Who are You? #SOLC Day 19

I am participating in the Slice of Life Challenge sponsored by Two Writing Teachers. Each day in the month of March teachers from around the country post to their blogs and comments are made on at least 3 posts.

Coming up with ideas for writing is usually not my problem. DECIDING on which idea to write about it is normally the issue.

I have gone up and down and all around about what to write today. I looked through my draft blog posts, I looked through my BLOG folder in Google, I read other slices this morning, I listened to some favorite podcasts…nothing resonated that I want to share publicly.

While scrolling on Instagram yesterday I noticed an advertisement for a 10 day writing challenge. I cannot pass up prompts sent to my mailbox so I signed up. The prompts are written out in a community, in an email, in video and audio formats. The day 1 prompt is refreshingly new to me and I am in the process of writing it.

The Day 1 challenge is to write your own Game of Thrones name like Daenerys, the mother of dragons.

You do not need to be a fan or watcher of Game of Thrones to do this prompt.

These are Tara’s words:
For context, the heroine of the show is a young lady, a Queen, named Daenerys Targaryen. She comes from a long line of rulers, but her ancestors were not well-loved. Her own dad was, in fact, torturous and murderous. And she is on a mission to break that cycle; to still walk in her regal ancestry, but to be a queen that liberates instead of imprisoning, and rules with freedom rather than fear.

Her name goes like this: “Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Lady Regnant of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons.”

So, the question is – Who are you today and now?

I have not written my completely yet but I am a mother, a wife, a teacher, a coach. I am an ultra runner and an ultra reader. I am the writer of stories. I am a yogi and an accidental inspirationalist.

We shall see what else I come up with throughout the day!

Here is a link to the challenge.

Other questions for today: Do you enjoy writing challenges other than Slice of Life? What others have you participated in? Have you ever considered starting your own?

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15 thoughts on “Who are You? #SOLC Day 19

  1. I can never resist a new writing prompt either. I do participate in other challenges sometimes. Last year I did TWO daily poetry challenges, which was kind of ridiculous given that I don’t write poetry. Except I guess I do, since I did the April poem-a-day challenge (SO hard!) and did a haiku a day in December (much easier, though I was still pretty sick of haiku by the end of the month!). What other challenges do you do? I love this prompt and am totally borrowing this for some time this month too!

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    • I wrote a mind map list of what I want to include in mine but am finding it easier to write one for my husband that fits the prompt! haha

      I participate in the Storyaday challenge in May and September. I also do NANOWRIMO in November. I am going to do CAMPNANOWRIMO this year and work on some longer short stories. I write poetry but have never done a specific challenge for it interestingly.

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  2. That’s an interesting challenge. I haven’t participated in any other writing challenges besides SOL. I like the elements you’ve included in your name. I do wonder what I would toss in for my own name. Thanks for sharing the idea.

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  3. That is a cool challenge! I take one challenge at a time (actually, I lie, but I try not to have too many challenges on my plate) – now: this writing challenge (writing every day of March) and running every single day for a year (started in the end of July – yesterday was 236 days). Today (and now), I am a husband, dad, teacher, board of education member, friend, coach, runner, writer, and reader. Thanks for the interesting post!

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  4. I love writing prompts too, but I’d be lost here because I guess I’m the only human being on the planet who has never watched Game of Thrones. Whenever I need an unusual name, I think of drug names–Cocentryx, Humera, for example.

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    • For the prompt, you use phrases to describe yourself. The Game of Thrones example is just one of the characters. I do like the backwards name idea for sure!

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