This has been a long time in coming, and has been my best kept secret for a while now. But I have deemed now is the time to announce our very First Bi-Annual Writing Challenge!
This is a fairly simple challenge, designed to get your creative juices flowing and to have fun. Also, peer editing is available to those who wish it. Instructions, rules, and entry instructions and regulations for Round One are below.
Three Rounds. You, your creativity, a prompt and your mad-writing-skills are all that's needed round one. Three prompts will be given; you must choose one. You have to come up with a way to write something that is gripping, something interesting and enjoyable. You have to write something worth reading, just out of that one chosen prompt. Oh, and did I mention that it has to be under three hundred words?
You do not have to have a full story; just a single scene will do. It can be a scene from anywhere in the course of the story that you (hopefully) have imagined around this prompt, so long as one can tell what prompt you have chosen. The object is to write something in each round that is beautiful by itself, but that can be added upon later. A twist will be thrown at you in round two, with a Grand Twist in round three. There are between 3 and 6 eliminations in rounds one and two, judged by yours truly, and on round three, the winner will be determined by popular consensus through the comments section. Let your artistic abilities shine!
-Only one entry per person, per round.
-Maximum Word Count is 299.
-Entries must be submitted (see below) to be considered.
-Challenge has a fifteen entry max, so hurry and submit your entry! First round entries chosen on a first come, first serve basis.
-You must use the prompt chosen in each round, though how that is done is based on your decision. Failure to use prompt ensures disqualification.
-Plagiarizing is still illegal. Don't do it.
-Try, try, try! If you don't make it to the top three this time, never fear! Take this a learning experience, practice, get better and come back to in July!
-Entry deadline is Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
-Must be 13 years old or over to participate. Young writers, keep writing! Your turn will come!
Note: I will keep everyone updated on the status of entries here, on Writerly.
How To Enter:
-Choose your prompt
-Write your story/scene
-Send it directly to me via email (contact information below)
-Add in the email, along with your literary concoction, your first name (no last names, please!) or pen name, which prompt you chose, and whether you would or would not like your entry posted on this blog. (Note: your work must be posted on the blog in order to get peer editing. Final Rounds entries will be posted.)
Round One Prompts:
Write a scene that includes...
1. A tombstone, twins and a trail.
2. A lake house, a girl, and a deadline in 2 hours and 32 minutes.
3. A key, a boy, and melting snow.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org , using the subject line "Write On Entry"
I hope to hear from you soon!
As always, Happy Writing!