One of the best ways new writers and experienced writers get inspired is from
challenges. This challenges come from anywhere - from a personal friend to
a group dedicated to sending out challenges and their responses. The
following challenges are from the Giles Rules Baby yahoo group list - the
official affiliated list for the I'd Like To Test That Theory Giles Zone.
The rules for challenges are simple: it may be shipper or genfic, silly or serious, smutty or squeaky-clean.
It's up to you. All you have to do is use the basic concept of the challenge and write. The challenge may be
a single word, or it may be something far more complex. Most importantly, hopefully it will inspire you.
Most every Monday Gileswench brings us a new "mini-challenge", so this list will be continually
Challenge #1: Someone catches Giles watching his favorite movie of all time. What is it? Why? How does the other person react?
Challenge #2: Giles goes horseback riding.
Challenge #3: Giles has a dream.
Challenge #4: Giles has a secret vice. What is it?
Challenge #5: Fire
Challenge #6: Giles is someone's hero. Whose, and why?
Challenge #7: Giles is on the block at a bachelor's auction. Who bids on him and what do they do with him once he's theirs?
Challenge #8: Why the Citroen? Then why the red, convertible BMW?
Challenge #9: Giles writes a letter home.
Challenge #10: Music
Challenge #11: Explain a single significant choice on the Giles' part
Challenge #12: What did Giles miss the most about England?
Challenge #13: Giles meets another ASHBLF (ASH Based Life Form)
Challenge #14: Who does Giles go to when he has a problem?
Challenge #15: Giles meets an alien.
Challenge #16: When and why did Giles get his ear pierced?
Challenge #17: Children.
Challenge #18: Explain how Giles broke his nose.
Challenge #19: Giles goes shopping.
Challenge #20: How did Giles get involved with the Coven in Devon?
Challenge #21: POV: three people think about Giles.
Challenge #22: Giles visits the ER.
Challenge #23: Animal.
Challenge #24: Giles meets up with someone from his past.
Challenge #25: Giles makes a complaint.
Challenge #26: Giles teaches someone a lesson.
Challenge #27: How did Giles get that pinkie ring?
Challenge #28: A Giles family gathering.
Challenge #29: Spring cleaning with Giles.
Challenge #30: Champagne.
Challenge #31: If Giles wrote a book, what would it be?
Challenge #32: Giles learns his destiny.
Challenge #33: Giles at a wedding.
Challenge #34: Scars.
Challenge #35: Giles goes on a trip.
Challenge #36: Giles invites someone to dinner. Who? And why? What happens?
Challenge #37: What's the story behind the case of medals in Giles' place?
Challenge #38: Giles is a contestant on a game show.
Challenge #39: First kiss.
Challenge #40: Giles indulges himself.
Challenge #41: Giles has a surprising talent. What is it and how did he learn it?
Challenge #42: Giles contemplates what would be different if he'd made a different decision at some key point in his life.
Challenge #43: Tea.
Challenge #44: Fencing.
Challenge #45: Giles hires someone to do a job.
Challenge #46: Giles tells someone about his mother.
Challenge #47: Hunger.
Challenge #48: Giles describes his perfect woman...or man.
Challenge #49: Returning.
Challenge #50: Someone thanks Giles.
Challenge #51: An entry in Giles' Watcher Journal vs, the same event in his personal diary.
Challenge #52: Giles plays Anywhere But Here.
Challenge #53: What is Giles' favorite book? Why?
Challenge #54: Crossroads.
Challenge #55: Giles considers Buffy's first Watcher.
Challenge #56: A chance meeting of significance.
Challenge #57: Getting away from it all.
Challenge #58: Giles receives a letter from someone he hasn't seen in a long time.
Challenge #59: Shadows.
Challenge #60: Stamina.
Challenge #61: Who would Giles be in a world with no vampires or demons?
Challenge #62: Giles does someone a favor. Who does the favor? Who does he do it for? Is the recipiant of his favor
grateful or otherwise?
Challenge #63: Giles takes care of a thorn in his side.
Challenge #64: Giles collects on an old debt.
Challenge #65: Pity.
Challenge #66: A confession of love.
Challenge #67: Memento Mori.
Challenge #68: Giles takes up a handcraft. What does he take up? Why? Does he let anyone know about it?
Challenge #69: The number says it all. A smut challenge for the Giles pairing of your choice.
Challenge #70: Who is Giles' favorite super hero? Why?
Challenge #71: Giles and a handbag.
Challenge #72: Winter
Challenge #73: What would you find if you looked in Giles' refrigerator?
Challenge #74: Loss and gain
Challenge #75: Giles at play.
Challenge #76: Giles goes on a reality show.
Challenge #77: The birds and the bees.
Challenge #78: Giles asks for advice with a dilemma.
Challenge #79: Rain.
Challenge #80: Giles gives someone a treat.
Challenge #81: Nibble.
Challenge #82: What was Giles' favorite childhood toy?
Challenge #83: Giles, ice and another person.
Challenge #84: Groping.
Challenge #85: Giles in the rain.
Challenge #86: What is Giles' middle name? To whom does he reveal this information and why? What does he think of the name?
Challenge #87: A happy birthday.
Challenge #88: Sports.
Challenge #89: Pair Giles romantically or sexually (or both!) with any Buffyverse (this includes AtS) character who was never a regular
cast member, but did appear more than once.
Challenge #90: Giles goes on a trip.
Challenge #91: Respect.
Challenge #92: Interruptions.
Challenge #93: Giles is doing some spring cleaning and finds something that makes him remember a past event of some importance. What does
he find? Is anyone else there when he finds it? Does he tell that person(s) what it means?
Challenge #94: Giles pulls in a favor.
Challenge #95: Giles vs the computer.
Challenge #96: What was Giles' first day at Sunnydale High like?
Challenge #97: A vision of the future.