The Building Description Writing Contest


20100216writingchallengeblogWhen you’re reading a book, it’s easy to take a good description for granted. After all, if a description is doing its job, the reader shouldn’t notice the words as much—they should see whatever is being described.

The thing is, those “spot on” descriptions that instantly conjure a detailed and vivid image into the mind’s eye are both time-consuming and difficult to write. Describing people, places, trees, fields, cars, and buildings are all hard, especially when the descriptions are mixed around with dialogue, plot, themes, and all that other stuff.

So, why not practice? We’re going to narrow things down a bit just to keep things focused. For this writing contest, you must describe a building in 300 words or less.

The-building-challengeIt can be any building you want, described from any point of view.  A child looking at a barn. An omniscient narrator exploring an entire castle. As long as it’s a manmade structure, you’re golden.

The deadline for this writing contest is 10 PM EST on February 29th, 2012 March 2, 2012 (just extended thanks to John Corey Whaley!). WEbook will choose our six favorite winners and award them free entry to PageToFame, our flagship writ ing contest.

The #1 winner will receive an autographed copy of Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley (you may have heard of him around WEbook). 

To enter the contest, start a new chapter in this writing project



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