Group-Sponsored The Dreaded Selfie: A Close POV Contest
|Deadline:||Nov 10, 2016|
As writers we have probably all read a thousand bad descriptions of the viewpoint character (VPC), ones that make us cringe, or roll our eyes, or even laugh. Sneaking in those descriptions naturally, in character voice, and without breaking point of view (POV) is no small feat. Make no mistake, worldbuilding is equally challenging, and all stories include worldbuilding elements, even contemporaries.
For this contest, the POV group Tight and Deep invites you to dazzle us with your ability to maintain close POV (tight and deep) while including a physical self-description of your character and world-building. Your entry must be the beginning (first chapter or prologue) of a short story, novella, or novel.
For an excellent article on what “Close POV” means read this.
Craft matters. How well was the scene established by the observations of the VPC? How creatively did the author reveal the VPC’s traits via self-description? How did the author handle the introduction of thoughts and emotions of non-VPCs? How smooth were the narrative distance transitions?
Entries will be judged by a panel of gracious volunteers from the Tight and Deep: A Point of View Workshop group.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|1st prize:||20 karma points|
|2nd prize:||15 karma points|
|3rd prize:||10 karma points|
|4th prize:||5 karma points|
|5th prize:||5 karma points|
- The word count of entries must be between 2,000 words and 2,500 words per Scribophile's count.
- Entries must be written in third person, past tense.
- Multiple entries are not allowed.
- To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says "Enter this work in the Group-Sponsored The Dreaded Selfie: A Close POV Contest." Your work will automatically be considered.
- The checkbox will be visible until the contest deadline of midnight on November 10, 2016 (UTC time).
- Entry is free, but you'll need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.
- Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.