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Fractured Illusion

This is the place to go for monthly writing challenges that are also a contest. A depth review is given to the winner, but everyone contributes with a piece of writing.

Poems and stories are welcome.

Anyone can participate. Except if you have won two times in a row, you are not allowed to win the third, but you are allowed to participate.

This happens during the same time-frame every month, see under the headline Time Frame for more info.

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Moving on, this is the basic structure of Writing Challenge Contest:

Person 1: The prompt for this month is "Scarves are dangerous". Register and enter your piece.

Person 2: Registering for WCC. I will of course review the winner. Edit: Link to my story, Wife.

Person 3: I register I promise to review the winner.. Edit: Link for the poem, Red Dye

Person 1: Registrations and submissions are CLOSED. Time to vote in the poll!

Person 1: Okay, the story "Wife" won! Person 2, what would you like to be the prompt for next month? Please PM the prompt to the moderator Fractured Illusion.

Person 1: CONTEST IS OVER

As you can see, every participant writes their own one-shot or poem. You may make it a multi-chap later on, but as long as the contest is open it needs to stay a one-shot or it will be disqualified.

Contests:

They are opened by a moderator. Polls are created by a moderator. Prompts are however from the winner of the previous round (with the exception of the first contest).

Story/Poetry Requirements:

Your piece must be inspired by the prompt. A connection must be there, no matter how loose. The prompts are aimed to inspire, not control thought.

The piece cannot be a sequel or anything of that effect either. This means you have to start from scratch when you make the story/poem. You can't reuse characters or plot, for example, from other works of yours.

Poems aren't allowed to go over 500 words.

One-shots aren't allowed to go over 2000 words.

You are allowed to only contribute one piece per contest.

Mention in your author note that this is for the Writing Challenge Contest the Review Game has. Or if not in the author note, in the summary. Your choice.

Naturally, it must be a new piece and can't be posted before registration starts.

Time Frames:

The 1st the prompt is given.

Also, the 1st to the 7th every month is the registration and submission period (this is one week).

The 8th to the 14th we vote (this is one week).

15th a winner is declared. Then participants have until the 28th to give a depth review to that person (this is two weeks). If there is a tie and thus a winner is declared later, participants will still be allowed a two week time frame to review.

The winner must have given their prompt for next contest by the latest the 28th, or a mod will decide on one.

Registration:

In your registration post, state that you wish to participate and that you will review the winner. When you have finished your piece, edit the link into the post. Also say what you would like to have reviewed, should you win.

(It is important to note that while you give your preference on what you want reviewed, no one is obliged to review that/those pieces. But that way the participants will know what you seek their opinion on the most).

Anyone can register, even the prompt giver.

You can withdraw your registration up until the 8th. Then, even if you have not contributed a piece, you must still review the winner.

Winning:

Prize: The winner gets to choose the prompt for next month's contest. Also, all other participants give that person a depth review.

There is only one winner per contest. The winner is decided through a poll, which will be made when registration period is over. In the case of a tie, a new poll will solve it. This poll will have the duration of two days.

If the winner does not give a prompt before the 28th, a mod will decide on one. The prompt must not tell the direction of a story. Consult a moderator in Problems/Questions if you are uncertain.

You can only win two times in a row, then you are automatically disqualified from winning in the third round.

Obligations:

Those who did not win, but likewise are registered participants, must

- review the winner with a depth review (re-reviewing a chapter/story is not allowed unless all else has been reviewed already)

- PM Fractured Illusion the title of the piece they reviewed

- do both of these before the set deadline

Being banned:

If you are banned, you need to give the winner a satisfactory depth review. Check the WCC History to see who won the round you played, if you have forgotten.

Extension:

If you cannot review the winner within the set deadline, ask for an extension. You will be granted one extra week then. Extensions are not given due to laziness, but due to circumstances making you unable to give the review. Thus we expect those granted an extension to not use the forum before reviewing. If you do, your extension will cease. You ask for an extension in time, not after you missed the deadline.

Voting:

Anyone can vote, participants and non-participants alike. Everyone is allowed two votes max.

Review Requirements:

There are minimum standards to how the review given to the winner must be.

If you review a story from the winner, look here for review requirements (the first post only).

If you review a poem from the winner, look here for review requirements (the first post only).

These mentioned minimums must be fulfilled or else you will have to give another, and another, until you get it right. So pay attention the first time. If you have not given a legit review before the 28th, you will be banned from the forum. However, you will be let back in as soon as you give the review in accordance to the review requirements. When you have given the review, PM simpleplan13 (the other mod) and notify her of this, so the ban can be lifted.

What Types of Prompts Are Allowed?

Nothing over PG-13 and nothing offensive like swastika or something with similar effect.

