By: Marilyn L. Davis
Collaboration Creates a Contest
Recently, we published Christopher Fox’s 100 Prompts to Get the Ink Flowing. These prompts were some of the best I’ve seen.
In the spirit of collaboration, I asked Christopher if we could use his post as the inspiration for a writing contest. He narrowed his choices down to 10, but there will also be a “Writer’s Alternative”, where you can select one of the other prompts in his original post.
There’s an excellent prompt for anyone, whether you write essays, poetry, short fiction, how-to for the blogger and writer, or memoir. Each submission should be a minimum of 1000 words, sent to Twodropsofinksubmissions@yahoo.com with Writing Prompts Submission in the subject line.
1. Take an episode of your life that you remember as somewhat painful, and write about it with optimism
2. Think of an activity you generally dislike and describe the parts of it that you can find a way to enjoy
3. Think of a job or professional environment where you were unhappy, and tell a specific story that shows why
4. Describe a moment when you strongly felt your desire to be a writer
5. Describe a specific smell in no less than 1000 words
6. Translate a favorite story into the form of a poem, or a favorite poem into the form of a story
7. Tell a story about when someone was unexpectedly kind to you
8. Write about a space, indoors or outdoors, that inspires you to write
9. Write a letter of advice to someone who aspires to become a writer
10. Draw a card from a deck of cards (playing or tarot) and write a story involving it somehow
Writer’s Alternative Options
Didn’t see one that fits your writing style? Then you’ve got 90 other alternatives, so review all of the prompts and select one for the Writer’s Alternative.
How Can I Win this Contest?
Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2019. The winner will be the post that gets the most likes. We’ll announce the winner on March 17, 2019.
What Can I Win?
There’s a $100 prize for this contest, plus additional exposure for your site, books, or blog.
So, stop reading, go to Christopher’s post, and begin your Writing Prompt submission today.
Two Drops of Ink: The Literary Home for Collaborative Writing
Even if you don’t enter the contest, consider a submission to Two Drops of Ink. We’ll give you great exposure and a welcoming community of readers and other writers.