Create a memorable character using the given prompt for huge prizes!
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The following winners for the March 2022 running of "What a Character! : Official WDC Contest" were chosen from the 10 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided in below. Congratulations to the following three winners:
First Place - "The Lawman" by L_P
Second Place - "A Trader in Skyville" by Bryce Kenn
Third Place - "Truth Be Told" by Cubby
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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 March 2022:
Write a story that puts a new spin on a cliched western character trope
(e.g., cowboy, gunslinger, outlaw, bounty hunter, sheriff, frontiersperson, homesteader, native, etc.)
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, March 31, 2022
Results will be posted on or around: April 21, 2022
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:
💙 Carly - Happy 2022!
Snow is Writing Poetry
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