Ze Write Club Session Five (With Your Host, Cap'n Gimpy)

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Greetings! Mother Earth says hello!

And The Oscar Goes To...

No one. Awards shows are rigged. HANS ZIMMER SHOULD WIN EVERY YEAR.

ahem

Anyway, this session I have the distinct pleasure of coming up with the prompt, and after clearing it with General @jordan.lesich, I will now present this image that has something to do with the story that inspired said prompt (or, to be more accurate, it identifies the author)...

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That's right. H.P. Lovecraft has helped me 'craft' the prompt! Muwahahahaha!

Story: The Beast in the Cave

Prompt: The Lost Protagonist


Your main character must get lost in some way, whether that be emotionally, mentally, physically or otherwise, subtle or obvious.


I chose Lovecraft's "The Beast in the Cave" as the focal point because, well, for one, it's impressive that he wrote it at fourteen and got it published. Two, it's a great depiction of man vs environment (and more subliminally, man vs self). I'm a huge fan of Mr. Howard Phillips, and so it's only fitting he be integrated into Write Club somehow.

Good luck, Cadets, and may Cthulhu guide your way!

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Reference Section for Write Club:
Write Club is Announced and Explained

The Sacrifices are Named

Write Club Prompts Will Follow This Format

Session One Prompt
Provided by @tanglebranch
Inspired by The Gift of the Magi

Session Two Prompt
Provided by @jordan.lesich
Inspired by Chicxulub

Session Three Prompt
Provided by @jayna
Inspired by The Riddle

Session Four Prompt
Provided by @steemitgraven29
Inspired by The Cousins by Charles Baxter

Community


Feel free to follow along with the prompts, and, if you so desire, join @thewritersblock on Discord so you can submit your pieces for some stellar editing and/or feedback.






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This sounds do-able. Thanks Xander!

I'm excited about this. It's going to be a lot of fun to see what comes out of it, as always! And of course, non-Write-Club members can use the prompt if as well and participate informally. Thanks for the inspiration, @xanderslee!

Can I submit something I've already written? And how do I submit it?

You can join The Writer's Block on Discord for feedback/editing if you wish.

I would carefully read this site beforehand: http://www.writersblockcentral.com/

I messed up and thought that The Beast In The Cave was the prompt for the whole of our audio conference yesterday. I was like, I'll fucking nail that! And then found out that it is in fact, The Lost Protagonist.
My dissapointment was total. I was all Cthulhu'd up and everything :(

I love it! I think we'll have a lot of fun writing for this prompt. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Thanks!