Y'all know I'm writing a book. Two, actually. One in progress and one whose development is on hiatus. And over time, on this blog, I have written numerous short stories and Haikus and responses to the 100 Word Challenge(see the Applet upper left). In fact, it's because of this blog and the practice I get putting my ideas into print that I have the confidence to even CONSIDER writing a book.
Now I manage a site for writers. I have mentioned it before. There is an applet on the right sidebar that will take you there should you click it. 'The Inferno'. And 'The Inferno' is associated with the an Artist's Challenge site whose applet is top right sidebar. 'The Artist Challenge'.
'The Artist Challenge' issues a challenge, periodically, that visual artists respond to by producing Art, in their field, in keeping with the theme of the Challenge. 'The Inferno' issues challenges, as well, timed to agree with the timing of the challenges on the Artist's site. And starting now, the challenges will be the same on both sites. At least to the degree and extent that's possible.
I've told you all that to tell you this. There are many of you who read here who are, yourselves, excellent writers. I am asking you to consider becoming part of 'The Inferno'.
Challenges are always voluntary. No one keeps score or a list of those who do or do not participate regularly. Membership gets you on the mailing list - and the mailing list is how you're notified of new challenges. No one has the mailing list but me, so no one gets solicited by any other group or organization.
It can be a way to get noticed. It can be a way to have some fun. It can be a way to sharpen your skills as a writer.