Challenge #2!

Following the success of the first challenge and seeing the growth in my follower numbers, I’m going to broaden this week’s challenge.

Now it’s not just limited to words, but photography, artwork, blog posts, and literally everything else you might have in mind can be submitted in! This includes mature content, I am a bit hesitant on smut but fuck it, I’ll post it too (with a ‘read more’ tag, mind).

However, I will not accept any image (words are fine) too gruesome. This is not because I deem it too harsh for WordPress, but too harsh for my sanity. If you do submit it in, I swear I will send the mental institute bills to you. No I’m not joking.

Right, on to the theme. I did ‘cold’ last time, so obviously I’m not going to do anything related to Winter anytime soon. Instead, let’s play a bit with our memories. The year is almost ending, so perhaps it’s time to just think about our mistakes and where they lie.

This week’s theme will be guilt.

Deadline: Monday, 8 December 2014.

If you’re a bit lost as to what I’m talking about, be sure to check the rules and guidelines before submitting anything. You can also check previous submissions for inspiration.

P.S. The rules are subject to change as time goes on. I have no idea how popular this will be, and if I suddenly have 500 people barging in with submissions, obviously I’m going to have to cut it off a bit.

Good luck!

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Writing Challenge #1!

We’ve all been at the point of having zero views on your site, and it can be frustrating to know that no one is reading your hard work. And since you guys are pretty amazing people for being stubborn enough to continue following me, I’ve been thinking of ways to give back to the community.

So here we are, the first writing challenge! I know a lot of you out there are poets or just writers in general, so this is where you can truly shine. Just a few ground rules as we start off:

1. Every challenge will consist of a broad theme. It is entirely up to you on how to interpret it, the subject can even be far from the theme. If it’s too far from the theme, I may ask for you to describe your thought process as well.
Do not worry if you can’t come up with something in relation to the theme. Don’t force your writing to fit or it’ll turn out shitty. There will be another one, and hopefully a theme you’ll be more accustomed to.

2. You can submit content published on your blog, be it new or old content. I recommend that you post it on your blog first so that your own followers can see what you did. If you have it on your blog already, it’s best to send me an email consisting of a link instead.

3. I don’t know how many times I’ll host a challenge like this (preferably bi-weekly), but to give others a chance in submitting, if your work is posted on my blog, you must wait one week before you can submit again. Otherwise I’ll just ignore it.
(e.g. Your work was posted on Week 1, you cannot submit for Week 2, but you can then submit for Week 3. If you submit a work but was not posted on my blog, then you can submit for Week 2.)

4. Do not email me with multiple submissions. No matter which one you think is best, I will only post the first one you submit. Also, if you spam me, I will put you in the spam folder.

Right now, since I’m testing things out, the deadline for this challenge is on Monday, 4 PM (GMT +7). Why Monday? Because that is probably the day with the least posts for me. If you submit after the deadline, then you will not be posted, sorry.

For the first challenge, since December is coming soon, let’s start off with the theme of: cold.

Bear with me here, this is the first time I’ve done this, and it’s a trial, so rules may change the next time.

Email me your submissions to janekana@gmail.com

Got questions or suggestions on ideas for the challenge? Comment below!