Next contest theories? 🤔

heya!! :upside_down_face: soooo what do you guys think the next contest is going to be about? the deadline for heroic just passed almost a week ago so they’ll probably announce a new contest soon. I kinda want a unique theme this time, something different from previous contests and hopefully something that fits the story I’m working on right now.

so anybody have any thoughts or theories?
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Hm… Heroic was about journey discovering yr true self, how about a sports contest? Something sporty related. :thinking:

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Something romantic for sure, since Heroic did not in and of itself require romance.

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“Bottle” story contest. Where story takes place in one location (House, car, cabin, cave, space station, train, bus, etc.)

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Our characters would be quarantined? Shudder.

That is an interesting concept, though! I think keeping characters confined to a space station would still have plenty of possibilities for drama and action. It’d be a cool setting!

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Please, no. The last thing I want is reading stories about quarantine after the last couple of years. :sob::sob:

Personally I hope the next contest is something I’m not interested in because I hate being tempted and I definitely need a break. :joy:

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Same.

My gems (not literally because gambling bad) are still on romance.

They did Digital Dating just before Heroic. They only really do one “romance valentine day” theme a year.

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Ooh that’s such an interesting idea, and really unique too! It would definitely be a great chance to get really creative, but I do hope we don’t get too many pandemic-inspired stories :sob:

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Honestly, every time a new contest is announced I’m so tempted to just stop everything I’m doing and work on a new story, it’s so bad that I just forget all the million story ideas I’m already working on :joy:

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How about a ‘vacation’ contest? Where the characters go on a road trip or cruise or stay at a hotel/resort? There could also be a ‘haunted’ contest but that’s likely been done before.

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A horror contest would be really good around Halloween! I wouldn’t have time to enter it, though.

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I want a comedy one :sob:

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When I decided to enter the heroic contest, my story was about virus and quarantine, guess it’s a good thing I decided to quit then. I’ve seen so many comments about people not wanting to read about it, I get it though

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I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad topic! I just don’t think I’d want to read a whole bunch of stories like that. :sweat_smile:

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I think it’s just too soon; maybe in a few years, people will have moved forward enough for the negative connotations to have faded a bit. As it is, don’t be afraid to write such a story now, though I would recommend adding trigger warnings for people who have covid-related trauma.

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Yeah, I absolutely agree, I don’t want to offend anyone and this theme is jind of questionable at this point, you’re right

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I’m not at all discouraging you from writing it! I’m sure it’s a very good story. I was just saying to include trigger warnings/skips to save your reader retention rate!

My episode 1 reader retention rate is :woozy_face:.

I don’t think Episode would make a quarantine-related contest…hopefully!

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This sounds super interesting omg id love to write a story like that.