Hello fiction writers! We invite you to join the 100-word short story contest, hosted by The Writers’ Block.
In this post we will announce the winners of the previous contest and provide the new two-word prompt for the next round.
The Winning Entry
Thank you to everyone who participated in the first 100-word short story contest. We had some excellent stories, which made it a huge challenge to choose just one winner. The contest judges were @jayna, @rhondak, @shadowspub, and @gmuxx. The criteria:
- Write an engaging short story in 100 words.
- Include one or more characters, a conflict, a story arc, and a resolution.
- Include the two prompt words.
New Prompt and Contest RulesThat was so much fun. Let’s do it again! Here are the contest rules, the deadline, and the two prompt words you need to incorporate into your story.
- Write a story in exactly 100 words. (Note: This is a short story contest, so make sure you submit a story, not poetry or non-fiction.)
- Incorporate both of the following prompts in your story: figure, someone.
- Use the following tags: #twbwritingcontest, #100words
- Post your story to your own blog, and provide the link in the comments of this post.
- If you include an image with your story, it must be your own original work, Creative Commons, or legally licensed to you for commercial use. For more information, HERE is a helpful resource. Be sure to provide attribution, even if it is your own artwork or photography.
- Submit your story by the contest deadline of Saturday, September 22th, 2018, by 23:59 EST.
This contest will have one winner, who'll receive 10 Steem.
While it is not a requirement, we will appreciate it very much if you upvote this post and resteem. Thank you!
This contest is about writing tight fiction. It’s about honing your craft by writing within a strict word limit and taking the time to make every word count. Writing micro-fiction is an excellent vehicle for sharpening your skills because you have a succinct piece of content to write and polish.
How to be a contender
- Take the time to write and edit your story.
- To be a contender, make sure your story includes these elements:
- One or more characters.
- A conflict. This can be anything that creates a challenge for the character(s), including a disagreement, a threat, a loss or a longing.
- A story arc. Build the tension. Make us feel wary, excited, fearful, etc.
- A resolution. Bring it all to a close in a satisfying way.
- Get objective evaluation of your work, preferably by someone with editing or critique experience.
We look forward to reading your entries!
About The Writers’ Block
The Writers’ Block is a community of writers and editors devoted to supporting high quality fiction and poetry, and we have many exciting plans in the works to raise the visibility of quality content here on Steemit. To read more about our upcoming plans, see the post, The Triangle Theory .
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