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 .
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 July. 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).
June, among other things, is "World Watercolour Month" (it's also "Ice Cream Month") so I challenge you to work on a collaboration with an artist - painter or drawer. You do the writing and they paint or draw a picture to 'explain' it, 'compliment' it or 'oppose' it. You have no word limit here, as you will need to work with the artist of your choosing to find something that works for both of you. Some artists can be found in the comments of This Journal Here, but be aware that this journal is for a competition and maybe the artists do not want to work for just a monthly prompt/challenge without a prize...thus, for the first time in our monthly prompts I'm offering a small prize for everyone who contributes (please don't all contribute now and leave me bereft, though that would be lovely). That will be only 10 per person per pair (i.e 10 each not 10 split to give you 5), but 10 could be the difference in that next commission you order or that Super Group status you need.
1) Please link each to each other's work and to this journal
2) Please try as much as possible to have 'new' words as of the creation of this journal (June 21)
3) You have until July 31 to create
4) Submissions to the 'monthly prompts' folder please
5) All submitters will get points for this one and will be featured in a month-long feature in the group in August
6) You are free to choose your own topic, and remember, discuss the word limit with your partner
7) Please comment on this journal and mention who you're partnering up with - more of a courtesy to me and the admins to keep track somehow
8) Poetry or prose is allowed for this
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 four 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: 1 July - 9 July:
Saturday 1 July is "International Joke Day". For this week's challenge you need to write something funny! Be it toilet humor, crass, crude, childish or about pranks...you have full scope to make us laugh! There will be a word limit for this, but only because I want to see what you can come up with when given limitations: 1987 words to be precise. Want to go for hard mode? Use only 369 words. Remember: Make us laugh!
Week Two: 10 July - 16 July :
Sunday 16 July is "World Snake Day", so in honour of my mom (who hates snakes) and her friend (whose son does snake shows for a living) I've picked this as the day for this week's challenge. Your story must include a snake in some form (nothing NSFW please...yes, my mind did go there and I know yours will too at some stage) - it can be a talking snake, a spirit snake or a non-fiction about your encounter with the reptile. You have no word limit for this one, but keep it clean please folks.
Week Three: 17 July - 23 July:
Sunday 23 July is "Parents Day" and in honour of those who raised us (be it mother/father/aunt/uncle/granny/grandad/foster parents/birth parents/guardians/sisters/brothers) you have 2345 words to write a non-fiction work. Tell us a story about how the people who raised you, whoever they were, impacted and influenced your life. Did they stick by you when times were tough? Did they do the opposite and left you stranded? Tell us, in a little slice of your life, a story of you and your 'raiser-uppers'.
Week Four: 24 July - 31 July:
Sunday 30 July is "Paperback Book Day" and so I challenge you to give us a sample chapter of that book you are writing, or want to write. As an added bonus you can mention in your comments if you are looking for critique of this work and maybe another reader will be kind enough to offer you a few lines of their opinion. There is no work limit on this, and it is allowed to be an old work. Not a prose writer? Then give us a poem or two from your upcoming Anthology - you can always take it down when you do publish it.
And that, my friends, is when July ends and the month of my mommy's 60th birthday begins. Enjoy! And remember, any questions can come directly to the group, to myself MagicalJoey or to any one of the admins.
Jokes, Snakes, Parents, Books
Let the Challenges, begin!
Domaex , WhiskeyDreamer , nothing-creative , InklingsOfOblivion and MagicalJoey