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WANWM – Answers For Chapter 5

Thanks to those of you who participated in answering the question for Chapter 5 of Write A Novel With Me. The answers were all terrific (and all incredibly detailed!), and I can’t wait to get started on turning the winning entry into Chapter 6. As you consider these great choices, make sure to take into account the story thus far and where you would like to see it go. Check out Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 if you haven’t yet read them (or would like to reread them before making your decision).

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Write A Novel With Me – Chapter 5

Welcome back to our continuing saga. Voting for Chapter 4’s best answer ended in a tie, so instead of choosing between them, I decided to combine elements from both answers to create the narrative for Chapter 5! Before you begin, if you’d like to see the answers for Chapter 4’s question, “Where did the shadow take Rick?”, you can find them here.

And in case you haven’t read them yet, here are the previous chapters: Chapter 1, Chapter 2 Chapter 3 & Chapter 4.

With that said, please enjoy Chapter 5 of our story where we find out where the shadow took Rick. Read Chapter 5

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Write A Novel With Me Takes A Holiday

For those hoping for to read chapter 5 of my Write A Novel With Me saga, I’m afraid I must be the bearer of some (minor) bad news. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday this Thursday, I’ve decided to postpone the release of chapter 5 (in which we get to find out where the shadow took Rick) until next Monday, December 1. In the meantime, now’s the chance to get caught up on previous chapters or invite a friend to get involved with the experiment.

Here are links to all of the previous chapters:

Chapter 1: The Proposal (Question: What happened to Sawyer?)

Chapter 2: Sorrow’s Lament (Question: Who is at the Door?)

Chapter 3: A Brother Returns (Question: What happened to Rick and Lauren at the park?)

Chapter 4: The Ultimatum (Question: Where did the shadow take Rick?)

Happy Thanksgiving!

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WANWM – Answers For Chapter 4

Thanks to those of you who participated in answering the question for Chapter 4 of Write A Novel With Me. There were three great answers this week, which I look forward to diving into. As you consider these two great choices, make sure to take into account the story thus far and where you would like to see it go. Check out Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 if you haven’t yet read them (or would like to reread them before making your decision).

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Write A Novel With Me – Chapter 4

It took a little more time to really find my voice in this week’s chapter, but it all came together quite nicely.

Here are the previous chapters in case you haven’t read them yet: Chapter 1, Chapter 2 & Chapter 3. Before you begin, if you’d like to see the answers for Chapter 3’s question, “What happened to Rick and Lauren at the park?”, you can find them here.

And now, without further adieu, please enjoy Chapter 4 of our story where we find out what happened to Rick and Lauren based on your votes. Read Chapter 4

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WANWM – Answers For Chapter 3

Thanks to those of you who participated in answering the question for Chapter 3 of my interactive writing experiment, Write A Novel With Me. There were only two answer this week, so there’s a fifty-fifty shot your favorite will get chosen. As you consider these two great choices, make sure to take into account the story thus far and where you would like to see it go. Here’s a link to Chapter 1, Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 if you haven’t yet read them (or would like to reread them before making your decision).

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Who is Lauren? WANWM

In the most recent chapter of my interactive writing experiment, Write A Novel With Me, I introduced (or at least referred to) a new character named Lauren. Since its posting, there seems to be a bit of confusion as to whether Lauren is a girlfriend, a sister, or even a mother, which has led a couple of readers to ask me directly, “Who is Lauren?” My answer to them:

“You tell me.”

To clarify, the point of this experiment is to have the reader decide where the story goes after each chapter. This initially meant answering the question I pose at the end of each chapter. But after posting this chapter, I’ve realized now that there is another level to this that is much more hidden — a subtext, if you will — and that is how the reader interprets what I’ve written. Now, I could go back and add a little something here or a small phrase there that would help clear up this dilemma, however, that would go against the point of the experiment. Most books will include chapters that are left open, or include vague or unclear elements in order to sustain a level of suspense and keep readers reading, and there are plenty of stories that are left up to interpretation, which allow for strong debate. In this regard, that’s all this is — and isn’t that the point? If something I write is unclear, or could have several different meanings or interpretations to it, it’s up to the reader to give me their answers based on those interpretations, which could very well alter or change the story in significant ways depending on how the story is read and what clues each individual decides to pick up on. Did I mean for this to happen? Certainly not, but it does fit in quite nicely as part of the fun and the creativity I originally wanted to bring to this project.

Who is Lauren? That’s for you to decide.

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Write A Novel With Me – Chapter 3

Welcome back to my interactive writing experiment, Write A Novel With Me. If you are unaware of what this project is, please click here to learn all about it. You can also read Chapter 2 (Chapter 1 is here) and check out the best answers provided by you, the reader, to the question: “Who is at the door?”

And now, without further adieu, please enjoy Chapter 3 of our story where we find out who’s been knocking at Jaden’s door based on your votes. Read Chapter 3

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WANWM – Answers For Chapter 2

I’d like to thank those of you who participated in answering the question for Chapter 2 of my interactive writing experiment, Write A Novel With Me. All three answers that were given are up for your vote. As you consider these three very good choices, make sure to take into account the story thus far and where you would like to see it go. Here’s a link to Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 if you haven’t yet read them (or would like to reread them before making your decision).

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Write A Novel With Me – Chapter 2

Welcome back to my interactive writing experiment, Write A Novel With Me. If you are unaware of what this project is, please click here to learn all about it. You can also read Chapter 1 and check out the best answers provided by you, the reader, to the question: “What happened to Sawyer?”

And now, without further adieu, please enjoy Chapter 2 of our story where we learn of Sawyer’s fate based on your votes. Read Chapter 2

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