Based Off a Song

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

A contest!!

So here's the deal, I want you to write me a poem, short story, first few chapters of a novel, screen play, etc. based on one of the songs below. Please note that the winners are based off of best writing overall not best of a certain song.
The Songs:
Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v_4O44sfjM&ob=av3e
Concrete Angel by Martina McBride:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtNYA4pAGjI&ob=av3e
Drops of Jupiter by Train:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xf-Lesrkuc&ob=av3e
Set Fire to the Rain by Adele:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsWD1FcRYlk
If you can't get to the links please tell me in the comments section!!!
What You Will Be Judged On:
1. Creativity: How original your story is. Did you base it completely off the song, something I would expect, or did you add an interesting twist to it? I want to be blown away! (10 'points'*)
2. Based Off the Song: This is the whole point of the contest. If you pick the song Concrete Angel I don't want to read about a watermelon that commited suicide. (15 'points')
3. Grammar/Spelling: Yes, sometimes I don't have perfect grammar (I like to think I do though) and sometimes I spell things wrong (understatement of the century) but we have a thing called spell check. So please use it. And please don't let your excuse be you wrote it right in the 'Booksie box', because I really don't care. There's a spell check thing on here somewhere. (5 and 5 'points')
4. Writing Style: Are you good at writing and do you have a good 'style'? Simple as that. (10 'points')
5. Overall: How good the story was overall.
*The 'points' are overall out of 45 (feel free to correct my math). I'm not going to disclose to anyone how many 'points' you got, this is for helping me judge. And if in the end one story gets more points than another but I think the other one should have one, the other one is going to win, not the one will more 'points'. If you disagree with this please comment below.
Winner Awards:
Please note that the winner awards are based off of best story over all not best of each song.
1st Place:
- I will advertize you on my page for 3 months
- I will make you 3 book/story covers
- The satisfaction of winning
2nd Place:
- I will advertize you on my page for 2 months
- I will make you 2 book/story covers
- The satisfaction of coming second
3rd Place:
- I will advertize you on my page for 1 month
- I will make you one book/story cover
- The satisfaction of coming third
If you have any questions or comments please comment below (in the comment section) or on my page. If you would like to join please comment below with the name of the song you would like to base your story off of. When you are finished please contact me below or on my page saying what your writing is (poem/short story/whatever) and what it is called.
All entries are due on the 22nd of June (this cannot be adjusted unless completely necissary by the judge because I go places a lot :P) and please NO erotica.
Please join, I can't wait to see what you can do!


Submitted: April 22, 2012

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D0ntFeedTheM0dels

This sounds like a really fun contest :) Is it alright if I write short story? I would like to write a novel but I just dont have the time right now. Thankyou for making this contest! :)

Sun, April 22nd, 2012 4:07pm

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I would rather you write a short story than anything, so yes. But may I ask which song you've chosen or if you're still deciding. Anyway, good luck. :P

Sun, April 22nd, 2012 2:09pm

Jinx Johnson

When is it due?

Sun, April 22nd, 2012 9:17pm

Author
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Oh yes, very good question. :P I totally forgot that. I'll edit the contest page and add it in.

Sun, April 22nd, 2012 2:58pm

Meradee

LOVE!!!!!!!! I am going to do this!!!!! Ah, I'm so excited! Short story! for me and...hmm...the song! They're all so good!
However, seeing as how I'm thoroughly obsessed with train! Especially their new single, drive by! Anyway! I am going to do Drops of Jupiter. I've got an interesting idea that I hope I can get out the right way! :D And it will be a good precursor to another idea I have! Okay, Drops of Jupiter, short story!
And it seems you have the same problem I do concerning due dates! I ALWAYS forget to put them up for my contests! :D When is it due? Although I will probably just write it in the next couple of days... :D

Fantastic idea and I'm looking forward to it dear! ?Meradee

Sun, April 22nd, 2012 9:43pm

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Well, you sure seem excited. That really put a smile on my face. I'll put the due date up right now. :P And I love Train too. My writerscafe, facebook page, weheartit, tumblr, email are all "SheActsLikeSummer" or "SheListensLikeSpring" etc. :P Love that song. I can't wait to read what you come up with!

