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 September. 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).
September, among other things, is "Sewing Month" (it's also "Happy Cat month") so I challenge you, like last month, to work on a collaboration with an artist - painter or drawer. Stitch something together (see what I did there? Do you?) 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. This time, however, you have a choice of three themes (based on some of the monthly themes for September) 1) Happy Cat and 2) Read a New Book and 3) Chicken (the fried variety or the feathered). Some artists can be found in the comments of This Journal Here, or by viewing the traditional/digital gallery folders when searching for art. Please, nothing that is NSFW. Again, for the third 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 5 per person per pair (i.e 5 each not 5 split to give you 2.5), but 5 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' works as of the creation of this journal (August 21 2017)
3) You have until September 30 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) 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
9) Nothing NSFW allowed please
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 September - 10 September:
Friday 1 September is "Letter Writing Day" and so without further ado - write us a letter! You have say in who you write it to or what you write it about but you have a limit of 2500 words.
Week Two: 11 September - 17 September:
Wednesday 13 September is "Roald Dahl Day", so, in honor of this famous author whose books (and some movies based off those books - raising eyebrows at Anjelica Huston in "The Witches") are so fantastic they blow my socks clean off you can write FANFICTION based on your favourite Roald Dahl Book! You have no word limit for this, so go wild - just contain your wildness so us old people can still read
Week Three: 18 September - 24 September:
Tuesday 19 September is "Talk Like a Pirate Day" and so your next topic is pirates! Write about your favourite pirates, whether it be characters you've designed (looking at you members of NavigatorsOfTheMist and others) or pirates you love from TV/Movies (Fanfiction allowed here too). You have 5000 words maximum and 1000 words minimum to write this in.
Week Four: 25 September - 30 September:
I couldn't find any days I liked, so, in lieu of that a challenge for you. I will give you several different categories and options. You need to roll a dice and see which number it lands on for each category. You will stitch your story together with these results and create your masterpiece. (links to Sewing Month too, dunnit) Here you go:
Category One: Hero
1 - Male member of Amway
2 - Female rum smuggler
3 - Transgender cocaine addict
Category One: Villain
1 - Male heroine addict
2 - Female grocery packer
3 - Transgender fairy-wing picker
Category Three: Setting
1 - Conference
2 - Orc cave
3 - Opera house
Category Four: Weapons
1 - Pen
2 - Beer bottle
3 - Shark tooth
Category Five: Miscellaneous
1 - One person plays D&D
2 - The entire story takes place backwards
3 - One person is a person over 70 years old
Please place the topic and your dice rolls in your comments
Prose and poetry allowed
NSFW allowed minimally - please filter accordingly
6000 words maximum, 1500 minimum
Weekly Prompt Folder is where these submissions go
And that, my friends, is when September ends and the month of ghosts and ghouls begins. Enjoy! And remember, any questions can come directly to the group, to myself MagicalJoey or to any one of the admins.
Letters, Roald Dahl, Pirates, Stitched
Let the Challenges, begin!
Domaex , nothing-creative , InklingsOfOblivion and MagicalJoey