Ok. This little thing is left on a HUGE CLIFFHANGER. I thought I'd warn you right off the bat. I bought this book by Gail Carson Levine a while back called 'Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly'. I absolutely LOVE Gail Carson Levine, she's an amazing author and I've read a lot of her stuff. Truthfully, I think she's stocked in the children's section, but we all know how much I love children's books :p But I saw this book and was like...that actually looks kind of awesome. And it was like, five dollars, so I bought it.
But right, this book. It's all about giving you ideas for your writing, and helping you write better. And the first little task/challenge thing, is to pick one of the starter sentences that she gives you, there are ten of them, and sit down and write a story using that sentence. You have to write for twenty minutes. And I did that. I picked the first one, because it was the most interesting and I sat down and wrote.
I wrote for twenty minutes, maybe for more, I don't remember. But I actually sat down and wrote this thing, from scratch, not from a previous idea, not from a story that I've been thinking about for years. Created this entire world out of thin air.
I felt super proud of myself for about five minutes, because then my genius dried up, and now I'm left with this interesting start, and no where to go with it. I have nothing else in the way of ideas for this story. There's something about writing a story about a boy who finds a diamond necklace on the seat of the bus in one of the later chapters of this book. And she goes on to say, 'change the necklace however you want, make it into something magical that changes something about the wearer' or w/e. And so I got to thinking, 'maybe my girl finds a hat that, when she wears it, it takes away her powers'.
But even that went no-where. Because then...what reason does she have to take the hat off? There has to be a reason for her to start loving her powers enough to take the hat off, because otherwise that's where the story ends. She finds this hat, she puts it on, and BOOM. She's deaf and blind, so to speak.
Nothing. So, I'm posting this and I'm warning you. I have nowhere to go with it. I don't know what to do with it. *sigh* Upsets me a little bit.
(so again, this piece o' crap i call a writing comm doesn't feel like letting me give you a title and author. i'm the author, obvs, and the title is in the subject line *sigh* grr)geminispaz65
Pairing: no pairing
Length: 824 words.
Rating: PG-13. because i mention sex.( TruthCollapse )
So there you have it. The first sentence of the story is the starter that Ms. Levine gave me. I hope you enjoyed it. I'm pretty sure I enjoyed writing it :D