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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

[URL] [WRITING] Story Starter and the 1st Story Starter Contest

The Story Starter provides 298 million ideas for writers of novels, short stories, mysteries, horror, science fiction or silly stories. If you have never written a story, The Story Starter will give you ideas that will help you get started. If you are a writer who has gotten into a rut and can not think of something interesting, The Story Starter can help you too! The Story Starter randomly generates 298 million ideas (no kidding). It is also great for teachers who want a fun activity to encourage their students to write.

And! Story Starter is running the 1st Story Starter Contest

Brief rules (for more detail, check the site).

No entry fee. Deadline: midnight (EDT) 18 August 2006

1. Each story MUST contain one of the lines from The Story Starter. The line must be exactly as The Story Starter generates it.

2. Write a story using one of the millions of The Story Starter sentences. The story can contain no more than 300 words, including your title.

3. The winner will receive a $25.00 Amazon Gift Certificate. If this contest works out well, we'll increase the prize next time. :) The winner's story will also be shown on The Story Starter site.

4. In addition to the winning story, other stories may be used on The Story Starter site.


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