Thursday, January 10, 2013

Announcing: The Word Master Challenge

Yesterday, another thought struck me as to how to make MFB even more fun for you ladies and gents.

I present to you:



The idea of the Word Master Challenge is simple. Every month, (except possibly April), I'll announce a theme for the challenge. It'll be writing related in some way, but I'll try to make every theme a little different. The winner of the month's challenge wins a voucher to the internet book vendor of their choice or a 10 chapter crit from me.

January's challenge will be:

How Not to Write a Novel Beginning.


In less than 300 words, I want to see your idea of the WORST beginning you can possibly write. The funnier and more creative you are, the better. To make it easier for me, you have the WHOLE of January to enter, but you must please enter the SPECIFIC entry link into the linky list below.

I'll announce the winner and the new theme on 8 February.

Who's in? Any Questions?

49 comments:

  1. My worst? Not sure I'd want to win that! But funny idea. Bet the entries will be hilarious.

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    1. Hahahaha I think so too. The point is to be terrible on purpose. ;-P

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  2. When do we post our beginning bloopers? That was not clear.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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    1. You can post it today, if you want, or any day in January as long as you put the entry link in the list afterwards.

      I did it like this to give you all time to think about and post something awesome. So when you're ready, feel free to enter. :-)

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  3. It was a dark and stormy night! Oh the cliche fun.

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    1. Hehehe yeah I can't wait to see what you all come up with. :-D

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  4. I already have so many ideas in my head-- basically all the "no-no's" my professor listed off in my intro class so many years ago. might have to try this out! ha!

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    1. That'll be brilliant. You could even tell him/her you won a writing competition using them all. If you do it well, of course. :-P

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  5. Worst ideas? Hmm, I may have to give that a shot. We'll see, though, cause I have some humdingers.

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  6. Your word master series sounds interesting! I can imagine the amount of fun you're gonna have reading all these entries... he! he!

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  7. This should be easy- I'm such a novice I've been making every mistake in the book quite naturally!

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    1. Hahaha then you should definitely enter. If you win the crit, I might be a lot of help. ;-)

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  8. I have to do this. 300 words? can do. You should post the top five in February.

    I've never taken a writing course, so I'll have to just wing it. Write something I wouldn't want to read.

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    1. Great idea! I'm definitely going to do a top five best of the worst. :-D

      Also, you have a very logical approach, sir. Kudos.

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  9. Writing a beginning so terrible that it becomes awesome...that will be a challenge. Haha. Very cool idea. I love the idea of posting the top 5...the best of the worst...so would that be the bottom 5?

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    1. Hahaha that is indeed a good question to wrap my mind around...

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  10. These should make for excellent reading! I spend so long thinking about how to get it right.

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    1. Hahaha yeah the posts entered so far are such fun!

      :-D

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  11. I can definitely do bad... but so bad it's good will take work! OK, I'm in for this. It'll be fun reading the entries!

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    1. Hahaha excellent! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  12. This should be the only writing contest I can actually hope to win! I'll think about it. It sounds really fun! ;)

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  13. Darn I accidentally put in my blog link in the linky. Could you delete it for me until I get my own post up for this contest. Anyway I really like this idea and I'm already brimming with different writing scenes.

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    1. Excellent! Deleted the link as requested. :-)

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  14. What a great idea! I'll include this in my next Contest Circuit post - should be this Monday. ;)

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  15. I'm in. My entry is today (Friday the 18th), entitled : THE CLABBERED WINTER SKY. I hope it makes you smile.

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  16. I wrote as if I was 8... and not really paying attention or even sure what I was writing. Hope you like it!

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  17. I think I should just post some of the beginnings I wrote when I first started out. They could probably win this. They are so awful.

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    1. Hahaha to be awful is easy. To be funny while doing it is the trick.

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  18. Sounds cool, Misha. I won't promise to enter, since I might forget, but we'll see.

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  19. This was a lot of fun, Misha! Thanks for the awesome challenge. :)

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  20. What a fun idea! I hope to have time to participate in the next one!

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  21. Yay! I HAD to participate. This was too fun. Thanks for putting it together, Misha.

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  22. This sounds amazingly awesome. I'm all in. I'll try to have my post up on Friday.

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  23. I just finished my entry and will have it posted tomorrow. I hope you "enjoy" it!

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  24. Entered! Thanks for this, Misha. :)

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  25. What an interesting idea for a challenge. I bet you'll have a great time reading the entrie4s! :-)

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  26. What a fun challenge. I'm sorry I missed January's as I have some "pretty awfully written" begininngs. Enjoyed reading some of the entries, though. I've got myself a reminder to check back on Feb. 8.

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