HEY YOUNG BLOODS.

So I have a question for y'all.

What would you think if I held a writing prompt contest?

'Cause I've wanted to do one for a while, but I don't know if enough/how many people would actually do it.

So if you're interested in something like that (and I don't want a bunch of "ohhhhh I mighhhhht but I can'tttttt because of schooooool"s. Please only comment if you think there's a chance you may actually do it, not just to say "Oh, I totally would, but _____."), please, please, PLEASE comment below so I can get a sense of if enough people would actually want to participate.

How it would probably work is I'd give you around 5 writing prompts, and you would write a piece (short story, poem, play script, fanfiction, doesn't matter) using one of those 5 prompts. I'd probably give you about 1-2 weeks to do it.

PLEASE COMMENT.

Thank you.

That is all.

- Ellie

16 comments:

  1. This would be fun! I do have a lot of school this week, but I'm certain I could get conjure something.
    ~Kathryn

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  2. I will! This will be a brilliant opportunity to improve my dismal writing skills. And a good way to stay out of the pit of negative attitude that comes with starting school.

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    1. Thank you!
      Aw, your writing skills aren't dismal, darling.

      - Ellie

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    2. Sometimes it seems like that, though. Only with long stories. I feel fairly confident about the short stuff, it's the planning out and sticking with the long ones that gets me. Like that one story I never named where Andie was a princess and stuff was definently not going where I wanted it to. Plots are tricky. On the state testing last year I had to write a fictional story, which was awful because I over thought it. "How am I supposed to write a decent story if I can't do more research other than the article they gave me? To they want it fantasy or realistic fiction? How can I possibly do this in the 20 minutes I have left? How long do they want it?" And on and on and on worrying like that.
      I typed random letters and clicked next question. I just don't know how to test well. Now dad is having me write about Why One Of The Best Writers In The 8th Grade Chose To Fail The Writing Test. That will at least go better because it's expository instead of fiction.

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    3. Same though. That's why I prefer short stories and things. The longer I spend on a piece, the worse it generally gets. I am currently trying to write a long thing, though - I think it's kinda working, but only because I think of it in terms of one chapter at a time and not the overall plot. I only have about 1/4 of it figured out, so right now I'm writing and just worrying about what I already know.
      I almost always instinctively head for fantasy. Not just because I enjoy it, but because you get to make stuff up. With historical jazz, you have to have facts right. Is what they're wearing time period appropriate? What about their names? Customs? And if you get those wrong, well, there goes the credibility of your entire story. But with fantasy, you get to make up whatever you want,
      This probably isn't helping.
      I do really enjoy having someone to talk with about writing, though. (Although I have a feeling I've been talking more at you than with you.)

      - Ellie

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    4. I'd say it's with.

      The whole testing vibe really messes me up and what you said about customs and credibility sums that up perfectly- like, do they want aliens to attack the ship? Or should this be a somewhat believable story? They never really explained that. >:(
      Good luck with your longish story. If you have any tips for proper plotting please let me know.
      I think part of it must be knowing where you're going. Like I know what I want to happen on the way there, but I don't know where there is.

      Hopefully your writing contest thing will give us all a chance to talk about writing.

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    5. IKR. Ugh, I hate when that happens. It's like, I want to write about this thing, but will they accept this thing? grr.
      Thank. I shall.
      Really? It's generally the opposite for me - I know the big/key events and how they will happen, but I don't know how I'll get there.
      I hope so too.

      - Ellie

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  3. I'd be interested! Not sure how well I'd do...but it certainly sounds fun. :)

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    1. Thank you! Aw, darling, I'm sure you'd do fine. Your "gathering my thoughts" installments always impress me with their articulateness.

      - Ellie

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  4. Deeeeeeeefffffffffiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeetttttttttllllllllllyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (In case that's hard to read, it equals definitely!!!!) Sounds pretty awesome! XD

    -GPL

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    1. Thank you! I've actually decided to hold it, you can check out information about it in the post above this!

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