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Quille

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Elfboy 08/19/19!

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Message to Readers

ONLY FOUR DAYS LEFT!!!!
Some fantabulous entries so far!
I'd love to see more :DD
Remember you can do poetry too if you want and there's no word limit so it can be as short or long as you want.
Also, all entries will be reviewed :D
Have fun, guys :DD

The Cliffhanger Queen's Contest

January 17, 2019

FREE WRITING

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This is probably not the best time to host a contest, but I wanted to give it a shot.

Prompt: Whatever you want, but it should have a catchy title and a good cliffhanger at the end.

Deadline: January 21st. That gives you all one month.

Tag: #cliffhangerqueencontest

Prizes:
  1. Fifteen reviews; Five comments; Three shout-outs. Your piece will also head an 11 piece series on here.
  2. Ten reviews; Three comments; Two shout-outs. I will use a character from your piece.
  3. Five reviews; One comment; One shout-out. Your piece will be used for ideas in the series.
Honorable Mention: One review. 

All entries will be reviewed after the contest. 
The series started with the 1st place entry should appear a week after the contest deadline.

Pieces will be judged on: personal preference, writing quality, title--which will probably become the title of the series, and especially, the cliffhanger :)

Have fun guys and I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

 

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106 Comments
  • Dmoral13

    SUBMITTED ON TIME! I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    7 months ago
  • Quille

    Ok, I'll probably be having another contest sometime soon, so I'll be looking forward to your entry then :DDDD
    Thank you for letting me know and I hope you are having a fantastic day :DDDDDD


    7 months ago
  • Jae

    Hey Quille, I am so, so, so sorry, but i did not get a chance o enter your contest which rlly breaks my heart! I started a piece last month, but then got majorly sidetracked, i am soooooooo sorry, and hope i will be able to make it into your future contests!!!
    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D


    7 months ago
  • Serendipity

    Here it is! Sorry for the delay, but I finally made it! :>>>
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/98030/version/189792


    7 months ago
  • RNE

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/99705/version/189542
    Ahhhh! I need to sleep!!


    7 months ago
  • Quille

    O.K. I'll check them out soon :DD Thank you very much for participating :DDD


    7 months ago
  • Xavier Nelson

    And another one because I found a couple errors :^) (I seriously hate this WTW mechanic)

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/96701/version/188665


    7 months ago
  • Xavier Nelson

    I updated "The Dreamcatcher" I would appreciate it if you would read this version. I deleted the other one. Here's the updated version:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/96701/version/188526


    7 months ago
  • Quille

    Cool! I can't wait to read your entry :DDD


    7 months ago
  • xXlunagirlXx

    I'll try and do my best, but I am fairly new, so it might not be that good. I'll be entering Shadow World


    7 months ago
  • b-yootifuldreamer

    I'll try!


    7 months ago
  • spearmint

    I tried out anyway, let's see how this goes.


    7 months ago
  • spearmint

    I thought the contest was already over, so I didn't join....
    But now it seems like it's too late to write anything good. LOL :)


    7 months ago
  • Johanna

    And another entry!!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/86801/version/167659


    7 months ago
  • Johanna

    Here is one I wrote just for this:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/98037/version/186486
    Also, thought I'll enter Haemolacria- sorry but it's really long (and I didn't add the hashtag)
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/77438/version/168248


    7 months ago
  • Majestically Awkward Manatee

    I just noticed the spelling mistakes I made!!! I was writing this at like 11 so I was super tired! I'm gonna fix those :) I'll probably make some more edits too, I really don't like it :/


    7 months ago
  • CuriosityKilledTheCat

    And another one!!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/97912/version/186244


    7 months ago
  • CuriosityKilledTheCat

    Here is mine!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/97909/version/186242


    7 months ago
  • CuriosityKilledTheCat

    Oh nevermind, I just read through the comments. : )


    7 months ago
  • CuriosityKilledTheCat

    Hi there!!
    Just wondering, can we enter multiple pieces?


    7 months ago
  • Ashleigh2403

    here is mine
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/97727/version/185926


    7 months ago
  • Quille

    Aight! Some awesome entries, dudes! :DD


    7 months ago
  • .audrey michelle.

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/97542/version/185904

    enjoy!


    7 months ago
  • catgirl_55555

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/91126/version/185806
    done!! that was fun :> sorry its kinda short and dark :< thanks for hosting!! <3


    7 months ago
  • korra4life

    Finally wrote it! Fun contest, I must admit. I hope you don't mind, but I decided to attribute this to you. You'll realize it as you read.
    Anyway... never promised that this would be good:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/97647/version/185792


    7 months ago
  • Majestically Awkward Manatee

    Just published!! Thanks for holding such a wonderful contest :D


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    XD Can't wait to read your entry! :DD


    8 months ago
  • Majestically Awkward Manatee

    Oh never mind, I just saw the message to readers XD


    8 months ago
  • Majestically Awkward Manatee

    Wait, is there a word limit??


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    Yay! :DD


    8 months ago
  • Big Blue

    Blue has finished their entry! Hope you enjoy reading!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/97528/version/185565


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    O.K. I can't wait to read it :DD


    8 months ago
  • Big Blue

    Blue is entering! They will post their entry in the comments after they have finished and published it.


