The Writing Impact Challenge

in writingimpact •  last year  (edited)

Welcome To The Writing Impact Challenge

The purpose of this challenge is two-fold

(1) To create a literary piece of beautiful art (2) to write something that evokes a certain feeling, so that your readers can remember how you made them feel when they read your piece of literary art.
Also, the challenge in this contest is to use more than one word in your entry, from the word prompt list below. Your entry can be a poem/prose or just short story prose in 50- 500 words.

The Word Prompt List

  1. Sequence
  2. Music
  3. Coffee
  4. Dreams
  5. Silence
  6. Language
  7. Hidden
  8. Fire
  9. Touch
  10. Rhythm
  11. Train
  12. Invisible
  13. Captivate
  14. Breathe
  15. Thirsty
  16. Vision
  17. Bluebirds
  18. Taste
  19. Pause
  20. Swan
  21. Wind
  22. Pearls
  23. Candle
  24. Help
  25. Heal
  26. Focus
  27. Play
  28. Smoke
  29. Tip-toe
  30. Imagine
  31. Coolness
  32. Whisper
  33. Listen
  34. Grow
  35. Trees
  36. Reach
  37. Shelter
  38. Remember
  39. Ache
  40. Cotton
  41. Smile
  42. Understood
  43. Serenity
  44. Seldom
  45. Masterpiece
  46. Dirt
  47. Dandelion
  48. Feet
  49. Joy
  50. Strong

The Challenge Rewards Are As Follows

1st Place – 7 SBD
2nd Place – 5 SBD
3RD Place – 3 SBD

The Rules For The Challenge

  1. You can write a story or a poem. The word count should be between 50- 500 words.
  2. You are to use in your entry 4 or more words from the Word Prompt list above.
  3. The words “ writingimpact” should be your first tag and a part of your title.
  4. Winners will be chosen with consideration of the following: Grammar, Rhythm, Imagery, and Creativity.
  5. Upvote this post and resteem it to your blog.
  6. (Links Only) Drop a link to your entry in the comment section below.
  7. The deadline to enter this challenge is Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 12 midnight, eastern standard time, Georgia, U.S.A.

Let the Challenge Begin. Wishing You All The Best!!!

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I must say to all of you Much Love and Thanks for your support of my writing challenge. I have never given a contest or challenge and got this big or should monumental response. It's going to be hard because you all write so well. I wish I had a couple of thousand SBD right now so that I could award all of you first second and third place. But I will do my best, which does not speak fully to your gift. Know that if you continue to write in this way you will have your share of victories. Much love to you all. ~Ms. Ren

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Hi Ren
I tried messaging you on discord but am having trouble sending messages, I have just realised you didn't get my last one.
I feel my entry here albeit hard earned is very much a token contribution of the limited mind set I have at the moment.
I would like to withdraw it from contention and rather contribute a further 10 SBD to the prize pool, for you to allocate as you see fit.
You have done an amazing job motivating people to dig deep, me included. The value I have from knowing you and learning from you is my prize.
Edit -
My entry is the first post I've done for 6 days, and someone has deemed it worthy of a follow and thus become my 1500 follower. That's nice. 10 SBD doesn't really do that sentiment justice either, but we do what we can with the best of intentions.
I have transferred to you. X

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The main thing is for you to be at your best, pace yourself and feel good about eveything you do day to day. It is so important that we all take care of ourselves first then our families and then Steemit. You have already added to my life in more ways that so many I have known for many years have not. You are always in my thoughts and my heart, I think its that kindred spirit thing we have going on. You can withdraw your poem and apply again in the future. There will be so many other contests. Be at peace in knowing that you are awesome in a multitude of ways which make up who you are. I celebrate you. ~Ren.

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I actually had fun constructing it this morning, I relinquished my ego and put a word puzzle together, it was theraputic.

You do have a curtain something to know about how I'm travelling without having to say to much.
Pacing is something I'm in the process of discovering. I am not good at it, and I am not dignified in a compromised state.
I hear your advice, which is uncannily on the mark.
Thanks.

