The Back Story Writing Contest


Back Story ChallengeLast week we ran a blog post that explored George R. R. Martin’s talent for conveying back story in his fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Good old George may have some serious skills in this department, but it’s not an easy ability to learn. 

So the WEbook writing contest this time around is all about back story. Your task: 

Write a scene (300 word maximum) with at least two characters that conveys information about a major event in the past. 

A major event can mean a lot of things: a divorce, a murder, fighting in a civil war, a really big argument that never got resolved. The list goes on. It’s really up to you how “major” the event is and how many people are involved (beyond the required two). 

It’s also up to you how much information you actually give about the event. It can be a gentle allusion or a detailed description or something in between. 

WEbook will pick our favorite 6 entries and award them free entry to PageToFame. The #1 back story master will receive a copy of Game of Thrones!

To enter, start a new chapter in this writing project. Go forth and tell your two stories!

The deadline for this contest is 10 pm on April 29, 2012.

Winners of the All Aboard Writing Contest coming soon!


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  1. oops, we left that out of the blog post (added now). It's a copy of Game of Thrones!

  2. I am interested in the contest, how can I apply?


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