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WWC: Awesome Freebies!

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on August 14, 2010

(24) Days of Summer!!!

The idea behind this came from a suggestion to have a “Scramble Challenge,” in which participants can mix and match given topics, genres, and formats to create their own challenges. What the (24) Days of Summer will do is essentially just that. Participants get a list of genres, topics, locations, and formats. From those lists they will choose one to use per “mini” challenge. There will be a general set of rules that will be applied to each “mini” challenge.

Participants have 24 days to accomplish a minimum of 9 “mini” challenges (but should strive to complete all 12 as more is better) to be eligible to win the prizes. At the end of the 24 days a panel of judges will read all the entries and decide on a winner.

***there have been some alterations to the “Submission Process” and another format option has been added (Essay).

For more details please visit the (24) Days of Summer challenge thread.

THE TIMELINE:

Participants have 24 days to complete as many of the challenges as they can, the minimum being 9 and the desirable goal being 12.

★ Launch date: August 1st, 2010
★ End date: August 24th, 2010

DAYS LEFT IN THE CHALLENGE: 11 DAYS!!!!!!!

FANTASMIC PRIZES!!!

Interested in what’s in it for the winners? Check out our awesome prizes!

FIRST PLACE
★ FULL, LINE BY LINE EDIT OF ANY OF YOUR WORKS (by someone with editing experience)
★ FREE HARPERCOLLINS BOOK OF YOUR CHOICE
★ FREE PICK OF ANY WORK ON INKPOP

SECOND PLACE
★ FREE HARPERCOLLINS BOOK OF YOUR CHOICE
★ FREE PICK OF ANY WORK ON INKPOP

THIRD PLACE
★ FREE PICK OF ANY WORK ON INKPOP

WANTED: JUDGES FOR THE (24) DAYS OF SUMMER

The WWC is looking for inkpoppers interested in judging! You’ve gotta be dedicated, love reading, and be able to give an honest opinion of someone’s work.

Interested? Check out the WWC Judges thread!

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CRIES OF WOE? FEEL FREE TO DROP THE WWC PROFILE A LINE AND WE’LL GET BACK TO YOU ASAP!

Good luck inkpoppers!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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WWC: Summer Isn’t Over!

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on August 7, 2010

With the end of summer just around the corner, why not go out with a bang? For your writing pleasure, the WWC presents the (24) Days of Summer challenge extravaganza!

The Concept

The idea behind this is came from a suggestion to have a “Scramble Challenge,” in which participants can mix and match given topics, genres, and formats to create their own challenges. What the (24) Days of Summer will do is essentially just that. Participants get a list of genres, topics, locations, and formats. There will be a general set of rules that will be applied to each “challenge.”

Participants have 24 days to accomplish a minimum of 10 challenges (but should strive to complete all 12) to be eligible to win the prizes. At the end of the 24 days a panel of judges will read all the entries and decide on a winner.

The Timeline:

★ Launch Date: August 1st, 2010
★ End Date: August 24th, 2010

Looking for more details? Check out the (24) Days of Summer Thread for your information needs.

WANTED!!!

The Weekly Writer’s Challenge is looking for judges for the (24) Days of Summer! We need seriously dedicated judges, who love to read and love to crit! If that’s you then drop us a line at the WWC Judges Thread or send the Weekly Writer’s Challenge a message.

Good luck inkpoppers!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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WWC: (24) Days of Summer

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on July 31, 2010

WEEK 14 CHALLENGE CHAMPION

Congratulations to Emma Halmhofer for her outstanding entry Tunnel Ghouls!

Shout out to the Honorable Mentions for a commendable job well done!
Silverherring for The (Prehistoric) Adventures of Orf: The Mystery of the Bloodless Body
Ceffyldwfr for Of the Mind

Congratulations to all of you!

(24) Days of Summer is an end of summer challenge extravaganza hosted by the Weekly Writer’s Challenge.

The Concept

The idea behind this came from a suggestion to have a “Scramble Challenge,” in which participants can mix and match given topics, genres, and formats to create their own challenges. What the (24) Days of Summer will do is essentially just that. Participants get a list of genres, topics, locations, and formats. There will be a general set of rules that will be applied to each “challenge.”

Participants have 24 days to accomplish a minimum of 10 challenges (but should strive to complete all 12) to be eligible to win the prizes. At the end of the 24 days a panel of judges will read all the entries and decide on a winner.

The Finer Details

Okay technically there aren’t 12 challenges, it’s really just one super huge challenge that consists of 12 mini challenges.

Participants will get a list of 12 genres, 12 Locations, and 12 topics. They must take one from each of those three lists and combine them into an entry. They will also be able to choose from a list of 4 formats that they can use.

Also each mini challenge will come with a set of random items that have to somehow make an appearance in their entries. For example, for “Challenge One” the random items might be ice, the color red, and fried chicken. The participant is to take those three items and mix them in any which way they want.

The Entry Rules

It’s very important that all the entries follow these rules.

★ 300 word MIN/8,000 word MAX
★ All entries must use the assigned random items
★ All entries must use one genre, one location, and one topic.
★ Each entry must have an original title
★ A participant must complete at least 10 Challenges
★ All entries must be submitted as a whole unit in the form of a “book.”

The Submission Process

Because each participant will be submitting a minimum of 10 entries, to make it easier on the judges, everything will be submitted as one large entry.

So rather than submitting everything separately, participants will be combining all of their entries as a “book” with each chapter being a seperate entry.

Each participant should title their book in the following manner: (24) Days of [insert something here] You can choose anything you want to insert. For example if I was participating in this challenge I know that I would probably be drinking lots of coffee. So I would title my book (24) Days of Starbucks.

The Lists

(Genres)
Romance
Comedy
Tragedy
Adventure
Fantasy
Horror
Mystery
Western
Superhero
Bio/Memoir
General Fiction
Non Fiction

(Locations)
Beach
Home
Yacht/Boat
BBQ
Pool
Summer School
Ice Cream Shoppe
Foreign Country
Desert Island
Shopping Mall
Fast Food Eatery
A Cave

(Topics)
Summer Job
Zombies
Family Drama
Food
Dieting
Losing a Friend
Moving Away
Getting Lost
Sneaking Out
Over indulgence
Falling out of love
Misusing Magic

(Formats)
Short Story
Poem
Screen Play
Letter
Journal Entry

★ Launch Date: Sunday, August 1, 2010
★ Due Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 by 11:59 PM (Pacific Time)

Post links to all entries in the (24) Days of Summer Thread.

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

JUDGES, JUDGES, JUDGES!!!

The WWC is looking for judges for the (24) Days of Summer! Interested? Check our judges thread and drop us a line!

Good luck inkpoppers!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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