Fenton Friday: Week 4

Happy Fenton Friday everyone. I’m slowly getting back to myself. I did a lot of writing yesterday and my goals for today are posting Fenton details (and calling on ALL ideas and asking to please share the Collaborative Fenton Friday project) and to catch up on my doodle(s)washes. I finally got a new doodle book (it took so long because I couldn’t handle the anxiety of going to the store) and will catch up.

For all my new Fenton readers here are some links to catch up on:

Who is Fenton and Help Wanted
Fenton Friday: Week Two Collaboration Project
Fenton Friday: Week 3 Collaboration
Fenton Friday-Week 4 Collaboration (last call)
Fenton Friday Deadline Approaching
Fenton: Episode 1
Fenton Friday: July Week 1
Fenton Friday: July Wk 2-Collaborators WANTED
Fenton Friday: July Week 3

There are some great ideas floating in these collaborative posts even one about tunnels that we can work with. There are suggestions for names of the town and the characters as well.  I encourage anyone that has an idea of what to add or something to include in the second episode for Fenton you can leave it in the comments, pingback, or send a message.

 

Fenton Friday: July Week 1

The first episode for Fenton has been posted and I can’t thank everyone enough that has helped with contributions and ideas. We introduced Fenton and the shopkeeper, the founder of the town-a craftsman, Abigail the shopkeeper, and the desk.

Questions are:

  • Is Abigail an important character? Does she become friends with Fenton? Does she offer valuable education about the town and or desk? Does she know the true secrets of the town?
  • We need a name for Fenton’s town. Something foreboding and mysteries. A hidden secret much like the contents of the drawer. A mystery to be solved. There are many town name generators but let’s come up with something awesome! A fitting for a town holding secrets.
  • What does the town look like? Is it busy? Is it small? Is it completely being bought out by big box stores and the desk/secret society hold the key to its survival?
  • The town’s founding mother-she needs a name. Does the town’s name have her name in it? Is it an anagram?
  • And why is Fenton purchasing a desk? Does his grandmother have anything to do with it? Is his grandmother, even though passed away, hold secrets?
  • Does the desk’s previous owner have any significance to the story? Is it a generational tradition?

I still needing help constructing the written episode (writers help!), copy editor (yeah, Grammarly only does so much for free), a possible anagram expert (if we go this route), and researcher.

I would also like to add some visuals to the posts. We need a desk. Picture or painting something mysterious and possible ominous looking. I would also like to add pictures of our made up town. This means-artists, doodlers, photographers, hobbyist you name it, submit a piece and voting will commence.

As always, submit in comments, by email, or form on the Fenton’s very own page. If you would like to help in a different way please share and reblog Fenton’s Friday project.

 

Fenton Friday: Week Two Collaboration Project

Yes, Fenton Friday is here. I have been ridiculously busy here at work that I haven’t had much time for breaks to collect thoughts. I would like to thank a few bloggers for great suggestions:
Kristian
Stuart
The Ministry of Shrawley Walks
The Dark Netizen

What we started with:

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 (read more about what we are trying to accomplish with hopefully a bright future for Fenton).

To recap what we have so far:

As for Fenton. I see his as a young man in his late teens or very early twenties, 18-21. He is bookish and rather retiring. Shy but he comes out of his shell when people start talking about books or history. He is studying for something, degree or diploma and works part-time for a bit of extra money. He goes to museums a lot. Thank you again, Kristian, for giving Fenton an age and personality. I think it will serve him well and add a great deal to his adventure and to the creation of new characters (psst, welcome aboard). And he is uncovering something of a secret drawer society brilliantly introduced by Stu (glad you’ll be joining us). There is a lot of detail and I could be sensing a little suspense possible murder mystery? Did the secret drawer society be the founding fathers of the town? Let’s see what we can come up with. I think we can also work in the idea that Shrawley Walks (the video clip had me laughing and people were looking as if I gone off my rocker, oh, and thanks for coming along) brought to the discussion of the French manor house flooring being replaced. What if the house he’s staying in is part of the society? Or did he by the desk from the estate sale of the society’s house? And with a nudge from the Dark Netizen all contributions are going to have a word count of 500 or less. If more is needed just let us know. Enough to give us your thoughts and ideas.

As for the reference to us, I am still in need of some volunteers that can help on a regular basis (just shoot me a message):

    • 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)

First Episode Goals:

  • Introduction of Fenton’s character
  • Place
  • Time (present/past?)
  • A little backstory
  • Publish date: July 1st

And as always you can comment here or send a message. Everyone is invited to help Fenton grow and tell his story. I know we can do this because we have an awesome blogging community. Happy Friday!

Who is Fenton? And Help Wanted?

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?!

My Idea

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.

Fenton Fridays

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.

GO!

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