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« on: March 17, 2007, 02:43:52 am »

These are the rules for Challenges.  All Challenges must be post here.

Alright, if you would like to issue a writing challenge to the members of this board, here is what is required.

A description of the challenge you wish to issue.  This can be as short as a sentence, but is best described in a paragraph to remove any level of ambiguity.

Limits:
If there are any form of limit on the challenge, please make sure you state them in your original post.  A limit can be one of many things...

Setting - if you want to limit it to a specific setting (fan fiction challenge for a specific game, for example) or setting type (fantasy settings only).

Word Count - If you want all entries to be a minimum or maximum size, post the word count.  There are two commonly used types of word count... the one that comes with your word processor, which is a literal counter, or the publisher word count (# of characters / 6).  If you want to use a specific one, please state it.

Time - This should be a last resort limit.  If you only want the challenge to be issued for a fixed period of time before being closed off.

Content - if you want a story to be without violence, swearing, or any other potentially offensive content, state as much when the challenge is issued.

Misc - this is any other special requirement for the challenge (your story must include the following words...)

That should do it.  Most challenges should be serious entries, in order to push the limits of fledgling writers into areas they might not usually tread.  This isn't saying that humorous challenges aren't permitted, but if a challenge has a serious overtone, try to remain within the constraints of the challenge, to the best that your writing style allows.

This is to be posted in the challenges sticky.

Have fun and get writing.  Smiley


Submitting Stories for Challenges
When submitting a story create a thread for it, and please title it like this:
Quote
Challenge x - [name of story] - [name of author]
so things stay nice and coherent Smiley

At the start of your post please either link to the challenge or copy and paste it and leave a
Code:
[hr]
after it to divide it from the story. Either linking or copy+pasting is good, both is doubly good. And now I need some sleep... If anything is messed up I'll sort it out eventually.



The way I have done the links to the challenges in posts is this:

Code:
[URL OF CHALLENGE POST][color=red][b][i]Done for Challenge x[/i][/b][/color][/URL]

Just stands out like that and is consistent... If you don't know how to link to a particular post it gives you a link if you click on just before the date at the top of a post.
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