Hey Authors: How Would Your Characters Do At A Poker Table? Sept. Writing Challenge!

I read an article last night about an author’s personal relationship with his/her characters. I wish I would have bookmarked it so that I could link it in, but I didn’t…. so I’m sorry for that! Anyhow, it was really interesting and as a writer I could totally relate. I don’t know about you, but I personally get utterly attached to my characters, borderline embarrassingly so. I even find myself thinking ‘what would *such-n-such* do in this situation?’… Or I’ll think, hmmm, I wish so-and-so was here, they’d love these shoes as much as I do’… And so on and so on, you get my drift.

Very often I compare real time people to my characters, I reflect on my own actions in comparison to my characters. Hell, I’m even guilty of basing certain personality traits of my characters on people I know.

Honestly, if you don’t do these things then you’re likely the weirdo… not me lol.


After reading the article, I got to thinking!  It’s been years since I did a writing challenge. And, it’s been just over a year since I initiated any sort of interactive writing experiment. SO HERE WE GO! The whole thing is Easy Peesy!


Here’s how it works:

As the initiator: Every month I’ll give a real time circumstance, hang out spot, or every day situation. I’ll post the exact scene/challenge the first week of every month.

As an Author/challenge joiner: All you need to do is use the characters from your WIP (work in progress), or even a published works, and plug them into the given scene for a short story style post. It can be funny, serious, deadly, really just whatever you want as long as it’s true to your characters (as in, what they would actually do in this situation)!! It’s a fun way to be creative with those personalities that you as their creator love so much. It’s also a fun way to introduce them to the world and your blogs, without giving away your plots and twists… Just pure ‘meet my characters, and get to know their personalities’ separate from their book.

How we work together as Authors and the Initiator:  I’ll do my own scene/challenge post on the very last day of the month (that way I can be sure to link in every joiner, and you can do your posts at your own leisure). Write your scene’s anytime you wish, at any point of the month. All that I need is your final challenge post link. You can give it to me in any comment, or even link me into your post so that it’ll pop in my newsfeeds! So simple!

(If you do just link me in to your own posts, then make sure you use a regular blog post to link me in with, rather than my pain page, that won’t actually give me a notification. I don’t want to skip anyone over! This particular post is ideal, but do your own thing.)

For Sept… Use the scene of playing poker!! READY GO

Good luck writers!  Lets have fun with this!  I can’t wait to share my own little scene’s and look forward to reading yours!


Please remember, sharing is caring! 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. youreditingdestination says:

    Reblogged this on The Writer's Block and commented:
    Interesting exercise writers to really got into the mind of your characters! Try it out! 🖤📚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂


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