Book: Ptolemy’s Gate by Jonathan Stroud
“Well, you’re a clever girl and no mistake.”
I’ll take it! Haha!
Give it a go and post your answers in the comments!
Thanks to Candice for nominating me for this fun challenge! Check out her blog she’s a fantastic writer and you’ll love her posts – don’t pass her by!
So – what’s the challenge I hear you cry? Here’s the rules…
Rules of the Challenge:
1. Open a blank document.
2. Set a stop watch or mobile phone timer to 5 minutes.
I’ve posted a topic at the bottom of this post for you to use as your inspiration but don’t scroll down until the second you’re ready to write!!!!
Once you start writing don’t stop until the alarm sounds! (Or else!)
3. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spelling and grammar using spell check. (The challenge is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought-flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write with correct spelling and grammar.)
4. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation or capitals.
5. At the end of your post, write down “No. of words = ____” to give an idea of how much you can write within the timeframe.
6. Copy and paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new topic for your nominees, and copy / paste these rules along with your nomination of three bloggers (or more if you like!). – also feel free to take part in this challenge anyway even if I don’t nominate you! 😆
Here’s the freestyle writing challenge I was nominated for:
The inspiration for my challenge (supplied by Candice) was this –
You have just purchased your first home. It is old and not in the best condition. It is so terrible that everyone even the neighbors has warned you not to purchase it, but you have. On day one of moving in, as soon as you step across the threshold of the front door, you are transported into another place in time. Where have you gone? What is happening there? Who is there with you?
And here is my five minute freestyle response. I managed 213 words 😆
I bought this house on a whim. I was warned not to, but I’ve always been one to do the opposite of what people tell me. Now here I am with this old dump which I simply swore I could fix up within a year. I jiggle the keys in the lock and step over the threshold. I remember the layout of the hallway well, it was dark and smelt of damp; the floorboard rotten to the core and a large hole on the left where the wood has collapsed right through. But this isn’t the place I remember. I blink as I take in the room as I hear the door click shut behind me. The floorboards are like new, there’s no damp, no mildew, no fungus, woodworms or leaky ceiling. This room looks like it must have fifty years ago, maybe more. A wisp of light catches my attention in the corner of my eye. I swing about, squinting in the direction of the kitchen which I know consisted of a grimy sink and stank like mould. I step toward the wisp of light which is now hovering in the doorway to the kitchen.
The wisp makes a noise like a finger running around the rim of a wine glass.
Here are my nominations:
1) Tanaz Masaba
HERE IS YOUR CHALLENGE:
You drop in unexpectedly on a friend to suprise them after returning from a long trip. You find their front door wide open and decide to go inside. After calling out and recieving no response you move further into the house. On inspecting the lounge you spot a bookcase across the room which has been dragged forward to reveal a door. You cross the room and hear angry voices approaching from behind. What do you do?
Have fun! 😀
Firstly I want to say a hugggeeeeee thank you to the Fiction Fairy for nominating me. You can check out her blog here ( It’s really worth it!!)
So without further ado I give you my Day One Quote:
I was going to quote Harry Potter but I thought hmmm you all know the best Harry P quotes so instead I chose a quote from Alan Rickman who plays Snape in the films (He is a legend!). And (for those of you who know the books well) this quote is absolute genius…