Sunday, March 7, 2010

I won the One Minute Writing of the Day!

I just got a new comment on my Miniature One Minute Writing post below, and C. Beth (who runs the One Minute Writer Blog), tells me I won the One Minute Writing of the day! Woohoo! Thanks so much C. Beth! :)
Here's my winning post for you again, as it appears on the One Minute Writer Blogspot:

Thanks so much C. Beth! :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Space Opera - Script Ideas!

ScriptFrenzy is coming up next month, I’d love to write something sci-fi for it. I’ve previously enjoyed writing a comic book script for ScriptFrenzy, I’d love to try writing either a Movie or TV Series script. I’m not really sure yet whether a movie or TV series would be best suited to my sci-fi story idea. I think I need to develop my ideas more first!

Space Opera
Human Hybrid, a female Captain, takes her crew of mixed aliens to find the lost human homeworld, Earth.
Mixed Alien crew land on Earth, where Captain soon discovers her homeworld is under threat from an alien race wishing to enslave the human race, and steal Earth’s resources (gas, oil, coal mining, etc).
Their spaceship is trashed leaving them stranded on earth, and unable to request help from “intergalactic high court or whatever it will be called”. They now have to fight any attempt at alien invasion from the ground level, with their knowledge of the advanced technology used, and thwart enemies plans.
Enemies Plans:

    • Unleash a virus
    • Shapeshifter aliens attacking people
    • Inciting Wars - bombings & attacks imitating those of previous terrorist organisations and other countries. Leaving false evidence, etc.
    • EMP - Electro Magnetic Pulse, and/or Power Cuts - bring the planet into the dark ages - they would be lost without their technology, feeling powerless, and revert to a primitive nation that would probably thieve from and attack one another.
    • Nuclear Bomb - wipe out areas of the country, and let the governments guess whose done it, and take their revenge on an innocent country. Causing Nuclear War.
These are just a few of my ideas to begin with! Please feel free to add any of your own suggestions below!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

One Minute Writing!

I've made a new resolution - to write every single day, at least for one minute, before I do any surfing of the web. If I'm strict with myself, I will always produce some writing every single day, and it will grow - I have to kick-start my writing somehow!

Today I went along to the One Minute Writer blog to find some inspiration to write, I found today's writing prompt to be "Miniature" - asking what I wish could be miniaturised. Here's my answer:
If I could miniaturise anything in the world? It would be me! If only for a day. I think it would be cool to wander through the giant streets, finding what people have dropped. Shiny coins, giant lollipop sticks, and if I’m really lucky? A chocolate sweet! I’d weave through the giant grasses and weeds, chasing bumblebees!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hello, it's been a while...

I haven't posted in a while, nor have I written for a while, so it's definitely time to start doing both again! I think I may try the One Minute Writer for inspiration and trying out different writing prompts to get me going again, as well as giving me much needed practice. I also fancy trying to write scenes from movies in prose - as I will know the scene well, and depicting that in writing should hopefully give me good scene writing practice - I'll just have to remember to include smells and feelings to add an extra dimension to the writing that of course you don't get when watching a movie!
I've also started a new reading challenge now, to try and help me read more of my novels (I have stacks and stacks of them at the moment), and also it is good to read different authors and styles of writing to give you different ideas for your own writing. I'm currently reading Moonshine by Rob Thurman, having recently finished reading his first book, Nightlife. Really liking these urban fantasy books!