Haven't used penana in years? Just checking in for nostalgia? Write something for old times sake! Can be any subject, just write whatever you want, don't worry if it's terrible :) This is just for fun so don't take it too seriously.
Another week long poetry contest! I keep forgetting about this, sorry. Anyway, have fun!
I feel like I haven't really been living up to my title as a Pen Influencer , so I decided to start a weekly poetry contest! It's pretty self-explanatory; A week long contest for poets new and old! I may even make it a regular thing!(If I can remember to) Anywho, I'll stop talking now. Have fun writing!
(Btw, your poems can be about whatever you like. Be creative!)
Who? Where? Why? NO! HELP!! Please....
Write a story based off of these words. It could begin with them, they could be included in the story, or they can simply inspire you. You don't have to include them. Prize is the same as always. You have four weeks.(Also, the title is supposed to be wingdings. I don't know why it changed it)
Listen to these songs, then pick one and write a story based off of it. Prize is the same as always. Check out my other contests if you don't know what it is. (btw, this is a redo of a previous contest, since that one only got one entry)
Listen to these songs, then pick one and write a story based off of it. Prize is the same as always. Check out my other contests if you don't know what it is.
You have ten minutes to write about the first thing that pops into your head. Set a timer, and start typing. Don't stop until the timer is finished. Once it hits zero, you can go back to edit, but don't change the story. The prize is the same as it is with all of my contests: Major promotion for a story of your choice. Now, go get writing!
The prompt for this contest is the cover. Tell the story behind the picture in the cover(here's the link). The prize will be the same as the one for Hitting Zero.Major promotion for a story of your choice. There's not much else I can say. Get writing!
If a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate, would you want to know?
You are going to write a one-shot based on this quote. The one-shot will be about your character's timer hitting zero. The winner will have a story of their choice promoted in every way possible. Email, forums, I'll even post a link to it on Tumblr. Now get writing, because you have four weeks.
Write a short story that has to do with these...
A Fairy Godmother
Please have it 3 minutes or less. Good luck and have fun.
Just six words, is all you need. It can be about anything, anyone and etc..
Six words only, Be original, okay.
This contest is quite simple.
Write one or two paragraphs about a criminal, highlighting their crimes and providing a reward in the way a wanted poster might. Provide details of each crime and details of their appearance. If they are a character from a book, you can state what book they're from after your entry and use whatever form of money you wish.
An example entry:
Star, bounty hunter, trained assassin
Wanted For: Murder, Theft, Destruction of Property, Mass Genocide of Two Species, Assault, Arson, Armed Robbery, Trespassing, Attempts to Deceive Police Officers, Kidnapping, Ransom
Bounty: 10,000,000 Credits
From my book The Bounty Hunter.
So screw happy endings. They are to mainstream anyway. I want to read a tragic ending/story, because who likes happy endings, ami right.
Write five paragraphs about YOU!
Finish the sentence below:
When I look into the mirror, I see...
Remember to have fun! 1-3 sentences maximum:)
This is less of a contest, and more of a whole lot of fun, but this was the only way I could get a ton of writers on one prompt. I'm pretty bummed that it has to be a contest, you're all winners in my book, mais, c'est la vie.
So, here it is. The challenge today is: Quick Writes! You are allowed 3 minutes to write to your heart's content about whatever pops into that creative, magnificent mind of yours. Time yourself, have someone else time you, ask Siri to time you! You're only allowed3 MINUTES. If the timer stops in the middle of a sentence, finish that sentence, and write nothing more!
But, here's your catch: your quick write has to be based off the last sentence of the previous issue! That's right! THE LAST SENTENCE OF THE PREVIOUS ISSUE!Bonne chance!
THE FIRST ISSUEgets the chance to choose the beginning of their quick write from any of the starters listed below:
1. It sounded like violin music, but it was coming from the basement...
2. There's only one thing in the world I'm afraid of...
3. They sat next to each other on the train, still pretending to be complete strangers...
4. At first, I thought it was the cat, but it was...
5. There was only one way to keep her quiet, and it was going to cost us...
Make your last sentence bold, italicized,underlined, CAPITALIZED, or even insert a
horizontal line bar
to separate it from the rest of your work. Just make sure it's easily distinguishable from the rest.
Remember contestants, you CANNOTread anyone else's issue EXCEPTfor their LAST SENTENCE. We can all enjoy the promisingly majestic story after the contest is over. :)
So, I think this would be the most efficient and organized way to attempt this. First, those who wish to write should join as a challenger. Then, comment with 'First' if you are first to comment for a spot. Then, comment 'Second' if you are second to comment for a spot. Then, comment 'Third' or 'Fourth' or 'Fifth' ect ect, in accordance to when you managed to comment. Whomever commented 'First' is our first quick write and is allowed to choose a topic. Whomever commented 'Second' bases their quick write off of the last sentence of the previous issue (the 1st issue.) Whomever commented 'Third' bases their quick write off of the last sentence of the previous issue (the 2nd issue) and so on and so forth.
If it is your turn to write, please don't dawdle. There might be others anxious to write after you. No one has to fuss over grammar and spelling. You only have 3 minutes, so don't worry about it. This is more for fun than a competition, but I hope it also challenges you. :)
That was a lot to cover, and I am positive that there are still holes in my explanation. If anything didn't make sense, and you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
I know, what a long contest explanation, right?! But this can only truly succeed with the honest system and working together as a community. After all, we aren't just a hodgepodge of wishful writers, each desperate to be the most popular read or have the most fans. We're Penana. We ARE a community of writers and, most of all, friends, and I know we can pull this off with flying colors!
So, you! Yes, YOU!Join as a challenger to this controlled chaos, and write like your fingers caught fire! What have you got to lose?