Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Dude Write Special: "Tell-a-Tale" Trials

Welcome to Dude Write!

We are thrilled to have you here, whether you are a Writer Dude, a Blogger Dude, a Reader Dude or a Fanatic of good writing. If you've stumbled upon us via a link and wondering what you've gotten yourself into, our Mission Statement should explain it all.


Alright men. We know you're all great bloggers. You can put down a lot of words on paper and turn them into a story. But can you laugh at yourselves? And can you do it in less than 1500 characters? Also, can you avoid starting your sentences with conjunctions like we did back there?

We're proud to bring you another Dude Write Special. This week we're collaborating with bytestories.com to give you a fun, bite-sized challenge.

A few words from Luke Simmons, one of the brains behind bytestories.com:

"We built bytestories.com to serve as a place where people can share the funny / embarrassing / dangerous / [insert adjective] things they've seen with others.  I'm a big fan of "free theatre" and think it's important we record these moments in the form of byte-sized stories - rather than have the memories slip into the ether."

With that said, your mission this week is this:
  • Tell us a real-life story. An embarrassing, funny, or cringe worthy story.
  • You must have either witnessed the embarrassing happening (good) or have had it happen to YOU (even better!)
  • The story should take up no more than 1500 characters, including spaces (that's something like 200+ words). Brevity is impor...
  • Keep your content relatively clean, imagine you're writing for a 16+ audience.
Link your story up to Dude Write like you always do. That's it!

You're of course welcome to write an introductory paragraph, that isn't part of the story, so that your audience has a clue what's happening!

You'll have until late Sunday the 24th to link up.

Voting:
There'll be no usual insider voting.

2 or 3 winners in total will be picked, depending on the amount of submissions.

There'll be our regular People's Choice, voted on by the public.

Up to two Chairman's Choice cards will be handed out by the guys at bytestories.com, who are stepping in as chairmen this week.

Here's the awesome part: 

All winners will get to be prominently featured on bytestories.com and promoted through their usual channels

Now go dig up those uncomfortable stories you've never shared with anyone...and share them with us!