The Writer’s Prompt Challenge #1

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The Writer’s Prompt Challenge is a monthly contest for young writers to get their creativity flowing, hosted by Allie Taylor and Grace. New prompts are posted every challenge, winners are chosen based on their story and the application of the given prompts on the first Wednesday of the month.

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  1. Your entry must be between 100 – 300 words. (In order to see how many words your entry is, copy and paste it here.)
  2. A new challenge will be posted on the first wednesday of the month (or otherwise stated for certain cases)
  3. The winners will receive a badge for their blog
  4. The winner will be chosen based on the judges’s preferences, as well as the following questions: Does this entry capture my attention immediately? Does it make me want to continue reading? Is the writing clear? They will also take into consideration the writer’s voice and style. Usage and application of the given prompts are taken highly into consideration of story rank. 
  5. This is a challenge. Have fun, but be competetive.
  6. As of now, there are no prizes but the badge.
  7. When writing your post, be sure to include the Writer’s Prompt Challenge image.
  8. The Deadline for this challenge is the last wednesday of the month. The winners will be announced on the first wednesday of the next month.

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In order to officially submit your entry, follow the directions below.

  • Post your entry on your blog (or you can send it to me via email or the comment section of the current challenge post)
  • If you post it on your blog, leave the link to the post in the comments
  • Make sure to highlight (bold AND italicize if you can’t highlight) the prompts like (e.g.) Cape, frost, etc. so I can easily see what prompts you have used.
  • Make sure to make it clear in your comment/post/email what prompts you have used, how many words your story is, your age (optional), your first name or a nickname, and the link to your blog.

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  • Item Prompts To Include In Your Story: Sword(s), Lightning, Fear
  • The Picture Prompt
  • Sentence Prompt (basing your story off of it is optional)

“I’m sorry I lied. But they made me.”

  • Character Prompt #1: Boy; Curly, brown hair; auqua eyes; tall; sweet
  • Character Prompt #2: Girl; long, wavy, caramel hair; sharp grey eyes; tall; timid
  • Character Prompt #3: Character Prompt Image
  • Facts: The Two Main Characters Share A Dance
  • Facts: Good guy (or girl) is secret bad guy (or girl)

*** It is encouraged that you submit a prompt for the next challenge in the comments!

Of course, you don’t have you use EVERY prompt. You can use as many as you’d like. Just remember, I won’t be judging on how many you use. I’m judging based on how well you use them and make them flow. 

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Will you be competing in TWPC #1? What did you think of my prompts? Got any ideas for more prompts? Let me know in the comments! I love talking with you all!

allie-taylor

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52 thoughts on “The Writer’s Prompt Challenge #1

      1. Yes! I’m sure! Go ahead! (When I did my MMC challenge entry, I went WAY over, and got in trouble. I got upset because it was an awessome entry. lol. So I’m just doing what I wish someone did for me. 😉 )

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  1. Oh, how cool!! I’ll try to participate, but I have a LOT of writing to do. HEY. WAIT. Maybe I can write a story using the prompts and submit it for the library writing contest, if that is OK with you, since you invented the prompts.

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      1. The library is hosting a contest, and I can use any prompt, as long as my story is 3k or less. And it had not been published. Yup, I get easily confused as well.

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  2. This looks like so much fun!! I would love to participate! I am slightly confused though… Do I just pick one of any of the eight prompts? Or do I have to choose one of the three first prompts and one of the character prompts and fact prompts?

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    1. yay! I hope you do! You can use any prompt you want. All, one, some, anything. I just set out a whole bunch to assist the writer in whatever area of the story they might be having trouble in, whether character problems, dialogue issues, etc. So you can use whatever you want.

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  3. Hey, Allie. So, I just finished writing my excerpt and was going to post it, but, even after taking a bunch of stuff out, it still comes to 400 words. Is it alright? I have looked it over, and I can’t really delete anything else without ruining it… If it isn’t okay, I can try to write something else, I guess…

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      1. I saw it. I’ve just been offline because I’ve been really focussing on Jesus Christ lately. What I meant was to bold and highlight the prompts INSIDE the story. That way I can spot where you used it. 😉

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