Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Word Master Challenge February/March

Because my business trip to Berlin threw my blog into more than a little chaos, I decided to do things a little differently from planned.

So, although I'll announce January's Word Masters tomorrow, I decided I'd announce February's theme today to give anyone interested in signing up time to write something.

The Word Master Challenge rules are simple.

1) Every month, I announce a theme.
2) You have from announcement day until the end of the month (or a specified date) to enter.
3) To enter: Link up to your entry. I.E. I want a specific address leading straight to your entry.
4) I score each entry according to a set of parameters and announce the winner early the next month.
5) The winner gets to choose between a 10 chapter critique by me, a $10 voucher or a query critique by me.

This month's theme:

Moody Descriptions

Pick your favorite place in the world. What does it look like? What's the mood like?

You can have 50 or so words to create an introduction. The entry itself must be no longer than 300 words.

Scoring Parameters:

1) Clear, concise description.
2) Evocative writing.
3) Effective use of senses.

Closing date for entries: 31 March
Winners and new theme to be announced: 2 April

I really loved what you all came up with in January, so I can't wait to see what you can do this time.

Who's in?


Rachna Chhabria said...

Cool challenge. Looks like a wonderful way to sharpen our descriptions.

Camille Picott said...

Cool challenger! I'll have to see if I can come up something to enter! :)

Al Diaz said...

It's good to know you're back. :)

Mina Lobo said...

This sounds like so much fun, and a great way to work out those writing muscles. Wish I had the head-space for it now, but I'm only *just* hanging on to my sanity as it is. So tired!

Lucky you, to have business in Berlin! But you must be feeling pretty beat. Traveling always wipes me out. Hope you're fully recovered! :-)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Will do my best on this theme. Thanks for continuing the challenge.

Tamara said...

I'll be signing up for this on the linky list once i have the post written. great challenge!!

Misha Gericke said...

It's good to be back. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks so much! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Misha Gericke said...

It's my pleasure. I love seeing what people come up with. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Oh yeah. I know that feeling. Good luck! May you keep your grip on sanity. It's a slippery bugger, I've found.

Misha Gericke said...

Oh yeah. I know that feeling. Good luck with keeping a grip on sanity. It can be a slippery bugger, eh?

Misha Gericke said...

I hope you do!

Misha Gericke said...

I hope it is. It's sort of the secondary point to the Challenge. To be a bit more out there for writers who really want to stretch their writing muscles. :-D

Rossandra said...

What a great idea Misha. Thanks for visiting my blog. Will definitely put this in my subconscious to cook for a while to see what I come up with.

Misha Gericke said...

Great! Hope you come up with something awesome. :-)

Shah Wharton said...

I linked up! :D X

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks so much for entering! :-D

Shah Wharton said...

Thanks so much for the prize Misha! X