theinkwell fiction challenge | Week 5 - All Writers Welcome!

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Welcome to Week 5 of The Ink Well's Summer Fiction Challenge. Each week you will be offered two prompts to start your creativity - you can use either prompt or both; you can include them in your story or use them to get your thoughts going and see where they take you ... and never mention the prompts in your writing at all!

Everyone who meets the Rules for Entry will:

  • Receive 100% upvote from The Ink Well.
  • Be included in the draw for 500HP delegation for 7 days.
  • Have a chance to be a Show Case Post in future weeks.

Entries that meet the criteria will also be curated for a curie vote.
The 500HP delegation and The Showcase Post will be announced seven days after this post pays out.

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How To Enter The Challenge

The Ink Well is about encouraging high quality creative writing from story tellers. The challenge is open to everyone, whether you are an experienced writer or just starting your writing journey. Every week, there will be two fresh prompts to help you develop your writing skills.

Week 5 Prompts

Option 1: wonder
Option 2: a bowl of rice

You can use either prompt - or both - to create a story. You can include the prompt in your story, or use it as a jumping off point for your ideas.
The Poetry Challenge has the same prompts as the Fiction Challenge each week.
See all the prompts for the Summer Season.

What You Need To Do

  • using the prompts, write a story that has a minimum of 500 words.
  • post it in The Ink Well Community.
  • use the title format: "theinkwell fiction challenge | title of your story".
  • include the tags: #theinkwell #challenge #story.
  • post a link in the comments of this post.

Remember, original work only - no plagiarism or re-posts!
The deadline is when this post pays out on Thursday 18 June 2020.

What We Are Looking For

The vision for The Ink Well is all about encouraging and rewarding high quality creative writing on Hive. We know that everyone has to start somewhere, and that your writing skills improve the more you write.

To help you develop those skills, we've set out some categories that you will want to think about for your story. We've included some links to writing tips to help you. If you get stuck, have a look at these tips: Writing From A Prompt, Put It On The Page and Writing What You Know.

Last but not least, don't forget about Adding Conflict!

CategoryExplanation
SettingTime and place the story is set and whether this affects the story. Tips to help you: How Writing Fiction is Like Weaving.
Plot and structureWhat are the essential plot points? Does the story incorporate conflict, climax and resolution? Is it linear, chronological or does it move around? Are there themes? Is it believable? Tips to help you: What is a Story Arc? and The Magic Starts at the Beginning.
CharactersHow are characters drawn in the story? What is their role in the story? Do they change or remain the same? Are they fresh and original or stereotypical? Are they believable? Tips to help you: Bad Habits and What is Your Major Malfunction?
StyleThe writer's use of language, imagery and tone (eg is it ironic, humourous, tender or dramatic?) Tips to help you: Is Show Don't Tell A Writing Rule? and Avoiding the Dreaded Info Dump.
PresentationDoes the presentation and formating enhance the writing? Is the word count appropriate for the story? How does the writer use grammar and spelling? Is their use consistent?

Any Questions?

If you have any questions, put them in a comment below.

Before We Go

Don't forget to read other people's entries and leave them a comment. The Ink Well will be searching for and tipping good comments!

We're looking forward to reading your stories!

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When Rashid Rashid's grandfather dies he leaves behind him his grandson with a major problem. Rashid does not exist in the eyes of the British Government. He has no passport and no legal argument to stay in Britain. His mother has gone to work abroad and he doesn't know where his father is. Rashid has no choice but to go on the run.

Rashid's journey takes him through a complex and complicated society. A world with good people, and bad, and it is not always obvious which are which. A society full of conflict and concerns and people trying to make sense of the lives they live. In short, Rashid takes a journey across contemporary Britain and has some interesting conclusions to make by the end of his journey about the nature of good and bad, urban and rural, belonging and not belonging.

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THank you for your entry.
Please check the Rules of Entry for the format of the title and the tags for your entry

this is what I'm looking for, I will take a new contest

Hello,

Here is my entry:

https://peakd.com/hive-170798/@janaveda/theinkwell-fiction-challenge-or-the-wonder-is-here

Many successes for all, enjoy the experiences of reading to each other.

Take care a lot.

Thank you for your entry :)

I think I'll participate in this... I won't win but might be fun. You'll see my submission before the deadline!!

Why don't you think you would win? 🤷‍♀️

Lol I have the creative ability of a camel (no offence to camels). I definitely won't win

It's a wonderful opportunity to practice writing, regardless. :-)

Here my entry
theinkwell fiction challenge | A bowl of rice
Any way thank you so much you remind me to put my entry link. That is a kind of you.
Warm regard from Indonesia

Thank you for your entry :)

My pleasure

 7 months ago 

I've enjoyed the prompt ideas. Here is my take. Thanks,

Thank you for your entry :)

thank you for your entry :)