Jeff Seymour - Author of Fantasy, Literary Fiction, & c.: All Hallows Write Tonight!

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

All Hallows Write Tonight!

Quick blog post for today, with the promise of a larger coming tomorrow.

Tonight I'm going to stay up all night and write a scary story. Because it's Halloween, and because that's the kind of thing that sounds like fun to me.

So tomorrow, there will be a brand new, hot-off-the-laptop scary story up on this blog for you to read. Hopefully it will be good. I have a plan for it, but according to the rules I made up for All Hallows Write, I can't put that plan on paper until sunset tonight, and that means I can't quite see how all the pieces are going to fit together yet.

And of course, these things always change in the writing anyway.

Why do this? Why have the rules? Why not break them?

For the same reason poets write haiku and sonnets and villanelles and sestinas. Sometimes having rules makes you more creative.

Anyway, it's going to be fun. If you're a Twitterer, you can follow the action starting at sunset (6:45 EST where I am) at the hashtag #AllHallowsWrite. If you're a Facebooker, you can watch my Facebook page, where my updates will stream automatically.

Hope you'll join in for a few hours and come back tomorrow to see what I've done. The plan is...ambitious.

But I have two energy drinks and am anticipating a surplus of Halloween candy to fuel me.

What could possibly go wrong?

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