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I will be quitting Gaia soon, so I would like to give away all of my Gaia gold to someone who writes the best Hero's Journey Story. So far I have 119,608 gold, though this will be higher when I give out the prize.

The Theme: Hero's Journey

The Hero's Journey is a common archetype used all over the world. Examples would be Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings (Frodo's story) and the original Star Wars trilogy. For a description go to this website: Link


Requirements:

1. Must be a maximum of 1,000 words. It will be disqualified if it is longer than this.
2. It can be any genre that fits with the theme. It can be anything from fantasy to chick lit,
if you can make it work.
3. It must be posted below before the 29th of Febuary.
4. Must grab my interest straight away. If I can't get into it after 100 words, then I will not
finish it.
5. Only one entry per person.

Criteria:

Originality

Style

Entertainment

Grammar


The contest will be judged during March, and the winner will be announced before the end of March.
I think this could be a fun contest. Is there a certain way to submit entries? Or are we simply posting them here in the thread?
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Hmmm... the Hero's Journey, something that triggers entire series worth hundreds of thousands of words, encapsulated in less than a thousand words? And done in about three weeks?

That is one mighty challenge you've put up.
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I think this could be a fun contest. Is there a certain way to submit entries? Or are we simply posting them here in the thread?


Post it in the thread.
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Hmmm... the Hero's Journey, something that triggers entire series worth hundreds of thousands of words, encapsulated in less than a thousand words? And done in about three weeks?

That is one mighty challenge you've put up.


I was originally going to have the maximum word count be 300 words but I thought that may be pushing it. I think a short wordcount really forces the writer to pick his or her words carefully.
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I agree. An interesting challenge.. I think I will try it. 3nodding
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The link doesn't work.
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The link doesn't work.


Fixed.
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1,000 words is simply too short for a Hero's Journey.
Especially if you're talking about the type we learned about during High School.
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w o n d e r l a n d beat
1,000 words is simply too short for a Hero's Journey.
Especially if you're talking about the type we learned about during High School.


The point of the 1,000 words was to challenge people.
I take it this has ended?
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I take it this has ended?

Yep.

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