A Huge Dose of Writing Challenge Results10:15
A lot's been going on in the WEbook writing challenge world. The Character Creation Challenge went extremely well, and Paula's 911 Writer's Block Series (these have evolved onto YouTube). You can submit to Paula's latest plot conundrum right here.
And, of course, PageToFame is still going strong. We've implemented a special summer price of $3.95 for all entries, so if you've been tinkering around with something, now is the time to submit!
And now, on to the winners announcements. First up, The Character Creation Challenge. We switched things up a bit this time and had Sarah Jae-Jones, editorial assistant at St. Martin's Press, guest judged this challenge. Thanks, JJ! To learn more about Sarah, check out her website or follow her on Twitter @sjaejones.
And the winners are:
Uranus Casper Phelps by vivalavida
Simone Sazz by Sabe_Cuinn
Abir Hamad by GraceNix
Sarah also chose two honorable mentions:
Oda VonSteiner by kentchapman
Christopher Hartman by ReeVera
Congratulations winners! You will receive a coupon for free admission to PageToFame via direct message.
Also, be sure to check out the next one, The Injury Scene Challenge. The deadline to submit is June 25, 2010!
Next up, we've got Paula's Writing Block #2: Killer title, no first sentence.
The winning first sentence for "The Lies You Told Me" is...
"You once told me that you loved me, but since you also once told me that soap bubbles carried wishes to God, I guess I should have known you were lying."
—by Hyperbole. Congrats!
Rolling right along to Paula's Writing Block #3: Fantastic plot, no main character. We ran things a bit differently this time, and experimented with Google Moderator on Youtube. This allowed the community to vote on their favorites, and we actually ended up with a 3-Way tie.
The winning authors for the main character creations are...
mhdubu1, gnabrookins, and 1CCCWriter
Great work you three! You will receive your coupons shortly as well (just message your penname to Bnaslund).
That's all for now, but submission are currently open for the Injury Scene Challenge and the 4th (and final!) installment of Paula's Writers Block Series. So get writing!
Before you go, have a look at the winning character bio, created by vivalavida:
Uranus Casper Phelps
Birth place: Honolulu, HI
Job: presently a student and aspiring astronomer who can't quite seem to pass astronomy 101
Most admirable action: keeping up her dream of studying the stars, despite the fact that the entire astronomy department at the University of Hawaii Manoa seems to have something of a vendetta against her
Least admirable action: refusing to give surfing lessons to her younger cousin, who later drowned
Greatest fear: that she'll never find out what she's meant to do with her life and never be remembered for her own work, but only as the daughter of "that couple that discovered a bunch of stars, or something"
Greatest desire: that her parents (astronomers at the Keck Observatory) wouldn't have chosen to display their ridiculous naivete by naming her after a planet whose pronunciation sounds remarkably like "your anus" and a male ghost starring in quite a few children's movies
Darkest secret: she has 26 pairs of name-brand shoes and has never once given to any sort of charitous organization
One sentence philosophy on life: My life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot.
Things that would drive character to tears: failing her astronomy courses one more time, just because she can't remember the difference between a planet and an asteroid
Things that would drive character to murder: someone stealing a pair of her Manolo Blahniks