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Entertain Me! Challenge

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I challenge you! I want to be entertained, so don't hold anything back. The prizes are awesome, so you'll definitely want to enter this challenge!


Submitted:Jun 8, 2009    Reads: 327    Comments: 78    Likes: 8   


THIS CHALLENGE IS CLOSED! WATCH FOR WINNERS SOON!

Who's up for a challenge?

Writers, start your keyboards!Want to test your wit and writing skills?Want to prove your abilities to adapt and think outside the literary box?Need something to help your writer's block?Then this is the challenge for you!
THE GIST:
I challenge you to write a novel or short story with original content. To enter, comment and give me the initials of your first, middle, and last name (or if you'd rather, just three random letters).I will then give you three coinciding words that must be included in your story.One will be a place, one will be an object, and one will be an action.They can have as much or as little importance in your story as you'd like, just as long as they are included.Your story can be Romance, Action, Suspense, Fantasy, or hopefully a mix of all of those.I want to be entertained!
GUIDELINES:
It must be a novel or short story.
All novels must have at least 10 chapters (and no baby chapters, please).
You have one month to create this masterpiece, but by no means must it be completed.
It must be new writing.No adding your three things into old stories.
Once you are finished and want to turn it in, you need to send me the name of your story.
SCORING:
You will be scored on a few different playing fields.
Title (10%) - A title is a writer's first impression!Make it a good one!
Summary (10%) - Because summaries are important to attracting our readers, these need to pack a punch!
Originality (20%) - Be as creative as possible!Think outside the box with your plot and characters.
Quality of Comments (20%) - Are you attracting the kinds of readers who leave quality comments that provide constructive criticism as well as give reasons for what they liked about it?I want to know what people genuinely think about your story.You don't just have me to entertain!
Number of Likes (10%) - Do your readers like it enough to click a little box?This is important!
PRIZES:
I will pick one winner from the Novel Entries and one from Short Story Entries.
Winners will receive full reviews of their stories on my own Booksie page, as well as in the winners' article at the culmination of the challenge.
I will laboriously take the time to find others on Booksie that might enjoy your story or writing style and refer them to you.
I will become your fan (something I don't take lightly).
I will also read and comment on all of your works and any new works you wish me to read.
And… I will, if you wish, write you a story/poem of your choosing, so that I may entertain you in return!
So, get out there and start writing!You have until July 8th to send me the title of your work.Happy writing!




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