The Latest Writing Challenge

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20100216writingchallengeblogIt's time to announce the next bi-weekly writing challenge. If you're new to the challenges (or to WEbook) these are short writing exercises geared towards helping authors improve a specific aspect of their craft and promote a healthy discourse between contestants.  

Submissions to the previous challenge, The Micro-Autobiography Challenge are now closed. We received 190 submissions in total, which left you just a bit shy of the extra-winner mark, which was set at 250. We'll announce the winners as soon as possible.

Since WEbook is a generous contest organizing entity, we're going to lower the extra-winner mark to 200 for the next writing challenge. Which is.....

The Non-Dialogue Challenge!!!!

Non-dialogue challenge
Describe an interaction between two characters based solely on body language. (max 200 words)

A few different WEbookers suggested ideas this challenge the forums. A big thanks to M_A_Granse, Adrishya, and Beruthiel! M_A_Granse had an especially good description, so we're running with it:

"Write a scene in which a conversation happens between two characters, but not a word is spoken. The reader should be able to understand what is going on based on the characters’ body language and WITHOUT using first-person POV (as getting into a character’s thoughts is too much like dialogue)."

This will likely be one of the more difficult challenges thus far, so plan your scenes carefully!

TO SUBMIT, START A NEW CHAPTER FOR THIS PROJECT. THE DEADLINE TO ENTER IS FRIDAY OCTOBER 1, 2010 at 4 pm. 

If you need some inspiration, check out the previous winners of the Travel Scene Challenge, The Cheating Challenge, and wayyyyy back there, the Inanimate Object Challenge.

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2 comments

  1. Finally, a CHALLENGE!
    I was getting sick of the "write something kinda hard, but not really that hard, 'cause we wouldn't wanna tax your little brains" so-called challenges.

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  2. Yes, stretch those writing muscles! Thanks for the shout out and I hope everyone enjoys this challenge. And thanks to Adrishya and Beruthiel for thinking along the same lines! I agree with Cherri; it's nice to have an actual challenge now. Thank you WeBook!

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