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This group is all about writing short stories. Every month, I shall hold a contest and chose 1-2 stories from each month. At the end of the year, a book shall be published and all profit shall go to a Cancer Research Center to raise money to find a cure.
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Hello, and well to Write2LiveCancerFree In this group, we shall have a contest every month. Each month, January - December, you guys will have the opportunity to write a short story or poem about anything you want and enter it. The dates will be from the first day of the month, to the last. Maximum of five entries per person per month.

There will be first and second place winners per month, ties are possible. Honestly, I gave up on only "1 or 2 pieces per month" there are so many awesome writiers here :)

Now, the winners:

The winners for each month will be published in a book that will be published at the end of the year on Amazon. All the profit for said book will be given to a Cancer Research Center to assist in the fight against Cancer.

Now, the only rule, if you enter a piece of fanfiction and win, I'll be asking you for a version with changed names of the characters. It's for legal purposes, which I hope all of you can understand. Otherwise, enter fanfiction as you see fit

There is now only one judge

myself: :iconmidnight-rose-17:

Seeing it's just too hard to have them judge as well. :/

Good luck, and please enter each piece into the correct folder.


:love: Kylie :)

QUESTIONS:

If we submit a piece and it ends up winning, will the characters in that story remain mine if I use them in personal stories that aren't entered?

All characters and stories will remain the property of the author/creator. In no way am I taking these amazing pieces or characters from you in any way, all I'm doing it publishing them. This book is by you guys, I'm just doing the organizing work; otherwise, everything in this book will be by each and every one of you :)

Where will this by published? And do we have any idea how much?

So far, the only place this will be published is as an e-book on Amazon. I'm working on researching how to get it as a hard copy as well, but I'm still searching that. As for the price, I've been thinking about $5 for the e-book. $3.75 would then go to the research center while $1.25 would go to Amazon for the publishing.

What will be happening to the "place holder" pieces? Will they be published in the actual book?

If we have extra pages and need more pieces, yes, these will be the pieces that enter those spaces. Otherwise, at the end of the year, I'll be asking the wonderful members on here what they would like to happen to the pieces. If either they would like to publish another book that goes to a charity the isn't cancer, or if they want to publish a book where the profit goes towards making hard copies of cancer book. We'll talk more about this later. :)

Where will the profits be going? Which cancer research center?

I'm honestly unsure about this... I was driving to a soccer game the other day and saw a billboard called "Moffitt Cancer Center" (link here - eforms.moffitt.org/makeadonati… - to home page) I'm looking into that one, but I hope to get more ideas from you guys as well :) Any ideas on places? Please, drop me a note or leave a comment :)

What will the book be called?

Awww, now see here, this has not been decided. I'll be asking for ideas in a journal soon enough. So start thinking! BTW, "Write 2 Live Cancer Free" will be on the cover, but we need a real title. Like how magazines have their names like "The New York Times" or "People" we want something like that :) So please, any ideas, again, drop me a note.

Do we have to put our real names in here? What if we don't want our real names published?

No! You don't have to have your real names on your piece. If you want to use your username from here (dA) then please, feel free to do so! :) Have a pen name you want to use? Go for it! If you place or are going to be published, I'll be sending you a note with that question, so answer any way you wish :D

Where could we buy the book because I really want to help fight it and not just enter, I want to buy one or two.

There aren't any books out yet. This book will be published at the end of the year while my own personal book that I'm writing for the cause isn't finished yet. I'm on chapter 9 and it's also being looked over by a beta. The fanfiction is up on my page, but I will be changing the names and adding backgrounds and stuff so it'll be different. This is my first real novel, and both will be published up on Amazon as an e-book that can be downloaded onto Ipad, Ipod, Iphone, and any kindle. As for a hard copy I'm looking into that as we speak :)

Would stories based off songs work? I mean, it wouldn't have lyrics or anything like that but like if a song lyric said "on the forth of december" and "you came home, bloody and beaten" could we use those to base it off of?

It can be based off it, yes. I see nothing wrong, as long as you don't "Steal" any thing form the song. We have a winner that uses lyrics (just look as OnixD's winning piece on the group page) from Adam Lambert. Just mention that the lyrics are the band's if you use the lyrics. But if you mean they are just your muse, and you want to write a story from "you came home bloody and beaten" about some guy coming home...well... bloody and beaten (haha) just go for it. I hope that answers your questions :) If you have more questions, please, let me know :)

how long can each story be (i.e. novel size, short story)?

Story size would preferably be about one deviation on here. Now, if you write a novel and want to submit it to raise money, note me about it and we can talk through it :) I'm personally writing a novel right now to support the cause were all profit will go to cancer research :)

Is there a topic for this month contest? I've been wanting to enter in a contest!

