Giant Tales WRITERS Online Event

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GIANT TALES WRITERS ONLINE EVENT at:

facebook.com/gianttales

"Tricksters: Honesty vs. Deceit"

Hosted by the Writers 750 Program

Sat., Dec. 24, 2016

Theme: Honesty vs. Deceit

3 Highlights: a trickster, a deceitful activity, and a bag

Space is limited to 30 people and 30 authors and 3 professional judges.

Steps for new attenders and visitors:

RSVP at Eventbrite for free.

Attend the event online Sat., Dec. 24, 2016 at facebook.com/gianttales


Steps for Authors:

As a fiction writer, you are invited to participate in a Writers 750 Workshop called Tricksters. Challenge yourself to use your fiction skills. You can add to your portfolio each month in the Writers 750 Program. You are invited to enter your story at the Giant Tales Event on Sat., Dec. 24, 2016.

1.) Feel free to write your story in one of two basic ways: either by the seat of your pants (as a Panster), or by drafting a story map and then write it out (as a Mapster). Be sure to explore the story theme, brainstorm and research, and include the 3 highlights: a trickster, a deceitful activity, and a bag.

2.) Write an original short story of 750-1,000 words, based on the concept of using “tricksters” from your research. Deadline to finish writing your story is Sat., Dec. 24, 2016 at midnight.

3.) Optional challenge: You can submit your story, if you want to, for the Giant Tales Writers Event. The event cost is $20 for authors who have submitted a story. Max 30 authors. Register at Eventbrite. The processing fee of $2.09 will automatically be added. Directions for authors who are attending the event online - follow directions in step number 4 below.

4.) Giant Tales Writers Event - Directions for Authors:

a. Submissions - email your story to giantales@gmail.com by Sat., Dec. 24, 2016. Paste your story in the email. Include your name and story title. (Space is limited to 30 people and 30 authors and 3 professional judges.) Attend the event online at facebook.com/gianttales on Sat., Dec. 24, 2016 between 10am-10pm.

b. RSVP at Eventbrite.

c. Pay $20 on or before the online event.

d. Story titles and stories will be presented at the event. Three top stories will be selected by professional judges by the end of the month, Dec. 31, 2016. Three winning stories will be announced to those (who attended) on Monday, January 2, 2017. Cash prizes will go to the top three authors of the winning stories within thirty days.


5.) All authors who submit a story will receive a group of beta readers that will last from January 2, 2017-January 8, 2017.

All fiction writers work independently.

Research Ideas:

A BAG possibly with something fraudulent – a pouch, sack, purse, suitcase, luggage, valise, portmanteau, or any fraudulent item such as a fake ID, fake will, fake money, fake checks, fake birth certificate, fake manuscript (Shakespeare’s King Lear), fake sunglasses, purses, jewelry, shoes, etc. or something stolen

DECEIT – a dishonest practice; something done to mislead; crime of cheating someone; something intended to deceive; treachery, trickery, sham, falseness, fraud, hoax, swindle, dishonesty, imposter.

TRICKSTER – your antagonist is a con artist, swindler, forger, scammer, hustler, or a counterfeiter.

Examples: Eshu (West Africa), Tengu (Japan), Kappa (Japan), Saci Perere (Brazil), Br’er Rabbit (North America), Loki (Norse), Krishna (India), Pinocchio 1883 by Carlo Coladi.


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