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    Yay! :DD I can't wait to read it :D And @Majestically Awkward Manatee, I'm sure you're not terrible at cliffhangers :DD


    8 months ago
  • Majestically Awkward Manatee

    I think I’m going to enter!! Just give me some time! I’m terrible at cliffhangers!!! :P


    8 months ago
  • Christy Wisdom

    I've entered.


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    I have read the Percy Jackson books, I didn't really care for them though. His cliffhangers are pretty good though :)
    BTW, thanks for the 30th star :DD I can't wait to see your entry! :DD


    8 months ago
  • Kahasai

    Your contest title is really catchy. I love it. Have you read anything by Rick Riordan--specifically, the third book of Heroes of Olympus series? Because he'd be king of the cliffhanger contest ... Well, he'd compete with sixth book in Keys to the Kingdom by Garth Nix, or the fourth book of the Green Rider series by Kristen Britain.


    8 months ago
  • Kahasai

    I'm going to give you the 30th star, then I'll see if I can enter.

    You said anything, and didn't give a word limit ... So I guess a section of a novel could do well ...


    8 months ago
  • .audrey michelle.

    im in!!! aight...

    and ye.. PA!!!


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    No, I was planning to use the first place piece to start a miniseries on here, but that's optional, especially if the winner would rather I didn't. I was just trying to come up with a unique prize :D


    8 months ago
  • Kenny

    "the series started with the first place entry,,"
    I don't understand. Is it required to also continue the story later from where we left off?


    8 months ago
  • pencils.and.paper.roses

    I finished my piece!! :D I'm so excited XD. Anyway, I'm linking the first story that it's a sequel too as well as the piece I'm actually entering.
    First book (for context, not as an entry): https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/97198/version/184912
    Second book (my actual entry): https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/97197/version/184913


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    The hashtag goes in the title so that when I search it, you're piece will come up :)
    Welcome to WtW! :DD


    8 months ago
  • Smile

    Wow this is really cool! I'm still new, so for the hashtag to I put it in the title or the first line? Sorry, I don't know.


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    Thank you guys for entering! I'm getting really excited about this :DD


    8 months ago
  • horsiegirl

    Hey, I just updated my story, Thorns, for this contest. Thanks for this opportunity!


    8 months ago
  • pencils.and.paper.roses

    Yay, thanks so much!! :D I'm excited to enter it and will do so as soon as it's done.


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    Yes, that would totally be allowed :DD Anybody who doesn't want either a character or a mini-series is totally welcome to still enter and I just won't use their piece that part. They can still win :DD
    Looking forward to your entry and good luck with the novel! :DD


    8 months ago
  • pencils.and.paper.roses

    One more question XD. I'm writing a book that's a sequel (I can link the first one if you want), it's majorly long for WtW, and I reaaaallly want to enter because it's going to have an awesome cliffhanger at the end. If I enter it, I'd be willing to forfeit the mini-series and just have one of my characters used. :P Would this be allowed?


    8 months ago
  • Johanna

    I'll try to get something in!


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    Thanks for entering! I'll read it ASAP :DD


    8 months ago
  • The Bubbling Pen

    Here's my entry <3 Titled "Mosquito To A Lamp"
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/96837/version/184346

    Hope you enjoy and good luck to all the other contestants :)


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    @Kenny, I love fantasy, but humor is fun too. You pick :D


    8 months ago
  • Kenny

    So, I have two ideas: one is humour, the other weird fantasy-angst. Which would you prefer?


    8 months ago
  • fatpanda

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/96834/version/184174
    I'm not exactly sure if this qualilifies, but it was worth a shot!


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    @rosemarywisdom, O.K. :DD
    I can't wait to read everybody's entries!!! :DD


    8 months ago
  • rosemarywisdom

    @Quille, I'd love to see an Unspoken spinoff series written by you, though; that's why I asked XD


    8 months ago
  • rosemarywisdom

    @Quille, I'd love to see an Unspoken spinoff series written by you, though; that's why I asked XD


    8 months ago
  • Ashleigh2403

    letting you know I decided to extend my deadline 2 days


    8 months ago
  • Serendipity

    totally going to do this!
    (if i'm not too lazy xD)


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    O.K. :D


    8 months ago
  • paperbird

    i edited "my mother the face-maker" and made a new version. you can count either one as entries--i don't care much--but i'd prefer if you took a look at the new one.


    8 months ago
  • rainandsonder

    ohhh ok, that makes sense.


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    @Early Pearl, you can use any prompt you want; even poetry! Just have fun :D
    @RainAndSonder, I meant that I generally ignore advice as to what I should write and what I shouldn't. That's all. I love to receive other tips and feedback, but I'm going to write what I want to :D


    8 months ago
  • pencils.and.paper.roses

    Oh, quick question: can we use a prompt we saw elsewhere? I have an entire Pinterest board full of prompts I’m dying to use. :)


    8 months ago
  • pencils.and.paper.roses

    Holy COW, that’s s huge prize! And a great contest! I’M TOTALLY ENTERING!!


