Day 6 – Story Challenge

Day 6 of the Challenge

Today’s prompt is a prompt from Julie, the founder of Storyaday! You can read the whole prompt here .

Julie’s prompt is to interview a character. At first, I didn’t want to write using this prompt. I had an experience with a dialogue writing exercise in the fall that derailed my momentum for a bit and I wasn’t sure I wanted to go there.

I decided to use inspiration from a Neil Gaiman story that is told through written one sided answers to a questionnaire. I also combined my story with my Sarah Selecky prompt that had to do with bananas. I wanted to have some fun with this one.

I did start the day with writing as usual but wasn’t able to dive into the story before I went to work. Having access to a group of 5 and 6 year olds was something I utilized today. We wrote about bananas in class. Then we combined the idea with the book we are reading this week about a small fish who steals a hat from a large fish. The kids thought of all kinds of things that stole their bananas and what we could make out of bananas.

Once I decided on the format it went fairly quickly. It is a fun concept that I will come back to I think. I also don’t feel derailed by this exercise!

I attended a Hermit Crab flash class during my lunch time today. I was lucky the time from England coordinated with time I could be online! I was able to start a story in the form of a recipe which had been vexing me before.

Anchors for Day 6 story: bananas, interview, police report, rainbow, potassium

If you would like to read what I reflected on in Day 1 click here.

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