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paperbird

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Message to Readers

ONLY ONE DAY LEFT!

I'M HOLDING A CONTEST!

November 24, 2018

FREE WRITING

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I know, a very original idea.  I know, the first user-hosted contest on this site ever.  I'm just creative like that.

NO POETRY, PLEASE.  I'd also prefer fiction stories over informational pieces/personal narratives.

I'm probably going to republish this piece about a gazillion times to make sure people enter.

PROMPT:
Your piece must include the word "needle".  The piece can be based around needles or it can mention the word once, but the word MUST be in there.  I don't care where you go with it (but make sure it's WtW appropriate).

I'm going to choose winners based on plot, character arc, themes, and most especially writing style.  Writing that is flowing and detailed is particularly important to me.  I'm also probably going to be rating them on how interesting they are to me.  Disclaimer: I don't much like love stories or cliche stuff unless they're really well-written.  I would say I'm a sucker for sci-fi and unusual ideas, but I'm open to lots of genres.

WORD LIMIT:
100+ words

DUE DATE:
November 25 (unless there's further notice).  Winners will be announced the day after.

TITLES:
Include #paperbirdcontest in the title; tell me in the comments once you've submitted if you want me to read yours as fast as possible.  I'm going to carefully read and like all entries.  I will also write a lengthy comment about what I liked in your piece.
Please leave a link to this piece in your entry so that word can spread.

PRIZES:
1st Place
-A follow (if I'm not already following you)
-Three detailed reviews on the pieces of your choice
-I will read through your pieces and give likes twenty that I enjoyed reading.

2nd Place
-A follow (if I'm not already following you)
-Two detailed reviews on the pieces of your choice
-I will read through your pieces and give likes to ten that I enjoyed reading.

3rd Place (IF WE GET ENOUGH ENTRIES)
-A follow (if I'm not already following you)
-One detailed review on the piece of your choice
-I will read through your pieces and give likes to five that I enjoyed reading.

I know giving reviews as a prize might not seem like a lot, but believe me, my reviews are DETAILED.  I put a serious amount of time and consideration into them, and I like to give a lot of specific feedback.


If you have any questions (or if I left anything out), please ask me in the comments!  I will respond ASAP.

Happy writing!


 
Lots of you may be wondering why I chose to host this contest on my regular profile instead of on Corner Writing Club, the club profile I share with RainAndSonder.  I guess I wanted to do something that's more personal and interesting to me, and something that I can clearly take credit for.  Corner Writing Club will no doubt hold more contests in the future, but right now I want to focus on being Paperbird.

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57 Comments
  • Johanna

    Also, sorry if my piece is a little poetry-ish


    10 months ago
  • Johanna

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/91507/version/174287


    10 months ago
  • The Dreamer

    Here is my entry : https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/91136/version/174237


    10 months ago
  • Live.Breathe.Feel.Love

    Finished!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/88768/version/173806


    10 months ago
  • paperbird

    Thank you! I will read these once I have time.


    10 months ago
  • Joiei

    Just submitted my entry. I am open for comments and suggestions guys. Thank you!

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/91613/version/173646


    10 months ago
  • Aarushikrishnan

    Just submitted my entry! Read it here- https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/87147/version/173627


    10 months ago
  • RNE

    Count me innnnnnnnnn!


    10 months ago
  • artificialaorta

    just published my entry! hope you at least enjoy reading
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/91581/version/173613


    10 months ago
  • Ashleigh2403

    Here is my entry titled Needle in a Haystack#paperbirdcontest
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/91556/version/173559


    10 months ago
  • Anha

    Really hope you accept dual entries...
    sharp: https://www.writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/91127/version/172603


    10 months ago
  • Silver Pen

    Submission: Tyranicide#Paperbirdcontest.
    Wow it has been slack on WtW! Either everyone is doing school or they're all working on that novel competition.


    10 months ago
  • korra4life

    I just submitted a piece, "Thief." I try not to write cliche things at all but, it happens every once in a while. This piece is so much more different than what I usually write though so, I hope you enjoy.
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/90121/version/170656


    10 months ago
  • kaydenblue

    I've submitted The Internal Monologue of a Seamstress, hopefully it doesn't get taken down. The link is here so it's easier for you to find: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/90191/version/170534


    10 months ago
  • paperbird

    @AbigailSauble Thank you, I'll take a look!
    @kaydenblue I'm completely fine with reading a darker piece, but you might want to tone it down at least a little to avoid Write the World's censorship policies. Thank you for entering!!


    10 months ago
  • kaydenblue

    Hi Paperbird, would it be ok to submit a very dark/somewhat harrowing piece of writing? I'll put up a trigger warning before the opening of the piece and in the Message To Readers upon publication as well.


    10 months ago
  • AbigailSauble

    Too Late #paperbirdcontest
    I'm not sure that this fits all the requirements, but...it was fun. ;) Thanks for the idea!


    10 months ago
  • AbigailSauble

    This is a great idea. :)


    10 months ago
  • Silver Pen

    I think I might be able to enter. I don't know. I'll try to have something by the deadline.


