Behind the Headlines BlogFest

I got to strike while the iron is hot, so here it is.

The “Behind the Headlines” BlogFest.

Just like the last blogfest, the idea is to write a short story (no limit this time, but consider the limitations of blogs). The idea is simple, take a news story, any story (tabloid, blogs, twitter, mainstream media) and write a short revealing the “real” story behind the headlines.

Who are the players?

What are their stories?

How did they meet?

How did it really happen?

What happens next?

Heard of a similar story?

Is this the real story?

You don’t have to answer any of these questions. They are just a guide. The week-long BlogFest kicks off on Monday 5 April. That should give you plenty of time to pick out a story and write something about it.

Good luck.

P.S.:Please provide a link and/or address to the blog you will be posting your story in.

Mr. Linky here.


And now some neo-retro tunes from Chicane-Hiding All The Stars:

9 comments on “Behind the Headlines BlogFest

  1. […] A reminder. Come April 5, 2010, we kick off the “Behind the Headlines” Blogfest. Just follow the link to join. Put fingers to keyboard and start […]


  2. Tell the truth, my daughter put you up to this as an evil ploy to get me to read some headlines and stop avoiding the news.

    Actually, this sounds like a fun idea. Hopefully I won’t have to slog through too much depressing news to find a worthy headline. 🙂


    • Ploy you say? How dare you, good lady, imply that I would scheme to force you into such undue labors, so wretched tasks so ignoble….

      Yeah, you got me! 😀

      Any story will do, the funner the better. 😉


  3. […] You still have time to join us in the “Behind the Headlines” BlogFest. Starts Monday 5 […]


  4. […] dive into your local newspaper, news website or gossip column and come up with a fun seed for the “Behind the Headlines BlogFest” (click on the link for instructions). Starts Monday, April 5. Can’t wait to read your […]


  5. […] prefer stuff like this,to let the writer choose his source of inspiration rather than have it handed to him. Not to say […]


  6. […] reminder that the “Behind the Headlines” Blogfest kicks off tomorrow, April 5. Can’t wait to read what you […]


  7. Is this still an active blog? Please let me know. I would love to contribute.




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