I've been following a wonderful Writing Blog for a while now. The author is Stephanie Morril. She's written a few teen girls' novels. I haven't actually read them, so I'm not recommending them. But her blog is focusing on talking about how to write a novel. It has been great! If you've got a story in your head that needs to come out, be sure to check out her blog!
One of the things she's doing to encourage young writers is a writing competition. She gives the first sentence of a story. The contestants fill in the next 100 words. Sadly I'm too old (which seems so wrong) to participate in the contest. However, I thought it would be fun to do it on my own anyway. Then I thought it might be fun to put them on here every once it a while.
So here it goes:
It had been 4 years, but the memories still lingered.
David! I looked up at him, praying he couldn't hear my heart beating.
He remembered me!
"You rode Providential in the dressage competition."
Correction: he remembered my horse.
"Yeah, that was me."
Oh boy, was that me! It was my first competition with Providential. She was ready, but I wasn't.
Seeing my nerves, David had stopped and assured me that the butterflies would eventually start flying in formation and actually help. As I listened, he grew to hero stature.
And here he was. Again finding me as I was calming my nerves before a show.
And there you have it!
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
6 years ago