Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Dead of Winter Creativity Challenge
Welcome, everyone. I hope the week is going well for all of you. Today I’m showing links to some of the wonderful responses to my Dead of Winter Creativity Challenge. Each is a different form of creativity. I’ll continue to collect responses until December 24, 2021, so I’ve repeated the challenge rules below.
It thrills me when readers find things about their own true lives that they relate to my stories. Author Robbie Cheadle (Roberta Eaton Cheadle) has so many creative talents. I was delighted to know that one of her marvelous fondant characters reminded her of my story. Meet Jack Frost, along with his helper and lovely snow babies here at Robbie’s post.
Update! I can’t resist sharing Robbie’s just posted review for Journeys 8 and 9.
The wonderful thing about inspiration is that its product might look absolutely nothing like the inspiration. Dan Antion surprised me with a short story set in our modern world. Many of you will identify with it. Click over and read “SILVESTER.”
Pat at eQuips took up the challenge right away. You’ve probably heard me lament my lack of poetry skills. Seriously, I’m no good at it at all. However, that is not true of Pat. She wrote a gorgeous poem that puts me fully in mind of the beginning of my epic fantasy.
My Challenge to You
Create something using Emlyn’s world as portrayed in Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak, as your inspiration. Not a story with my characters, but anything else you please. If you want to play and have not read the Journeys give me your email in a comment and I’ll send you a Kindle copy of the book. (Sadly, Amazon will only let me send them to the USA. Readers outside the USA are more than welcome, you’re encouraged to participate. I just can’t send you the book.)
Ideas for Challenge
Here are some ideas for your response to the challenge. Your creation may be a song, poem, photo, painting, image, something you’ll cook or bake, a menu, or a dance for that matter. Maybe a lesson plan for your children’s education, or tips for gardening, or a list of books you’d hide if the Brethren took over your town — just create.
- Use Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak, as your inspiration.
- Link to my blog if you publish your creation www.teagansbooks.com
- Mention Dead of Winter, by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene.
- Send me a link to your creation (if published) so I can share it.
- For those of you who are not reading the journeys your responses should represent a non-technology world in an oppressed society.
- Post/send your responses December 1 through December 24, 2021.
I’m doing an extra post this week — answering one of Dan’s Thursday Doors challenges. Also, I have an unexpected real-world gig. And Journey 12… Those things in mind, I’m closing comments here. However, I hope you’ll visit these wonderful posts and say hello there.
Heartfelt thanks to Pat, Robbie, and Dan for “coming out to play.” Wishing everyone an easy coast down the other side of this midweek hump. Hugs on the wing!
Thanks for spending part of your day here. I hope you’ll take me up on this challenge. I’m grateful to everyone who is reading this story. If you aren’t already, I hope you’ll be part of the extraordinary, layered world of these Journeys.
I love to hear from you, so friendly comments are encouraged. Hugs on the wing!
Dead of Winter — All the Journeys
Universal Purchase Links
Journey 11, the Sumelazon Escarpment
Journey 10, Pergesca
Journey 9, Doors of Attunement
Journey 8, The Lost Library
Journey 7, Revenant Pass
Journey 6, The Fluting Fell
Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls
Journey 4, The Old Road
Journey 3, the Fever Field
Journey 2, Penllyn
Journey 1, Forlorn Peak
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