All right guys, so I want to try something new/ retry something old.
A long time ago, when I was a new and enthusiastic writer, I started a writing contest that I held bi-weekly. In the end, it crashed and burned because I honestly just couldn’t keep up with writing, school, and life all at the same time.
I was overwhelmed and I lost interest.
It’s about three years later and I want to give this another shot for multiple reasons.
1. I really love reading other people’s writing.
2. I really love prompts
3. I want to get reacquainted with my community.
It’s no secret that I have been MIA for a long time – with sporadic and sparse content here and there for the past couple of years. I have my reasons, which I might properly get into another time but for now the basic is this – I want to blog again. I want to follow that passion that drove me when I was 15 again.
So with this background info given, it’s time to reveal my true intentions of today.
I want to start a new writing contest on here!
It will be called ‘The Quil Pot Writing Contest.’
Okay, so this new contest will work as follows.
I’m going to give a prompt each week along with a maximum word goal. (I don’t mind short things I just don’t have the time to read long things)
Then you get to write something based on this prompt.
I want to see creativity. I want to see the passion. I want to see skill.
You can get your entry to me in two ways.
- If you have your own blog, you can make it a post and link it to me – making sure that I can find it.
- The second method would be to simply send it to me through this box.
I’m going to read through all the entries and at the end of the week, I’ll pick a favorite.
If you win, your response will be made a post on my blog – for the world to see. I’ll be sure to give you all the credit as I share it across my platforms.
So what are we waiting for? Let’s start.
Today’s prompt is:
Twisted fairy tale
Choose your favorite fairy tale and write a piece about the villain’s point of view.
Do they see themselves as the hero of their own story, or do they know they’re the villain?
Could there be an ulterior motive behind their actions?
The word limit is… 2 000
You can make it shorter but you can’t make it longer. You can do flash fiction or poetry. I love both so I won’t mind to see it.
Good luck writing!