Diwali e-book contest plan - feedback and suggestions invitedI have conceptualized a creative writing contest slightly different from the usual ones for the upcoming Diwali festival. I will give a book title. Members who wish to participate will express their interest in a response in a separate thread. I will then randomly assign a Chapter number to each of the participants. You have to write a text for the chapter assigned to you, including in the text a word connected to Diwali. The chapter you write should be in such a way that it continues the fictional story from the previous member's chapter and will allow the story to be developed by the next member.
For example, let's say Neethu, Partha, Umesh, Pooja and Jenny are the participants. Accordingly, I will mention like this -
Pooja - Chapter 1
Partha - Chapter 2
Umesh - Chapter 3
Neethu - Chapter 4
Each member will write a minuscule chapter of 250 to 350 words only, mentioning at the beginning the chapter number and the word selected. As soon as it is submitted, the next chapter must be submitted within 24hrs of the first chapter's submission. If you don't do so, the chapter will be taken up by the next member in line. All participants will be expected to keep track of the thread where entries are invited, as over there only the chapters will be assigned. I will assign in lots of 5 at a time, so that there is advance intimation to the participants about their impeding turn to write.
All chapters will be submitted in a single thread only, this thread being separate from the thread inviting entries. I am hoping to get at least 8 to 10 participants. The best written chapters will get cash awards (to be announced later.)
Will this contest work? I would like to know from members if this looks like a feasible contest and whether you would be interested. If so, I will invite entries in a separate thread. Please give me your feedback and suggestions to get this contest plan off the writing board.