Posts Tagged ‘#amwriting’

#5MinuteFiction Week 58

July 5, 2011

What is 5MinuteFiction, you say? It’s an adrenaline-fueled, instant-gratification sort of writing contest. Sound fun? Great! Get in there and get dirty!

The Rules

* You get five minutes to write a piece of prose or poetry in any style or genre

* You must start your entry with this sentence: “You sure you want to do that, chief?”

(Note: The prompt is the word. The picture is for decoration/inspiration.)

* Post your entry as a comment to this post.

I’ll close the contest at 1:45. That gives you 5 minutes to write and ten to accommodate the vagaries of relative time, technology, and the fickle internets. If you are confused or just want to whine, feel free to email me.

At the close of the contest, this week’s guest judge, BigAl, @BooksAndPals, (find him on Facebook), indie book reviewer extraordinaire, will nominate five finalists.

I’ll put the nominees in a poll, and at 9:00 EDT tomorrow I’ll close the poll and declare the winner.

For updates, you can subscribe to my RSS Feed, “like” my Facebook Page, or follow me on twitter.

What’s the prize? Well, nothing, obviously. But we’ll all agree to tweet and/or blog about the winner of today’s contest so their fame and fortune will be assured.

A Few Notes:

* In the interest of time and formatting, it’s best to type straight into the comment box or notepad. It’s also smart to do a quick highlight and copy before you hit “post” just in case the internets decide to eat your entry. If your entry doesn’t appear right away, email me sometimes comments go into the suspected spam folder and I have to dig them out.

* I reserve the right to remove hate speech or similar but I’m not too picky about the other stuff.

* This is all for fun and self-promotion. So be sure to put your twitter handle at the end of your post and a link to your blog if you have one.

Creative Copy Challenge – My Turn

June 30, 2011

The lovely @shanearthur asked me to pick today’s words for the Creative Copy Challenge.

Go check it out and take the challenge. Not quite as anxiety producing as 5MinuteFiction, it’s still a great writing exercise and the community over there is great.

Creative Copy Challenge #156

#5MinuteFiction Week 57

June 28, 2011

What is 5MinuteFiction, you say? It’s an adrenaline-fueled, instant-gratification sort of writing contest. Sound fun? Great! Get in there and get dirty!

 

The Rules

* You get five minutes to write a piece of prose or poetry in any style or genre

* You must directly reference today’s prompt: duck

(Note: The prompt is the word. The picture is for decoration/inspiration.)

 
 
 
 

* Post your entry as a comment to this post.

I’ll close the contest at 1:45. That gives you 5 minutes to write and ten to accommodate the vagaries of relative time, technology, and the fickle internets. If you are confused or just want to whine, feel free to email me.

At the close of the contest, this week’s guest judge, Kathryn Magendie, Author, and Publishing Editor, Rose & Thorn, @katmagendie will nominate five finalists.

I’ll put the nominees in a poll, and at 9:00 EDT tomorrow I’ll close the poll and declare the winner.

 

For updates, you can subscribe to my RSS Feed, “like” my Facebook Page, or follow me on twitter.

What’s the prize? Usually nothing. But this week’s guest judge is offering a copy of one of her novels, Tender Graces or Sweetie, to the winner!

 

A Few Notes:

* In the interest of time and formatting, it’s best to type straight into the comment box or notepad. It’s also smart to do a quick highlight and copy before you hit “post” just in case the internets decide to eat your entry. If your entry doesn’t appear right away, email me sometimes comments go into the suspected spam folder and I have to dig them out.

* I reserve the right to remove hate speech or similar but I’m not too picky about the other stuff.

* This is all for fun and self-promotion. So be sure to put your twitter handle at the end of your post and a link to your blog if you have one.

#5MinuteFiction Week 56 WINNER!

June 22, 2011

Forgive the tardiness of the post. I had an adventure on my way to work this morning. By way of a flat tire. I’ll tell you what, though. From now on, I’m going to get all my flat tires on one of the main roads in a small town. It was like a party there, all the people who stopped by to see if they could help.

Anyway, enough of that. This is about 5MinuteFiction and about our WINNER!

This week’s winner is: Nicole, @nicolewolverton. I always love Nicole’s entries. Her descriptions are so vivid. I love the way she used the prompt word, acute, to paint such a compelling picture of the character.

Congrats, Nicole!

Don’t forget, this week’s guest judge, Lauren “Scribe” Harris, @marksmaster, offered a slot in a future episode of the Pendragon Variety podcast to the winner! Let us know when that comes out, Nicole!

Here’s Nicole’s winning entry. Enjoy!

Divine Loomis stared at me, her eyes as sharp as the angles of her face. That chin could slice a finger clear off, not that I intended to touch that pale, frozen-looking skin.

“Get out of my way.” Her voice sent shivers of ice down my spine.

She tucked the sides of her stick-straight hair behind elfin ears. Even the hair was severe, the ends cut bluntly and the bangs tapering into the strangest acute angle that pointed right toward the knife edge of her nose.

I almost moved, but I was all that stood between Divine and the tiny door in the wall behind me. If I let her go, she’d get away. And if she got away, she might destroy the universe. She pretended to be a normal person, but with the shards of iron in her eyes like that, she could only be . . . other. Something else. Something evil.

“No.”

“Get out of my way!” she repeated, more forceful this time. I shivered and squared my shoulders. My feet planted themselves into the worn carpet on the floor, daring her to try it. I would guard the door with my life.

Her thin, brittle lips twisted into a sneer, and her fists clenched at her sides. She hypnotized me with her rage.

The edge of a door slamming into my back knocked me out of my daze. I staggered sideways, keeping my eyes trained on Divine.

“What are you doing, Pete?” Mrs. Benscoter stood beside me, her hands on her hips and her brows drawn together.

Divine snarled. “I’m trying to get into the bathroom before I piss my pants.”

#5MinuteFiction Week 56

June 21, 2011

What is 5MinuteFiction, you say? It’s an adrenaline-fueled, instant-gratification sort of writing contest. Sound fun? Great! Get in there and get dirty!

The Rules

* You get five minutes to write a piece of prose or poetry in any style or genre

* You must directly reference today’s prompt: acute

(Note: The prompt is the word. The picture is for decoration/inspiration.)

* Post your entry as a comment to this post.

I’ll close the contest at 1:45. That gives you 5 minutes to write and ten to accommodate the vagaries of relative time, technology, and the fickle internets. If you are confused or just want to whine, feel free to email me.

At the close of the contest, this week’s guest judge, Lauren “Scribe” Harris, @marksmaster will nominate five finalists.

I’ll put the nominees in a poll, and at 9:00 EDT tomorrow I’ll close the poll and declare the winner.

For updates, you can subscribe to my RSS Feed, “like” my Facebook Page, or follow me on twitter.

What’s the prize? Usually nothing but the warm, fuzzy feeling that you’re better than everyone else–for the week. 😉 But this week, Lauren “Scribe” Harris has offered, as a prize, a slot in a future episode of the Pendragon Variety podcast to the winner!

A Few Notes:

* In the interest of time and formatting, it’s best to type straight into the comment box or notepad. It’s also smart to do a quick highlight and copy before you hit “post” just in case the internets decide to eat your entry. If your entry doesn’t appear right away, email me sometimes comments go into the suspected spam folder and I have to dig them out.

* I reserve the right to remove hate speech or similar but I’m not too picky about the other stuff.

* This is all for fun and self-promotion. So be sure to put your twitter handle at the end of your post and a link to your blog if you have one.