The Building Description Writing Contest Winners


20100216writingchallengeblogReading through these was an awesome experience. So many buildings, so many worlds, and so many people moving around inside them!

If we were artists, we would  have drawn each building and made a massive collage of amazing structures.Alas, we are not, so we'll be picking winners and awarding prizes! 

#1 winner who will be getting a copy of Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley:

Dispatch to King Racc by simonmabee
This is straight up badass writing. Crisp descriptions, imaginative perspective, and all of it grounded with an image of a house you will never forget. All hail King Racc!

Winners who will receive free entry to PageToFame!

The Pit of Despair by J_Hucke 
This was written with a stunningly realistic adolescent voice. It also incorporated a large amount of complicated socioeconomic issues without ever addressing them head-on. Really great. Plus, we want to know what happens when he opens the door!

Bellmore by Michelle4Laughs
This entry had two great assets: solid research of castle structure and a larger, engaging story tying the scene together. Murder holes, a portcullis, and a quest to save a sister. Hell yes. 

House in the Woods by TheChemist
More than any other entry, this one gave us a sense of color. Color you can see and taste and feel and remember. Moreover, the last line is as enthralling as it gets when you're describing inanimate objects.

The Biffy by Atrees 
Vivid, irresistible, well-done borrowing rhythm from poetry without losing the strong prose.

The Event by SamTaylor
Here's a guy that knows how to pick adjectives. Putrid, decay, tormented, blackened. This is dark stuff, but also engaging. Nice.

Congratulations to the winners, you'll receive your prizes soon. 

Be on the lookout for the next writing contest on Monday. Let's just say, this will be an unsinkable challenge.

If you need something to do right this instant, check out the entries to the Six-word Story writing contest. They're really good.

Have a great weekend!

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