Book Info

  • Project Leader:
    Bnaslund
  • Participants:
    The WEbook community
  • Who Can Write:
    All Participants (Closed)
  • Category:
    Fiction
  • Genre:
    General
    Experimental
  • Language:
    English
  • Created:
    2/2/2011

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OVERVIEW

After a holiday/winter hiatus, the WEbook writing challenges have returned! Hurrah! We're excited to be back, and look forward to the next round of submissions. Let's get down to the details:

For this challenge, authors are to create and describe a monster in 400 words. Obviously, the definition of a monster is open to an array of interpretations, and we'll consider all of them. You might create an enigmatic water-beast that preys on seafaring travelers, a Frankenstein-esque creature of patchwork horrors, or perhaps a psychopath who torments his victims with grotesque mind games (Saw).

The key to this challenge will be in the details rather than the broad strokes. Monster-related fiction has quite literally existed since the beginning of the written word (The Odyssey, The Epic of Gilgamesh) so it's fine to be derivative in the concept of your monster. However, your description should shine like a fresh button or plucked eyeball (yeah, they shine).

The format of the description is also completely up to you. You could use a monologue, a Wikipedia-type article description, a third party description, or anything else. The format you pick will both restrict and open your options, so we suggest thinking carefully and even trying a few different possibilities to decide which one you find most effective to describe your creation.

That's it!

TO SUBMIT, START A NEW CHAPTER FOR THIS PROJECT. THE DEADLINE TO ENTER IS MONDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2011 at 10:00 pm. EST.

The WEbook editorial staff will pick our 6 favorite submissions and award the authors free entry to PageToFame. We will also catapult them into a world of fame and riches by highlighting each of them on the WEbook blog and writing about how awesome they are.

Note #1: WEbook does not take into account the user ratings when deciding who will win the challenge. We read each submission carefully, and decide the winners based on our own judgment.

Note #2: There is sometimes a word count discrepancy between MS Word and WEbook's word count editor, causing authors' entries to appear to go a few words over the limit. Don't worry about this! We are aware of the issue and a few extra words will not affect our consideration of your writing.

Note #3: Only one submission per person, please (you can, however, revise up until the deadline).


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