WEEKLY CHALLENGE #45
1. CHALLENGE: Show… Don’t tell! Emotion is the strongest connection to your reader because without it, what is there? This challenge is a two-step process…
A. Write one or two sentences that tells the emotion. For example: Sally walked into her apartment and discovered the break-in. She was both angry and afraid.
Notice the lack of connection in that sentence?
B. Take that and show us the emotion. Maximum of two paragraphs.
Example: On an ordinary night, Sally would have dropped her bags, unlocked the door and stumbled into her dark, lonely apartment. Something felt different this time, though, and as Sally approached her home, she noticed the door slightly ajar. Her jaw clenched and in a split second, she decided to enter, rather than flee.
Sally’s stiff legs reluctantly moved forward, rubbing against each other with each step. Her worn, purple couch was flipped on its side, shattered glass crunched beneath her feet, and she could see the television had been smashed. In that moment, Sally bared her teeth, as she rolled up her sleeves. Somebody was going to pay for this.
Think you can do it? Of course, you can! Looking forward to reading all of your amazing entries.
Oh, and… everyone who participates in this challenge (both writing their own and commenting on four others) will automatically be entered for a chance to win the $15 Amazon Gift Card prize!
Anyone who entered last week has already gained a bonus entry and you can gain additional bonus entries by sharing our post on Facebook. Click here to find the post. Winner of the prize will be selected completely at random, so there is a fair chance for everyone!
We will still be voting normally, too, for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place based on highest member votes, but the winner of that won’t necessarily be the winner of the prize. The prize is a random drawing.
2. COMMENT: You MUST comment on FOUR other entries to qualify. If you do not, your entry will be disqualified from the challenge. Give and take… Keep the cycle going.
3. IMPORTANT In order to qualify, you MUST vote for your TOP TWO choices. If you don’t vote, you cannot win this challenge (even if you receive the most votes!). To vote, you need to reply to the email that goes out for the Weekly Challenges. In that email, if you scroll to the bottom, you will see all the information you need to vote for this challenge.
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4. DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 10th at 11:59 p.m. PST. Voting booth will open for this challenge on Wednesday, October 11th, and the winners will be announced the following Wednesday, October 12th.
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of Writing Challenge #43… Charles Stone, Patricia Crandall and Craig Lincoln! Well done, you three.
THIS CHALLENGE IS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS AND FREE TO ENTER! Not a member yet? You can join and enter this challenge for free by creating an account here:
BONUS CHALLENGE: Want to stretch that creative muscle a bit more? Take your two sentence entry and turn it into a short story! Then post it in the ‘Posts for Review’ section on Writer’s Carnival. Remember to review other posts while you’re there, too, to keep that cycle going!
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