Striking Challenge


Today, I’m posting on Fatal Foodies, as I always do on Tuesdays.

I’m also throwing my hat into the ring in pursuit of a Hugo award for best science fiction or fantasy story written in 2012. Mind you, I haven’t written any yet. But I’m working on one. This one is science fiction, and takes place in the future. I have the topic sentence and I’ve started it, which means it’s time to stop and bash out a general outline. I hate that part.

I’m going internet-dark tomorrow in protest against the SOPA and PIPA proposed in Congress. Here are information and arguments on both sides, provided on Wikipedia.

WRITING PROMPT: Open a book at random and pick a sentence. Beginning with that, outline a story.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Striking Challenge

  1. Bizz

    January 30, 2012 at 8:47pm

    Coming up with a setting and a few opening lines is truly the easy part. Then, it’s just time to grind it out and finally start outlining the whole process.

    Good luck…

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      Marian Allen

      January 30, 2012 at 9:04pm

      You got that right! Sounds like your process is very like mine. Thanks for the good wishes! 🙂

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