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Hi 🦋 This is my submission to your awesome contest. Thank you, enjoy! 🦋

https://steemit.com/writingimpact/@lorilikes/be-here-now-writingimpact-entry

✨⭐️✨ edited to note: I upvoted my entry here, to become visible. I subsequently evened the score by upvoting a few others who seemed to need the voice as well. . Thank you

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I read your entry @Lorilikes and as usual it is beautiful! Wishing you success in this competition, you are one talented and truly deserving winner :)

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This poem is very well written, I Like the style you chose with the stars. Than you for your entry @lorilikes.

What a cool contest, I've read some amazing entries so far!

Here is mine:

https://steemit.com/writingimpact/@bennettitalia/inquiry-a-poem-for-the-writing-impact-challenge

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Magnificent! Where did you come from?....WOW!! @bennettitalia Thank for your entry.

https://steemit.com/writingimpact/@artwatch/dandelion-queen
Here is my entry - thank you for the challenge. I did every word. :) Cheers

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So real it made my heart bleed love. It is a painful and sobering reality that breaths this truth through every line upon line. For me you changed the game and captured my heart, greatfull that you shared the message, love you. Thank You For Your Entry. @artwatch.

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Thank you for your kind words @rensoul17.

I decided to go a little bit overboard and do more than just four on the list (while still remaining concise and cohesive). Here is my graceful entry: Swanlike

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Beautiful @poetrybyjeremy, I feel the stillness and the serenity. Thank You For Your Entry.

Here's my entry for this challenge : Ethereal

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Ahh! awesome, what a fresh take on such surreal beyond beautiful transformation. @jazzybells Thank You for your entry.

Hi @rensoul17,

It seems you got a $10.0586 upvote from @d-pend at the last minute before the payout. (21.61h) and this comment is to make everyone aware.

Please follow @abusereports for additional reports of potential reward pool abuse. Thank you.

I hope am heard. Thanks for the contest.
Here is my link
https://steemit.com/writingimpact/@febizle/my-muse-an-impact

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Most def, you are heard, I love it, I love It I LOVE IT!!!. WOW, Love the flow to it also. Thanks for being the first entry in the Writing Impact Challenge. You set the pace and opened the door for this challenge. Much love to you...@febizle

Yes it took me hours but I did In style

THIRSTY FOR THE TASTE OF YOUR TOUCH (Writing Impact poetry)

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You did a great job @josediccus, you put a lot into this one. Thank you for your entry.

And, I am happy to be the second entry in this challenge. Here, Ren, is my Abyss Dancing...

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Yes, and I am glad that you are the second entry I must say as always it is an honor to have you in the space. What I will say about your entry is just WOW!!! @yahialababidi

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Grateful to you, sister Ren, for the opportunity to share and unburden myself. 🙇🏻‍♂️

My entry for your consideration @rensoul17, Hyperborean (thank you for all you do to continue to unite and grow the creative writing community):

https://steemit.com/writingimpact/@carmalain7/hyperborean-writing-impact
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...speechless. Thank you for the honor and thank you for your entry. @carmalain7

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I am launching a new Steemit Collaborative Fiction Series, I would like you to be on that project and write for one of the characters that I personally created for you. You can connect with me on discord at Tribe Global Love just in case you lost your connect link, here is another invite. Been missing you. https://discord.gg/KmEBvSH

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Oooohhh.... that sounds like fun! @rensoul17 I would be honored if you had the time to check out my recent freewrites, would love to participate in a collaborative fiction project if you think I would be a good fit. If not I totally understand, poetry is familiar to me, as are nonfiction prose pieces (https://steemit.com/jerrybanfield/@bennettitalia/supernatural-writing-contest-dragonflies-and-other-magical-creatures-by-bennettitalia), but actual fiction is brand new, just opened the package and trying to follow the instructions ;)

https://steemit.com/freewrite/@bennettitalia/pajamas-freewrite-126-switch

https://steemit.com/freewrite/@bennettitalia/freewrite-129-fingernail

https://steemit.com/freewrite/@bennettitalia/the-strangeling-part-ii-freewrite-130-wasps

https://steemit.com/freewrite/@bennettitalia/the-strangeling-part-iii-freewrite-131-solitude

