I was just thinking that it has been a while since I’ve offered a contest on the blog. This contest is inspired by Bob Evenhouse’s recent post, “What Makes a Good Story Good?”
In his post, Bob asks what the most important element is in determining the value of a story. I posit that it is the characters that make me either love or hate a book. There are many books that I love the plot or the author’s voice, but first I must love the characters. Not that all characters are loveable, perhaps I will love to hate them. Anyway, I must feel something strongly toward them.
So what is the challenge?
Simple. You have fifty words to flesh out a character that you think would make a book lover love your book.
Not writing a book? That’s fine. Use the fifty words to create a character that you would want to read about.
You can post your fifty words in the comments – 0r – post a link to your own blog where your entry can be found.
The deadline is August 31, 2012.
There is no prize but the feeling of a job well done and possibly the praise of your peers.