Doodleninja

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pfp is thinker & prose from my series "stereo tropes co."!

christian
infj/infp
mexipina
full-time doodler
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physically i am here, mentally i'm in a galaxy far far away :)

soli Deo gloria!

Message from Writer

"you write so beautifully. your mind must be a terrible place."
always on the lookout for tragic backstories and broken characters. :D

check out my series "Stereo Tropes Co."!
where story tropes run amuck in an office setting!

LAST DAY TO ENTER!!! | A Lil' User Contest for the Drama Queen in You :D #dramatize contest

June 30, 2020

FREE WRITING

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I call it a lil' user contest, because it's little. I want to try out this user-contest thing, so thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

There shall be TWO prompts

Prompt #1:
Take a normal, everyday action or routine or event. Now...DRAMATIZE IT. Exaggerate! Sensationalize! Like the title says, bring out the inner drama queen in you. If it's a positive event, act like it's the best thing in the world. If it's a negative event, act like it's the end of the world. The spotlight is on the character and they must entertain the audience, even if they're just brushing their teeth.
Fancy Shakespearean language is optional :D

CRITERIA for Prompt #1
Total points available: 50
  • up to 10 points for clarity (even in all the exaggeration, can we still understand what's going on?)
  • up to 20 points for creativity (how extraordinary can you make a mundane event)
  • up to 20 points for DRAMA (hyperbolized actions, fanciful words, and the character being extra)

Prompt #2:
Write a dramatic monologue. It should be written in first person and the narrator is the only one who is speaking. I'd like to see how, through only this monologue, you can portray the character's personality and weave a story into it. The character can be talking to themself, or can be talking to another person.
Check out an example of mine here: Taking Back the Crown

CRITERIA for Prompt #2
Total points available: 30
  • up to 15 points for character (through choice of vocab, formatting, poetry, can you bring out this character's voice and unique personality through their spoken words?)
  • up to 15 points for story (can you tell a story, whether backstory or what's really going on right now, through one person speaking?)
I'm super excited to see what you guys come up with!

How to enter/additional notes:
  • like this piece if you're planning on entering
  • link your entry in a comment below, and either put the hashtag #dramatize in the title of your piece, or mention the piece is for my contest in the piece's footnotes :)
  • also in the footnotes mention which prompt your piece is for
  • everyone who enters gets a like and a comment on their entry, AND a follow from me!
  • DEADLINE is June 30
  • you can enter as many pieces as you want for either prompt, but you can only place once for a prompt (so for Prompt 1, you couldn't get 1st and 2nd place)
RANKINGS
For each prompt there will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and then maybe some honorable mentions if I get that many entries.

PRIZES
  • 1st Place gets a peer review on THREE (3) pieces of their choice, a comment on TEN (10) pieces of their choice, PLUS they get to choose the topic of my next piece about Stereo Tropes Co. (aka the next trope I poke some fun at; if you're unaware of that series, check out the footnotes)
  • 2nd Place gets a peer review on TWO (2) pieces of their choice, and a comment on FIVE (5) pieces of their choice
  • 3rd Place gets a peer review on ONE (1) piece of their choice and a comment on THREE (3) pieces of their choice



If you have any questions about any of this, feel free to ask! 
Have a splendiferous day!

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32 Comments
  • happy butterfly

    hey,im not in the writers group so i couldn't comment on your piece" he will defy". i just wanted to say that its really cool and very well written.and i love how you used all three words! great flash fiction<3


    5 months ago
  • MimiChoudhury

    My entry for prompt 2:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/163225/version/319213

    I don't know if it will fit in the prompt or not. Please inform me if it doesn't .


    5 months ago
  • SunV

    My entry: For prompt 2... I'm still not very sure if it fits the requirements, but I'm still going to submit it:

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/172863/version/342337


    5 months ago
  • SunV

    Soo... I wrote a piece earlier on the site which was kind of an Eulogy if there was a scene which would show the funeral after the war in Harry Potter, with Harry speaking to the crowd. Is it possible to enter that into prompt 2? It is quite dramatic...


    5 months ago
  • Emi

    For prompt 2:
    https://www.writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/176299/version/351040


    5 months ago
  • BizzleWrites

    For prompt tow:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/176322/version/351037


    5 months ago
  • BizzleWrites

    Link to my entry for prompt two https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/176316/version/351032


    5 months ago
  • Emi

    For prompt 1:
    https://www.writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/176296/version/350971


    5 months ago
  • Deleted User

    Here's one for prompt 2:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/176113/version/350504


    5 months ago
  • Deleted User

    I totally forgot to link it, here is my piece for prompt 2:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/168996/version/333175


    5 months ago
  • Eblinn

    Hi! I liked writing this so much. This is for prompt #1:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/175145/version/348240


    6 months ago
  • The Moving Finger Writes

    I wrote this piece and then saw this contest, so I figured why not? It’s for prompt #2:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/174362/version/346546


    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
  • Deleted User

    I'll definitely try ;)


    6 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Replying: Thanks! I'm so glad I am able to inspire you. :)


    6 months ago
  • Cata Londo

    Hi, I'm happy to be participating in your contest. My piece is titled "KEEPING UP THE ACT".
    Really hope you like it, this is the link for it.
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/170715/version/337820


    6 months ago
  • Emi

    I will definitely be participating! Prepare for Shakespeare galore!


    6 months ago
  • Currently Unavailable

    So I am approximately halfway through my Cedric + Hermione series. I am so happy that so many people have enjoyed this series. Thank you so much! Also, I have two new series that I have recently started writing. “Eight People To Go” and “The Academy of Minds.” Be sure to check them out! Thank you for being such a wonderful follower! ;)


    6 months ago
  • delete

    For prompt one! https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/170198/version/336201


    6 months ago
  • Eleanor M

    replying: thanks for bringing those questions to my attention! yes, you have to include the hashtag; you can definitely submit a piece you've already published; but I ask that you only submit one piece per prompt. however, you can enter for more than one prompt, if you'd like.


    6 months ago
  • Cheshire Cat

    I will try


    6 months ago
  • Quarkoala

    Almost forgot, make sure to comment on the announcement linked below the pieces you want comments on.


    6 months ago
  • Quarkoala

    Congratualations; this contest has won the title "Competition of the Week."
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/169795/version/335063


    6 months ago
  • 2am Ghost

    For prompt numero 2:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/169593/version/334525


    6 months ago
  • outoftheblue

    For Prompt 1:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/169545/version/334349


    6 months ago
  • An A in Ana

    For prompt one
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/169418/version/334126


    6 months ago
  • journal.scribbles

    *reads prizes and gasps* CHOOSING A TOPIC FOR STEREO TROPES CO!? MUST ENTER CONTEST! XD Here’s my piece for Prompt 1 (and the french fries :) )
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/169412/version/334112


    6 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    For prompt 2:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/157136/version/325235
    (Thanks for answering all my questions)


    6 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Since I'm entering a previously posted piece, can I just mention the prompt in the comment on this post? I don't want to lose all of my comments and likes.


    6 months ago
  • MarvelousMarshmallow

    Replying: Nice pun lmao


    6 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Can I enter something I've already written (providing it fits)?


    6 months ago
  • outoftheblue

    Great prompts and a super unique idea! i'd love to enter for Prompt 1, but it can be prose or poetry right?


    6 months ago