What is 5MinuteFiction, you say? It’s an adrenaline-fueled, instant-gratification sort of writing contest. Sound fun? Great! Get in there and get dirty!

The Rules

* You get five minutes to write a piece of prose or poetry in any style or genre. Just make it up and have fun!

You must BEGIN your entry with the following sentence (it’s related to my novel, but you get to make up your own story):

When the ten gods of the Kingdom of Rezzia went to war with the mystics of the lands of Pawelon, neither side could gain any advantage until …

(Note: The above sentence is the prompt. The picture below is just for decoration/inspiration.)

Map by Jared Blando, TheRedEpic.com

To enter, leave a comment with your entry on this very blog post. I’ll close the contest at 1:45 pm Eastern (you should only write for five minutes and then immediately post your entry).

At the close of the contest, I’ll nominate five finalists and put up a poll in a new thread. When I wake up on Wednesday, I’ll close the poll and declare the winner.

For updates, follow us on twitter with the #5MinuteFiction hashtag.


(Posted earlier …)

This is gonna be fun! My blog is hosting an excellent flash fiction contest that’s normally organized every week by my writer-friend, Leah Petersen. Leah has a SciFi novel coming out through Dragon Moon Press in the Spring of 2012. It’s called Fighting Gravity, and I’m sure I’ll be talking more about it down the road.

Since I get to be king for a day (host and judge of #5MinuteFiction), this week’s contest will be fantasy-flavored and The Black God’s War-flavored (that’s my epic fantasy novel that just came out this month). The winner will win a free copy of my novel, whether in ebook or trade paperback (winner’s choice). You can also read a free 5-chapter preview of my book in your browser.

The Black God's War (Novel)

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