Jack Schaeffer Posted November 9, 2015 Report Share Posted November 9, 2015 (edited) Hey all,Now that the dust has settled a bit after the Halloween Short Story Writing Contest, I had a couple of ideas (in addition to the current running contests) for some future writing challenges and/or contests. I thought I'd throw them out there to see if they hold water.Short Story/Novella Contests:Gay Romance - February 14th (Valentine's Day)Military Themed, focusing on remembering fallen heroes - Memorial DayBack-to-School (for those that like this theme) - Labor DayPeriod piece (pick your timeline) - similar to the Age of Enlightenment contest - a decade from the 1900's perhaps? Time-Limited ContestSomeone of the staff selects a theme, situation, and a couple of characters, setting up the basic story elements. With a few other guidelines and limits (length, number of characters (min and max)) the contestants writing their version of the essentially the same story. Group Writing Challenge (stealing this idea from the concept of Novel in a Day (Niad) from Literature Latte blog):The story admins create a character list with a few details about each, a chapter list with suggested starting and ending points for each, and just enough detail to "suggest a plot". Then different authors are assigned a single chapter to write of the same story. No communicating with each other!!! It's a surprise to see what we come up with. We may need a bit more than a day (say maybe a week) and after we submit our entries, they are are edited into one, hopefully cohesive story. Thoughts? Edited November 9, 2015 by Jack Schaeffer Mark C. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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