Friday, January 28, 2011

One Hundred Word Sentence Blogfest!

This must be the week of blogfests. I think I've participated in three or four since I started blogging almost a year ago, and this week I end up being involved in three!!

I've been taken over, friends.

Monday I did the whole music thing with Alex. Wendesday was with Christine and finishing her first line. Today is about writing but it's different.

Elena over on You're Write. Except when You're Rong had a great idea for a fest: create a 100 word sentence, give or take a few words. We were allowed to use one semi-colon and commas, of course.


I love how this pushed me, made me think beyond the boundaries of writing structure, word choice, and punctuation. 


She was trying to shuffle forward, but her feet stalled as paralyzing fear morphed claws and embedded into her pale skin that suddenly felt like rubber or the thick hide of an elephant or even a taunt balloon filled with too much air; but maybe it was the thrill of being so close to death, so near to him, to the one who had the upper hand and could crush her, smother her lifeforce or keep taunting it on a whim with the shifty eyes of a predator like she was expendable and without right to breath.

Well, there you have it. My entry.

Have you ever given this a try?? Why not now?


17 comments:

  1. Wow! That's a long sentence. Good job.

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  2. Great job! That is a long sentence, but a great sentence. I have not tried this. I will try only in private. :)
    Have a great weekend!

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  3. Okay, now rewrite it into a stronger, easy to understand sentence. ;)

    I think that's how I wrote in high school, and how many new writers write, hence why they end up querying 250 K novels.

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  4. LOL. I didn't participate in this blogfest, because while I thought it was a really fun idea it is the EXACT type of thing I had to edit out of myself in my MS!!

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  5. hi miss sheri! wow you did it! how cool is that! i didnt ever try doing a sentence that long but if there was a cool prize like reeses peanutbutter cups for sure i could try it. :)
    ...hugs from lenny

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  6. my brain hurts just thinking about trying :)

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  7. Woo hoo! Great job Sheri!

    Maybe next time I'll do the blogfest. I've been a little lazy lately. =)

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  8. Great job! I felt short of breath just reading it.
    ;)

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  9. I posted mine today and I can really appreciate how hard this was to do. Yours works very well!! Kudo's! :)

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  10. I love the way it works to build tension. Nice job! :-)

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  11. Came and saw. Thanks for entering!

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  12. That's impressive! I love it. =D

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  13. Cool sentence. I haven't tried yet.

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  14. WTG, Sheri!

    Did you sign up for the picture book marathon???

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  15. I'm impressed!

    I had planned to do this, but then never did. I should have tried.

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  16. Wow -- the teacher in me cringes at the run-on sentence, but the writer in me is impressed :)

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