THIS IS NOT A POETRY GROUP
...I have created a SINGLE FOLDER for poetry called The Odd Poem . THIS FOLDER and THIS FOLDER ALONE is where you can post poetry. Alternatively it can go to our sister group My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink .
Understood-Accepted is hosting a contest these first few months of 2017 that combines writing and art. For more information look here: understood-accepted.deviantart…
Hello guys! I am MagicalJoey, and I will be heading up some fun times and prompts from here on out (with the help of the team). We would like to jump start the group again, and with that – a bit of a challenge for January. If you aren’t all familiar with Special Holiday Fun, we are going to introduce you in the best way possible. Each month will feature a Special Holiday prompt for you guys to gain inspiration from and give us something wonderful!
ALSO! We shall be doing some weekly prompts for you as well. These are generally going to be photo or phrase prompts, but could also be word, music, video or Special Holiday Fun related and will vary in word counts to mix up the challenge. Everyone who enters this challenge will get a month long feature by the group, so we hope the incentive is high enough for you guys to really participate! Let’s see what you got!!
This year, 2017, is "International Sustainable Tourism for Development" year. While this doesn't sound all that 'writable', it does allow for short stories about other 'foreign' places or people, even some non-fiction too (think travel experiences, sans Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). So, if you want to write anything on this prompt you have 2017 words (see what I did there) minimum to write your story. (Try not to make it more than 10k words...some of us readers are old and wear glasses and all that jazzy stuff).
January, among other things, is "Hot Tea Month" (it's also 'creativity month' and 'soup month') so your challenge will be to write something relating to tea. A retelling of the Boston Tea Party perhaps? Maybe a romance about two strangers meeting in a Starbucks (I think they sell tea there - never been into one so I wouldn't know)? You have 2930 words maximum to accomplish this task.
Now, for Weekly Prompts. Due to a very high work load I am unable to update this regularly each week, so what I will do is place all five week's prompts at once. This gives you the added option of doing a future week's prompt if you don't like the current week's one. Weekly prompt entries will be placed in the featured folder for the next month, along with the month's entries, giving you a whole month's feature on our page.
Week One: 1st January - 8th January:
Sun 8th January is "Bubble Bath Day". Your prompt is to write something from the perspective of a bubble. It doesn't have to actually be a bubble in a bath, it can be a bubble outside (bonus, yes?). You have 7627 words maximum (It spells "SOAP", fun fact).
Week Two: 9th January - 15th January:
Sat January 14th is "Dress Up Your Pet Day". Your prompt is to write something from the perspective of an animal. Has your owner dressed you up for kicks? Are you happy with this or are you plotting revenge? Alternatively you can write from the owner's perspective - was it easy or hard to dress up your animal and why did you do it? You have 738 words minimum (spells "PET" fun fact).
Week Three: 16th January - 22nd January:
Mon 16th January is "Appreciate a Dragon Day". Your prompt is to write something that contains a dragon in some form. Sounds easy enough? Then I challenge you to additionally make it a FLASH FICTION piece of not more than 100 words.
Week Four: 23rd January - 31st January:
Mon 23rd January is "Handwriting Day". Your prompt/Challenge is to write something by hand and either scan it or photograph it and upload it to us. This can be something small, like a Haiku or short poem, or you can write a letter or anything really. If it is more than one page long, please only choose to scan/photograph one page for this prompt. Your word limit is...UNLIMITED! (Bound only by DA's uploading size restrictions).
And that, my friends, is when January ends and the month of Love and Chocolate begins. Enjoy! And remember, any questions can come directly to the group, to myself MagicalJoey or to any one of the admins (who may or may not be active/on breaks so you might not actually get an answer).
Tea, Bubble, Pet, Dragon, Handwriting
Let the Challenges, begin!
PennedinWhite , Domaex , Wottles and MagicalJoey