How is your 100 word challenge progressing? I heard some good feedback on how some of you are addressing the subject of loss in your work. It’s interesting, you know, because loss is so different than conflict. Loss — true loss — there is no coming back from. No action can change it. In life and on the page, people can be defined by their loss, or move past it or even never get over it. Loss is a route into character, albeit an often painful one. I hope exploring it has helped you with your story.
Tomorrow’s challenge is almost the opposite, in many ways. Hunger is the state of longing that can move a story forward in so many ways — hunger for food, for love, for power. So…
Use your hundred words to explore what your character is hungry for. Hunger for food is an awesome metaphor — can you use your character’s favourite food to launch you into an exploration of what they are truly hungry for? What’s stopping them from getting what they want and eating it all in one sitting?
Have fun cooking up this challenge!
[If you are reading this post and wondering just what the heck is going on, you might want to click HERE to read the genesis of the ‘kc 100 word challenge’. And if this challenge isn’t for you, another route to jumpstart your writing is the Famous Yahtzee Method! Either way….This Day We Write!]