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10 September 2011 @ 10:18 am
You love to write, right? You do it all the time and you can’t stop thinking about it, right?
So come on down and join us at the October Writing Challenge! octoberwriting This is the 2011 edition, and our 2nd year – we’re back and better than ever! The challenge is to write ten shorter entries and one longer entry between 12:01 am on Oct. 1st and 11:59 pm on Oct. 31st! Entries can be either original fiction or fanfiction, and every fandom is welcome!
If you do Nanowrimo like us, think of it as a sort of warm-up! =) So please check out the challenge and join us this year (and every year in the future!) for writing challenges (as well as a little Halloween fun)!
Can’t wait to write with you this year! - The Mods, latemarch and ippoddity

Posted with permission from fairy_glamour!
13 September 2010 @ 05:48 pm
 Hello everyone atwriting_weekly !

I’m writing to you today with special purpose! I am starting up a new annual writing community and I would love for you to join!

The community is called “October Writing Challenge” and this is the 2010 edition. The challenge is to write ten shorter entries and one longer entry between 12:01 am on Oct. 1st and 11:59 pm on Oct. 31st! Entries can be either original fiction or fanfiction, and every fandom is welcome!

Please check out the challenge and join us this year (and every year in the future!) for writing challenges (as well as a little Halloween fun)!

Check it out! octoberwriting 

NOTE: I have obtained permission to post this message fromfairy_glamour .
Current Location: Dorm Room
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: "All the Right Moves" by OneRepublic
16 November 2009 @ 10:13 pm
Let us all give a lovely thank you to barush for submitting a piece for Week 11 - Autumn. Since this was the only entry, barush automatically wins for her story, "Fallen Leaves." If you haven't read her entry, please do so here! It really is worth reading, she did a wonderful job.

barush, here is a little award I made for you. Thank you for participating this week!


Because we only had one entry this week, the community won't have a new theme until I can figure out a way to advertise the community and get a few new members that may want to participate. It seems the existing community probably isn't used to having writing prompts as it's been a while since the start of this community. I hope you all might participate next time, and I look forward to it!

If you would like to get the word out to any writer friends, please let them know if they could be interested in weekly writing contests.
15 November 2009 @ 10:59 pm
Due to an unexpectedly busy week/weekend, I didn't post a new theme. However, I think I need to do some advertising before I do.

We only had one entry for this week's theme, but I am appreciative of the creative effort. However, if you would like one last chance to enter a piece on the theme of autumn for Week 11 - You may do so for the next near 24 hours. I will post the voting tomorrow night, Monday 11/16 @ 10 pm Central time if we have another entry. I encourage your participation.

Tell anyone you think is interested in the community if you wish!
07 November 2009 @ 04:15 pm
Title: Fallen Leaves
Author: Barush
Rating: PG
Characters: mine
Warnings: a bit of angst
Word Count: 622
A/N : no beta, so I apologize for any mistakes. Also, I hope this won't be the only entry! :)

a weak fallen man, looking for an end... Collapse )

Current Mood: blahblah
06 November 2009 @ 05:57 pm
I apologoize for the volume of posts I've been making, but I want to do my best to revive the community. To do so requires member input and participation! :)

Poll #1481836 General Member Poll

How do you feel about participating in the writing challenges?

I'm excited to - I will often.
I might - unsure.
I probably won't - Not interested
I'll just vote for others

What are your prompt preferences (Check all that apply)?

Single word prompts
Picture/Photo prompts
Sentence/Paragraph prompts
Music/Lyrics prompts
All of the above/No preference

How do you feel about the community's new style/rules?

I think it's great.
I don't like it.
I don't really care.
It's the same

Suggest a community improvement (management, style, theme, etc.). Anything!

06 November 2009 @ 05:26 pm
This week's theme is...



I hope this season inspires you as much as it does for me. Think of the weather, the scenery, and the warm feelings of the changing seasons. Let your creativity flow!

