N.

United States

INTP | science & art | leo

watercolor & sea salt

my goal is to become a cryptic elderly soapmaker.

very gay, very liberal, credible knowledge is power

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Joined Sep. 2018

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Contest Time!/~The Ash Award~

March 31, 2019

FREE WRITING

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    Hello, fellow Write-the-Worldians! As promised, I am hosting a contest- and I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!
    Before we start: how do I repost a document without losing comments? That will come in handy this month. Please help!
    Alrighty, onto the contest. To keep things interesting, I’ve enlisted the help of fellow writer ADM, with whom I share 4th period lunch at school in real life. Love ya, Ash. Now, along with providing input on entries and helping to administer prizes, Ash will choose one/two entries per prompt to award the aptly named “Ash Award.” To note, you can win the Ash Award in conjunction with winning 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, or you can win without placing.
    Now onto the prompts!
   
    Prompt One: Short Story (Tag work with #N.dialogue)

-       Tell a story (almost) entirely through dialogue.
-       Your story must include either the beginning or end of love. Interpret that as you will. Bonus points for creativity ;)
-       Word limit: 200-800 words, including no more than four non-dialogue paragraphs
    
    Prompt Two: Poetry (Tag work with #N.poetry)

-       Write a poem based on your favorite song. Do not include actual lyrics. Please name the song you chose in the footnotes. Bonus points for creativity in interpretation ;)
-       It may be any kind of poem you want (free verse, random rhyme scheme, sonnet, etc.)
-       Word limit: 8-32 lines
 
    Miscellaneous Rules and Stuff:
-       You can write one entry for each prompt
-       Profanity is allowed
-       An entry can be slightly over the word/line limit, but preferably not under. Feel free to ask if you have concerns about your entry’s length, because I hate when limits mess with aesthetic, y’know?
 
    Prizes:
-       1st: Six reviews on pieces of your choice, five likes on pieces of my choice, a shoutout in my bio, and a follow from both me and ADM.
-       2nd: Four reviews on pieces of your choice, three likes on pieces of my choice, a shoutout in my bio, and a follow from both me and ADM.
-       3rd: Two reviews on pieces of your choice, one like on a piece of my choice, a shoutout in my bio, and a follow from me
-       Any Honorable Mentions will get a follow and a like
-       The Ash Award: One review of ADM’s choice, advice/help with one work, a shoutout in ADM’s bio, and a follow from ADM.
~Criteria for winning includes creativity, quality, and diversity~
~Criteria for Ash Award includes creativity, quality, duality, and ideally makes us cry~
 
 
    Due Date: March 31st, 2019. Yes, you read that right; that is over a full month. Go nuts.
All entries are due by 11:59 PM EST.
 
    Phew, that was a lot! It’s totally understandable if you have questions- feel free to comment below if so. ADM will also be posting a similar document, a bit more centered on the Ash Award portion. I hope the two of us are able to answer any questions so everything goes smoothly.
    Please leave a link to your entry in the comments of this work. Good luck to all!!!
 

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46 Comments
  • N.

    I actually planned on releasing results later today, tomorrow at the latest! Sorry, I've been busy with school ;)


    about 1 year ago
  • weirdo

    any idea about which day the results may come out? just curious...


    about 1 year ago
  • N.

    Awesome (well, not awesome), thanks for letting me know :)


    over 1 year ago
  • Johanna

    Hey, I just found a typo in my poem- it's THE ocean not TO ocean in the last sentence...


    over 1 year ago
  • N.

    No problem, glad you could make it in! :)


    over 1 year ago
  • weirdo

    Here's my entry for the second prompt!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/105879/version/208918

    Barely made the deadline! :)


    over 1 year ago
  • weirdo

    My entry for the first prompt!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/109609/version/208911

    I know this is super last minute and I'm sorry. My entry for the second one should be done in thirty minutes!


    over 1 year ago
  • Ximena24!

    Super last minute entry
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/free_writing/109599


    over 1 year ago
  • the.greater.odyssey

    Last minute entry; lets go.


    over 1 year ago
  • Juliana

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/109542/version/208795


    over 1 year ago
  • Johanna

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/108817/version/208517
    is this okay? I have more than four paragraphs/sentences that are more like descriptions and inner thoughts- is that fine?


    over 1 year ago
  • Mary Wall

    Sounds awesome! I'm working on a entry for the first prompt.:)


    over 1 year ago
  • -writinginhopesofsomeday-

    Okay, prompt 1 is up!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/107158/version/203925
    I hope it works for the prompt...


    over 1 year ago
  • rainandsonder

    I just published my poetry entry. Hope you like it! The prompt was interesting.


    over 1 year ago
  • Quilling Leaves

    Hi, N, here's my piece for your contest. It's called "Reaching Home #N.poetry"
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/106966/version/203456


    over 1 year ago
  • -writinginhopesofsomeday-

    Alright, thank you... I'll see what I can do:)


    over 1 year ago
  • N.

