First, let me say that I am so PROUD of the blogging community and stepping up now that ‘The Daily Post’ will no longer be doing their prompt word. Those words help helped bloggers connect in one place and read/view each other’s work. With that going to the wayside, individuals are taking the task on themselves to keep the community of daily posts going. I will try and compile a list of sites and tags that people can use and follow.
Who is Fenton and why does he have Fridays?
On my walks, I enjoy podcasts (a lot of podcasts) and they do episodes either weekly, twice a month, or monthly. The podcasts that I enjoy the most are the drama and story-telling pods and let me tell you I cry, laugh, and sympathize with the characters. What if I could put together an ‘episode or chapter’ a month around a character with the blogging communities help?!
Fenton buys this old desk that was on sale at a shop that is going out of business. He’s been using the desk for a few months when he discovers a hidden compartment. In the drawer is a document written in an unknown language. He takes it to a professor/friend/ researcher which has only seen a few symbols here and there but can’t confirm origin. Fenton (and other characters that will be created along the way) form an odd group. While they are all working together they discover that the unknown language holds clues to a local unsolved mystery that hasn’t been touched in decades involving the disappearance of a secret society that founded his small town.
I am inviting EVERYONE in the blogging community to weigh in! Who IS Fenton? Is he a teen? Is he single? Is he employed? In Love? Broken hearted? You get the gist. Then what about the town and the group of friends? The founding secret society? Was there a crime that was trying to be covered up? Did their town turn on the founders?
Every Friday we will discuss Fenton in the comment section OR pingbacks. If you have a part of a story you want to contribute, great! If you have an idea for a character, awesome! A doodle of symbols, or drawing of the original town, or character illustration, a photo of a town, all are welcome (ok that kind of sounded like a scene from the poltergeist).
We will work on Fenton and the mystery on Fridays and I will put together the first episode or chapter to be posted on the first of each month. This is where I need some volunteers to help:
- Researcher (someone to help me make sure the facts and other things are on point)
- Copy Editor (yeah I’m not the best as you can tell from my posts)
- Another Writer – or Two (quick honesty-there will be times that my CPTSD will kick me in the butt! Or even better-getting overwhelmed with all the contributions so help will be needed)
I hope Fenton really takes off and actually have a bucket list for the idea which I’ll share in time if it does. If it get’s to be too much I’ll ask for more help and will even develop Fenton’s own website and roll administrator rights etc…but first things first-Test the water! Everyone that contributes to an episode or chapter will be given contribution recognition. If Fenton becomes popular…bucket list. I’m getting ahead of myself.
Who’s in? If you would like to help and fill a role that I have listed just send me a message. But let’s start with who is Fenton? Read back through the post and see what we can come up with. This is a huge collaboration project so everyone needs to be respectful and mindful this is a creative discussion. If you have anxiety and can’t seem to comment your awesome idea do worry. I get it! Just email with your idea and with your permission I’ll submit it in the comments but if not I’ll make sure it’s viewed by the main people helping me. Oh, ideas and suggestion about this and the process are welcomed as well. For instance? Should we have a word limit? This is just as new to me as everyone else.