In response to my last call for reader challenges, karen vaughan had a great idea. The comments on her challenge, Create a challenge satwe-YOUR TURN3 indicated that there might be a few writers who have something to say about this subject.
What might the following have in common?
Your computer goes on the fritz.
You order something and receive the wrong item.
You have a new water heater installed and find you have no hot water.
Yep, for each of those, you’re going to end up talking to a customer support or customer service representative.
This Week’s Challenge:
Write about a positive or negative customer service you have had.
[Prose or poetry; fiction, nonfiction, or essay.]
* You have been waiting in line at the returns counter for an hour. Finally you get up to the counter and they are about to close. How do you handle this?
*You call for customer/technical support.
*Dealing with a governmental agency.
Watch Out For:
You may have the urge to get up on a soap box or use insulting language-(government agencies tempt us to do so but try too avoid it)
We had some great submissions this week and I have to compare them with an interview I heard with Stephen King yesterday. Although he didn’t talk about a character taking over his writing, he did admit that the story, itself, did occasionally go off on some direction he hadn’t considered. You might compare that idea with the following posts.
Saturday Writing Essential: whoopi Goldberg?! How'd YOU Get in? by Sam Henderson
Tom (My Character Is in Control (Saturday Writing Essential) by Pam Brittain
(Saturday Writing Essential) Remembering Adam by Patrick M.
Who's Writing This? (Saturday Writing Essential) by Len Maxwell
They wrote themselves satwe 6/9/12 by karen vaughan
Medium [Saturday Writing Essential 6-9-12] by Paroles Palabras
Weekly reminder: Don't forget to recommend an article that you like (to learn why, read Ann Marcaida's article Attract More Writers and Artists to Gather!). Also, try to place a comment on at least one article and say more than you liked the piece. Tell the author what worked and what needs work.
- Put this challenge statement at the beginning or end of your submission so readers will know what you’re supposed to do.
Challenge: Write about a positive or negative customer service you have had. [Prose or poetry; fiction, nonfiction, or essay.]
- There is a limit of three submissions from each member per day. If you’re extremely prolific, spread out your work and post only three submissions per day.
- Post to Gather Writing Essential.
- Tag your submission with SatWE.
- Include (Saturday Writing Essential) as part of your title.
- I ask that you make your submission(s) by next Friday afternoon.