Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Announcing The Internal Conflict Blog Fest!

Ok. I've decided to get jiggy with the Blog Fest Mania too. I'm going to host a blog fest for scenes of pure Internal Conflict. I want to know what's going on in your chracters' minds. You can write something new, or you can take something from an already existing project - whatever you like. If your existing WIP hasn't got any scenes like this, why don't you try to write one? What would your character be thinking about on a lonely night staring at the ceiling? But let's try to limit these to around 800-1000 words, ok?

The post date for this will be the 12th May. Feel free to sign up!

Please drop by Raquel Burns' blog for her Primal Scream blog fest which is to be held on the 5th May.

Also, this is the first time I've ever used Mr Linky, so if you have any problems, please don't hesitate to let me know!

58 comments:

  1. Thinking about it!

    Um... what's Mr Linky? I put my link in there and i don't even know what it is!

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  2. Talli, it's just so I can keep track of who's entering :)

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  3. I have just the scene for this. I am sure it is a lot shorter than 800 words, but you only asked us not to go over- you said nothing about it being under!

    Now, what am I supposed to do with the Linky thingie? Do I put my website there, or post the link after I post on my blog. Or what?

    Sorry, but I am congenitally dumb when it comes to certain things.

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  4. Oooh I'm there! I'm actually working on that right now!! yay what timing :)

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  5. Rayna, Sugar: Just click on the Mr Linky thing and leave your link in there! Thanks :)

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  6. Oh gosh, my novel is chock full of them and my WIP has a few so far. Count me in!

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  7. Oh yeah, and if any of you could post about this on your blogs it would be much much appreciated :)

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  8. Excellent idea! My first and 3rd books both have this featured sort of centrally--good incentive for me to clean something up!

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  9. Interesting idea! I'll definitely have to give this some thought. My protags are having some serious internal debates with themselves, so I bet I can find a scene to post!

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  10. Count me in! And thanks for the mention. I'll post in my upcoming blogfests section.

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  11. Let's see if I remember to come back and do this! But I think it would be fun :)

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  12. I will probably be able to do this. I'm trying to hold off on signing up for the fests until I'm more positive, but until then - you're on my blogfest list :)

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  13. LOVE that photo... so true someone different looks at me in the mirror daily!

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  14. Will consider it, thanks for letting us know about it.

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  15. Sluts love a snogfest....Oh. I mean a blogfest:) Count me in!

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  16. *gulp* Okay, I hemmed and hawed to myself long enough, and I've decided to jump in and join your blogfest! My MC is riddled with inner conflict, so I have the material to work with. Hopefully, I won't embarrass myself :P !!!!

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  17. Cool idea for a blogfest. I signed up, now I'll have to go find/write something that works. :)

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  18. I added your blogfest to my master blogfest list
    http://bit.ly/BlogfestList

    As to internal conflict, is there any other kind?

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  19. Hi Iapetus999, thanks for adding me to your blog. What do you mean is there any other kind? Any other kind of conflict in general, or any other kind of Internal conflict?

    Internal conflict is an emotional struggle that occurs within a character. External conflict is a struggle that occurs between a character and another character, or outside forces.

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  20. It was a rhetorical question. :)

    Yes, there's external conflict, but it's not as compelling in the long run as internal.

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  21. Great idea for a blogfest. I'm in!

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  22. I'm there. This should prove fun. Roland

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  23. Just added this to my calendar. Hope I can do it.

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  24. ps: feel free to add my blog, I'm in.

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  25. I've decided to take the plunge. Having never done this before I'll be diving in head first, though a little nervous I'm excited to test the waters out!!!

    I've added myself to the list and I'm excited!

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  26. Thanks for the invite! I can't wait!! :D

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  27. Such an awesome idea!

    I've just signed up! I'm going to have plenty of these scenes in my new WIP, so I think I'll post the next one I write when it's time!

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  28. Oooo, this is exciting! I have just the scene, and I will get it all polished and pretty before the 12th! :)

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  29. I've been reading all your comments and your loyal followers have convinced me. It can be and controversial scene, right? (Within the laws of good taste, I mean.)

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  30. Oh, and I'll blog about it tomorrow but I'll put in under my Upcoming Events widget today. Thanks.

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  31. I want in, can I participate? =)

    Cheers!

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  32. Of course, Clara! You're in! Thanks for joining :)

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  33. I have a stream of conscience exercise I did for this purpose; I think I'll post that...

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  34. Right, that's me signed up.

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  35. Right, I'm in! Hope I can come up with something worthy...

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  36. I know I'm late but I've signed up! Should be fun :~)

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  37. K, I'm late to the game but signing up before deadline! I'm in- May 12th noted. Oh yeah. It's tomorrow...:)

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  38. I'm signed up! I don't know how successful I am with the scenes I picked but, I'm giving it a shot!

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  39. Just signed up in the nick of time. Trotting out a draft I haven't looked at in 9 months. Ha. Great fest theme, though, couldn't resist!

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  40. This sounds like fun and I'm SO in!!

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  41. Never done a blog fest before, so am not sure if I am doing it properly. But my entry is here - http://coffeeringseverywhere.blogspot.com/2010/05/internal-conflict-blog-fest.html

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  42. Yay! I love blogfests! All signed up!

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  43. Please add me to your blogfest list.

    http://theresamilstein.blogspot.com/2010/05/internal-conflict-blog-fest.html

    Thanks!

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  44. Hey, it is the 12th, but can I still sign up? I'd love to participate!

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  45. I signed up and mentioned it on my blog, but it's not showing up on your sidebar. Should I try again or just wait a while and see if it pops up?

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  46. I just finished and posted. A bit late. I guess we shall see.
    In the meantime I've read some excellent entries and I'll get back to reading some more. Cheers.

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  47. I'm late to the party, but decided to join.

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