Friday, February 4, 2011

A Blogfest!

There are many blogfests going around these days.  For those of you who don't know, a blogfest is when people sign up and blog about a specific topic on a set day.  Then people can go down the list and read entries that day.  I've only participated in one so far (I think).  But my friend Alison Stevens has a great one coming up that I signed up for immediately.  It is called the Super-Snooped Blogfest and it will be March 2nd.

This one really caught my eye because I think it is an excellent writing exercise for any genre.  The idea is to write about a character's possessions and setting in order to give the reader insight to the character.  Isn't that great?  What a fun way to explore your character!  And the best part is, I think it will work nicely for any character of any age.  So picture book people, sign up!  MG/YA people, sign up!  Adult writers, sign up!  It will be great fun!

Click here to go to Alison's blog and sign up!


  1. I love blogfests! This one sure does give me quite a bit to think about, especially since most of my characters (in my latest WIP) have to carry their possessions on them. I can't wait for her example so I can have a better idea of how this works.

    I look forward to reading yours.Good luck.

    (Oh, cute pics. I have two red-haired boys of my own).

  2. Hey Megan. I'm a fellow Crusader. This will be my first year and I'm excited to be a part of it.

  3. Angela - Hope to see you over there! Yay for red heads!!

    Kristal - Nice to meet you!! I'll be "crusading" next week to meet everyone. I look forward to checking out your blog!