Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Dystopia Contest with Lauren Oliver at Figment!

There is a fabulous contest going on over at Figment right now as part of AASL month. Each week in April, they are announcing a new contest prompt in a different genre of creative fiction, and this week it’s dystopia. The best part? The judge is Lauren Oliver- who we love! I know that I am reminded while doing edits to think "What Would Lauren Do?"

This Weeks Prompt (from Figment):

Write a short story or poem in less than 750 words in which two people meet and have a connection (romantic or not), in a society where human interaction is shunned.

Of course, we entered. Here's a little taste of what we wrote! To read our entries in their entirety, just follow the links!

Title: Silence
Blurb: In a world where the ability to hear is regulated by the Committee of 5 in order to create less distracted… workers, 16 year old Celine Anaprise is alone with the sounds that are witheld from all the other students in her generation. Until her secret is discovered and she must trust mysterious new student Jared to help her survive. Together they uncover the secrets of the Committee and just might change the world.



Title: The Road

Blurb: On a road where students walk in single file and are only allowed to interact with those on your approved… list, a young girl's world could change in a single moment. Is the world really as she thought or is there something more?



Blurb: Mira has always lived life according to The Council's rules, until one day she starts having dreams of a possible life outside the barrier, beyond the tree line.

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Start of a New Adventure

...there were three friends, brought together by books. We met on a forum dedicated to a book, and soon began working together on a book of the month club, which became a website. We discovered that not only do we all love to read, but we are also writers (amoung other things...). We are each working a story that we love, dreaming and writing and hoping to someday share these story with the world. Writing a book is a long hard road, fraught with setbacks and roadblocks, but it is not impossible. Now we will share our journeys. The days when the words won't come, and the moments when it all seems to come together. This is our story. Thank you for coming along for the ride.

"If there is a book you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it". ~Toni Morrison