Len's challenge this week: write a SatWE challenge.
Okay boys and girls, gather round, I have a story for you.
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there was this guy. He had a wife, one and a half children and a mortgage, and a job to pay for it all. He was a fairly typical guy, and his was a fairly typical life.
One of the things that the hero of our story -- actually, “hero” is too strong a word for him, let’s call him our protagonist , and boys and girls if you don’t know what protagonist means, you can ask your uncle Google -- liked to do, was to write in an internet group called Gather Writing Essentials. And he liked it so much that one day it occurred to him that maybe, writing was something that he could do a bit more of.
And then he saw an advertisement for a course on how to write for children. So our protagonist signed up for the course, and he had so much fun with it that he decided to share some of that fun with his Gather group, by setting a challenge for them to write for children as well.
And that, boys and girls, is where the adventures really began…
Using prose or poetry, write for a child. That’s not to say, write a children’s story. That’s not quite the same, and could be a bit limiting.
It could be a traditional “Once Upon A Time” story, or part of one. It could be a letter to a child, or maybe you could relate some sort of event from a child’s point of view. You could write for children in general, or a specific child. Maybe you could write for your own inner child.
What To Watch Out For.
Nothing, really, though given the nature of the challenge, sex and drugs are probably subjects to avoid -- however if you think you could pull that off, don’t let me stop you.