Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Writing Exercise


Write the opening of a mystery starring ace homicide detective Zack Martinez. Make sure you work in a murder and a few suspects. Get it in by Friday at 2 PM eastern. I'll post them, and anyone who wishes (including you) may complete the story.

You'll find all the information you need about Zack in the comments of the post titled The Zack Martinez Chronicles. You don't need to use this information in your story, but try not to contradict it. Feel free to add to it. 200 words max for the opening, deadline Friday at 2 PM eastern. Continuations will be due by 10 AM eastern Sunday.

6 comments:

fairyhedgehog said...

A two-part exercise is a cool idea!

CatAdams said...

Couldn't resist. My opening is on the way. Zack's my kind of guy!

Anonymous said...

Zack Martinez's eyes narrowed -- he had spotted the inconsistency in the suspect's story. At first, Evil Ed had said the openings were due by noon; but later he was saying it was 2pm. Those missing two hours were all it took to kill a good story...

Robin S. said...

Sorry I missed the deadline on this one. Been traveling most of the day.

Dave F. said...

Robin,
Are you perhaps a time traveler? The deadline is tomorrow, Friday the 21st at 2pm. Today is not Friday.

Evil Editor said...

And anyone who misses the Friday deadline can still make the continuation deadline, at the usual Sunday time.