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WWC: Give a Vamp a Chance

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on July 17, 2010


It’s no secret that vampires are one of the hottest topics in the book world right now. From Twilight, to Vampire Diaries, to the Sookie Stackhouse series, to the amazing Anne Rice novels, vampires are everywhere!

But what also isn’t a secret is how many people are sick of the vampire craze (mainly due to negative Twilight backlash). Hopefully this challenge will turn them in vampire believers, and show that there’s still “life” in the vampire genre.

Give a Vamp a Chance

★ Launch Date: Saturday, July 17th, 2010
★ Due Date: Sunday, July 25th, 2010 by 11.59 PM (Pacific Time)

Challenge Details

This week participants are asked to write a vampire story according to how they see vampires. Maybe yours sparkle and maybe they actually feed on humans. The choice is yours.

Whether your vampires are “new age” or “old school,” be creative! One of the big complaints about vampire novels is that they all fall into a similar pattern. Judges will be reading to see just how creative your story is.


★ Formatting: Short Story
★ 800 word MIN/8,000 word MAX

Extra Challenge Requirements

★ No Romance (you can use any genre BUT romance)
★ No Modern Day Settings (1900’s-2050 is Off Limits)
★ Must include Garlic somehow
★ Must show Vampire Eating/Hunting

Post links to all entries in the Week FOURTEEN Challenge Thread.

Should you have any questions regarding this challenge please e-mail, or visit the Weekly Writer’s Challenge inkpop Profile.


Congratulations to Silverherring!!!!!!! Her entry Mother Knows Best was exceptional and worked well within the constraints of the challenge.

As Challenge Champion Silverherring has won a Free HarperCollins book of her choice, and a Free Pick for any project of her choosing.

For those interested in reading her entry here is the link: Mother Knows Best.


Interested in being a judge for the Weekly Writer’s Challenge? Check out this thread in the forums! Be a WWC Judge.

Good luck inkpoppers!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

5 Responses to “WWC: Give a Vamp a Chance”

  1. Nella said

    Jade won? Yay!

  2. Dee said

    Congrats Jade!

  3. HealedMyWings said

    Congrats Jade! =D

    Hmm … I might actually do this one. Unfortunately, I have no plot, no character, and no idea … but maybe I’ll be able to come up with something.

    Oh, wait! I haz idea! =D

  4. Vcheese said

    sounds fun! I’ve been wondering what to do with my new Charrie ^,..,^
    (that was a vamp smile :])

  5. SamFrack said

    The date says Sunday July 23rd but the 23rd is a Friday so is it supposed to be Sunday July 25th or Friday July 23rd?

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