December Writing Challenge: Natural Elements

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December Writing Challenge: Natural Elements
« on: November 30, 2017, 08:17:21 PM »
December Writing Challenge
December 1st - 31st



Prompt: Natural Elements
Your prompt is to write a story that mentions some kind of a natural element - ocean, mountains, desert, forest, valley, swamp, etc. Your characters can be traveling to/through one of these places physically, or be mentioning them through dialogue/thought.

If you're not sure whether or not something counts as a natural element (I guess it would also be called a land element), feel free to ask!

If you have any other questions about the challenge, please reply to this post!


Wordcount: 5,000 word maximum. Please remember, this is just a maximum, meaning that you do NOT have to write 5,000 words, it just means that you can't surpass it.
Submission deadline: Sunday, December 31st 2017, by 11:59 PM GMT-5 (11:59 PM EDT).

If you already have something written that fits this prompt, you CAN and are encouraged to submit it to the challenge!

Voting will be posted on Monday, January 1st, 2018.

All entries should be submitted to the writing challenge submission forum, using the submission form. You are allowed to submit your challenge via Google doc link or by uploading a Word doc to a response to this post as an attachment.

Remember, all entries must fit the fantasy genre and must fit the given prompt in some way.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask either here in the thread or send me a PM! Good luck!

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« Last Edit: November 30, 2017, 08:25:10 PM by Jedi Knight Muse »
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Re: December Writing Challenge: Natural Elements
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 08:27:53 PM »
*Note* initially I had the challenge going until the 23rd because of the holiday like we did last year, but then I realized that last year we did it that way because we ended up deciding to try month long challenges FOR December for the first time. So then I realized that giving the usual 31 days would still work even with the holiday, and hopefully it's plenty of time to get your entries in, especially since I got this up a day early.
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Re: December Writing Challenge: Natural Elements
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 06:42:04 AM »
Oooh, this fits one of my projects and I even have already written a scene from that in English for an online writing course I did a while ago, I might give this a try!
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Re: December Writing Challenge: Natural Elements
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 07:00:44 AM »
Oooh, this fits one of my projects and I even have already written a scene from that in English for an online writing course I did a while ago, I might give this a try!
Yaaay! :D
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Re: December Writing Challenge: Natural Elements
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 01:51:05 PM »
I'm supposed to post a link to my submission in this thread, right? Here you go.
There are probably a couple of language mistakes, but I hope you enjoy it anyway. It was fun to write it!
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Re: December Writing Challenge: Natural Elements
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 07:08:12 PM »
I'm supposed to post a link to my submission in this thread, right? Here you go.
There are probably a couple of language mistakes, but I hope you enjoy it anyway. It was fun to write it!
Yup! You did it right. :D
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Re: December Writing Challenge: Natural Elements
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2017, 10:33:53 AM »
Bump! Anyone else planning to submit?

(I'm hoping I can start writing something soon-ish.)
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Re: December Writing Challenge: Natural Elements
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2017, 04:02:29 PM »
Aaaa, I've been meaning to write something for this. Hopefully I'll finish before Tuesday, lol.

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Re: December Writing Challenge: Natural Elements
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2017, 06:30:34 PM »
Aaaa, I've been meaning to write something for this. Hopefully I'll finish before Tuesday, lol.
It's Tuesday! Did you finish? :P

Entries are due on the 31st, so everyone still has plenty of time to get something written and entered!
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Re: December Writing Challenge: Natural Elements
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2017, 06:34:22 PM »
Does a pond count as a natural element, or were you thinking more landscapey?

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Re: December Writing Challenge: Natural Elements
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2017, 06:36:31 PM »
Does a pond count as a natural element, or were you thinking more landscapey?

Hm, good question.

From a quick google search, there's things such as man made ponds VS natural ponds, I guess? So I'd say it would count. we're not going to be super picky about whether or not something is a natural element, as long as it actually fits the prompt. XD
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Re: December Writing Challenge: Natural Elements
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2017, 07:33:37 PM »
Does a pond count as a natural element, or were you thinking more landscapey?

Hm, good question.

From a quick google search, there's things such as man made ponds VS natural ponds, I guess? So I'd say it would count. we're not going to be super picky about whether or not something is a natural element, as long as it actually fits the prompt. XD

Awesome! Thanks!

EDIT: So, entry posted. :)
Let me know if I left out anything.
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Re: December Writing Challenge: Natural Elements
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2018, 10:49:37 AM »
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