#Authorstory call

Just over a year ago, on 6th January 2016, @sashay909 got the ball rolling with the first in a series of feature posts called ‘Authors who made History’. That wonderful post featured the legendary William Shakespeare.

Thank you @piyushavir for confirming you’re ok for us to try and take your challenge forward, if anyone wishes to join in and maybe add to ideas or issue new small challenges within the theme. So I’m also sharing this extract (from my latest blogpost taking part in coolbeans’ MonthlyLookAhead…) Continue reading

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Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare: All The World’s A Stage

It’s Day 3 of Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare, so this day we will have the grandest and biggest celebrations of this event.

All the World’s a Stage said the literally genius. Well, let’s prove him right, literally.

Share your reviews of modern movies or plays that are an adaptation of Shakespeare’s original work.

Some Suggestions – Ram Leela (2013; Romeo Juliet), Omkara (2006; Othello), Hamlet (2000),  10 Things I Hate About You (1999; The Taming of the Shrew), My Own Private Idaho (1991;Henry IV and Henry V)

Rules –

  1. It is not enough to write and share your own poem or story. Please take out time to read someone else’s too.
  2. Stick to the word limit. That’s the biggest challenge.:)
  3. Please share the word, reblog, share on Facebook and encourage others to participate too.
  4. This event is open to members only.
  5. Please remember to tag the post as #guestfeature and #400yearsofshakespeare.

The event shall run on April 24th from 00:01 hrs to 23:59 hrs GMT .

Look forward to your poems and stories.

#400yearsofshakespeare

Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare: Poetry in Motion

For Day 2 of Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare, let us pay tribute in our own unique voices.

There are 2 events that will run all day today:

  • Event 1: Poetry in Motion
    Write a poem inspired from Shakespeare’s work. Use an excerpt from any of his poems, as a prompt and write your own original poem. Word Limit – 100.

    Share the original excerpt and your poem here on the Bloggers World forum.

  • Event 2: Shakespeare and Me

    What impact did Shakespeare leave on you? Did you find your passion for reading after you read or watched one his plays? Do you use his excerpts in your writing? Do you have a childhood memory of reading Macbeth? Or did reading Romeo and Juliet make you believe in love at first sight? Did your grandparents meet and fall in love while rehearsing for A Midsummer Night’s Dream?

    Share a personal story of the impact Shakespeare had on your life. Word Limit – 200-250.

Rules –

  1. The poems and stories need to be published here on the Bloggers’ World forum.
  2. It is not enough to write and share your own poem or story. Please take out time to read someone else’s too.
  3. Stick to the word limit. That’s the biggest challenge.:)
  4. Please share the word, reblog, share on Facebook and encourage others to participate too.
  5. This event is open to members only.
  6. Please remember to tag the post as #guestfeature and #400yearsofshakespeare.

The event shall run on April 23rd from 00:01 hrs to 23:59 hrs GMT .

Look forward to your poems and stories.

#400yearsofshakespeare

Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare: Modern Day Tales of Shakespeare

On April 22nd, we kick-off our 3-day event of “Celebrations of 400 years of Shakespeare“.

So, all you wonderful storytellers, let’s start with doing what Shakespeare was best known for – his stories!

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Pick up your favourite Shakespearean story.
  2. Identify the underlying theme, and write a 100-word synopsis.
  3. Attempt your own take on the same theme and write a story of 2000 words or less.
  4. Refer to the synopsis to guide you when you get stuck, stay close to the original story and yet make it different by giving it your own voice. You may use different characters, settings, incidents and even plot. Only the premise has to be the same.
  5. Publish it on your blog.
  6. Pingback to this post or directly share the link here in the comments section.
  7. Read other stories and offer your feedback.

Rules –

  1. Pingback to this post is important to let readers find and read your story.
  2. It is not enough to write and share your own story. Please take out time to read someone else’s too.
  3. Stick to the word limit. That’s the biggest challenge. 🙂
  4. Please share the word, reblog, share on Facebook and encourage others to participate too.
  5. Non-members are welcome to participate. They can leave their links in the comments or ping-back via the post link. If you chose to share the link, please remember to tag the post as #400yearsofshakespeare. If you chose to ping-back, please select the direct url of this specific post and not of the homepage.

The event shall run on April 22nd from 00:01 hrs to 23:59 hrs GMT .

Look forward to your stories.

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