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Tue May 08, 2018 3:00 am
Evander says...



Inactive.


S.A.W.


Are you ready to take up the challenge?


SAW (Story A Week) is a challenge wherein you write one short story a week for 52 weeks! It's currently been ongoing since March 5th, but we're always looking for new competitors. You can join at any time!

You don't have to be Stephen King or Patrick Rothfuss in order to participate, so don't worry about the quality of your current writing. Really, all you have to do is be willing to write short stories! Betterment comes with practice.

In addition, don't worry about not having enough ideas for the contest! We have a prompts and challenges thread, meaning that there are fresh ideas to introduce yourself to every week. Besides, there's always the archive of previous prompts that you can browse through.

The rules are under the spoiler, but they're pretty simple. Really, all you need to do is write a minimum of 1k a week. That's only 142.8571 words a day! But seriously, the only way to get better is consistent practice, and consistent practice is better when you’re being cheered on by your peers.

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Firstly, let it be stated that no short story shall fall below the length of 1000 words, nor above the length of 3000 words, for the sake of fairness among competitors.

1. Stories should be between 1k and 3k words.

Secondly, let it be stated that those who wish to submit more than one story per week are allowed; however, the competitors will not be held to a score of 52 stories a year, but the long-term score of one (or more) stories a week.

2. Write one story a week to stay in the competition.

Thirdly, let it be stated that the competitors need not formally publish their writings via the Publishing Center of YWS; they may choose instead to update a public thread in the club forums of Story A Week to show their writing for the sake of other competitors and judging.

3. You can publish your works if you want, but you don't have to. All that's required is posting them somewhere public, up to and including a personal thread in this club.

Fourthly, and lastly at the time of writing, let it be stated that the stories should be written and read in the search for good spirits and enjoyment, and the culminations of collective effort by the competitors should be viewed as a great accomplishment on their parts, no matter should they have written one story, twelve, or the whole fifty-two.

4. Have fun with it!

Link to club thread: clubs/2836/forum/77235


There's even a buddy system built into the contest! If you want to review the works of competitors and not be in the competition, then you can be a Guide! If you want to review works and participate in the competition, then you can be an Ally! More info here!

If you're interested in joining, then feel free to comment that you're signing up here! Then, head over to this link to sign up in the club's official thread. If you have any questions about anything, then feel free to tag me or @Lareine and we'll quickly help you out.

So, does the challenge sound interesting? Remember, it's never too late to join!
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Yeah sure I’ll join
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Wed May 09, 2018 3:28 am
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@OniiChan - Fantastic! Sign up over in this thread, and then feel free to create a thread in the club for your short stories!
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Fri May 11, 2018 5:05 am
LadyOkra says...



May I join? :p
  





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Sat May 12, 2018 12:38 am
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@LadyOkra - Definitely! Just sign up in the club!
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