Create a memorable character using the given prompt for huge prizes!
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The following winners for the May 2023 running of "What a Character! : Official WDC Contest" were chosen from the 16 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided in below. Congratulations to the following three winners:
First Place - "Stubborn Old Boy" by Thankful Sonali HAPPY 23 WDC!
Second Place - "A Quiet Little Man" by Damon Nomad
Third Place - "What Calls To Us" by Gaby ~ Busy!
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One key part of writing is character development. There are many techniques available to assist writers in developing their characters so readers can connect and come away with a good understanding of the character and their motives. This contest explores those techniques.
Character Prompt for May 2023:
An opsimath is someone who begins to learn or study only late in life.
Write a story about an opsimath of an unusual field or subject matter.
The task is simple: Write a short story using the prompt above as inspiration.
Your entry must be:
Based on the prompt above. Your character should be well developed and integrated into the story narrative.
Rated 18+ or lower. Graphic content is not permitted, including GC or XGC items.
2,000 words or less. A word count must be included in the body of your item (top or bottom, not in the intro/header).
Newly written for this contest. Create your entry as a Static Item and keep it in your portfolio. Submit it using the survey form below.
Submitted One Time Only. You may only submit one entry, so make it a good one!
Edited Only Until the Deadline. Entries edited after the submission deadline may be disqualified from winning without notice.
The prizes are:
$100.00 in Writing.Com Gift Points and an exclusive What A Character Merit Badge, both virtual and physical!
$50.00 in Writing.Com Gift Points and an exclusive What A Character Merit Badge, both virtual and physical!
$25.00 in Writing.Com Gift Points and an exclusive What A Character Merit Badge, both virtual and physical!
The submission deadline is: 11:59 pm EST, May 31, 2023
Results will be posted on or around: June 21, 2023
Paid Membership Required. In order to be eligible to win this contest, each contestant must have a paid membership (Basic and above). Paid membership expiration dates must fall after the end of the contest round. You may need to renew your membership to be eligible. The free Premium membership trial does not count as a paid membership and does not meet the requirements for eligibility.
Judges for this month are:
Each judge will submit a scoring for qualifying entries to the contest. In the event a judge can not complete the judging, their scores will not be used, and at our discretion, a judging substitution may be used. In the event of a tie, staff will render the tie-breaking decision.
Questions regarding the contest should be emailed to: Jeff