Creative Writing Contest - Goal: creation of excellence and longterm collaboration

  • État: Closed
  • Prix: €490
  • Propositions reçues: 21
  • Gagnant: scholarwriter

Résumé de concours

We are a startup luxury cosmetics brand. We are looking for an author to help us create a serial novel based on the life of one or more main characters with a desirable lifestyle. Our main purpose is to foster our brand image in a subtle yet exciting manner. The idea is to add episodes on a regular basis and thus create a coherent story. At the same time, each episode or column, should also be a satisfying read on its own.

The purpose of our contest is to find a suitable writer to work with us on a longterm basis. It is our intention to create a working relationship which allows a talented candidate to fully unfold his or her potential.

It is our wish to create a continuing string of episodes portraying the life of a fictional female main character, perhaps as a serial novel, at a pace of one new episode every one or two weeks, comprising 300 - 1000 words per episode/story.

The ideal candidate is a creative writer with extraordinary competencies in the following areas:

o Empathy
o Creativity
o Articulateness
o Common Sense


The Contest / Writing Assignment

1. Pilot Episode (min. 700 words)

Write a pilot episode to lay a solid foundation for future episodes of our serial novel. Craft characters that will allow our customers to relate to and build strong identification with. Leave readers craving for the next episode.

2. Explanation and Rationale

Please explain in detail what was your thinking behind the plot and the characters in the pilot episode.

Key Attributes of Main Character (female)

o Is likeable and charismatic
o Leads a desirable avantgarde lifestyle
o Likes to differentiate herself from her peers
o Travels regularly in style and luxury
o Leads a global, urban lifestyle

Please submit both parts one and two in order to make a qualified entry to the contest.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

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Commentaire de l'employeur

“thumbs up! look forward to working with you again soon.”

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  • prytysk
    prytysk
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    Hello! Dear Contest Holder, please dont forget about us:) Thank you.

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  • dhall1971
    dhall1971
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    gulp

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  • supersystemng
    supersystemng
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    Do review our entries and rate them. Thanks

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  • katiewilliams
    katiewilliams
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    Hi there, just wanted to drop you a note to let you know you can feel free to message me with any questions you may have about my entry. I'm also available via Skype or phone call at your convenience. I'm keen to know more about your company, target audience and objectives for this project to see how I can best help you to meet your goals. Cheers!

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  • michelledmilne
    michelledmilne
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    Working, please keep the contest open until the end :)

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  • optimatech
    optimatech
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    Hello,

    I will be looking forward to hearing your feedback with regard to my entry #29.

    Thank you

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  • Olisthoughts
    Olisthoughts
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    Can you provide a reading sample close to how you want your stories to look like?

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  • kidsstorywriter
    kidsstorywriter
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    Hi, I hope you keep the contest open till the end. Will submit my entry in a couple of days. Thanks.

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  • ianyates72
    ianyates72
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    Hi Contest Holder.
    is there a possibility that you could let me know if my entry is on the right track. I would love to know if there is any direction that you wish you to see it going which I could use to write a better entry for your consideration.
    Many thanks,

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  • goldenhugs
    goldenhugs
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    If I were given the choice.....I would choose,USA,Female,Middle aged,Beautiful,Highly Trained,Talented,Feminist and Lesbian by choice or an Indian,Male,36 years of age,Divorced with two daughters,tall and well made,very skilled,under-paid and lonely.One of the Air hostess who is a part of the crew which happens to be invariable accompanying him, madly in love with him wanting him as a husband at any cost.......

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    1. thelbing
      Titulaire du concours
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      The main character should be female. And even though she leads an enviable lifestyle she should be down to earth and stay within reach.

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    2. TerrexTV
      TerrexTV
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      Hello goldenhugs,
      The 'pilot episode' refers to the first episode of a series. It could be about a person working as a pilot, but not necessarily. Hope that helps :)

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  • tkhan0
    tkhan0
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    I will be working on an entry soon as well! So you want a script like for a show or an actual story like in a novel? If you could rate some entries or give us an idea of what youre seeing that you like so far and what you dont like that would be very helpful!

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    1. thelbing
      Titulaire du concours
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      We are looking for a written-out text, novel or short-story style. So far, some of the female main characters in the entries were too much out-of-toch with the real world. Please create female lead characters who are sympatico and "real".

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    2. GraceOng
      GraceOng
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      Hi Contest Holder, may I know if the newer entries have female leads who are real and down to earth?

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  • Chelswritesstuff
    Chelswritesstuff
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    Is it not possible to rate entries while the contest is sealed? I didn't try and work the products into the pilot, as I thought that might feel a little forced and insincere. Also, my protagonist is the only character introduced so far that the target demographic will probably identify with. It's hard to lay the foundation of a novel in so few words, and while I think I wrote an engaging piece, I'm not sure if it's exactly what you're looking for. Would you consider giving it a look over? Some feedback might help me craft a piece that's more in line with what you want. Thanks!

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    1. Chelswritesstuff
      Chelswritesstuff
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      To clarify, I don't think working the products in is a bad idea, as I understand that is the overarching objective of the novel; I just meant that to do so in the pilot might feel a little forced.

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  • supersystemng
    supersystemng
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    Would it be possible for your team to review the entries and rate them? This would help us calibrate how close we are to your objective. It will also help participants make improvements...

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    1. thelbing
      Titulaire du concours
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      This contest's entries are sealed and only visible to me in order to get more original content.

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    2. supersystemng
      supersystemng
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      Okay

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  • pesh0man
    pesh0man
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    Can you please specify some particular products? Also, I`m still not clear on the content you`re looking for - are you looking for PROZE, short continuous segments of a novella, or video scripts?

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    1. pesh0man
      pesh0man
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      OK, I understand, thanks very much. :)

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    2. pesh0man
      pesh0man
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      So do you prefer if it`s written in first person from her persepctive, or not necessarily as long as the ideas you are looking for are conveyed in the story ? :)

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  • priya96411
    priya96411
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    Do you have any genre preference, or are you open to anything? Romance or drama seem like safe bets, but I'm wondering if you'd consider other genres - like mystery, perhaps?

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    1. thelbing
      Titulaire du concours
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      Perhaps you could try a diary? I think using a journal is a good means to keep our characters grounded which is very important as you will see in my other comments.

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  • pesh0man
    pesh0man
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    Please don`t close it yet :)

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    1. thelbing
      Titulaire du concours
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      Don't worry, the contest will last three more weeks.

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  • GwiseTiger
    GwiseTiger
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    Some questions: 1) How deeply do you want the brand incorporated into the story? Should the protagonist be an employee or just a customer? 2) What do you mean you say "script-style"? Is the series written as prose or is it a series of short films/videos? 3) Could you mention some of the products you market, so we can work them into the narrative?

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    1. thelbing
      Titulaire du concours
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      1) Just a customer, or even a potential customer only.
      2) like a written-out text/novel, prose.
      3) skincare products, like anti-aging facial cream, serums, masks

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  • supersystemng
    supersystemng
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    Working on it

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  • goldenhugs
    goldenhugs
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    Where,Geographically is the Pilot from?Age,Gender,Height,Weight,Likes,Dislikes,..................

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  • supersystemng
    supersystemng
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    Working on it

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  • amiradevant
    amiradevant
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    Please confirm the following:
    -What is your target market for this series?
    -Do you want a script style or story outline?

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    1. thelbing
      Titulaire du concours
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      I'd need a script style. Like a written-out coherent text.

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    2. thelbing
      Titulaire du concours
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      It'd be great if you could participate. Please feel free to ask more questions if needed. Thanks.

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