Saturday, 5 March 2011
A Story Writing Challenge
It's a predictable story, of course (Rom-Coms usually are), so I won't bother telling you the ending (you can order a copy of the book, though, if you like), but it taught me a great deal about writing. It taught me to step outside my comfort zone and to take chances; it taught me to write about things I don't know (but only after learning about them, first); and it taught me that the best thing for 'writer's block' is to sit down and start pounding out the words. Mostly, though, it taught me that there's a story - and sometimes a decent story - in any scenerio you come up with.
As for the rainbow? That was the name of Dakota's horse.
'The Difference Between Cowboys and Clowns' was a Finalist in the 1st round of the 2009 NYC Short Story Challenge and Finalist in the 2009 Cowboy Up contest by Moonlight Mesa Associates.