Speculative Stories – Inventivity #1 – Big In China Short Fiction Competition

This post kicks off another all-new on-going installment focused on the creation of speculative stories. The title is a bit limiting but for the time being it will suffice. The intention behind the series is to provide you and me with a catalyst for the creation of new writing.

The format will vary from quotes to articles,  picture to poems,  anything  that I can think up that will kickstart the creative process. I’ll try and come up with a deadline so we have something to focus towards.

If you decide to participate in this exercise, let me know in the comments below and I can determine how we can best share and discuss our finished writing. If you have other ideas on how to do this – please let me know. This is all new to me and would like to create something that works for as many people as possible.

Whatever I write will be posted back online for everyone to read.

The idea catalyst is actually being provided by a short fiction competition by H.A.L. Publishing. The details are below. Read through it carefully to make sure you understand. The finished piece is due by 10/1/12 – so we can work on this over the next 3 weeks together.

I can’t take any credit for knowing about this article ahead of time. This competition was posted by Kiersi on the Prolific Novelista blog. Check it out!

So with that…it is time to dive on in. Hopefully we get some interested takers. I’ll see you in a few weeks time with a finished piece!


H.A.L. Publishing is proud to announce its first international short fiction (1,500 words) competition, The Big In China Short Fiction Competition. Deadline for entry is October 1, 2012 at midnight Pacific Standard Time. Winners will be announced by October 15, 2012.

via Big In China Short Fiction Competition.


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