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@carmalian7... holy @#$%^ing crap. That first poem. Ouch, it hit me so hard! Incredible use of language, and imagery. Will revisit and comment when I have more time <3

Hello, stranger :-) Here goes mine, for what it's worth. I kind of challenged myself to use all 50 of the prompt words in this piece, so here it is.
https://steemit.com/writingimpact/@authorofthings/a-swansong-the-impact-challenge-contest

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...Just overwhelmed. Thank you @authorofthings for your entry.

I hope you enjoy my little story, loosely based on actual events - I used all 50 words (changed the tense of some) and stuck to exactly 500 words for my STORY

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Thank you for your entry @lizelle

Writing Impact:
Sadly I missed the closing date but I wrote out a poem using all fifty words to start each line, in order here - hope you enjoy it ;o)
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https://steemit.com/poetry/@andrewcarnegie/50-starters-for-life

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Oh wow, this one changed my mind and my life. If this poem were a suitcase, I'd crawl in, snap it shut and just live there. The starting and the sudden stop rhythm, the notion of a work that is half painted yet in a paradoxical way that's what makes it exquisitely unique. Yes in a class of its own. Thank you for your entry @caleblailmusik.

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You flatter too much! Lawdy. And thank you for the contest!

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This is a good poem, thank you for your entry @maflex

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This is a gripping and touching story. Thank you for your entry @stevebhow

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Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on it. And also for having this contest. I appreciate all your hard work.

My submission is a true and heartfelt story. I was able to incorporate 20 of the prompted words. I am enjoying reading all other entries. Thank you if you have taken the time to read mine!
https://steemit.com/writingimpact/@purplemagic/sun-kissed-sierra-the-writing-impact-challenge

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This is a beautiful story of love, thank you for your entry @purplemagic

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Thank you for sharing your journey on Steemit @sultnpapper and thank you for your entry.

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Thank you for your entry @nikisteem

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Hi Renee @rensoul, I know this is off topic, but I just found this post that you might be interested in reading!
Hope you are well and have a great day!

https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@ladiesofsteemit/we-are-the-ladies-of-steemit-a-proper-introduction

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Yes, @violetmed this is off-topic for me of sorts but we did align in Spirit. Please know that you were supposed to reach out to me because you have been on my mind since early morning because I am writing my first Steemit Short Story Fiction which I would like you to be a part of. I want to include in my new short story series your photography if you would allow it. Your help will be needed in book three /chapter three of this series when the main character who is burnt out as a 24-year-old literary artist living in New York returns home to Texas to just take some time out to meditate and get back in balance. As the main character whose name is Karen leaves New York, when life gets too loud and returns home to Texas

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That sounds interesting. Of course I could try to help you out with some photographs for your story.

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I ended up 250 words over wordcount but decided to leave it as it would strangle the piece.-Please forgive. I used all the words but noticed that joy was there twice , I only used it once so I guess I technically only used 49 words. And yes it hits on simular points as the other you read a few days ago. This was a fun challenge thank you for making it here is my contribution - https://steemit.com/writingimpact/@tygertyger/a-story-to-tell-entry-for-the-writing-impact-challenge

I wanna join it @rensoul17..
Regarding from Indonesian

Nice challenge. I'll see what I can do. I've been blocked lately.

Am I right in assuming that other tenses and pluralist of the words count?

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Yes, you are @moeknows, Absolutely. Go for it. Let your imagination soar. The last thing I want to is for any of the literary artists in this challenge to be limited by words. They are only there as a prompt. As a Poet, I understand if we become too limited when we begin our process our work will not flow to its full potential, so let me reiterate be free and let your words flow they will tell you who they are and want to be on the page.

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Your writing, this story stroked my spirit and it floated all through my mind as light as a feather and the ending allowed me to descend back to earth. Beautiful @stephie.spicer Thank You for your entry.

