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Thanks to everyone who has participated, and I’m hoping to see some more entries for anyone who had a few tricks up their sleeve! :)

WRITING CONTEST! [Closed] !!! #rollthedice

June 5, 2020

FREE WRITING

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For some reason, I've decided to host a contest again. Yeah, I don't know why either. But it's going to be a good one, and unlike all others that I’ve seen thus far.
    When I held the everprompts contest, I had an overwhelming amount of pieces submitted under the prompt "create a piece using these three words: 'saltwater', 'twilight', and 'glass'." Because of the success of that prompt, I've come up with a new idea, which is why I am calling this contest #rollthedice.
    
    Of course, I will have several prompts for this, one for several different genres. You can write flash fiction, poetry, prose, or any other style you want for all of these.

    Before we begin, (and this will sound a little odd), get out a die or dice. (If you don't have any, there are easy-to-find computer versions of dice online. (I’d put up a link, but I don’t want this to be removed for mentioning another website.) If you use an online program, roll one six-sided die three times. Whatever number you get decides what your piece will involve. For example, if you roll a die three times (or roll three dice) and get the numbers one, five, and two, your piece would involve frost, honeysuckle, and feathers. If you still feel uninspired by the words, you're welcome to choose a different one.
    Here are your options:

Prompt One: General

1: frost
2: feather
3: constellation
4: wave
5: honeysuckle
6: dream

    Prompt Two: Fantasy

    Now, if you're a fantasy fan, here are some other words that may strike your fancy:

1: glittering
2: inky
3: serpent
4: raven
5: nightshade (a natural but often deadly poison)
6: sword

    Prompt Three: Science-Fiction

    This is for everyone that loves dys/utopia, futuristic books, or otherwise.

1: smog
2: pistol
3: rebellion
4: crimson
5: artificial
6: dagger

    Prompt Four: Romance

    For all romantics, hopeless or not, or anyone inspired by the one thing that conquers all.

1: velvet
2: petal
3: breeze
4: golden
5: finery
6: lips

    Rules: Like this so I know you are interested. All pieces must be under 3,000 words, although there is no minimum.

Your title must include #rollthedice with the number of the prompt you’re choosing. (E.g. #rollthedice_1.) When your piece is done, comment below with the link.

All submissions must be in by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time on June 6th, 2020. You can submit once from each prompt. If you need an extension, comment below and let me know (preferably in advance) and I will comment back and give you your new deadline.

Results will be out a week later at the latest (June 13th, 2020). Since you have an entire month to submit, I’ll post reminders about once per week. If you have any questions, make sure to let me know in the comments, and I'll get back to you asap.

Last but not least, the prizes!

There will be a first, second, and third prize for every prompt.

1st Prize: A follow, a shoutout in my profile for a week, 3 reviews, 5 likes
2nd Prize: A follow, 2 reviews, 3 likes
3rd Prize: A follow, 1 review, 2 likes

   As always, good luck and happy writing! <3
   
   Love,

   elliemccul

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57 Comments
  • Wicked!

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/173089/version/342957

    For prompt 2. Again, thank you so much for the extension.


    6 months ago
  • ~wildflower~

    I only discovered this today, the evening before the deadline! I would have definitely entered if I found it sooner. I might write down the prompt words and write something later... if I do I will let you know about it! Good luck to everyone!


    6 months ago
  • Chloe :) <3

    This is a really cool contest! Wish I'd found it sooner cause I would have entered in a piece! Regardless best of luck to everyone who participated and these are some amazing prompts!


    6 months ago
  • Wicked!

    Thank you so much for your kind words and the extension <3


    6 months ago
  • joella

    wait how did u change the title without losing the piece?? i've always tried to do this.


    6 months ago
  • batman_is_a_cracker

    Here are the results for #Howdy:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/171901/version/340247


    6 months ago
  • Wicked!