The types of prompts we allow are:

Lines/Quotes

Themes

Pictures

12/28/2008 . Edited by lookingwest, 4/14 #1
Fractured Illusion

WCC History

2009

January: DeeFective won with 6 votes. 28 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

February: Fractured Illusion won with 8 votes. 17 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

March: SuzannaR won with 7 votes. 17 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

April: Carus won with 7 votes and 18 votes in the tie poll. 19 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

May: Charactarantula won with 10 votes. 11 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

June: Denizen47 won with 10 votes. 19 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

July: DeeFective won with 7 votes. 17 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

August: Kit-Kat Punk-lover won with 6 votes. 18 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

September: Denizen47 won with 8 votes. 17 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

October: Eponine254 won with 7 votes. 11 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

November: sophiesix won with 7 votes. 15 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

December: Mizzuz Spock won with 10 votes. 18 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

2010

January: Faithless Juliet won with 8 votes. 17 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

February: lookingwest won with 10 votes. 14 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

March: sophiesix won with 8 votes. 11 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

April: lookingwest won with 9 votes. 13 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

May: DeeFective won with 9 votes. 11 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

June: in theory won with 9 votes. 13 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

July: Adrenalin won with 8 votes. 10 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

August: Vic Taylor won with 9 votes. 13 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

September:author-A. won with 7 votes and 10 votes in tie poll. 16 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

October: Potentially Shoeless won with 6 votes. 15 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

November: lookingwest won with 7 votes. 13 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

December: Skyward Ending won with 6 votes. 11 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

2011

January: Lyla Glee won with 4 votes and then 7 votes in the tie-poll. 13 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

February: sophiesix won with 8 votes. 21 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

March: Adonnen Estenniel with 11 votes. 9 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

April: thewhimsicalbard with 11 votes. 10 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

May: No contest due to FP crash.

June: thewhimsicalbard won with 6 votes. 10 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

July: Javajive won with 7 votes. 10 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

August: Nesasio won with 9 votes. 16 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

September: Dr. Self Destruct won with 5 votes and 7 votes in the tie-breaking poll. 16 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

October: J.M.Sz won with 5 votes. 10 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

November: Stephanie M. Moore won with 7 votes and 12 votes in tie-breaking poll. 11 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

December: Nesasio won with 5 votes, 6 in tie-breaking poll. 10 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

2012

January: Nesasio won with 6 votes. 8 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

February: lookingwest won with 7 votes. 8 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

March: sophiesix won with 9 votes. 8 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

April: Nesasio won with 6 votes. 9 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

May: Jealous Rage won with 8 votes. 7 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

June: A.Gray won with 6 votes. 5 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

July: this wild abyss won with 9 votes. 9 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

August: Nesasio won with 8 votes. 14 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

September: Velvet Vixen won with 6 votes. 7 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

October: agrinandherfears won with 6 votes. 9 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

November: lookingwest won with 6 votes. 7 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

December: Anihyr Moonstar won with 6 votes. 4 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

2013

January: Dr. Self Destruct won with 4 votes and 9 votes in the tie-breaking poll. 12 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

February: Nesasio won with 6 votes. 4 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

March: Rogue Energizer Bunny won with 7 votes and 15 votes in the tie-breaking poll. 6 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

April: We'll see. [Prompt] . [Results]

May: We'll see. [Prompt] . [Results]

June and July: Findus won with 7 votes. 5 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

August: ohdaughter won with 7 votes. 6 active participants. [Prompt and Results]

September: Dr. Self Destruct won with 6 votes. 9 active participants. [Prompt] . [Results]

October: Siroc won with 6 votes. 7 active participants. [Prompt] / [Results]

November: Shampoo Suicide won with 6 votes. 7 active participants. [Prompt] / [Results]

December: Nesasio won with 4 votes and 5 votes in the tie-breaking poll. 6 active participants. [Prompt] / [Results]

2014

January: Whirlymerle won with X votes. 6 active participants. [Prompt] / [Results]

12/28/2008 . Edited by Dr. Self Destruct, 2/10 #2
Fractured Illusion

WRITING CHALLENGE CONTEST

JANUARY

Welcome to our first round of this contest! I hope everyone's as psyched as I am!

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Prompt: "How did we end up this way?"

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Remember, even though there must be a connection between your submitted piece and the prompt, you need not make "obvious" connections. The prompt is meant to inspire.

Registrations and submissions have now started! Edit in the link to your piece in your registration post once it has been created. You can register and submit your work until the end of the 7th of January. Remember, one piece per person! We accept both poetry and stories.

If you have any questions, ask at Problems/Questions.

If you find bumps on your way, you can go to Help with your writing and get help there.

Good luck everyone! And Happy New Year!

1/1/2009 . Edited 2/1/2009 #3
Left FP

I am registering for the WCC. I promise to review the winner, of course!

Edit: ANSWERLESS

1/1/2009 . Edited 1/8/2009 #4
Carus

I am registering for the WCC and I promise to review the winner :)

Edit: The Death of a Carrot

1/1/2009 . Edited 1/2/2009 #5
Fractured Illusion

Wohoo~! I register for WCC January, and will review the winner!

