Book Info

  • Project Leader:
    Bnaslund
  • Participants:
    The WEbook community
  • Who Can Write:
    All Participants (Closed)
  • Category:
    Fiction
  • Genre:
    Experimental
  • Language:
    English
  • Created:
    2/11/2010

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OVERVIEW

One of Ernest Hemingway's rules of writing was "use short sentences." Well, we're going to take that golden nugget of writing advice a little further by using short words, too.

For this challenge, the only words available to your fingertips are those mono-syllable simpletons that make the English language great. Write a short scene (max 500 words) involving a minimum of two characters and at least one line of dialogue. Everything else is up to you, but remember, creativity is the most important thing here. The best entries are those that seem liberated by the single syllable, rather than restricted by it.

Once again, the WEbook editorial staff will judge the entries, and pick the three winners, each of whom will receive a coupon code granting them free entry to PageToFame. The number one submission will be posted on the WEbook blog.

Get busy writing, but be careful, one misplaced syllable means automatic disqualification! EDIT: I'VE DECIDED TO LOOSEN THE RULES AND NOT NECESSARILY DISQUALIFY FOR AN EXTRA SYLLABLE OR TWO, BUT I URGE EVERYONE TO GO BACK AND RE-CHECK THEIR SUBMISSIONS, EDITS ARE ALLOWED UP UNTIL THE DEADLINE.

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. LOOK FOR THE WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON THE BLOG!


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