Julian's Summer Camp Pledge
-Welcome back! I was waiting for you!-I came back with a bunch of kids with superpowers demanding attention. And their parents are very tired.-They are flying, moving stuff around and ripping apart the town! What are we going to do??-Write. We are going to write.
What I want to achieve this Summer Camp
I want to dive deeper into the people living in this town, their wishes, their fears, conflicts and happiness. My goal is to write short stories set in this secluded safe town and then, perhaps, start worldbuilding what is happening outside their walls.
My main motivation is to have fun, that's why I won't set a goal of prompts to complete. I will use the prompts that serve my purposes. I pledge to take care of myself.
That being said, I'm going to take a week off from work in July to rest, assist a very important wedding and write to my heart's content.
I must confess that when I first saw the themes for this Summer Camp I panicked a bit, but then my friends reminded me of the power of subverting the prompts to fit the setting, and I came up with a couple of ideas. It's possible that when the actual prompts are released I change my mind, but this is a good brainstorming exercise.
For this theme I thought about the places I want to explore:
- The town
- The playgrounds
- The parks
- The forest and mountains surrounding the town
But also it would be cool to write about other things that are expanded like:
- The threats to Nyckaneh and its people
- The knowledge about the superpowers
Tied with the previous set of prompts or ideas It would be interesting to dive into how this community deals with leadership:
- Type of government
- How the kids are involved in the decision making
- The founders of the town.
On this topic I'd like to explore:
- The discoveries of locations, connected with the Expanse themes
- The discovery of empathy, love and kindness connected with the Leadership
- The discovery of how humans got superpowers
There are all kinds of monsters. Some are more dangerous than others:
- Tales of wild animals outside the town
- The humans who want to use the kids for their own purpose
- Kids & Bedtime
- Kids & Sugar High
I collected a lot of images to inspire I found on Pinterest. You can check it here.
These are the playlists I use to get in a happy, playful writing mood.
Planning for success
My plan is to work on connecting the ideas first and then write a bit every day. Probably polish the articles and publish them on the weekends. I'm aware this plan may fail because life tends to get in the way. I'm okay with that.
My support network are my lovely and talented friends in two very wholesome discord servers <3 They are the best and I love them very much.