Length: Your choice; no restriction (As short or long as you wish!)
Subject line for submission: Week #11 - Autumn

If you choose to participate, post your submissions beginning now. The submission period will end next Friday, November 13th, at 11:59 p.m. US Central Time. Voting will commence afterward.

I hope the theme inspires you and you decide to participate! The winner will be announced next week. Good luck and happy writing.

If you don't like the theme, please use the Suggestion Box and tell us your ideas.

Questions/comments can be left on this post. I am excited to see if you choose to submit your writing!
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
05 November 2009 @ 11:38 pm
♥  Ideas  

Post your ideas and suggestions for future contest themes here, as well as any general community suggestions.
05 November 2009 @ 11:31 pm
Hello, all! I'm Heidi and I requested LJ to transfer this community to me so I could start up contests with you again. We have about 45 members, so I hope we can spark your creativity and have you join us in Weekly Writing Contests!

I've updated the community's layout, profile, and made slight changes to the rules. Everything is basically the same, but I encourage you to take a look around and consider writing with us again. The main purpose is to focus on writing challenges. How do you like it?

I will post a "suggestion box" for theme ideas. Tomorrow I will post a new theme and I have my fingers crossed that we will get some submissions!

If you have any questions or concerns, please respond to this post or contact me.

I'm very excited to see your creativity shine through your writing as before, but I understand if NaNoWriMo is taking up most of your writing time ;)

Thank you for reading and being a member. I hope you continue to remain a member of Writing Weekly and help me breathe some life into such a wonderful idea.
Current Mood: excitedexcited
05 November 2009 @ 11:22 pm
Community Rules & Schedule

Welcome to Writing Weekly. This community is for weekly writing challenges. Every week, a new theme will be posted and the community members will write either a drabble, oneshot, or free length submission for that particular week.
  • Drabble: Less than 300 words
  • Oneshot: 300 words or higher
  • Free Length: No word count restriction
At the end of each challenge, members will vote in a poll to determine the week's winner. The winners will receive banners/graphics as awards. You do not have to enter a submission to be a member or to vote in any of the contests, but we encourage as much participation as possible.
Community Guidelines

♥ Posting Entries: All submissions must be LJ-cut, spell-checked and have a reasonable attempt at proper grammar and punctuation. Please keep posts neat and follow the format for submissions.

♥ Content: All ratings, genres, pairings, and characters are welcome, but each submission should include a brief warning if any adult content is present (See our Format guidelines).

♥ Member Behavior: Constructive criticism is strongly encouraged. We are all here to practice our writing, and receiving comments encourages community participation and creative improvement. Attacking, flaming, or criticizing in a nonconstructive manner may result in the offending member being banned from the community. Please keep a sense of mutual respect with all members.

♥ Timeline: Themes are posted each Friday, usually by the afternoon (US Central Time). Submissions can be submitted beginning when the theme is announced until the next Friday at 11:59 PM Central Time. After submissions end, voting will begin the next day (Saturday) and remain open until Monday at 5:00 PM Central Time. Voters will be announced promptly that day.

♥ Voting: Voting will be conducted by poll after the submission period ends. Only members may vote once. Voting for yourself is accepted.

♥ Submission: Please submit only one entry per theme.

♥ Contact: If any problems or questions arise, do not hesitate to contact the maintainer, Heidi ([info]fairy_glamour), via LJ or by emailing storybookheidi@gmail.com.
Submission Format

♥ In the Title, state the Week # and theme. For example: Week #116 - Theme Name.

♥ Contest submission entries must include the following header:
  • Title:
  • Author: (Your name or username)
  • Rating:
  • Characters:
  • Warnings: (Adult content, sexual content, violence, disturbing content, etc.)
  • Word Count:
♥ You may also add genre, summary, author's notes, fandom, etc.

♥ After the header, please utilize an lj-cut and then include the text of your story/submission. The maintainer will tag your entry.