Sun, April 22nd, 2012 3:00pm

Aphrodite88

ill enter this waith jar of hearts its going to be a dark fantasy just so your warned :)

Mon, April 23rd, 2012 2:35am

Author
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Sounds great! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Sun, April 22nd, 2012 7:41pm

makemelaugh

I'm in! I'll make a short story with the song Set Fire To The Rain. Gotta love Adele. :)

Mon, April 23rd, 2012 11:05am

Author
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Awesome, can't wait to see what you come up with!

Mon, April 23rd, 2012 1:17pm

incompletestory4296

would it be possible for you to add 2 or more song choices?

In #3,is it 5 points for grammar n 5 points for spelling?

Can I use 2 songs?(haha I know stupid question. but wanted to ask anyway)

Tue, April 24th, 2012 8:03pm

Author
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I'll check to see with the other contestants, too see if their okay with it because it might be unfair if they've already started writing but then another song comes up and they would rather do that one. I realize they could just do it anyway but it might be kind of frustrating. :P But if they don't mind then of course I can add two more songs. ~~~

Yes, it's 5 pints for grammar and 5 points for spelling. ~~~

No, sorry. :P One song, one story. ~~~

They aren't stupid! I really appreciate the interest.

Tue, April 24th, 2012 1:22pm

incompletestory4296

please disregard my question bout the song choices did not see your reply to the previous comment srry :(

Even though I asked those questions, I am not gonna join.....srry......

very busy with last yr of high n college/university sorta thing... tryin' to figure out the system and where I wanna go.....
HAHAHA! good luck with judging all those stories :)

Tue, April 24th, 2012 8:12pm

Author
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:P That's okay, good luck to you to (:

Tue, April 24th, 2012 1:23pm

Aphrodite88

im still happy with jar of hearts sweety and have no problem with other songs being added for other contestants :)

Wed, April 25th, 2012 4:25am

Author
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Awesome. :D

Wed, April 25th, 2012 4:40am

sayonwiter101

Don't really know if I want to join but...I'll keep you posted if I do decide to try. ^_^

Thu, April 26th, 2012 2:28am

Author
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That's fine, thanks :P

Mon, April 30th, 2012 4:52pm

sayonwiter101

Don't really know if I want to join but...I'll keep you posted if I do decide to try. ^_^

Thu, April 26th, 2012 2:28am

Author
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Great. :P

Wed, April 25th, 2012 8:29pm

Stormbird Throneshaker

Wrote a poem for you already, based on Drops Of Jupiter by Train. It's titled "My Sweet Aquarius"

Thu, April 26th, 2012 3:25am

Author
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I'll check it out as soon as possible, right now I must be getting to bed.

Wed, April 25th, 2012 8:30pm

booklove18

im in, idk what song im doing yet but i will let you know

Mon, April 30th, 2012 6:12pm

Author
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Awesome! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Mon, April 30th, 2012 4:52pm

booklove18

do we have to pick one of these songs or can we pick on of our own?

Mon, May 7th, 2012 3:36pm

Author
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You have to pick out of these songs. That's basically the whole point of the contest.

Sun, May 13th, 2012 8:01am

makemelaugh

I finished my short story, it's called set fire to the rain, ENJOY!!! :)

Fri, May 18th, 2012 8:59am

Author
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Awesome. I'll check it out. :P

Fri, May 18th, 2012 6:15pm

Jinx Johnson

Here's my submission based of off Drops of Jupiter:

http://www.booksie.com/literary_fiction/short_story/jinx_johnson/letting-go-(based-off-of-drops-of-jupiter)

I apologize for the lack of indents at the beginning of the paragraphs and dialogue. I tried at least 10 different times, Booksie was just in the mood to mess up my formatting I guess :P. It's still easy to tell though because of the line breaks. I hope you enjoy it :)

Wed, June 20th, 2012 3:10am

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