The Travelling Romance

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Competition ;)

3 steps to romance

Submitted: January 25, 2011

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Submitted: January 25, 2011

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Hey guys! ;) Thought I’d post my first competition.

Anyway, do you all remember in primary school (well okay I guess sometimes in secondary as well) when they got us to write a sentence or part of a story on a piece of paper, and then we had to fold it over and pass it to someone else, so they could write the next part, then in the end you got this really crazy but absolutely fabulously funny story that made no sense at all? Well, that’s what this competition is all about. It’s called ‘The Travelling Romance’ because the story isn’t going to stay in one place (i.e. it won’t all be written by the same person- but rather by 3 people).

I have no idea whether this is going to work but please give it a go. I’ll love you forever if you do <3

Here’s the basics of it.

Each story is going to be written by 3 people- one writing the beginning, one writing the middle, and one writing the end. For a quick guide, the beginning will be an introduction and development to the characters/ scene/ situation, the middle will be the action, and the end will be, well, I’m sure I don’t have to tell you. I’m not putting a minimum or maximum word count on it, but it’s a short story and you’ll only be writing a third of it, so not too long please. All entries have to be posted on February 13th, so they’re all up for Valentine’s Day (as these are romances, I thought it would be a good time). Pleeeeaaaassssssee don’t post them before then, otherwise some people will have an unfair advantage (they’ll know what comes either before or after their piece) and we wouldn’t want that. The main genre is romance but it can have other things in it if you want. And please write in 3rd person (as much as I love 1st I think it’ll be easier if everyone writes in 3rd).

The Prizes

Now obviously, 1st and 2nd prize will each be given to three people as I’m voting on the best overall story. But 3rd prize (for all those people who never win but are still great) is a little different. Winners will be announced within 2 weeks of the entry date. I’ll publish a collection of all the stories on booksie once its all sorted.

1st Prize:

I will advertise you all on my profile for 2 months

I will recommend you to three other authors

I will read and comment on all your work

You will each become a character in a new novel that I’m writing (it won’t be up on booksie just yet cos of life and crappy exams, but I promise you that I will post it eventually, and you will all be in it somewhere)

2nd Prize:

I will advertise you all on my profile for a month

I will recommend you to two other authors

I will read and comment on two pieces of your work (chosen by you)

One of you (who’ll be chosen at random) will become a character in my novel

3rd Prize:

This is split into a variety of categories. Each winner will be advertised on my profile for a week, I will read and comment on one piece of your work (chosen by you), and one of you (chosen at random) will become a character in my new novel. Here are the categories:

Best kiss

Funniest individual piece

Best development of romance

Best female character development

Best male character development

Best use of the quote

Best use of the ‘special thing’

The Competition

It’s on a policy of first come first serve :D

Basically, I will give you a few names, a little bit of a scenario, a quote from a song (N.B. The quotes are just there to give you ideas; you don’t have to include them word for word in the story, unless you want to), and one thing that has to be included. Then you use that to write your part of the story.

I’ll post the first two, and when they’re full I will put another one up.

1.Scenario: Chance encounter- possible romance

Girl: Christina

Boy: Jake

Quote: I’m in like with you, not in love with you quite yet. My heart’s beginning to slightly overrule my head. Oh no, oh no, my self control, it won’t hold up for very long. Oh no, oh no, you touch my soul. I can’t help falling too fast for you :) (Natasha Bedingfield- Who Knows)

Special thing: a scarf

Either choose:

a)Beginning

b)Middle

c)End

2.Scenario: Best friends- maybe something more?

Girl: Laila

Boy: Dan

Quotes:*use both of them*

You're the first one when things turn out bad
You know I'll never be lonely
You're my only one
And I love the things
I really love the things that you do
You're my best friend

(Queen- You’re my best friend)

Still I wonder why it is, I don’t argue like this with anyone but you. We do it all the time (Corinne Bailey Rae- Like a Star)

Special thing: a notebook

Either choose:

a)Beginning

b)Middle

c)End

I really hope you like this <3

Comment and tell me which one if you want to enter.

Don’t be scared to ask if you have any questions at all :)

LJ :) xx

*P.S. if for any reason you need to post before the 13th then email it to me on ljwarren_booksie@yahoo.com :)*


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