    Good question- we prefer that if you'd like to use movements, please keep it to about a sentence long. If you choose to do movements, similar to the paragraphs (which is a general term, it doesn't have to be a six-sentence ordeal or anything), please don't exceed over 4 non-dialogue sentences. ;)


    over 1 year ago
  • -writinginhopesofsomeday-

    Question: is it okay for the dialogue to be interrupted by movements or such instead of paragraphs of no dialogue?


    over 1 year ago
  • Opal Drop

    Oh, I'm really sorry. I thought I mentioned in the footnotes, hehe. But, anyway, I used Symphony by Clean Bandit!


    over 1 year ago
  • Opal Drop

    I've entered for the poetry one as well
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/106294/version/202302


    over 1 year ago
  • RNE

    https://www.writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/105892/version/201334
    here's my entry
    ima proly gonna do the second one too:D


    over 1 year ago
  • AminahMcBina

    I think I'll join. I wanna try to do both prompts :D

    -Mina


    over 1 year ago
  • Dmoral

    I entered! prompt #1 so far


    over 1 year ago
  • Quille

    So doing it! This is a really cool contest, guys :DDD


    over 1 year ago
  • Big Blue

    Poetry entry:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/105342/version/199918
    Short story entry:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/105346/version/199929


    over 1 year ago
  • a sprig of pink

    I wanna do thisss


    over 1 year ago
  • Christy Wisdom

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/105193/version/199615 Here's mine for the poetry! I tried using an instrumental song :)


    over 1 year ago
  • majestically awkward manatee

    @ADM thanks :D


    over 1 year ago
  • ashdeanmanns

    @MajesticallyAwkwardManatee
    Yes, you can! You can enter one piece for each prompt.


    over 1 year ago
  • majestically awkward manatee

    One more question... Can i enter more than one piece?


    over 1 year ago
  • majestically awkward manatee

    @N. ok thanks!!! I'm definately entering!!! :DDDD


    over 1 year ago
  • Doktor Habit

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/105068/version/199428 BAM


    over 1 year ago
  • Opal Drop

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/104964/version/199220
    Here's my piece. That was quite fun!


    over 1 year ago
  • N.

    It can include the name, as long as it doesn't include any additional lyrics. And yes, the piece can be already published as long as it wasn't for another contest, user-hosted or otherwise, but I would prefer you either republish it with the hashtag or post a link in the comments. :)


    over 1 year ago
  • majestically awkward manatee

    And can the piece already be published? Do I need to republish it with the hashtag? Or are you not accepting pieces that are old?


    over 1 year ago
  • majestically awkward manatee

    I think I'm gonna enter. I really like the poetry prompt!!!

    Also, can the poem include the name of the song???


    over 1 year ago
  • nezi_nes

    Alright, thanks :)


    over 1 year ago
  • N.

    @nezi_nes as long as it wasn't entered in a previous contest, that's fine!


    over 1 year ago
  • nezi_nes

    I've written a piece that fits one of your categories, would you allow submission of already published pieces? Or would you want them completely new?


    over 1 year ago
  • Christy Wisdom

    Cool! I'll probably enter at least that part, maybe the other :)


    over 1 year ago
  • N.

    @ChristyWisdom that's perfectly fine!


    over 1 year ago
  • Christy Wisdom

    I have a question: if we wanted to, could we base our poetry off of an instrumental song?


    over 1 year ago
  • N.

    And thank you so much, Kahasai! I wish I'd known how to do that sooner... :)


    over 1 year ago
  • ashdeanmanns

    Budding Mae
    N and I say yes, because thoughts are internal dialogue. If you end up entering, I look forward to seeing your work (:


    over 1 year ago
  • Kahasai

    To republish a piece without losing the comments/likes, go to the "manage versions" link at the top of the published version. That link will give you a list of the saved versions. One of them will say "published" beside it. Click the drop down option beside the name of the version and hit "unpublish version." Once it's unpublished, you click that SAME version and hit "publish for peer review." Then you go through the normal process of writing out "Message to Writers" and choose whether or not to allow peer reviews.

    Great competition! I hope you get a lot of entries.


    over 1 year ago
  • pencils.and.paper.roses

    Oooh, cool! Can we do lines that are thoughts, rather than dialogue?


    over 1 year ago