We're very pleased to announce that the winner of WEbook's January New Year Challenge is...
On the theme of 'Being Reborn', Aftab wrote a wonderfully moving tale about the challenges of family love that had quite a remarkable depth to it considering the 1,000 word limit. The feedback from fellow WEbookers was overwhelmingly positive, with many stating that they felt a huge connection with the characters and were incredibly touched by the very real relationship between father and son.
Congratulations Aftab! Enjoy that iPad mini!
As ever, the standard of writing last month was extremely high. We found it almost impossible to choose between some of the entries and whittle the number of runners-up down to just five. As one of our judges said, "There were some really great entries for this one and the 'shortlist' totalled nearly two dozen, much clashing of heads was done to get this result!" In the end, we chose six!
The following are this month's runners-up:
Congratulations and thanks to everyone who took part!
The New Year Challenge wasn't, however, just about writing brilliant stories. We also wanted to showcase and utilise WEbook's best asset - the writing community - to help us build an even better WEbook.
The feedback writers receive is a hugely important part of the craft and the reviews, comments, and conversations on WEbook are what makes it such a great place for writing and collaboration. With this in mind, we asked people to focus on the ratings and spend time offering that all important constructive criticism.
Our super knowledgeable tech team are busy analysing all the data from the reviews and, once they've finished doing their thing, we'll let you know their findings. Soon you'll be able to find out what would happen if the WEbook users were the judges, so stay tuned!
The year has started as we mean to go on and we can't wait to see the talent that is going to emerge on WEbook over the next twelve months. Speaking of talent, the February Challenge is a great one for honing those writing skills... Good luck!