard and let me think! You have now been warned!