    10 months ago
  • m.n.b

    I just put mine up :) thanks for the prompt


    10 months ago
  • Ryder

    Just put up a piece! :}


    10 months ago
  • paperbird

    @Quille Great, I'll check it out!


    10 months ago
  • Quille

    O.K. it's up! :D


    10 months ago
  • Quille

    Just putting mine up :D Thanks for giving such a good prompt!


    10 months ago
  • janice

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/88443/version/169808


    10 months ago
  • paperbird

    Thank you! I'll check it out.


    10 months ago
  • Blotted Ink with a Broken Quill

    I finished mine. Thank you for the idea.


    10 months ago
  • Majestically Awkward Manatee

    Hey Paperbird, I just finished writing my piece! Please check it out. Here is the link.
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/88591/version/168383

    Thank you for hosting this contest! I had fun writing my piece.


    10 months ago
  • Lee Fudge

    I did this.


    10 months ago
  • Mangolover

    You've already commented on this, but I'll just put it in the comments for easier access :)
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/86930/version/167344
    (Unfathomable)


    10 months ago
  • Lee Fudge

    I’ll try this.


    10 months ago
  • SomeFormOfWriting

    Devil's Darning Needle: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/87750/version/167815
    Sorry it's so long!


    10 months ago
  • Darth Plagueis The Wise66

    I'm in!!!


    10 months ago
  • paperbird

    Also, thank you for 20+ likes! I just earned the Bestseller badge, which is something I never thought I'd do.


    11 months ago
  • paperbird

    Oh, I forgot to mention this, but on the Winners Announced piece, I'm probably going to include favorite quotes and things from each of the pieces.


    11 months ago
  • Quille

    @Paperbird, thank you!


    11 months ago
  • paperbird

    @Oscar_Locke Thanks! I'll take a look.


    11 months ago
  • Oscar_Locke

    Hey @Paperbird, I finished my piece for the competition.
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/88510/version/167352


    11 months ago
  • paperbird

    @Quille You click on "manage versions" (next to where it says "continue writing" at the top of the piece). You should find the version that you have published (it has the word "Published" next to it. If you click on it you can find a thing that says, "Unpublish version" or something like that. Unpublish your work, then go back to "manage versions," find the same version you just unpublished, and publish it again.
    Thanks for considering my contest!


    11 months ago
  • Quille

    This sounds like a great contest and I plan to enter it if I can.
    Could you please tell me how you republish pieces without losing likes/comments?


    11 months ago
  • paperbird

    Okay, cool. You can definitely change if you feel like it, just notify me :)


    11 months ago
  • AminahMcBina

    Hey @Paperbird
    Okay, please don't take out "The Feelings Aren't Mutual." I just had some other ideas, and wanted to put them in this contest; I was just making sure that I could change my post, if I wanted. Thanks!!

    p.s. I usually just go by Mina :)


    11 months ago
  • Victoria Penning

    Sounds cool! I just don't really have the time. I hope everyone does great!!! :D


    11 months ago
  • paperbird

    @AminahMcBina That's totally fine! However, you can only have one piece per person. So if you make a new piece I'm not going to put "The Feelings Aren't Mutual" in the running. But I'd be happy to read a new piece if that's what you want to do.


    11 months ago
  • AminahMcBina

    I had submitted a piece (you read it already: "The Feelings Aren't Mutual"); but I was considering making a new piece...is that okay?


    11 months ago
  • Mary Wall

    I'll enter! Thank for hosting this!<3


    11 months ago
  • paperbird

    Thanks for entering! I'll check it out.


    11 months ago
  • AminahMcBina

    Hi @Paperbird, I just submitted a piece, for your contest. Thanks so much for making this prompt, twas fun, lol.
    -Mina


    11 months ago
  • paperbird

    Lol


    11 months ago
  • green.eyes.gurl

    I might write something (stuff has been happening lately) but mainly I came here to say that ACTUALLY I only have my ears pierced (ONE ON EACH EAR, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!). But to be fair I am planning on doing more on my ears by myself, maybe a navel, and I want a nose and an eyebrow but my parents won't let me. So overall, I say you were very accurate!


    11 months ago
  • Ellie!

    I'll see what I can throw together :) thanks for entering my contest! Now I'll have to see if I remember how to write anything that isn't poetry


    11 months ago
  • LackingASocialLife

    If I have an ounce of creativity left, I'm in.
    Just gotta say thanks for your awesome comment on my piece, it made me super happy. What you claimed is just what I'd like to do, not prompt people to join my religion, but to help them understand better than the medias view of homophobic murderers. I hope you're the first of many people I can show that we're not all that bad (with the disclaimer of people who use religion to support opinions that worsen the lives others; mean people can suck it.)


    11 months ago
  • Misfit

    This is going to be fun!


    11 months ago
  • SomeFormOfWriting

    I'm in! This going to be fun...


    11 months ago
  • R.j.Elsewhere

    So doing this!


    11 months ago
  • Ruthh

    Sounds cool! I’m definitely entering!


    11 months ago
  • janice

    I'm in!!!


    11 months ago