Alright, obviously, I have hardly been posting here for a while now. That’s mostly because I’ve been concentrating my efforts on firefighter training and employment, but partially because I’ve had a girlfriend. Well we broke up today, so I’m going to have more time to write (please, spare me your tears:).
I’ve thought an awful lot about writing, and also pondered ways to make this website more fun. I used to play full-tilt poker a lot, before it was deemed illegal. Full-tilt was an online gaming website where you could bet money on poker games after making a minimum deposit of fifty dollars.
I think it would be interesting to offer a competition similar to this here on my wordpress site. I’d open 9 spots for a writing contest, and award prizes to the top 3 short story writers. I would request an entry of 500-2000 words.
Not only would the winner receive a monetary prize, but I’d also publish the winning story here in 4 parts. On top of that, I would feature a portrait of the author, put their name and a link to their blog ahead of their story, and build a database of pasts winners for new website visitors to browse through. This same format for a contest could also be used for art, music, and anything artistic. I would aim to host contests once per week, and announce the winner the following week.
Any thoughts on my idea? Are any of you interested to the extent you would submit something for an entry fee of around $5? Let me know, I want to hear your thoughts!
- Thomas M. Watt