Sunday, July 13, 2014

Politically Incorrect Eight Hour Challenge (July 2014)

There's a lot of negative energy out there these days. Let's put it to good use!

This month's theme is political correctness, but you are free to write whatever you want. Here are the rules, which can also be found on the tab above:


To write, edit and publish a work of fiction in eight hours or less. You are free to write whatever you wish. The author is responsible for all aspects of the creative process, including cover creation (whether you do it yourself or have someone else do it) and posting it to at least one major e-book vendor (typically Amazon).


1. Everyone is welcome to participate in the challenge.

2. You may take the challenge as often as you like.

3. You are free to write whatever you like. No work will be excluded because of its subject matter or genre. You do not have to conform to any politically correct rules.

4. The hours worked do not have to be consecutive.

5. Although writers are encouraged to attempt the challenge in eight hours or less, you may use up to 24 hours to ensure quality and completion of your work.

6. E-mail me the following details to by 11:59 p.m., July 31st, 2014 (early submissions help tremendously):
  • Title
  • Author Name
  • Genre
  • Total Words
  • Completion Time (This is used to determine the 8/12/24 hour categories.)
  • Book Cover (Please limit this to 350 pixels in width.)
  • Description
  • About The Author (No more than a paragraph or two.)
  • Date(s) free
  • Link(s) (If it's not on Amazon, a link to one of the other major vendors will do. Affiliate links are accepted and encouraged.)
  • Additional Comments (Optional. Tell us what you learned from the challenge, obstacles that you had to overcome, shameless promotion, etc.)
All of this information will be added to a spreadsheet so that I can easily sort on genre, length, completion time, etc. I may put this information in a database in the future, but for now a spreadsheet will suffice.

Results will be posted here on this blog the Saturday following the end of the month. If you're looking to conserve your free days, Sunday may be your best bet.


Let's not ruin it for those who are participating. If you disagree with what we are doing, tough luck! Refrain from commenting here and start your own blog instead.

If you find something that you really enjoy, please consider leaving the author a review.

Please, don't be shy or intimidated. Take a chance on yourself. You'll be glad you did!

And yes, I will be taking the challenge myself every month.

So what are you waiting for? Write your masterpiece today!

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