The goal is to write the winning drabble! The winning prize? A fiction, Icon or Wallpaper of your choice from jadedsilk or theladyfeylene. The winner gets an April winner badge that they may use for posting anywhere, including webpages if they so desire. ^_^ Participants get an April participation badge icon. Tell everyone that your drabble won a prize or that you participated! (There will also be a little surprise for our overworked and under-appreciated beta’s ^_^)
It should be a lot of fun! Jump right in no matter your writing level or skill. Everyone is welcome to participate, everyone will be considered!
You have until "April 29 by midnight EST to post a 1000 word drabble" (A few words over or under is fine. By a few I mean no more than twenty, this should account for any differences in writing program word counts.) Any Fullmetal Alchemist pairing, including Gen. is acceptable. The theme is “Rebirth.” Mark the drabble in the title section as “April Competition Entry: Fiction". Then in the meat of your post, just include the regular tag and cut to your entry.
theladyfeylene and I will collaborate to judge. If she and I cannot decide an uninvolved third party will be called in to assist in decision making.
Some ideas of what we will be looking for: (Asie from the obvious, such as, did you stick within the word limit and did you adhere to the theme...)
Composition: (How well was this thought out, was it put together? Is it easy to follow? etc.)
Setting: (Is your setting descriptive, interactive, well thought out? Do the characters react and interact well in it.)
Mechanical: (Did you spellcheck? Does that word mean what you think it means? Is your grammar atrocious (God knows mine is! ^_^)? Beta readers are both welcomed and encouraged!)
Flow: (Is the story true to itself? Is it fun (scary, gory, fuzzy etc)/easy to read. Was the intended audience catered to and accounted for? Etc etc.)
Coherency: (Does it make some damn sense even if your character is nuttier than a fruitcake?)