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Tuesday’s Writing Challenge — Do You Dare?

Writing prompts are clever little gimmicks designed to overcome writer’s block and get the creative juices flowing. I have provided just such a prompt or challenge which I believe you’ll find inspirational, entertaining, and a little bit motivational:

Write a 65,000 word novel about a sexy vampire who although he is 500 years old looks like a pale Justin Bieber with pointy teeth. This old but young bloodsucker will fall for a vulnerable, but beautiful teenager. Their romance will be star-crossed, however, because the tiniest bit of daylight will kill him instantly and she has a very strict curfew, giving them only one minute to be together each evening, hardly enough time to get any decent sparks going. In chapter five, the frustrated vampire will pursue our heroine’s very best friend (who doesn’t have a curfew) and they will do naughty things together (described in a way that is suitable for a twelve-year-old audience). The best friend will record it all in her diary before the vampire sucks out all her blood and she dies. Naturally, in chapter six our beautiful, but vulnerable heroine will read the diary, and a very dramatic one-minute confrontation with our vampire will follow.

For the rest, you’re on your own. You may not use the following words: suddenly, passionately, quivering, tender, three-minute egg. First drafts are due later this month. The first line is due immediately. Happy writing.

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11 comments on “Tuesday’s Writing Challenge — Do You Dare?

  1. Michael Sadowski
    September 11, 2012

    I wrote for show about a vampire turned homicide detective. (No shortage of predicaments there, EH?) The best part about it was breaking all the “supernatural laws” that govern vampires’ behavior. (e.g. no sunlight; must drink human blood to survive; “allergic” to the crucifix and wild roses…you name it. ) The show ran for three seasons and had a long life in syndication. All in all, a pretty good run.

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    • Richard Daybell
      September 11, 2012

      Three years and syndication is impressive, but breaking the vampire rules is a major offense. Suck, die. Suck, die.

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  2. deb modde
    September 11, 2012

    It was a dark and stormy night. Three vampires sat in a cave. One, bolder than the rest,

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    • Richard Daybell
      September 11, 2012

      Anything that begins with dark and stormy night has my vote. 64,982 more words. Go girl, go!

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  3. Linda
    September 11, 2012

    I fear I must have you committed. Alas> or Oh Drat!

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    • Richard Daybell
      September 11, 2012

      48 years she’s kept me locked in the basement, lets me out once a year on September 12 so I can say Happy Anniversary.

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      • Linda
        September 12, 2012

        To you too, Significant Other. Do you think we’ll last to 50? We’ve been doing pretty well under the current plan, you being locked in the basement and all.

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  4. mimijk
    September 12, 2012

    Um..like I don’t know where to begin..Is he cute? OMG!! I swear to GOD every time I look at him, I feel like I’m gonna die..

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  5. writerdood
    September 25, 2012

    Okay, here goes.

    He sucked some blood, some blood he sucked, and then, undressed, they embraced and clucked.

    I’m still working on it. It needs more tension. I don’t think the reader is going to be engaged enough.

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    • Richard Daybell
      September 25, 2012

      Any more tension and I’ll start passing out the Valium. Excellent.

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