“The Olympics is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. I was lucky enough to go twice, but most people only get one chance. And in judo you can train your whole life and it’ll come down to a split second: You can lose everything or win anything.” – Ronda Rousey
Your writing challenge is to create a character and put him/her in a once-in-a-lifetime situation.
Here are some questions to get you started:
- What is this once-in-a-lifetime event, experience, or situation? Is it a competition, a wedding, senior prom, a dream job offer, a deathbed conversation, etc.?
- How does your character feel about the event, experience, or situation: happy, nervous, angry, excited, etc.?
- What does your character want out of the once-in-a-lifetime event, experience, or situation?
- What happens? How does your character behave during the “moment of truth”? Does he/she succeed, fail, runaway, almost make it, or something else?
I love to know what other writers, especially the ones who read my blog, are doing. If you’re willing to share about your story with me, please post a synopsis of your work as a comment.