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/171794/version/339983
    For prompt 1

    Also, I hate doing this, but since you so kindly mentioned it: could you please extend the deadline a little? No worries if you can't! <3


    6 months ago
  • Deleted User

    for prompt 3:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/171675/version/339676


    6 months ago
  • .amelia.

    Hey, hope I made it in the nick of time :p
    here's my entry for prompt 2
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/171625/version/339533


    6 months ago
  • chrysanthemums&ink

    ni haody! *cough coUGH*
    prompt one: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/170252/version/338584
    word count: 485. words: petal, breeze, lips.
    prompt four: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/171196/version/339096
    word count: 716. words: wave, feather, frost


    6 months ago
  • delete

    Hey, Ellie. I hope you’re doing well today. I have just edited my entry for your spectacular contest so please may I submit this more grammatically correct version as my final one for prompt 3? I’ve also seen you’ve posted another chapter of my favourite series :D
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/168766/version/339050


    6 months ago
  • Cressida

    Ok, finally finished my entry for the prompt, and let me just say, all of these prompts are absolutely amazing!
    Here's my entry for prompt 2 (sorry that it's a little long, but it is under the word limit):
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/169184/version/339022


    6 months ago
  • anonymous_123

    Ok, when I saw your comment on the piece I saw some grammar issues. Here is actually my copy, it's the same thing but just fixed grammar. I loved this prompt!!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/170663/version/338706

    Sorry again, I feel bad :( Have a good day! :)


    6 months ago
  • anonymous_123

    OMG!! I realized that I forgot to correct something, I promise that this is my final piece! Sorry again!


    6 months ago
  • anonymous_123

    Ok, I actually revised this, sorry for re-submitting! https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/170663/version/338646


    6 months ago
  • Deleted User

    for prompt 4:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/171232/version/338643


    6 months ago
  • mia_:)

    Totally forgot to link my pieces!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/169022/version/333923
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/168947/version/333083
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/168974/version/333329
    Hope you enjoy! :)


    6 months ago
  • .amelia.

    *Face palms* I rolled for three words but I forgot to write it out! :p
    Will definitely get back on this when I'm done with a current project.

    Btw, results are out!!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/170034/version/337009


    6 months ago
  • outoftheblue

    Replying: Yeah sure, I'd be honored if you do, lol :). You can tag the piece in the footnotes. Also, I noticed that some UserFictions were taken down by WtW due to privacy issues, so I'm super sorry about that. I thought that was an amazing idea.


    6 months ago
  • anonymous_123

    Ok mine are numbers 6, 1, and 3!!! I will gladly do prompt #4, romance which I love!!! I will start writing!


    6 months ago
  • joella

    https://www.writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/169706/version/334722
    for prompt one :)


    6 months ago
  • elliem

    mia_:)
    Of course! Maybe just explain that you did so in the footnotes.


    6 months ago
  • mia_:)

    Can we kind of twist the words? Like, for example, instead of serpent can we use serpentine?


    6 months ago
  • delete

    My submission for prompt 3
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/168766/version/332630


    6 months ago
  • Deleted User

    prompt 2:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/167567/version/329734


    6 months ago
  • Writers of the World

    Virtual Summer Camp is now OPEN!:
    https://bit.ly/3fYdjgx


    6 months ago
  • birthdaycandles

    My entry for Prompt 4
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/166811/version/327611


    7 months ago
  • birthdaycandles

    Oh I’m so entering this, sounds like so much fun! :D


    7 months ago
  • amazing grace

    For prompt 4
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/165958/version/325315


    7 months ago
  • Just_A_Memory

    Replying: Ha! I wouldn't say famous. I'm just a normal chic who likes to hang out with people. XD You can seriously go into a whistle? That's WAY up there! I can only get to a high "G" if I use my head-space.


    7 months ago
  • Just_A_Memory

    Know you don't know me, but I'm excited to do this! Can't promise it'll be any good, but I can try my best. Also, I'm a soprano 1 too! Though my voice ranges to a Tenor if needs be. That was something you didn't need to know, but it's there now XD


    7 months ago
  • purplepanache

    woah, what an interesting contest, i'd so love to enter. hope my creative juices flow quite enough lmao.


