"Frequently we pray that God would not forsake us in the hour of trial and temptation, but we too much forget that we have need to use this prayer at all times. There is no moment of our life, however holy, in which we can do without His constant upholding. Whether in light or in darkness, in communion or in temptation, we alike need the prayer, 'Forsake me not, O Lord.' 'Hold Thou me up, and I shall be safe.'"

- Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening devotions
Shared Storytelling: Author Battle



A few weeks ago, a couple guys invited me to participate in a Google+ group they called Legendary Author Battles (LAB). It's a shared storytelling like we have discussed here in the past. One writer begins, the other continues, and back and forth until a conclusion. Then Simon Cantan makes a video of the authors reading their parts.

This is my first one, and even though I wish I could have taken my reading dramatics up several notches, I think the story itself is pretty good. Feel free to tell me I'm wrong.

The story is an urban fantasy which pits a telepathic librarian against an urban developer. The businessman wants to buy up the neighborhood, but the librarian and his neighbors won't go along with him. That standard beginning doesn't come anywhere near describing the whole story, so give it a listen and tell me what you think.

I shared this story with Dave Higgins, who has a new book out.

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Comments on "Shared Storytelling: Author Battle":
1. Alexandrina Brant - 03/29/2014 7:11 am EDT

Ooh, this reminds me of 'writing tennis' I used to do on a writing site. I love this! Dave's picture is especially dramatic :D I wouldn't say there was a winner - just a great story in the end!

2. Dave Higgins - 03/29/2014 10:46 am EDT

I try to make all my photographs dramatic.

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