Flame's Writing Competition

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  1. Flame_star1

    Flame_star1 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Hello Applecraft!
    So, I’ve decided to host a writing competition. I enjoy writing and collecting books in Minecraft, and I decided, in order to prompt people into writing more stories, I would create an Applecraft competition.​

    What are the rules?
    • Books must be 6+ Pages (Can include a title page)
    • Books must be signed by the contestant
    • Must be submitted within the deadline 3/11/2018 - 3/30/2018
    • Must submit a COPY of the book. I do not want the original book. Keep the original.
    • Preferably books appropriate for most audiences, but that’s not a definite rule

    How to enter:
    • Write a book
    • Sign your book
    • Make a copy of your book
    • Submit the copy to the hopper in the bottom floor of /shop Flame_star1

    Rewards!
    1st: 64 DB
    2nd: 32 DB
    3rd: 16 DB

    Every participant will receive feedback on their writing.
    Let me know if you would like to opt out of this for any reason.


    Information is also in /shop Flame_star1. I’ll try to answer any additional questions.

    Winners will be announced Saturday, March 31, 2018.
     
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  2. TheAncapGent

    TheAncapGent Active Member

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    This is awesome!
    You can count on getting a copy from me!
    Is there any genre requirement that you forgot to mention?
    Will you sell the winners books in your shop, and split the profits after the contest?
     
  3. Flame_star1

    Flame_star1 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    There are no genre requirements for this contest. As for selling the books, I didn't intend to sell them. I mean, I can sell them and split the profits if the winner would like me to but only if they request for me to do so.
     
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    Would be a great way to cash some of the expenses in. ;)
     
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    Uh uh! You could even put up signs!
    *Award winning author/book*!
     
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  6. Woody2Minecraft

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    Yes! Finally! Flame is getting into writing again... Just in an unexpected way. Anywho, to put it in the Gent's words: you can count on a getting a copy from me!
     
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  7. TheAncapGent

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    New question:
    Do you want all 10+ pages to be filled out or are we allowed to use spacings and maybe cut to next page for drama effects? Like one half page building up tension and then, next page shock effect etc.?
     
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  8. Flame_star1

    Flame_star1 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Okay, so earlier today I cut the page limit to 6+ pages because I felt 10+ wasn't fair to those entering with poetry. Also, page cuts are totally allowed as long as it isn't a massive/multiple page gap.
     
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    Edit: NVM I couldn't see the double _, I thought it was one. Lol

    Uhm... Has your shop been removed???
    I've tried to tp there with no luck.
     
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    I submitted my book. :D
     
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  12. TheAncapGent

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    Baaaaah! Is there any chance of me re-entering the contest? I just noticed a small flaw in the text. :(
    If so, then please just throw my book in lava and notify me of it. And please don't read it until I've re-entered if you'll let me, an art piece should never be gazed upon before completion! Haha
     
  13. Flame_star1

    Flame_star1 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I won't be home for at least 24hrs because I'm on a road trip, but you can definitely re-enter. I can't get rid of your book until I am back home though.
     
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    Not a problem! I will re-do it tonight and hold on to it until you've told me, that you killed the first one. :)
     
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    Flame_star1 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Okay, version one has been sufficiently murdered.
     
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  16. TheAncapGent

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    Did you read it?! I don't think I can handle ot, if you did! I might need to cut off my ear and mail them to someone. Haha
     
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    Flame_star1 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I did not read it. Your ears are safe. No need to mail them to anyone.
     
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  18. Flame_star1

    Flame_star1 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I know I already answered your question in chat, but I'm going to respond here for anyone else looking at this thread.

    I am allowing up three book submissions. However, one author may only win in one place.
     
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    Flame_star1 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Okay. Results are in!
    Twelve books were submitted to the contest, and it was really close competition. Without further ado, here are our winners:

    1st Place: Stormy Seas by Icy_Waters
    2nd Place: The Eternal Rain by Wrathverse
    3rd Place: The Usual Street by OnceFutureScrub
    4th Place: A Lesson On Life by TheAncapGent
    5th Place: Dear Geode Boy by ArachnidVenus


    Each of the top five will get an item congratulating them, and the top three will receive their DB. I will try to /msg the top five in game when they are on. However, if I don't notice that you are online, feel free to message me yourself.

    Every book has been ranked. I have only listed the first five here. If you would like to know where your book ranked or would like to receive feedback on your book, message me here or in game!

    Side note: I fully intend to host another writing competition in the near future, so watch the forums!​
     
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  20. TheAncapGent

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    I'd like feedback on mine, and I would love to read the three books above mine.
     

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