Monday, October 1, 2007

Announcements for September 31-October 6


The October birthday drabble thread is up! If you have an October birthday, please add your request to the Birthday Drabble Forum.

By the way – we’re looking for someone to help manage the birthday drabbles. You’d set up the monthly thread, add people’s requests to the top post of the thread, and setting up and closing a challenge each month. If you’re interested in helping out, please email

From now on, every month that has five Sundays, for the fifth Sunday we’ll have a quick challenge. Quickie challenges are different from normal challenges in that you don't have to promise to write a story idea; you just write it, and if five stories are written the challenge will be made public.

The big difference is that, as the name suggests, QC's don't last for months. In fact they'll only run two weeks. Write drabbles, poems, one-shots, or anything else you have time to come up with in the time frame. I find it quite fun and liberating not to have to perfect something for months. And it's exciting to know other people are writing at the same time.

This month’s challenge is: Party Time!

September 22 is the date of Bilbo's and Frodo's famous birthday party. And September 29-30 is the night that Frodo, Merry, Pippin, and Sam spent in Bree. In honor of these two events, write a story that involves either a bar/pub/common room of some sort, or a party. Or both. Whatever else you want to include is up to you.

Enter this challenge @ here.
Deadline: October 17

That’s it until next week!


PS- Do you have something in particular you would like included in next week's announcement? If so, please email me.

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