A Fun Game – In Your Head (Part Three)
Frivolous Fun Friday:
I cannot believe I forgot today was Friday! How ditzy of me! (This is the reason why today’s blog post has just materialized!) It’s been a hectic (and fun) week spending quality time with my lovely family -unfortunately the head cold/flu I have been suffering from has not helped me to think clearly for my regular writing sprints (a fuzzy brain comes to mind). Fortunately I am getting better -therefore, I am hoping the next few days I will get back to normal (whatever normal may be). Being out of sync is just a weird-out-of-body experience, don’t you think? Have you ever had moments like that and just found it too difficult to concentrate and make sense of things? How did you resolve the setbacks (if any)? Whilst I leave you to ponder on that, I think it’s best that I do not waste any more valuable time and go straight onto today’s post.
(As always, there is a pdf document at the bottom of the post for those who may find this a difficult read.)
Let the Fun Game In Your Head Begin…
It is now exactly one month since we embarked on this mind game and I am hoping all the participants have had fun *looks up expectantly* -I am actually intrigued on how they tackled the task at hand and if my theory has worked *prays* 😀
In short: Today is part three of the game I devised four weeks ago; if you still do not know what it is all about then head on over to this post. Now comes the fun part, Billie Jo Woods, CM Stewart and Cynthia all stood up to the unusual challenge. They were required to create a character(s) profile and write a 200-300 word dialogue within the guidelines I set out in part one of this game (see the details below). In part two, I asked them to email the character(s) profile they created to one of the participants (names selected out of a hat by me); with the character(s) profile(s) they received they had to write another 200-300 word dialogue (again meeting the same requirements as mentioned below).
Setting: A small quiet village approx 200 miles from the nearest city adorned with thatched cottages and surrounded by vast empty fields. Not much happens here, except for their festival –the festival of colour, this happens once a year; tourists and families from afar visit, no one misses this event. This is the highlight of the year for the villagers; they prepare for this the whole year.
The Dialogue Prompts:
- No children live in the village.
- A child hides in a barn and stays after the festivities.
- Your character(s) interacts with the child.
- The child has a secret.
- Add a surprise of your own -in keeping with your character(s) profile.
Here’s a quick recap on my theory (just in case you have forgotten -I’ve quoted myself 😛 ):
It’s quite a simple theory if you really think about. I am inclined to think, -if and that’s a HUMANGOUS if; if our character(s) profiles are written with great care; if we build them like a real person, know their likes and dislikes etc and those random quirks they have, -then in ‘theory’ the voice of that character will not change much if another person writes from their POV (point of view). I mean, there might be the odd variation -and I don’t expect the dialogues to be identical, I just would like to believe that that voice would be easily identifiable as X character(s) voice than anyone’s else. We will now have a better idea now that we have reached the final stage of this game. We can now analyse and compare to see if my theory holds true or is just a random errand thought.
Now Comes the Fun Part: It’s the Grande Finale; therefore, participants (Billie Jo, Cynthia and Cynthia 😀 ) you can now share share share all that you have done on your blog and link it in the linky tool below. I’ll leave it up to you if you would like to write one blog post or several -the linky tool will be open for two weeks so that should give you enough time (if you need more time let me know). Please ensure you display your original (own) character(s) profile(s) and dialogues separate to the character(s) profile(s) you have received and written a dialogue accordingly to.
What’s Next? The next three frivolous Friday’ post I will collate the related character(s) profile(s) and dialogues (both the original and the second writers); we will then look at the similarities and differences and see if and why they differ. Billie Jo, Cynthia and Cynthia I would like to have insights from yourselves (I will email you shortly and explain my thoughts).
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Before I forget, this game is for fun so sadly there are no prizes; but if it proves popular and there’s a demand for it to be played again in the future, I’ll keep a note and consider it then.
Have a fab-tastic Friday and a wondrous weekend. Keep that positivity-a-glowing and your smile forever shining -stay in peace.
A Tiny Note: This game is the final stage of the game; in two weeks (22/10/2011) we shall analyse the results and have a debate/discussion, so please feel free to pop by then and join in.
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Pdf document: A Fun Game – In Your Head (Part Three)
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