I'm L.S. Dubbleyew
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2013 Writing Contest

I'm super excited to offer what I think is a challenging and fun way to get young writers involved in my world. If you are a student in Westfield High School (my local H.S.) and are interested in writing fantasy novels, enter this contest! The winner will get credit for contributing to a pivotal scene in the next book. It's a wonderful opportunity to get recognition for your talent!

2013 Aspiring Fantasy/Fiction Writers of Westfield Contest

                         2013 Topic is based on the Book, Before The Poisoned Apple by LS Dubbleyew


        
What is it? :                A contest where the winner will get credit and contribute a chapter in the second book of a fantasy 
                                      series  the author
is self-publishing. The entrant will write up to a 2,500 word chapter based on the writing  
                                      prompt below.


Open to :                     All Westfield High School Students.

Entry Fee:                    None

Enrollment:               To enter. fill in the contact sheet on the "Contact Us" page. I am working on some legal disclaimers that 
                                     have  to be said, (basically acknowledging that I am the original author, that I will not ask for any personal
                                     information, that any writing submitted will not be used for any other purpose, etc...) Also, I will be asking for
                                     parental acknowledgment. 
                                     Entrants will be accepted until the end of the 2013 school year.(June 2013.) The actual contest writing is
                                     to be submitted by November 27,2013. The WINNER will be chosen by the author on December 31, 2013.
                                     All entrants names, if they choose, will be posted on this website. I might tweak the dates depending on the 
                                     amount of entrants. 


                                                                                    SPOILER ALERT!               SPOILER ALERT!

THE WRITING PROMPT BELOW GIVES AWAY A SCENE IN THE BOOK. THE CONTEST IS BASED ON THE SCENE, SO I HAVE TO STATE IT BELOW. BUT...TO GET THE FULL IMPACT OF THE STORY AND THE SCENE... YOU MIGHT WANT TO READ THE BOOK FIRST, AND THEN READ THE PROMPT. 

READING THE SETUP IS OKAY, AS IT'S BASICALLY A SYNPOSIS.         
   

The setup:

Let me first say that this is not a young children’s tale. It’s more along the scope of The Lord of The Rings, trilogy in that it’s a big, epic-style tale for older children +.

Long before they saved Snow White, the seven little men, who are brothers, lived an extraordinary life of battles and wonder.

In the back-end of time, two scrolls were created― one for the lands and one for the skies. Those written words hold all worldly mysteries; they reveal all secrets. With those words, eternal domination can be had. And She who wrote them, hid them. Because the greatest evil seeks them. Ultimately, it is the fate of the seven little men to save the scrolls.

The world I've created is vastly beautiful and terrifically deadly. In the bewitched land within The Reach, there are dragon-elves, witches, many types of ogres and monsters, and Kings. It is a world of evil castles holding deadly spirits. Where demons ride lightning and mountains can move. Where blood-trolls lurk deep in the ground. And below them...still deeper terrors lie.

Beginning with their parents being saved by the dragon-elves from certain death, the first book  flows through the boys birth into their early lives. Unknown to the family are villainous, and unearthly beings, that not only need something the family has, but want the boys dead. Their world is most prominently filled with a man named Angus Grimsdyke(antagonist), who pretends to be kind, but destroys all.

And there is a prophecy. That 'the seven shall save all.' A prophecy ordained at the beginning of time. This book culminates with overlapping battles where loved ones are lost, and the ever-changing face of evil is only partly conquered, leading into the next book, which partly focuses on the origin and history of one of the most powerful objects ever created...the magic mirror.

The thrust of the series is one of family survival and loyalty. And ultimately, this is about characters known and loved by many, but whose tale has never been told. Until now.

The story grows with each book, as their tale doesn't end with the princess whose skin is as white as snow.

The prompt:   There is a character named, Max who is a good person but had been forced to do bad things by Grimsdyke. For selfish reasons, Grimsdyke wants to spy on the family of the seven little men. He gets a witch to turn Max into a puppy, and sees to it that Max becomes a part of their family for a short period of time. During that time, Max will spy on the family, and after two full moons, Max is to run away, to meet up again with Grimsdyke.

The family re-names Max, Pitch, and Pitch quickly grows to love the family. When it comes time for Pitch to run away, he chooses not to, angering Grimsdyke.

Later in the story, Pitch becomes separated from the family and is very sad, then angry, that the family does not come to rescue him.

When Pitch sees the family again,(in book 2), he has a choice: to embrace the family, kill them, or just walk away from them.

The contest:
   Write up to 2500 words on the “decision” Pitch makes. He can be angry, sad, confused, whatever…his course of actions are your choice. This is a pivotal scene in the 2nd book.

Good luck... don't hesitate to contact me with any questions,  and have fun with this!
 

                                LSW

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