I've decided to try something new to try and help with my creative writing. Writing on demand.
One of my favourite websites, fantasyfaction who run a monthly themed writing competition which is free to enter.
By the way if you're not familiar with this website, it's well worth a look. Its the perfect site if you're a fantasy lover and the site features loads of book reviews, news articles as well as really handy in depth articles on writing in the fantasy genre.
I'm quite blessed in the sense that I often pick up inspiration for new stories from my everyday life, but I thought it might be a good idea to try and write a short story specifically for a themed competition.
Who knows I might win (unlikely) but it will be good fun and will only increase my output of work.
This month's theme is religion and to be honest I don't know how to approach it. I'm not a religious person and it's not a subject that dominates my writing, but hey its fantasy, so I could make one up!
The great thing about this monthly competition is that you can read all the other entries. This way you can see how others approach the subject, read some great stories and hopefully learn loads in the process.
That's why I love fantasy fiction and there are no limits to your imagination and you can create alternative but plausible realities.
So here goes...
If you'd like to have a go at this competition, here's the link. The closing date is January 1st 2015