For the last couple of months I’ve been participating in a writing competition called the Wyrm’s Gauntlet — consisting of a series of challenges, two fiction, two non-fiction—the number of challengers was winnowed from 33 to , and finally to the last 3.
The first challenge was to critique a book review, the second to write a 2nd person POV short story, the third to write a critical paper about fan fiction and then, the final challenge, to write a short story with a movie trailer prompt.
And I just found out a few days ago that I came in first place!! As seen here: Gauntlet Champs!
Definitely fun, but challenging. It really is a gauntlet!
PS: And thanks to the folks that offered advice on rough drafts -- Matt, Deborah and Sonja!