Hi, WritingPromptians! Welcome to the Wednesday Wildcard!
Did you know we have a writing sprint bot on our Discord?
Come Join our Discord Server and see for yourself! You choose how long you write for, and how soon you want to start, share your starting word count, and rawrbot starts a timer! When time is up it’ll ping you and ask for your word count!
The best part? More than one person can do a sprint! Race against your friends and others, It’s a great way to stay motivated and carve out time just to write.
I’ll admit, when I do sprints they aren’t pretty - and that’s OKAY! I’m writing, my grammar and spelling may not be the best, I refer to my sprints as word vomit, but I’m getting my ideas and thoughts in writing, and can then go back and edit!
So come join us and try a sprint! I’m sure there are a few people who will Join you… Camp NaNo is currently going on afterall!
Bonus: Did you know you can help?
You can recommend users for a Spotlight or the Hall of Fame simply by sending us a modmail!
And you can always submit links to exceptional stories over in r/bestofWritingPrompts!
Do you have any suggestions for good "did you know" topics? Comment below!
Did you know...?
We have a chatroom? | We have a [PI] and a [CC] tag? | We have a wiki? | We have an /r/bestofWritingPrompts subreddit? | We have a [PM] "Prompt Me" tag? | We have an [RF] tag? | There are book readings every Thursday on our Discord? | The Reddit redesign includes a "fancy-pants" editor that makes writing stories much easier? | Did you know we have user Spotlights and a Hall of Fame?
Wednesday Wild Card Schedule
|Week 1: Q&A||Ask and answer question from other users on writing-related topics|
|Week 2: Workshop / Guides||Tips and challenges for improving your writing skills. New: Subscriber user guides!|
|Week 3: Did You Know?||Useful tips and information for making the most out of the WritingPrompts subreddit|
|Week 4: Flash Fiction Challenge||Compete against other writers to write the best 100-300 word story|
|Week 5: Bonus||Special activities for the rare fifth week. Mod AUAs, Get to Know A Mod, and more!|
We rely on you amazing members to help us find the next spotlight, so please! Be on the lookout for the next person you’d like to see in this post, and let us know HERE.
[WP] You have a dragonslaying Paladin friend that you run a scam with. You steal the princess, he "kills" you and returns her to her kingdom, and you both split the profit. The problem is, you've been found out. And now the princess wants in.
[WP]: Your village idiot is full of the strangest superstitions. She goes on about washing one's hands, says you get worms in your intestines from standing barefoot on night soil and that medicines with mercury should be avoided at all costs. You're starting to suspect she might be onto something.
How is a spotlight chosen? If you find a writer who hasn’t been in the limelight yet, has multiple decent entries (at least 6 or more) over the past few months, and you think deserves a spotlight, send us a modmail with your recommendation! We’ll add them to the list and with luck, they’ll make it up here.
[/u.TA_Accoung_12] - [/u/xacktar] - [/u/subtlesneeze] - [/u/TemporaryPatch] - [/u/Galokot] - [/u/TemporaryPatch] - [/u/ShittyNameCreator]-[/u/m0zark]-[/u/you-are-lovely]-[/u/elfboyah]-[/u/alannawu]-[/u/Potatowithaknife]-[/u/XcessiveSmash]-[/u/Inorai]-[/u/AllHarlowsEve]-[/u/ThreeEyedCrow1]-[/u/PhantomOfZePirates]-[/u/EdgarAllanHobo]-[/u/ecstaticandinsatiate]-[/u/wpscarborough]-[/u/LisWrites]-[/u/CSDouglas]-[/u/It_s_pronounced_gif]-[/u/Becauseisaidsotoo]-[/u/angelbreed]-[/u/apatheticviews]-[/u/Kuroikami]-[/u/EphesosX],and many, many more. Check out the archives!
Spotlight Archive - To highlight the lesser known writers.
Hall of Fame - Our every month spotlight of a selected "Reddit-Famous" WP contributor.
Did you know we have a chatroom? It's open 24/7! Plus, who doesn't enjoy a good ol' word sprint every now and then? Come and Join the Chaos!
It's Sunday, let's Celebrate!
Welcome to the weekly Free Write Post! As usual, feel free to post anything and everything writing-related. Prompt responses, short stories, novels, personal work, anything you have written is welcome.
External links are allowed, but only in order to link a single piece. This post is for sharing your work, not advertising or promotion. That would be more appropriate to the SatChat.
Please use good judgement when sharing. If it's anything that could be considered NSFW, please do not post it here.
If you do post, please make sure to leave a comment on someone else's story. Everyone enjoys feedback!
This Day In History
The Rosetta Stone, used to unlock understanding of the Egyptian hieroglyph language, was rediscovered by Napoleon's army on this day in 1799.
“The inscription is a decree that affirms the royal cult of the 13-year-old Ptolemy V on the first anniversary of his coronation in 196 BC. The same inscription is written in three different scripts ? Greek, hieroglyphs and demotic Egyptian. It was this Greek inscription that allowed modern scholars to begin to decipher hieroglyphs for the first time. .”
― The British Museum
Looking for more prompts?
Come pay us a visit at /r/promptoftheday! We specialize in image prompts, so you might find something new there that inspires you!
Welcome to the weekly post for introductions, self-promotions, and general discussion! This is a place to meet other users, share your achievements, and talk about whatever's on your mind.
Thanks to u/Xacktar for the great suggestion!
I love stories that make me cry, pull my heart strings, or hate a main character for one reason or another. How do you do this in your stories? What tips can you give others who are having a hard time with this?
Find a prompt, do your best to create 3 emotions within your response. I don’t care what they are - Just make the readers FEEL.