    7 months ago
  • Deleted User

    for prompt 1
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/165663/version/324681


    7 months ago
  • amazing grace

    how many pieces can i enter?


    7 months ago
  • Klaiir

    For prompt 4
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/165459/version/324271


    7 months ago
  • Dmoral

    i just kinda started writing and this happened---prompt #3
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/165447/version/324262


    7 months ago
  • joella

    I love this concept!! can't wait to enter :)


    7 months ago
  • ~Bryn~

    Prompt 3, roll 3
    https://www.writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/165135/version/323973

    Prompt 2 roll 6
    https://www.writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/165133/version/323471

    Prompt 1 roll 1
    https://www.writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/165131/version/323464
    I LOVED these prompts!!


    7 months ago
  • Boogie With Stu

    Okay here it is:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/165274/version/323858
    Hope you like it!


    7 months ago
  • Boogie With Stu

    Okay, I just rolled for prompt two and got serpent, raven and sword :) I LOVE this idea, it's so unique and fun.


    7 months ago
  • elliem

    Ash1721, mia_:)

    Yes, you can enter once per prompt. :)

    mia_:)
    Yes, you can write using sci-fi words, and have it not be about sci-fi.


    7 months ago
  • mia_:)

    also, can i write for the sci fi prompt, but not have my piece be about sci fi? thanks!


    7 months ago
  • mia_:)

    can we enter with more than one prompt? I can't wait! This looks so fun!


    7 months ago
  • amazing grace

    Here's mine for prompt 1
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/164794/version/323049

    And I'm gonna enter more later.


    7 months ago
  • Dmoral

    i think i'm gonna give in and enter another prompt *sighs*


    7 months ago
  • elliem

    amazing grace

    Oh awesome! :) Can’t wait to read.


    7 months ago
  • amazing grace

    i have a really funny story about this. so i started writing my piece for prompt 1 and about 500 words in i realized that this would make a great full length story. i'm still entering it as a short story, but i will make it into a full length one later.


    7 months ago
  • amazing grace

    this sounds so cool!!!!! i want to enter all of them, but i should warn you if i enter prompt 4 it might not be very good (i've never written romance)


    7 months ago
  • Dmoral

    wait, my first link might not work. here:

    prompt 4:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/164700/version/322543


    7 months ago
  • ineffable

    Prompt 4
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/164677/version/322463


    7 months ago
  • mia_:)

    Wow, this is so fun! I totally agree with Halopoet; I'm drowning in pieces that need to be written! But your contest is so unique, I can't wait to enter!


    7 months ago
  • Halopoet

    Whoo this is gonna be fun. Im definately gonna enter but it may take me a while as there are soo many other competitions im entering.


    7 months ago
  • elliem

    Vinter Vejen

    Of course! :)


    7 months ago
  • Dmoral

    *sighs*
    i love this so much that i can't not enter. but my piece might have to be written a little hasty......(i'll explain why when the time comes)


    7 months ago
  • Deleted User

    This seems so fun elliemccul! I totally got what you meant, no shade at all.
    Also, could i enter a prompt like fantasy while still using the words and not making it a fantasy writing?


    7 months ago
  • elliem

    fatpanda

    Oh gosh no I’m sorry! :( I wasn’t trying to shade. I’m sorry if it came out that way, I just meant that it’s sort of an odd contest because it’s sort of a contest and sort of a game. All the contests I’ve seen before have all been completely original and interesting, I just haven’t seen any that involve dice or a little bit of a game. I don’t mean to offend anyone or insult other contests in any way, I love participating in other contests and applaud the writers that host them. Thank you though and I hope to see your piece as I’ve seen your writing before and I love it :) <3


    7 months ago
  • fatpanda

    "But it's going to be a good one, and unlike all others that I’ve seen thus far." the shADE
    lovely prompts, will try to enter!


    7 months ago