Happy Writing, everyone!

Edit:

My story: Splinters To Ponder

(the story is under 2000 words, both in MS and FP, but my A/N took up space in case you wonder. That's why it says so many words :o Check for yourselves if you want)

1/1/2009 . Edited 1/5/2009 #6
Kirrithian

I register for WCC January, and will review the winner

EDIT: Everything and Change

1/1/2009 . Edited 1/2/2009 #7
vinny2

I am so totally in for WCC for Janurary, and I will review the winner.

Edit: And here it is:

Jelly

1/1/2009 . Edited 1/1/2009 #8
Chasing Skylines

I am registering for WCC for January and promise to review the winner.

Edit: I am a loser and couldn't do this; I withdraw this month.

1/1/2009 . Edited 1/6/2009 #9
karma-dollie

I register for WCC and will of course review the winner. :)

Story link: Stuck

1/1/2009 . Edited 1/4/2009 #10
Kate Marshall

Well, I'm game! I register for WCC and promise to review the winner!

Link! Ahem: http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2616351/1/Fading_into_Screams

Fading into Screams...sounds like a promising fluff story, eh? lol

1/1/2009 . Edited 1/3/2009 #11
Mayo on toast

I register for the WCC, and promise to review the winner.

My story :Creation Deflation

1/1/2009 . Edited 1/2/2009 #12
Kyllorac

I, Kylie, hereby register for WCC and promise to review the winner (unless it is me because I can't review myself ;P).

Here's my story: Crack Fantasy

1/1/2009 . Edited 1/1/2009 #13
deefective

I, Dee, hereby register for WCC and I'll review the winners. I promise.

[Haha, I'm excited.]

My Story: Infinity

1/1/2009 . Edited 1/4/2009 #14
ForeverxDreaming

I, Dreamer, register for the January WCC, and promise to review the winner. Good luck to everyone!

My piece: Beyond Our Capacity

1/1/2009 . Edited 1/3/2009 #15
Amarone

Sweet, this will be awesome :D I register for the January 2009 WCC, and promise to review the winner. Good luck to all! :)

EDIT: shut my mouth and just listen, just watch.

1/1/2009 . Edited 1/7/2009 #16
Nicki BluIs

I register for Jan. WCC. I promise to review the winner.

EDIT: yay!!! i finished in time!! Sisters

1/1/2009 . Edited 1/7/2009 #17
Munch Magic

I would like to register. In accordance with the rules, I will review the winner.

Story Link: How did we end up this way?

1/2/2009 . Edited 1/2/2009 #18
simpleplan13

I'm in and will review the winner.

1/2/2009 #19
Lime-Cat

Lime shall join in on the festivities! Of course, what good are festivities without prizes? ^_^

I mean, yes, I will review the winner...if it's not me. XD

EDIT: From Cooper's Perspective

1/2/2009 . Edited 1/2/2009 #20
TuneOut

I am registering for the Jan WCC and will review the winner.

EDIT: Father of the Bride

1/2/2009 . Edited 1/2/2009 #21
la bonne annee

I am registering for the January WCC, and I will review the winner!

Here it is: The Green Dress

And contrary to fictionpress saying it's over 2,000 words, it isn't. It's 1,921 words according to Microsoft works.

1/2/2009 . Edited 1/5/2009 #22
Sophronia Lee

Count me in! Of course I'll review the winner!

Here it is. I hope I linked this right: Right Out The Window

1/2/2009 . Edited 1/2/2009 #23
Tetue

I’m registering for January’s WWC, and promise to review the winner of the challenge.

1/3/2009 #24
daughterofmusic

I'm registering for January's WCC, and I promise to review the winner. Best wishes to all the participants!

1/3/2009 #25
firemounrain

I register for WCC January and will review the winner.

Here's mine: This End Up

1/4/2009 . Edited 1/4/2009 #26
Royal Bliss

I register for WCC January...I will review the winner even if I don't get a submission in based on my mad procrastination skillz.

EDIT: Remember Your Ghost

... I don't know if it counts. It's not done... so yeah I don't know.

1/4/2009 . Edited 1/8/2009 #27
Charactarantula

I register for WCC January, and I'll review the winner.

Story: hope

http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2618877/1/hope

1/5/2009 . Edited 1/7/2009 #28
fatbird33

i register for the WCC for January, and i will review the winner!

here's my entry:

http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2618341/1/Blindness

...i don't know how to do the link with the title, so hopefully this link works:)

1/6/2009 . Edited 1/7/2009 #29
dragonflydreamer

I have chosen to ignore my better judgement (a.k.a. that little voice in my head screaming "Do your homework before you fail out of highschool!") and register for WCC January! I will most definitely review the winner :)

EDIT: Nothing New to Say

1/6/2009 . Edited 1/7/2009 #30
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