Creative writing contests?

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  1. Randy Godwin profile image60
    Randy Godwinposted 13 years ago

    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.

    1. Theblackorean2010 profile image59
      Theblackorean2010posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I am the same way and i think that would be a great idea smile

      1. Randy Godwin profile image60
        Randy Godwinposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        There would be no prize money of course, but it would be fun!

    2. Marisa Wright profile image89
      Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image60
        Randy Godwinposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Hubpages would not have to be involved Marisa, and besides, there are those who already do poetry and short stories anyway.

    3. vox vocis profile image82
      vox vocisposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      A great idea! It might turn out really well if you make a good plan!

    4. profile image0
      Pani Midnyte Odinposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds like a lot of fun to me. I completely agree with this idea smile

  2. pooja0908 profile image61
    pooja0908posted 13 years ago

    do you like suggesstions on this idea or want some writing from us

    1. Randy Godwin profile image60
      Randy Godwinposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Whatever you like!

  3. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    Sounds like fun!!

  4. skyfire profile image80
    skyfireposted 13 years ago

    I like the idea.

  5. onthewriteside profile image61
    onthewritesideposted 13 years ago

    Sounds like fun Randy!  Get it together, and I'll join in!

  6. profile image0
    StormRyderposted 13 years ago

    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 tongue

    1. cheaptrick profile image72
      cheaptrickposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Na,your not the Worst,I got ya beat by a Mile:)
      On top of that,I don't even know how to Use this Damn machine or understand the language!

  7. Wayfinder profile image60
    Wayfinderposted 13 years ago

    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.

  8. Randy Godwin profile image60
    Randy Godwinposted 13 years ago

    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.

  9. H.C Porter profile image80
    H.C Porterposted 13 years ago

    I think it sounds like fun

  10. H.C Porter profile image80
    H.C Porterposted 13 years ago

    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.

  11. profile image53
    Matthew Schulzeposted 13 years ago

    Id particapate.

  12. calpol25 profile image59
    calpol25posted 13 years ago

    Thats a great idea, I would join in too!!

  13. Jumpness profile image61
    Jumpnessposted 13 years ago

    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.

  14. freddykrueger profile image61
    freddykruegerposted 13 years ago

    that would be awesome you should set it up since you came up with the idea.

  15. Rafini profile image70
    Rafiniposted 13 years ago

    I am also interested in CW contests.  A great idea!!

    btw - what are the CW sites out there?  just wondering...

  16. Randy Godwin profile image60
    Randy Godwinposted 13 years ago

    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.


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