Flash Fiction / Book Title Generator Competition – REMINDER

1st, 2nd, 3rd placeA gentle reminder about this competition, which is closing on April 25th, but open for all entries now.

Full details are here, but the rules couldn’t be simpler.

Find your own personalised book title from any of the 3 title generators (Chick-Lit, Crime Thriller or Literary Fiction), and use that title for inspiration to write 500 words in the corresponding genre.

It is imperative that you have some fun with it, and take the opportunity to mess around with style and prose, to be as ridiculous as you like.

There’s an Amazon voucher up for grabs, which, if you’re not a fan of books, would even be enough to buy you a pair of shoes, or one of those other really bizarre things available on Amazon which make you go “Wait a minute. What?!”

E-mail your entry or entries to tarasparlingwrites (at) gmail (dot) com, any hour of the day or night. E-mails don’t wake me up. Although I do sometimes think about them when falling asleep.

I’ve been playing around with genre myself lately, wondering what best-loved fairy tales would be like if they were written by people who write

1) Annual Reports

2) Press Releases

3) Corporate Guff In General

So far, it’s led to some interesting insights into the economics of Cinderella. More on that soon.

  5 comments for “Flash Fiction / Book Title Generator Competition – REMINDER

  1. April 7, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    SING ME UP! (ahem… sorry, I meant- sign me up…)
    Yep, these kind of things are definitely my kind of things. I’ll see if I can round up some more victims, I mean- participants.

    I think I’ll do something about THE SALT HOUSE. The title’s already screaming in my head. But 500? Can’t we increase it to thousand?


    • April 8, 2014 at 1:45 am

      But where to stop? One thousand? Two? Four? Flash fiction is so much flashier! Although I can say if people were to creep over the 500 by a few words it wouldn’t disqualify them, as long as the story was able to digest the extra wordage…


  2. May 22, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Reblogged this on mihran Kalaydjian and commented:
    Flash Fiction / Book Title Generator Competition – REMINDER


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