I have an idea in mind for a major interactive writing project, and I need people that are interested in participating to help create and build characters, scenarios, artwork and dialogue. This project will be used to create a series of Christian fiction books for teens and adults. The outline is completed for the story, but I am asking for members input on the creation and development.

For those that may not know, November kicks off #NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month) which is a yearly endeavor for writers that wish to sharpen their writing skills or commit the time to produce a quantity of written work. The goal in previous years was 30,000 words in 30 days, but it is now up to 50,000 words in 30 days. (That’s 1666.6 words per day!) For the past few years, I have used this time to devote myself to completing or beginning manuscripts, creating databases of information for articles, developing a “character bank” for my stories, or just trying out different styles of writing and storytelling. Each year I have gained valuable insight and sharpened skill sets.

This year, I wanted to share the experience in a very different way. Simply put, the idea is that this will be a “live and ongoing event” for the entire month of November, with open interaction from the audience as the project progresses. Each day, there will be a post on the site containing an excerpt of the story, along with instructions for content type submissions (ex. Plot twist, development of a character, etc.) And I want you to join me on this journey.

In addition to writers, I am also looking for people to read the excerpts that will be posted on the site. These readers will be asked to give honest reviews and critiques of what they read, and this feedback will help to determine the final outcome of the finished work.

The synopsis of the story is about angels and demons from the spiritual realm and the influences they have in the physical world. There is a young hero, who along with the help of some friends and an outcast preacher use their talents and powers to defeat evil and protect their town from an invasion of demons that have found a way into the physical world.

This project will become a story of epic proportions, especially in that it is being created in part by its own audience as it is being written. So please join me on this journey into what I believe will rival the likes of Star Wars, making its mark in literary history!

You don’t have to be a professional writer or editor to participate. If you think you can create imaginative ideas or dialogues, or develop descriptions with vivid details, or maybe you want to learn to fine tune your writing skills, you are welcome to join in. There is no guarantee that your work will be included in the final outcome, and I will retain all rights in editing, as well as all copyrights.

In appreciation for your efforts, all participating members will receive a free e-book version of the published work, along with honorable mentions in the acknowledgment section. (Membership is free.)

If you would like to join this project, please use the “Join Story Project” button on the right.

Thanks, and happy writing! – Amber Lea