    8 months ago
  • rainandsonder

    i don’t want to bothering you but i was wondering, what do you mean in your message to write when you say that you love critical feedback but “generally ignore writing advice”? isn’t that kind of contradictory? and why would you ignore it when it could help you? i’m just wondering, i hope i don’t seem rude or anything


    8 months ago
  • Marerider

    Here is my piece! https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/96034/version/183624
    I hope you enjoy it!


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    I will permit three different entries if you want :D I'm really looking forward to reading yours :DD


    8 months ago
  • muppet

    Can we submit multiple entries?


    8 months ago
  • muppet

    This is so exciting! Titles and cliffhangers are both hard for me, but I'm going to do it because the lack of a word limit is too sweet to ignore.


    8 months ago
  • paperbird

    alright; that's mostly what i'm doing :)


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    I think what I'd like more is if you just pointed out places in my writing where added descriptions/characterization or grammar is needed, places you feel confused, places/phrases/wording you like, and things like that.
    I'm really glad you weren't offended :D
    Thank you and Merry Christmas again! :DD


    8 months ago
  • paperbird

    @quille so do you want me to point to specific instances or give u general advice?
    it’s fine btw i wasn’t offended. merry christmas!


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    I love to receive feedback. I was only trying to make it clear that there is a difference between critical feedback and advice that I'm already following. I hope you weren't offended :) Merry Christmas! :DD


    8 months ago
  • paperbird

    i guess i'm wondering why you asked for reviews if you're not going to take advice into consideration.


    8 months ago
  • paperbird

    so i saw your new message from writer. do you want to stop receiving critical feedback? i thought you liked it, but if it's not helpful i don't have to.


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    Awesome! My first entry :D


    8 months ago
  • paperbird

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/96273/version/183475
    it's really long but i'd really appreciate it if you read all of it. i hope the ending was cliffhanger-ish. i'm not an expert but i tried.


    8 months ago
  • green.eyes.gurl

    This is gonna be so fun! :D


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    Writing :)


    8 months ago
  • Misfit

    Say, where'd you get a nickname like Stoneheart


    8 months ago
  • Xavier Nelson

    I'm already thinking of ideas in my head x3
    I'm excited!


    8 months ago
  • rainandsonder

    heyo mi boi


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    If you wanted to still enter Unspoken, that'll be fine and you'll still receive reviews if you win :D


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    I would say yes, but part of the prize was to turn the winning piece into a series and Unspoken is already a series :) I would love to have you enter though and imagine a very wonderful cliffhanger :D


    8 months ago
  • rosemarywisdom

    I'm notorious for cliffhangers in Unspoken, which has quite a catchy title, so can I enter a fragment of it?


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    Yay! I can't wait :D


    8 months ago
  • Christy Wisdom

    Alright, I don't know how long it'll take, but I'm working on an entry :)


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    YES!!!!!!!!!!! I was really hoping you'd enter :D
    I don't mind long :D Have fun with it! :DD


    8 months ago
  • korra4life

    This prompt is too open ended.... but my competitive spirit is telling me to enter pronto...
    Alright, fine. I'll do it.
    Just letting you know, my entry will probably be crap and also extremely long. I need more restraints, :D


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    Can't wait to read it! Long's O.K. no word limit :D Also, prompt was whatever so.... :DD


    8 months ago
  • paperbird

    working on my entry. just a warning, it's gonna be long. it's also realistic fiction and kinda sad. probably not exactly what you were looking for but oh well


    8 months ago
  • paperbird

    k


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    I really don't care that much. You can do whatever :D


    8 months ago
  • paperbird

    i think i'm going to enter. a question--do you prefer capital letters or the lowercase aesthetic?


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    Please do enter! I would love to see what you do with this prompt and would still be happy to give you reviews if you win :DD
    Also, thank you for the reviews :D


    8 months ago
  • paperbird

    i'm tempted to enter--fifteen reviews is a lot, and you're a detailed reviewer--but i feel like maybe i should hold off because you're already reviewing so much of my work. i also really like the prompt. idk.
    btw chapter 6 review will come asap


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    Yay!! :D


    8 months ago
  • RNE

    DAMN the cliffhanger queen's contest is so fitting for you. I mean your cliffhangers can make a grizzly bear cry( i say that with experience.. i'm secretly a grizzly bear). I am so going to take part.


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    Also, I forgot to mention that the 1st place winner will receive the title of Cliffhanger King/Queen for a week :D.


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    Awesome!!! I can't wait to read all of your entries (judging from these comments, they'll be good :)


    8 months ago
  • Mangolover

    Haha! U definitely are a Cliff-hanger QUEEN :P Imma try, but NO guarantees, cuz I'm stressed on exams!! I'll do my best :D


    8 months ago
  • BrokenSmile

    I’m going try, but probably going to fail. I’m a starting writer, and young, so pretty mush everyone on here is a better writer than me. Gl HF!!! :D :D


    8 months ago
  • Jae

    This sounds really interesting, and I'm definitely going to enter.
    I'm brand new to WtW, and I usually have a lot to say, but I'm not so sure how to say everything, so all these contests are totally helping me! :D


    8 months ago