Multiple, Big Prizes plus PUBLICATION. Every entry wins Gift Points. JULY Prompt up!
This is the Detailed Writing Prompt Comp.
I am cleaning house and giving up this writing gig. As such, if anyone wishes to take over this competition, pls message me. It's a great title for a competition, and for the right person I will include the gift point bank as well.
Every month I will post a detailed writing prompt that may feature a choice of characters, setting or plot devices. OR it may be a detailed situation prompt. The rest will be up to you.
Your entry can be a vignette, a complete story, character profile or descriptive setting.
The word limit is no less then 500 words. You have a month to write this in, so longer pieces are encouraged.
July 2012 WRITING PROMPT
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JULY'S Detailed Writing Prompt is a good chance to write a mystery. Or maybe a romance. Or even a comedy. Whatever interpretation you choose, it's a great chance for me to read some quality writing.
This months theme is one of perspective and viewpoint. The situation is a rock has been thrown through a window.
- Who threw it?
- Who witnessed it?
- Was it an individual's window or a businesses?
Your job as the author of this event is to decide the answer to these questions, and then tell us in prose.
Some settings for you:
- a window in a spaceship is cracking;
- a bakery window;
- an old granny's window.
- a disgruntled employee,
- a little boy,
- a love rival
- or an out-and-out psychopath.
You don't have to use all of these, you don't have to use any. But, a window must be broken, and those questions must be answered.
and remember, every entry that conforms to the rules will receive 1000 gift points.
For writers this will be an interesting challenge as by it's nature you will have certain elements dictated to you restricting freedom of choice. But on the other hand, that overwhelming sense of "where do I begin." will be missing thus freeing you to WRITE.
For readers and reviewers, it will be a great chance to compare writing styles and structures with similar elements and frameworks.
Monthly prize is 10 000 gift points for the author, a 10000 award icon to the piece of writing, and a great publishing opportunity. Not only do the winners get their winning entry published but they get automatic inclusion of another piece of writing to showcase their non-competition writing skills.
NEW! Win 1000 Gift Points just for entering!
****A yearly Ultimate Champion will be declared, voted on by the members of WDC. The Ultimate Champion will also receive a grand prize; gift points, awardicon, that kind of thing. The amount will depend on donations and my own pool but I am hoping there will be enough for an upgrade for the grand champion. All donaters over 20000 gift points will receive a merit badge.****
Here is the donation fund ID: 1844556
That will transfer your gift points to the following donation fund.
Ironworker has already donated 25000 gift points, why don't you go give her a couple of reviews to let her know what a swell guy she is. While I work out how to give her a merit badge.
Either way, I have started a pool of donations that will be passed onto the Ultimate Champ (or whatever their title may be at the time!)
I would also really like to start a second prompt comp. Any donations for that one would be appreciated too!
By entering you give me permission to reprint your entry in e-book form. All rights are your own.
Winners will also have the opportunity to include one of their favorite pieces of writing in the ebook.
I am very happy to announce that In the event of more then 1 entry being posted
Wyrm will join me as fellow judge, jury and executioner.
WINNERS OF A SLOT IN VOLUME ONE OF THE DETAILED WRITING PROMPT COMP COLLECTION
"Re: Detailed Writing Prompt for October" by forolio
These winners all received 10000 gift points for the author, a 10000 awardicon for the piece of writing, and a great publishing opportunity. Not only do they get their winning entry published but they get automatic inclusion of another piece of writing to showcase their writing talent.