August WIP Writing Challenge BIRTHDAY BASH

Today is my birthday (well, really the whole month *wink*wink*), SOOOO it only makes sense to have my monthly WIP writing challenge be inspired by a birthday theme!! If you’re a writer and you’d like to join in, it’s super easy. Just take the characters from your WIP (Work In Progress) and plug them into a BIRTHDAY BASH scene/short story. Something apart from your book, but that really lets their personalities shine!

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For July I hosted the scene of PRODIGAL RETURN, and it was so much fun to write! I was joined by the Cosistories blog with a very engaging, must read scene! Go check it out!!

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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.

PLEASE COPY YOUR LINKS INTO A COMMENT ON THIS POST. I DON’T GET NOTIFICATIONS ON PINGBACKS (thanks wordpress!)

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36 Comments Add yours

  1. Simon says:

    Happy birthday! I hope you have a great day 😀

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    1. Thanks Simon! I most certainly will 🙂

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      1. Simon says:

        Good… I hope it was great 🙂

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  2. raistlin0903 says:

    Wel of course it goes without saying: a very happy birthday to you! I hope you will have an absolutely amazing day: enjoy it😊

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    1. I definitly will! Thank you so much! XOXO

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  3. Happy Birthday, DIDi! That’s the way to do it! The whole month, woohoo! Enjoy!

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    1. Yeah, my husband really loves my dedication to it! LOL

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      1. Hahaha!!! Tell him he will have his day or month. 🦋🌟💫✨

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      2. LOL that he will 😂🤩

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  4. janetsm says:

    Happy Birthday! I love this idea! I hope to participate this month. You can find me at http://www.janetmorrisonbooks.com. You can get to my blog there or just go to http://www.janetswritingblog.com. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much! I’ll jump over and check out your blog now. I definitly hope you join, I’d love to meet your characters!

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  5. Mani says:

    Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a good one!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kim! You’ve been on my mind. I hope your moving around AND your headaches have settled some 🙂

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  6. Happy birthday, Didi! Hope it’s filled with love and laughter ❤

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    1. Thank you so much Jacquie!! ❤😍

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  7. cosistories says:

    Have a full month of happy birthdays! 😀

    This prompt made me put my thinking cap on. I couldn’t quite figure out which of my characters I wanted to fit into this prompt. I decided to go with Hildreth and Jeff when they were younger and still in training to become vampire hunters. I’m very happy with how it all turned out.

    https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2019/08/03/birthday-bash/

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    1. I LOVE how it turned out too!! Hildred and Jeff are hilarious! Thanks for the birthday wishes! 😃

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      1. cosistories says:

        Thank you so much! I had an absolute blast writing it.

        When I was trying to decide the whos and whys of the story, I had a thought of my entire cast of characters throwing a party for my lead villain. But my villain is such a horrible person. He’s given almost every character he encounters at least one good reason to kill him. I can’t imagine what would prompt everyone to want to throw a party for him. It’s just so unlikely.

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  8. kristianw84 says:

    I hope you are having a wonderful birthday month!! I’m excited to participate in this one. I also participated in July’s, but I’m not sure why it didn’t link back to yours. I thought I had shared the link but I must have forgot. Sorry about that! It didn’t really go where I wanted it to anyway. Lol!

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    1. Oh my gosh, how did I miss it? I’m so sorry

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      1. kristianw84 says:

        Oh, no, it was all me & my tired brain!! 😂🤣

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    2. I’m logging onto the computer now instead of my phone to find it and catch up 🤩😃

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  9. Reblogged this on Didi Oviatt and commented:

    The end of August is quickly approaching! There’s still time to join in the WIP challenge, if you’re up for it 😉

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  10. yukunerk says:

    I’m Back!!!! The move back to Canada meant I had to take a break from posting. But now I’m back with a WIP for August!!

    https://yukunerkblog.com/2019/08/26/birthday-bash-emrys/

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    1. I know how that goes, I just moved too!! You dont realize how much stuff you have until you have to relocate it 🤦‍♀️ … I’m so glad you’re back!! Hope you’re all settled into the new place 😊

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for joining, I’m so excited. Aug really is the best! My sons Bday is the 6th!! 😊

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    1. Oh, happy birthday to your husband! That is perfect! I hope you did something fun together to celebrate big!! I’ll be putting together my post by tonight. I love your entries so much, I’m jumping over now to read it!

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      1. kristianw84 says:

        We stayed at home as per his request, but I made a nice dinner & we enjoyed each other’s company, chatted with a few family members over the phone, & spent the night stargazing. It was wobderful. Thank you!!

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      2. Sounds like a nice, mellow day! 🙂

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