I keep saying I want you to do something you haven’t done before and that’s where we’re going this week.
We’re going to a world that doesn’t exist. Or, it might exist in the future. Or, it might have existed in the past. Or, it might exist in a parallel universe. Maybe it’s just in your mind. Or…
Kinda figured out what I’m saying, right? I want you to make up a world. I just want the description of your world that could be the introduction to a new fantasy or sci-fi book.
No dialogue, no character development, nothing but exposition. How big is this world? Where is your world located in time and space? Does it have smog? What are the major life forms?
This Week’s Challenge:
Using prose or poetry, describe a new world that might exist now, might have existed in the past, or might exist in the future. It can be Earth, one of our planets, or some planet in another solar system, galaxy, or universe.
Hogworts, somehow, exists in our modern world but is still separate. Explain how that happens.
Do you remember Horton Hears a Who! Horton finds an entire microscopic world -- can you create the same world?
Jonathan Swift created some fantastic worlds in Gulliver’s Travels. Can you do the same?
How about in a galaxy far, far away?
Watch Out For:
Don’t go back to the Paleozoic Era and introduce humans. That’s not a different world.
A bit light this week in responses, but we had some good ones. Take the time to read them and see what you think.
Tim Early – Eulogy on the death of a good friend (SatWE) by Chuck Larlham
The S.L.U.T.'S. Memoires© Chapter Two: Breathe by Éilísh Frazier
Shy People of America Address (Saturday Writing Essential) by G.M. Jackson
Saturday Writing Essential Submission: In Light of recent events... by Franklin Newman
Jim's Eulogy April, 2003 (Saturday Writing Essential) by Len Maxwell
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: Using prose or poetry, describe a new world that might exist now, might have existed in the past, or might exist in the future. It can be Earth, one of our planets, or some planet in another solar system, galaxy, or universe.
- 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.