About This Blog

I, Naty Severson, seem to have an extreme weakness when it comes to being dared.  If the dare is not morally questionable and will not hurt others, I have a hard time saying no. 

Late one night last summer at a cabin in Northern Minnesota I, as I like to do, began shooting off my over-active mouth claiming that anyone who put their mind to it could write a novel.  Sensing an opportunity for a legendary dare, my friends capitalized on my inability to decline a dare and challenged me to write my own novel. 

The terms of the dare:
  • Write a fiction Trilogy
  • The novel must have a modern day setting (i.e. no dystopian or supernatural elements)
  • The story must center around a love triangle
  • Include 22 specific and totally ridiculous plot points (example: the main character has to be a peanut butter heiress who is allergic to peanuts) 

With the terms of the dare set, I started putting plot points together, created an outline, and eventually wrote the first several chapters.  To my surprise, my friends not only liked my first chapters… they wanted more.

Well, I wrote a book. To be more accurate a 87,000 word novel. 

Before you ask... 
  • No it's not published... Yet. 
  • No, it's really unlikely that I would let you read it as it is. But feel free to make a case for yourself as an exception. 
  • Yes, it's a legit good book. 
Why this blog? 

I like a good challenge, and I need some fresh ideas.  I’m looking for your suggestions! 


Let's keep this all above board. This is not an excuse to be...
  • Moronic
  • Dangerous
  • Hurtful
This is a chance to be...
  • Clever
  • Creative
  • Innovative
  • Funny
Fine Print:  Like peanut butter and jelly are meant to go together, some dares were just meant for particular people.  Therefore, I reserve the right to pass dares on to others for whom they are perfectly suited.  

So what dares do you have for me?  Submit a dare by leaving a comment on a post. I might just take you up on your dare… as long as it’s wholesome and good-natured. 

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