I know there are others like myself who write mainly for self enjoyment and especially for creative writing. I realize CW doesn't normally bring in much cash here but I think some sort of contest would be fun on occasion.
Just an idea, but tell me your thoughts and suggestions on the matter if you are interested.
I am the same way and i think that would be a great idea
Are you suggesting a contest on HubPages? I can't see why they would do that, as it only encourages the type of writing which doesn't bring them a profit.
Anyway, there are quite a number of creative writing sites where that kind of thing is available already.
A great idea! It might turn out really well if you make a good plan!
That sounds like a lot of fun to me. I completely agree with this idea
do you like suggesstions on this idea or want some writing from us
Sounds like fun Randy! Get it together, and I'll join in!
I have to be the worst writer on this entire site but it sounds like it could be fun...even for the likes of me
I'm willing to give it a try. I don't expect to make any money, but I'm very willing to give it a try. I love creative writing.
Sorry to take so long to respond to everyone, but I have several occupations which take up most of my time.
The hardest part of having a contest is the judging of the winners. On other sites a CW contest usually turns into a popularity contest if judged by the site bigwigs.
I have observed terrible short stories chosen because the writer was a staff favorite. Usually it's someone who turns out hundreds of info articles but doesn't have CW talent.
Anyone having suggestions as to the best method of judging the winner or winners are welcome to put them forward. Also, the genre, whether it be short stories, poetry,or whatever. A contest in several genres would also work. So, let's hear your ideas if you are interested.
I like the idea of a genre of categories, being we all have different strong points (short stories-poetry etc).
The voting? We could all vote on it, but that can sometimes turn out to be a popularity contest, rather than a writing contest-the judging needs to be by people who read all the entries-not just read one or two and vote because they saw something they liked.
I enjoy blogging random posts. I'm not so good at writing long creative articles. I like to keep everything super simple and to the point. Creative writing contests would be fun though for people who enjoy it.
that would be awesome you should set it up since you came up with the idea.
I am also interested in CW contests. A great idea!!
btw - what are the CW sites out there? just wondering...
I have been trying to work out the CW contest so it would be fair to all who enter, whichever genre they chose. I have a few ideas but so far nothing definite.
As I stated earlier, anyone with suggestions are welcome to contact me, either on this thread or through HP. The judging of the winners is the most important aspect of the contest. I will keep trying to figure something out which suits everyone.
Thanks for your interest. I think it would be fun and also a learning process for everyone involved.
by Carolee Samuda 6 years ago
A Contest will provide friendly competition that will boost creativity. I am not sure how many people need this creative boost as much as I do but I am pretty sure many of us will appreciate the contest.
by emzitinasas 9 years ago
I was wondering about the contest. You see, I'm writing a novel. Would that qualify under the creative writing category? If yes, do I post it in different hubs per chapter or put everything in one hub? I'm really excited about it. I hope it qualifies. Thanks a lot!-Emzi
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