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?