No, no topic. I may post journals with pictures and stuff to give inspiration, but it's totally up to you what you write :) If I post a picture about flowers and a beautiful spring day, for example, feel free to enter a story about death and hell and rot and decay ^^; basically, just write whatever and post whatever :D

does the piece have to be new and written specifically for this group or can we submit something that we've already written and posted recently?

No! the piece doesn't have to be new or just for this group! :D If you entered a piece in another contest in another group, just throw it on in there :) We have pieces written from yesterday, this morning, all the way back to like three years ago :) Just post and enter what you're proud of :)

Are poems allowed? Because I have a really nice poem I wrote.

Poems are most def. allowed! :D You have no idea how many poems have been entered X) so enter as you wish, it's for all writing ;)

Oh, and fanfics are allowed too. Like the rules said. So only short stories or small chapters, right?. How many chapters can be allowed?

If the small chapters make sense alone you can enter them. But they have to tell a story alone. If you wish to publish a novel for the cause, note me separately and we can talk something out :) otherwise, please keep to poems and short stories. :)


Any other questions? Feel free to ask :)
Hello everyone! I live! :D

So, here's the thing. School, sports, homework, jobs, and life in general are getting in the way for me to keep up with submissions to the group - as I'm sure most of you have noticed back in April - and I've been forced to basically stop all action in this group. I believe I've come up with a couple of solutions in order for this group to keep running, but I want your opinion on the matter since this determination will define how this group will act and accept over the next x amount of time.

Here are the options:

1. We continue on with the way everything is done but we get a group of readers that are willing to read each month and submit their votes. As well as get a group of editors to edit said pieces.

2. We change the process completely to something a little easier for me to manage. People submit pieces - or collection of pieces - of 25,000 words - or 25 pieces - or more. They would note me a summery of the story (if a collection or stories or poems, they would do the same) and a word count. I'll select a story every 3 months to read, edit (suggestions to the author), and then put up as our spot light novel (or collection). Every 3 months, the spot light novel (or collection) will change and a new one will be put up.

Comment below on which you would like to try out next. Sadly, to the inability of me keeping up, I cannot promise anything will happen from our work over the past year unless some awesome, dedicated souls will step up to the plate and offer their time to pull a trick from the hat. Note me if you're interested in that and I'll tell you what needs to be done.

Thank you all for sticking around and welcome to the new members!
♥ Kylie
Hello everyone! I live! :D

So, here's the thing. School, sports, homework, jobs, and life in general are getting in the way for me to keep up with submissions to the group - as I'm sure most of you have noticed back in April - and I've been forced to basically stop all action in this group. I believe I've come up with a couple of solutions in order for this group to keep running, but I want your opinion on the matter since this determination will define how this group will act and accept over the next x amount of time.

Here are the options:

1. We continue on with the way everything is done but we get a group of readers that are willing to read each month and submit their votes. As well as get a group of editors to edit said pieces.

2. We change the process completely to something a little easier for me to manage. People submit pieces - or collection of pieces - of 25,000 words - or 25 pieces - or more. They would note me a summery of the story (if a collection or stories or poems, they would do the same) and a word count. I'll select a story every 3 months to read, edit (suggestions to the author), and then put up as our spot light novel (or collection). Every 3 months, the spot light novel (or collection) will change and a new one will be put up.

Comment below on which you would like to try out next. Sadly, to the inability of me keeping up, I cannot promise anything will happen from our work over the past year unless some awesome, dedicated souls will step up to the plate and offer their time to pull a trick from the hat. Note me if you're interested in that and I'll tell you what needs to be done.

Thank you all for sticking around and welcome to the new members!
♥ Kylie
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RareP4nda Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
could i get a free commission as in drawing i want to sell it to fundraise fr my daddy who has cancer and is in hospital...let me tell you a secret i m 12 if you do want to do a free commission for me ?
if possible can you make it like digital?like pokemon all digital and everything. if you dont want to do it then is there any money you can spare to donate to me for my daddy?p.s. i can only pay with in game currency/items/pets if needed just tell me what game you play and ill try give you something from that game. sorry if im annoying you and if you think im a scam please dont report me because im not lying if you dont beeive dont report just ignore. please. and pray for my dad.
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Thanks for accepting affiliation with our group :iconpoeticartforlife: :heart:
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Where do we send in photos for the project?
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TiteArumi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've a question, because I just saw your group and I want to help. But I'm french, wihich means I surely make mistakes in my writing.
Is it still possible for me to join?
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