Len is down for the count this week, as he mentions here. So I thought I might be somewhat, bold, or rather cheeky, or downright rude, and suggest an unofficial, honorary SatWE challenge myself, for those who need their Saturday challenge fix.
I am currently engaged in a children and young adult writing course, and one of the exercises we were set was to describe a character to be used later in a story. I figured that was a pretty good challenge for Gather – assuming it hasn’t already been used by one of the other WE editors, I haven’t researched that – which would, by chance, continue a theme from an older SatWE challenge of Len’s, which was to describe a fictional world.
The (Unofficial) Challenge.
Using prose or poetry, describe a character. Any character.
Your character could be real or fictional. You might try leading readers on a guessing game, by describing a well-known figure in an unusual way, or you might try avoiding a physical description of your character altogether.
What To Watch Out For.
This is an informal, unofficial, honorary challenge, and if you decide to take it up it might pay to post a link here. Seeing I am not a GWE editor, it might not get posted into the group. I have no idea how that part of it works. Hell, I might just find myself chucked out of GWE altogether after this.
Apologies, Len, for stepping on your toes.
Okay I just read Doug's Sunwinks challenge, and it is his toes I have stepped on. Doug has issued a similar challenge, and done it far more eloquently than me.
So, you would be far better to take up this challenge as part of Sunwinks rather than this one.
Sorry about that, Doug :-)