Constrained Writing Contest #33 + Winners of Constrained Writing Contest #32
Most writing contests give you a writing prompt or at least a couple of words to work your idea around, which is why I decided to host a slightly different contest.
A constrained writing contest
Instead of being given an idea or a writing prompt, you are allowed to choose the topic completely by yourself. But, varying from week to week, you will face different challenges that limit your writing.
You will be required to omit certain words, use a specific word in every second sentence, use a given sentence unchanged, write a story with a certain amount of words... or a combination of all.
Winners of constrained writing contest #32
The winners of this week’s Constrained Writing Contest are:
Judge’s notes: You really have a way to bring even the seemingly very mundane everyday stuff to life. You really can draw the reader in and allow him to feel, not just read, your story. Other than that your story carries a powerful message. A very good read!
Judge’s notes: Your story poses a very strong dilemma. Whichever option your hero chooses, he loses. I think you captured this internal struggle well and made the reader feel just as anxious as the character. Well done!
Judge’s notes: Sometimes writing down your train of thought actually makes for a good story - and sometimes it's just a reflection of how your mind works. I think every person should write their thoughts down every now and again - if nothing else just to get rid of them. Or maybe even record yourself speaking your thoughts out loud, whichever you prefer.
Honorable Mention In Alphabetical Order:
If I, by any chance, missed your entry, please do not hesitate to let me know, and I will do my best to redeem myself. I have missed an entry in the past, so I now pay extra attention, but ... It can happen still.
Sorry and thanks!
With that out of the way, onto constrained writing contest #33!
This week I am the sole judge of the contest again, and here's what I've come up with for this week:
- There exists only one emotion. (If you choose happy, all people can only feel happy, never anything else. You can choose whichever emotion you like.)
- The story must be at least 250 words in length.
And as for the usual mumbo jumbo, here's the rest of the rules just about every contest has:
- Upvote this post
- Post a link to your entry in the comments below
- Include tag #constrainedwriting among your other tags
- Should you wish to help raise awareness of the contest, please consider resteeming this post (it is by no means compulsory)
- 1st place: 45% of post's payout
- 2nd place: 27% of post's payout
- 3rd place 18 % of post's payout
- Judge takes 5 % for his/her efforts
- I will take 5 % for hosting, writing and editing the contest
*Note: In case I receive any donations for the contest, the payout percentages apply to the donation itself as well.
This week I am the sole judge of the Constrained Writing Contest, and am responsible for picking the winners on my own discretion. I promise to try my best and be as objective as possible.
What's that I hear? You wish to be a judge too? Well look no further!
To apply for a judge and make up your own rules, simply send @svashta a hearty hello on Discord (Svashta#5207).
*Disclaimer: I will only allow fellow writers as judges to keep the competition high quality.
- Entries are accepted until this post's payout
- Your entry post must be newer than this post