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    Senior Member Victoria's Avatar
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    Writers.Net Contests

    What are your thoughts on this? A monthly writing contest, in a variety of genres - winner gets something like...

    - A place on the judging panel for the following month
    - Chance to pick the format for the following month's contest
    - Winning piece is featured on Writers.Net with byline & link to other works

    I'm just throwing things out there - any other ideas or suggestions are welcome.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Writers.Net Contests

    Challenge ideas:

    1. Dialogue only - c if u can write something interesting and engaging with only dialogue
    2. One hundred one word cues - presumably resulting in one hundred short stories/poems
    3. Dying gracefully - c who can create the best/most memorable scene in a story
    4. Adverbs out - try 2 write a story with no adverbs
    5. Characterisation - pick a famous well known character/personality (e.g.: Bart Simpson, George Bush), write a passage without actually mentioning their names or trade marks (e.d. if I was writing about Bart, I would not mention Springfield anywhere in my story) and see if the rest of us can't guess who it is your writing about - like celebrity heads but the longer version.

    Most of these are silly/jokey, but who said the competition platform had to be serious, eh?

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    Re: Writers.Net Contests

    If you go with a monthly contest, perhaps the winning entries could face off at the end of the year, with all members of WN voting. I'd be willing to pony up, say $100.00, to the annual winner.

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    Re: Writers.Net Contests

    Great idea, Frank!
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    Re: Writers.Net Contests

    I love it, Victoria.

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    Re: Writers.Net Contests

    I've suggested it 'upstairs' - I'll post with results as soon as I know for sure.
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