Welcome to the Weekend Write-In.
What is this all about?
Once upon a time, there was an Amazon website called WriteOn, similar in concept to Wattpad. It closed down after a couple of years, in 2017, leaving many readers and writers looking for a new home, and we were given a warm welcome to set up our home here at Wattpad.
WriteOn had a wonderful exercise every week, called the Weekend Write-In, and we have carried on that tradition here since 2016. Each week the staff would set us a task, to write a 500 word story (stories of this length are commonly known as Flash Fiction), using the prompt that they supplied. For example, their final prompt was “In 500 words, write a story in which a horn goes off”.
What are the rules?
The story should be around 500 words (although some us challenged ourselves to write exactly 500 words). It could be as short as you like, even one sentence, or as long as you like, but be aware that if you make it too far over the limit, you may not get as many people willing to take the time to read it. It can be anything you like; fiction, non fiction, poetry, mystery, romance, etc. Whatever takes your fancy.
Any other rules?
Yes. One. Be nice. The weekend write-in especially welcomes new readers, new writers, and writers not so confident in their abilities. Comments are welcomed, but they should be gentler. We want to encourage people to come here to have fun, meet up with old friends, and make new ones. The warm and welcoming community we built up on the weekend write-in on Amazon’s WriteOn was very special. We hope it continues here.
We will issue a new prompt in this thread every Friday
(To see all of the old prompts, please visit this thread in the old forums: https://www.wattpad.com/forums/discussion/1161818/writeon-weekend-write-in/#Item_121 )
PLEASE DO NOT POST ANY COMMENTS IN THIS THREAD. To discuss the weekend write-in, please go here: