During April, I will attempt two writing exercises, one for fiction and one for software. The primary goal is to improve my skills. Until something more important comes up, I will continue to work at these challenges.
Challenge 1: 9A2Z Fiction
Update: “Alpha” is up for 9A2Z series, April 1
A combination of two existing writer’s challenges, I take inspiration from Blogging from A-to-Z Challenge and Six Minute Story.
Each day in April 2014, except Sunday, I will write a flash story as one of my characters within six minutes where the story title (and topic) begins with a letter of the alphabet, sequentially. The character is Nine Thyme from Kandy Fangs: Venom, and she will post a six-minute story each day on www.kandyfangs.com in the 9A2Z category. I’m normally a slow writer, overthinking too much, so this should be an interesting exercise. Expect short-short stories, perhaps bad or worse.
Follow along on Twitter with @KandyFangs, on Facebook, or the feed. Read the 9A2Z series at Kandy Fangs site.
I may not strictly adhere to my mash-up exercise, and I may post a regular flash (without time restriction) for Friday Flash. Each six-minute story will be marked with the “6minute” tag.
If you’d like to learn more about the regular exercises, visit a-to-zchallenge.com and sixminutestory.com. For any blogger commenting on my post, I will of course, reciprocate as David—not Nine—although I sometimes comment as Kandy.
Challenge 2: New Utility App
Perhaps less creative, I will write a mobile app destined for Apple App Store and Windows 8 Store. This utility app should be small enough for one person to complete within a month. Extra features could be added after April, and I will not post the app until a later month after testing. You’ll have to take my word for it if I finish or not.
I’ll post progress updates on Twitter @dracotorre under #AprilApp tag, and I may share more details here in the future.