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    Strong Character Writing Contest - $100 Prize

    Discussion in 'Strong Character Contest' started by Daniel, Sep 8, 2007.

    I'm pleased to announce our next short story contest here at writingforums.org.

    This contest is our largest yet in the aspects of word count (from max of 5,000 to 7,000 words) and in the size of the prize (from $25 to $100).

    In this contest you must write about the protagonist of the story who must give up his life for someone else. Try to focus your story on building the character of the main characters in this story. This short story can be in any genre.

    Requirements:

    All short story entries must be between 700 and 7,000 words
    All entries must be submitted by October 22th at 11pm Central Standard Time.

    Prize:

    The winner of this short story contest will receive a $100 prize. This prize can be claimed either via paypal or through a virtual amazon.com gift card.

    All entries will be read. If there are less than 20 entries, all entries will be placed in a voting poll. If there are more than 20 entries, the top ten will be selected by myself and placed in a voting booth. Once the top ten entries have been selected, each member can vote on the story they think is the best. Each person may vote once.

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    One vote and one submission per person only.

    To enter, create a new thread in this forum.

    I'm always open to suggestions. If you have any questions, just ask.

    Edit: A few people have asked if the person has to actually die. While this was my original intent, I'm going to say no. They don't have to die - but if they don't, try to concentrate on the concept that there are things worse than death. Also, for a few that have asked, the main character doesn't have to be human.
     
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    Awesome theme. I'll enter if I can find the time to put something together =)
     
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    I'm in. And this time it won't be a quick story written at the last minute.
     
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    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Yup, I'll try this. I have a crown to defend :p
     
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    I need money. That means I'm desperate. Which means I'll work harder to win. Which means I'll win.

    You might as well just give up now. :D
     
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    I'll try it. Funky story!
     
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    i'll take a whack


    whack whack whack
     
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    That's three!
     
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    The funny thing is I have a story with that theme, I just have to translate it.
     
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    I forgot I even had an account here, but I'm in, sounds fun.
     
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    i will have a think about it and see what i can come up with. :)

    and i haven't seen you around here for ages Stinger, lol.
     
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    Hell, I'm in.
     
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    How do you enter?

    Where do you post the story?

    Forgive the exceptionally dumb questions from a new user!
     
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    Just make a new thread in this forum (Strong Character Contest forum) and post it in there :)
     
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    I'm in too! ...If I can get it under 7000 words. I have an uncanny talent for being unable to tell a short story.
     
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    I have that one too :D
     
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    Hmm...interesting theme. I think I'll take a shot at this as well. Good luck everyone. May the best story win!
     
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    It doesn't have to be a man, does it? xD That's just sexist. :D
     
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    I hope it doesn't have to be a man. One of my ideas involves a cat. (A genetically uplifted super soldier cat. But definitely not a man.)
     
  20. Daniel
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    Banzai was correct. It just has to be posted in this forum by making a new thread.

    heh. Sorry. No, it does no have to be a man.
     
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    This is rather interesting and I might even give it a go this time round.....MIGHT! :p
     
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    Aha! That's a comittment!
     
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    I'm gonna give it a try too, didn't even know I had an account on this site!
     
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    Wow, this seems to be bringing people back in their droves! All the better I say, more competition.
     
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    Would like to enter
     
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