Today you will be creating your fifth subplot! This subplot should be your most shocking plot. I want you to create this plot so that is surrounds a character who ties all of the other plots and characters together. This is a vague description, but please use your imagination to create a very good plot that will be entirely your own idea!
Tomorrow we will be working on the short story!
Write out today's plot in a page or writing or an outline.
Creative Tip: Instead of just making this plot revolve around an adult, try making it revolve around a child or young adult, or an adult with a disability of some form. The more outside the lines the better! This will guide towards a great new idea.
Hopefully yesterday you completed your first sub plot and you now know what to do for today! You will be completing another sub plot. You can go ahead from here and do that if you would like, or stay tuned for the guidelines if you haven't an idea for this plot.
Today's optional guideline is to create a plot revolving around a child, male or female, who is just beginning to learn the hardships and suffering in the world. You can decide how they learn this, may it be their parents always fighting and getting divorced, or a more original plot, but I don't want to give too many options because I want you to come up with something original!
Right this sub plot in the form of a page summary or an outline and keep it with the one from yesterday for safe keeping!
Don't give up! I have faith in you :)
For the next twenty days we will be working on rather larger writing challenges. I want to do this since I have given you fairly short and easy writing challenges thus far. The challenge that we will start today will last for the next five days.
The whole of this challenge will be to create a short story that have five different subplots which all meet up in the end. This means that you will have to create one new plot each day for the next five days and then on the sixth day you will create your short story. Therefore, today I want you to either make a plan or write a small piece about your first subplot. This plot can be anything that you can imagine, but each plot should base around a different character or set of characters.
If you are stuck and would like more guidance I would like you to base your first subplot around a character who is making a drastic life change. This is a vague suggestion, but that will allow you to use your own imagination and invent your plot and characters :)
Welcome to your 20th day of the writing challenge! I hope you are enjoying it so far and are learning something.
Today we will work on personification. I want you to be able to personify just about anything. So, for this challenge I want you to close your eyes and point your finger randomly to the picture below. Whatever object your finger lands is the object you will be personifying! This piece must be written in first person and it must be creative. Try not to be silly with this, because if you can make this piece serious and dig into the reader's emotions you will be able to do just about anything in your writing that you can possibly dream of!
Today you can take a break from the writing challenge if you would like. If not, here is your bonus writing challenge :)
Pick one of the seven deadly sins (avarice, gluttony, sloth, wrath, vanity, envy, and lust) and write a fiction piece about a person (male or female) who is tormented by that sin. Your person doesn't necessarily have to struggle with that sin themselves, but they have to be affected by it in some way.
Today we are going to try something different.
First, just as you are reading this I want you to pick one of the five senses - touch, sight, smell, hearing, and taste. Do you have one of them picked out?
Now, for your challenge I want you to write about a character - this character doesn't have to be boy, girl, female, male or even human! But your character MUST not be able to use the sense that you picked. You are to describe what their life is like and get a new perspective this way :)
As you can already tell, I am a very large fan of perspective and I think it is very important for writers to play with perspective constantly to broaden their horizons.
If you are confused, what you are to do is write about a character who can't use the sense you picked. For example, if you chose sight, you have to write about a person who is blind and so on.