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Thank you, that means a lot. :)

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Thank you for your entry @ariefdermawan

Here is my entry, I hope you like it, good luck to everyone <3
https://steemit.com/writingimpact/@iamflow/alone-original-poem-24-writing-impact-challenge

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This is a very well written poem @iamflow. Thank You For Your Entry.

Here's my entry. https://steemit.com/writingimpact/@indigoocean/meet-me-in-the-space-between-breaths-writingimpact

I really enjoyed writing this, working in the words you supplied with my recent experience. (I literally just returned from walking in the forest.) I will wait a bit to resteem this post so that they aren't competing with each other to my followers. I hope you enjoy the post.

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What a lovely post and very vivid and yes you made me feel something deep within and the experience of reading your post was like a kindred reconnection. Thank you for your entry @indigoocean And Welcome, Welcome to Steemit!

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You just made me smile! And thanks for the warm welcome. I'm really excited about what's in store for me on this platform. Great to meet you.

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... just resteemed this post.

This post has received a 0.21 % upvote from @drotto thanks to: @banjo.

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Good job on the musing style used in this poem, I too am one that enjoys moments of serenity, which often escapes us. Thank you for your entry @incomprehensibl3

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Thank you, I'm glad my content is relatable :)

Hi @rensoul I've included this competition in my Contests of Steemit 2018 ,thanks!

I've been keeping an eye out for one of your challenges my dear. I will torture myself trying to get something out of my fog but I will give it a go.

Also, I sent you a message in steem chat. I am having a problem sending messages in discord . Can you check it out when you get a chance please xxxxxxxx
Thank you

Thanks for this. My entry is A Whisper, No More

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So beautiful, very, very good. @naquoya. Thank you for your entry.

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This was very interesting @rexdickson I wanted more. Thank you for your entry.

I finally accessed something.
Far from a masterpiece, but it was definitely an emotional journey.
https://steemit.com/writingimpact/@girlbeforemirror/the-writing-impact-challenge-entry-paralysing-thought-block

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A very well written poem, thank you for your entry @aduragbemi

@moneyinfant has added your contest to the list Steemit Writing Contests: Issue #27. The list is updated on a daily basis and your contest will remain on the list until its expiration - there's nothing you need to do.

The list was created to save writers the excessive amount of time spent searching through the #contest tag for writing contests. Now they can just come to the list each day, see new contests and use their time doing what they love - writing.

If you'd like to help spread the word about the Steemit Writing Contest List I'd really appreciate a resteem, but it certainly isn't necessary. The project is simply meant to help writers save time and contest creators attract more contestants.

P.S. If you know of any contests I've missed I'd love to hear about them. Thanks!

I just came across this post today i'm pretty much thrilled to catch up with the rest of the steemians on this contest!!😁😊 hope i'l be able to submot my entry on time😬😁 the prompts for this challenge draws a personal inspiration😁 thanks @rensoul17 for hosting this contest I hope I'l be able to join in your future competition😁😊

Let me hurry and make mine.
Good opportunity you just created.
Kudos

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You are welcome @materpiz do join us.

Hello there @rensoul17, this was a great contest and I thank you for hosting. This really got me to use my creative mental muscles ... I used all 50 words from your list and I used the maximum of 500 words in my final storyline.

Here is my official Entry:

https://steemit.com/writingimpact/@eaglespirit/the-writing-impact-challenge-with-rensoul17-stephanie

PS. Your deadline is tonight at midnight, however, it is past the seven days so I could not resteem, but I did upvote the post. Seems like you may have not posted this exactly at midnight seven days ago?

Respectfully submitted, @eaglespirit

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This was a very intense and very detailed story. Good job @eaglespirit. Thank You For Your Entry.

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Did you repost the comment? Lol
I thought you posted this last night? :)
I hope intense is good. xx Eagle

Greetings, this is my first time entering a challenge, thank you so much for the contest, I really enjoyed writing this piece.
Many Blessings to you and glad to be a part of this community.
Be Well & InJoy 💖

One Earth Remembering ~ Poem Entry

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Thank you for your entry @masterpiz