Monday, 12 September 2011

Write on Wednesday Exercise 14 - The Mighty Mighty Rewrite...


on this week WOW challenge we're invited to choose our favourite book, take the first paragraph and then write our own content into the paragraph, keeping the structure, tone, language etc. here is my choice:

"When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton."
 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'

and my mighty rewrite:
when Ms. Ana Eugenio of Wonder End revealed that she would shortly be having her second giveaway for a blogoversary of special brilliance, there was much talk and commotion in Wonderland.

22 comments:

Adam said...

Nice, I see what you did there! :)

So what's this give-away then?

Sarah Mac said...

Very clever Ana, I'm really not looking forward to this one. I hope I can do it as much justice as you have!

Ana Eugenio said...

@Adam, the giveaway will be a print from my Etsy shop. I'll post about it this Wednesday.
@Sarah, I'm sure you'll do even better ;)

Sheri Bomb said...

Love this - so simple yet so effective. Totally nailed the exercise, well done!

K.D. Storm said...

You did a good job on this one.

Car said...

Love it! Very intriguing that you managed to put it into real life context without losing the original structure of the paragraph.

I found it to be a good exercise on the brain muscles this week!

Ana Eugenio said...

thank you @Sheri, @K.D.Storm and @Car :) wasn't sure if I had done it right. it was a bit serendipitous because I chose the book without knowing what the paragraph would be and then the rewrite came naturally. but it wasn't on purpose. that's the beauty of it, I think :)

cococita said...

Hihi, lovely :)

Ana Eugenio said...

:) xo

Stephanie said...

I enjoyed reading this!! I think it's fantastic you incorporated your personal life into this story. Lovely writing as always!! :)

Jodie Ansted said...

Ha ha...loved it. Cheerful and imaginative!

Anne said...

Ana. This is great! Another great book. I'll be checking out your giveaway now. LOL

Anne xx

Ana Eugenio said...

awww... thank you @Stephanie and @Jodie :) @Anne I'll post about the giveaway as soon as I have a backlink to share. due to the time zone difference my Wednesday starts earlier than the one from the blogoversary ;)

InkPaperPen said...

Clever use of the prompt! I love this first paragraph from Tolkien and you kept a similar mood. Well done

x

Jayne said...

Lol very cool and nice linkage to your giveaway! Will be sure to check back :)

Ana Eugenio said...

:) thank you.

Andy said...

I like how you incorporate your real blogger status into the exercise. This is cute Ana.=)

Smiles,


Andy

Lisa said...

Great job Ana. You really managed to maintain the 'feel' of the paragraph in a completely different context. :-)

Jaimee said...

Haha! Clever, clever! How does one have give aways?

Ana Eugenio said...

awww... thank you :) I'm glad you like it. thank you for your sweet words. @Jaimee, click on my 'Freebies' button (on top) to check the giveaways ;)

Sif said...

LOL, this was great! Blogoversary, hehe, love it! It still had the special magic that is Tolkien's writing, well done!

Ana Eugenio said...

:) thank you @Sif.