Hi everyone! I just had a revolutionary idea: let's all write a story together!
Okay, I can see your blank stares, so let me assure you: I am not crazy; this is quite possible! You see, this idea is not mine originally, but one that a brilliant blogger has already tried and succeeded at. My family followed a blog called "Just Write" several years ago, and the blog owner (I.E. the brilliant blogger) started what she called "a continuous story." This story started with her typing out one line, and then, after putting several rules in place, she let all her blog followers co-author the story! It was a TON of fun! (you can check out that old blog post by clicking on this link)
Soooo, who's up for trying a continuous story on my blog? It is really quite fun, and I assure you that you do not have to consider yourself a writer to join in. I personally believe that nearly all mankind has been created to write, some just don't realize it. ;0) All who are of noble heart and creative mind, let's do this!
Once the story gets going, it is really hard for it not to get epically funny. :0) With this in mind, it is wise to put a few rules in place. I have listed several rules below to keep our story from spirally into complete craziness. Please read them carefully before we begin! (Note: these rules were all created by the brilliant blogger from Just Write. They are not my originals)
1. I get to start it (the story).
2. Try to keep it unified. Let's keep characters to a few, and events well coordinated (in other words, try to keep the story following some logical sequence). Having said that, you can still surprise us, it can take twists and turns, and it can definitely be funny!
3. Unique handicap: (This is a rule.) You can only add one sentence at a time (but you can add a short exclamation such as Oh! along with your sentence), and your sentence must start with the letter the last person's sentence ended with.
4. You can post as many times as you want, but you cannot post just after your last addition. You have to let there be 2 sentences in between each of your turns.
With these rules in mind, I can't wait to see how this story unfolds! I guess it has to end sometime, so I am setting the deadline for this story's completion at the end of this week (12/08/13) at 11:59PM. Until then, write away in the comment section below!
And now, for the start of the story (drumroll):
Once upon a time in a far away land, a wee lad named Destiny (aptly nicknamed "Tiny" by his friends) set off on a grand quest.