I was reading a book I assigned for one of my classes today and a section of it talked about playing with language – particularly on the Internet. So I’m going to basically steal (with a few alterations of course) one of the ideas.
I’ve always liked writing fiction. At one point in my like I wanted to be a short story writer and novelist. Heck maybe some day I’ll follow through on that. But for now writing for fun seems like a good way to spend my time. One problem I always had with writing fiction was plot and making decisions about what would happen next. I wanted to have intricately developed plots and got too hung up in doing that. So this little project is going to be like a choose your own adventure story. I’ll write some and then give you all the opportunity to vote on what should happen next.
Here are some options for the basics of the story. The character’s name is Evan and he lives in New York City.
He is a …
A) assistant to an author
B) high school teacher
C) graduate student
(gee where did I get these options?)
What kind of story will this be?
A) comedy of errors
The first scene will take place
A) on a bus going down Fifth Avenue
B) in the doorway of the front door of his apartment
C) in front of the milk vendor at the Williamsburg farmers market
Leave a comment with your votes. Voting will probably close on Friday night.