Short Story Contest 3

Discussion in 'The Writer's Corner' started by Ninva, May 16, 2009.

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  1. Ninva

    Ninva Анна Ахматова

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    Rules

    • Length: Your story’s length must be between 1,000 and 5,000 words. That’s about a page and a half to four pages in Word, font Times New Roman size 12. If you are using Word you can check the number of words you have so far by going to Tools > Count Words.

    • Prompt: The story must have something to do with the picked “prompt”. The host of every contest chooses the prompt. The prompt can be anything really, as long as you can write a story about it.

    • Attach: When submitting your story you must attach here (don’t link some odd site) a Note Pad (*.txt) file with your story. If you have Word, you may attach a word file as well. You may also put your story in your post, and wrap it in spoiler tags.

    • Deadline: You have a month to submit your story which will be at the June 16th, 2009.

    • Winner: Once the winner would be announced he could be the host of the next contest, choosing the prompt and getting to be one of the three judges if he wishes to. Judges and hosts can never win a contest.

    • Rule: The short story must be written especially for this contest. Submitting something that was posted already somewhere else will get you disqualified.

    The Prompt

    Your story must revolve around Murder or Murder Mystery. It can be from any era in time and can have any amount of characters in it. Good Luck :D

    Grading

    Each submission will be graded by those parameters:

    • Grammar + Vocab. - X / 20 - Up to 20 points will be given for using proper grammar and spelling words properly. Also, if you’ll use a rich language in your story, instead of using the same words, you’ll get a few more points in this category.

    • Interesting - X / 20 - How interesting is your story? Does it make us regret we started reading it, or does it push us forward into the story?

    • Originality - X / 10 - How original is the story? Will it be just like many other stories we read, or will it be something new and refreshing?

    • Themes - X / 15 - Is there any meaning behind the story? How well can it be understood and seen? What is the meaning?

    • Plot - X / 20 - Up to 20 points will be given to the plot of the story.

    • Characterization - X / 15 - How interesting are you characters? Are they shallow, or are they interesting beings? Do we understand them, or do their acts seem completely random for us? How well are they described?

    Reward

    The reward will be reputation points from me, and all other members that want to give you some reputation for winning. Your story will also be featured in POFW with a full review.

    Judges for this contest
    Ninva
    Miz

    Contestants list
    "Dying"
    "Crimson Night"
    "Ending the Corruption"

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    Good luck.​
     
  2. Miz

    Miz Administrator

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    The Deadline is on my birthday xD
    Anyway, I will be judging with Ninva, so I welcome all competitors

    Though I am not in support using the Writer's Challenge Generator to make a prompt. I think it needs to be more broad. Oo
     
  3. thewrongvine

    thewrongvine The Evolved Panda Commandant Staff Member

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    I guess I should write one then.

    ~Hai-Bye-Vine~
     
  4. Genkora

    Genkora Frog blast the vent core!

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    I read the prompt and realized immediately it came from a generator :thdown:
    But, I guess I'll submit something anyway.
     
  5. DogOfHavoc

    DogOfHavoc Future Tragedy

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    Could we possibly forgo the prompt in favor of perhaps just a genre selection? The idea of the prompt seems to limit creativity.
     
  6. Miz

    Miz Administrator

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    Following the Generator's result (The old prompt) a little bit, I updated the Prompt to a more general Theme. (Hopefully Ninva you don't mind)

    Your Prompt is now:
     
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  7. Sixth House

    Sixth House New Member

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    I like the new prompt better then the generated one. :eek:

    Good luck to all who participate. :)
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    "I am confident that if anyone actually penetrates our facades, even the most perceptive would still be fundamentally unprepared for the truth of The Sixth House."
     
  8. Ninva

    Ninva Анна Ахматова

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    Pfh, suck up. I liked the old prompt.
     
  9. thewrongvine

    thewrongvine The Evolved Panda Commandant Staff Member

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    Is it just me or did the prompt change?

    Oh, nvm, you guys changed it, heh

    I like this one better, mysteries are cool... time to plot one up...

    EDIT: Heh, this might be too long.

    ~Hai-Bye-Vine~
     
  10. Miz

    Miz Administrator

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    Just posting a reminder that you have till Sunday to submit your entries (hopefully we have some :eek:)
     
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  11. Ninva

    Ninva Анна Ахматова

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    We have none because the prompt sucks.

    I'm kidding... Not really. ;)
     
  12. ElderKingpin

    ElderKingpin Post in the anime section, or die.

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    (remember to pick a really general prompt that i can write about in the dark without freaking myself out :thup:)
     
  13. Miz

    Miz Administrator

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    Better than your generator prompt. ;)

    The prompt itself is already pretty general and broad. Its about murder, that itself is pretty dark.
     
  14. Genkora

    Genkora Frog blast the vent core!

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    I have something I have been working on. I'll submit it once I finish it, rest assured, but don't bother judging it or giving it a score if no one else enters, I don't want to wind up winning by default or something :p
     
  15. DogOfHavoc

    DogOfHavoc Future Tragedy

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    I'll try to get something written. The prompt is deterring me somewhat; I don't like forcing an idea out of a general topic. The story seems less organic that way, but meh. We shall see.
     
  16. thewrongvine

    thewrongvine The Evolved Panda Commandant Staff Member

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    I started mine, either 200 words or 500 words... trying to get a good mysterious plot up that'll stump you guys. :D

    But I've been really sick for the past few days and I can't think straight. And I have some tests to take. :( I'll see if I can finish it once I get better.

    ~Hai-Bye-Vine~
     
  17. Ninva

    Ninva Анна Ахматова

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    Check out the rules.
     
  18. thewrongvine

    thewrongvine The Evolved Panda Commandant Staff Member

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    I did, :D

    ~Hai-Bye-Vine~
     
  19. thewrongvine

    thewrongvine The Evolved Panda Commandant Staff Member

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    Man, my headache hurts so badly, it's hard to write. I started over, so I might enter if I can finish in time. Hard to make up a good mystery and good suspects and stuff... :(

    Is anyone else considering entry?

    ~Hai-Bye-Vine~
     
  20. Ninva

    Ninva Анна Ахматова

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    That's rough. The prompt will probably change again because we want a more general theme. Don't worry, you can keep writing your story.
     
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