Whose Blog Is It Anyway ? – The Challenge
If you didn’t read the first post, you should, it’s here – Don Charisma’s Writing Challenge
The great thing about impro is I can make up the rules as I go along, nobody can complain, as that’d be outside the spirit of impro!
Side note – Today I’ve been to see a humongous Buddha carved into a mountainside and a Thai vine yard, some 300 photos in the pipeline, so again I’m behind on my blog …
Your challenge, that you’ve chosen to accept is …
Overall Topic – Women
Style – Humorous and light hearted with just a sprinkle of informative
navigator1965 post title – ” ‘What do women want?’ is the dumbest question a man could ever ask ”
suzjones post title – ” ‘What do women want?’ is the smartest question a man could ever ask ”
prayingforoneday post title – ” ‘What do women want?’ is the smartest question a man could ever ask ”
sfoxwriting post title – ” Women make better leaders than men ”
idiotwriter post title – ” ‘Girlfriend’ – ‘THE’ instruction manual, for men ”
dannyboybroderick post title – ” Men make better chefs than women ”
travellingmacs post title – ” ‘What do women want?’ is the dumbest question a man could ever ask “
Notes to my guest Improvisers
You are all capable and intelligent writers, and I have faith that each one of you is able to produce something awesome for this challenge, or otherwise I wouldn’t have chosen you. Quality is preferable to quantity.
The topics are all potentially contentious, so please use your talents to write in a way that’s not designed to offend.
You are “for” your post title, your post title is the subject of your post. You are NOT reviewing a book called whatever your post title is, or any other clever way of not writing about your post title.
Use your common sense and don’t be a smart-arse. For smart-arses I just add new rules.
THIS IS FOR FUN, so be humorous and not too serious.
I will make a gap of at least one hour between your posts. Rules are here – Don Charisma’s Writing Challenge
A little about impo from wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Improvisational_theatre
Applying improv principles in life
Many people who have studied improv have noted that the guiding principles of improv are useful not just on stage but in everyday life. For example, Stephen Colbert in a commencement address said,
Well, you are about to start the greatest improvisation of all. With no script. No idea what’s going to happen, often with people and places you have never seen before. And you are not in control. So say “yes.” And if you’re lucky, you’ll find people who will say “yes” back.
For me, Impro is essentially about starting with nothing, or almost nothing and then making something out of nothing, often something good, and sometimes something magical. It’s learning to work with natural creative processes, without spending years studying, often an improviser spends only seconds studying. So the learning curve is cut exponentially. The results aren’t nearly as polished, but boy is it amazing what you can achieve when you just do instead of thinking about it too much beforehand.
Or look at it another way, it’s learning how to get something on that blank piece of paper that’s called the first page of my book, or my awesome art or whatever you’re trying to create. The journey doesn’t begin without the first step, and learning the first step might be all that you need, you don’t know until you try.
I will start posting your submissions once I’ve received and reviewed *four* or more submissions, so there isn’t a set deadline, but you will get left behind if you’re slow. So no pressure :)
Also the continuation of Don Charisma’s “Whose Blog is it Anyway ?”, it’s success or failure and the many others participants that may or may not follow in your footsteps, rests entirely in your hands. So again no pressure :)
Unleash your creative geniuses OR let’s just have a good laugh at each other.
Enjoy making your posts – my audience and I are looking forward to being confused, bemused, amused, baffled, befuddled and amazed :)
PS I will email all of my improvisers, please confirm receipt.
Resources & Sources
Image (Creative Commons) – Flickr – Anirudh Koul – www.flickr.com/photos/anirudhkoul/2676317820