Everyone has a favorite story or favorite book. Think about what you love most about that story, what elements got under your skin.
Now think of what you’d change if that story belonged to you. Would you change the ending, the main character? The setting?
Then write your own story, with your own character, and compare the two stories.
Remember: Challenges are supposed to be fun, but don’t forget to stretch yourself and take risks. If you normally write fantasy, try science fiction. If you’ve never tried writing in first or second person, here’s your chance. The story doesn’t have to be a masterpiece, this is all about trying new things and gaining new skills, and most of all, having fun. Challenge stories can go up on the workshop at anytime. Put “Challenge” in the title so people can find it.
Challenges can be suggested by anyone and suggestions should be sent to Jaime (news (at) onlinewritingworkshop.com).