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Siclit Fiction Prod: Rome, 310 BC

Published on Saturday, July 6, 2013 by

“SicLit” (sic = goad, egg on, drive, encourage, prod, spur, provoke ) is a fun prompt challenge for writers.

Every Saturday we post a time and place prompt together with a verb, an adjective, an adverb and a noun. You write something using the words as inspiration.

When you’ve created your story either share it as a comment at the end of this post or join our blog hop and bring a little exposure to your own site.

To join the blog hop simply publish your piece on your own blog then come back and post a link to your contribution with the linky below (be sure to link to the post in question and not simply your blog url). Once you have added your name to the list grab the linky code and paste it into your post – an identical list will then appear on your site enabling readers to hop from blog to blog.

Try to use all prompt words within your story. Go, sic ‘em!

This week’s “SicLit” prompts are:

Rome, 310 BC; fight, helpless, tenderly, gladiator


I found #writersdash on Twitter, what is it?

The Writers’ Dash (#writersdash on Twitter) is a 15-minute free writing exercise held on TwitterFacebook and Second Life® every weekday. At 5:30am & 5:30pm PDT we share the word prompt on our social media channels; the live event begins in Second Life® at 6am & 6pm PDT. Write whatever comes to you. Don’t fixate too heavily on what you are writing and disengage your inner editor – the key is for you to get the words on the page first; you can worry about editing later. If you are attending the live event in Second Life® there will be an opportunity for you to show your work to the other participants after the 15 minutes are up. If you are unable to attend the live event you can share your work on our blog. Just look out for the prompt post and leave your dash piece as a comment.

In addition to our week day prompts we also include two exciting challenges for the weekend:

  • The Siclit Fiction Prod (#siclish on Twitter) is a more challenging form of the dash, held on Twitter, Facebook and live on Second Life® every Saturday at 1:30 pm PST/4:30 pm EST/9:30 pm GMT.
  • The Piclit Dash (#piclish on Twitter) is a 15-minute free writing exercise inspired by a picture. It’s held on Twitter, Facebook and live on Second Life® every Sunday at 2:30 pm PST/5:30 pm EST/10:30 pm GMT.

About Virtual Writers, Inc.

Virtual Writers, Inc. is a free online writers’ community first established in 2007 and committed to showcasing established and emerging writers in a range of interactive and immersive environments. Here we learn to experiment with digital, social and virtual world platforms to push the creative envelope and develop a strong, unique voice.

We provide a wealth of opportunities for writers to meet, share resources, access new markets, attend online writing events, workshops and interactive readings, and discover the best writers’ conferences, competitions, colonies and literary organisations.

If you want to become involved in an active writing community then visit us on Second Life® or our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, & Goodreads) and get interactive. To learn more about our services please visit the following pages (Premium Services, Free Author Services) or contact us through our online contact form.

Whether you are dashing in Second Life®, on Twitter or Facebook we welcome your dashes in the comments section below.

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