Saturday, September 24, 2011

Some Paint For Your Writer's Canvas - #REN3 Video Trailer

Ahem. If you are sick to death of hearing about the blogfest and have no interest in it whatsoever (but are far too polite so say so), here's a story from the A to Z challenge you might not have read. "Data"
(and if you've read everything I've ever written, I love you, thank you, and you may go now.)
The Renaissance: Rule Of Three Blogfest will be here before we know it. There's still time to sign up by Oct.3. As I write this, we have 50 participants rarin' to go. Fellow host Stuart Nager has created a second video trailer for us to enjoy - and perhaps get those ideas flowing. (For new followers, I have also included the first trailer Stuart created a few weeks ago.)

If you're a writer - or ever thought about writing - we encourage you to give this a try. The blogfest runs for 4 weeks. We have created a shared world; you create your own story. Dream up three characters; one of which is introduced by you each week in a 500-600 (or less if you wish) word post or "chapter";  the fourth week, you tie them all together into a conclusion.

Any genre and any time period of your choice. A colony on Mars in the year 3040? A mining town in Nevada in the 1800's? Europe after a post-apocalyptic event? Romance? Horror? Magical realism? Historical fiction? Steampunk? Choose your poison. We've given you a setting, we'll give you broad prompts to choose from, and Stuart has chosen images for his trailers which might give you some ideas. We've given you a bit of paint and some brushes for your canvas;  the rest is up to you. And, by the way, along with bragging rights there's also the chance to win some gift cards, interviews, and ebooks. So what are you waiting for?

The post with complete information and the linky sign-up is here.

Reminder:   You can stay up-to-date on Twitter by searching our dedicated hashtag #REN3 or by checking on my Rule Of Three Blogfest page.

Update:  We have added some names and topographical details for Renaissance if you would like to incorporate them.

Your hosts, in addition to me, are:
Stuart Nager
Damyanti Biswas

See you in Renaissance.


  1. I know, I've been hemming and hawing about joining in. I'm not sure that I can commit, but, I want to see how it goes. Sounds like fun and I'm still hemming... LOL.

  2. Li...been sick, so my post is not half as shiny as yours, couldn't even embed the video of the trailer...arrrrrgh! Am going to link here.

  3. Those names and topography you've mentioned, where can I find them? :)
    - andrea

  4. @wordyling: Damyanti told me a few people were asking for the names of the locations set up, so here you go:

    An outpost town in the middle of nowhere, but many routes (the TARGE, KRIS, and VILLEIN are the largest of routes, but not the only ones) pass through or by the town. The SCHIAVONA desert is encroaching on one side (to the West), a once lush forest (the CULDEES) lies to the East and South. A large river, the ESPADON, runs through the forest of ASSART, but it is not close by. The ROUNDELI Mountains are to the North, far, far away, and when you look towards them you don’t know if they are an illusion or not. Closer by are the smaller hill chain, the MAIN GAUCHE and the MINOR GAUCHE, that fed the mining, creating caverns (the KASTANES) and passages (one particular passage is known as HERIOT’S PASS) lie underground.

    Li...who is this Stuart Nager guy? Gee, he sure is talented. ;)