Monday, September 10, 2012

The New Vignette Challenge

Well, I was all set to run this challenge in September, but it didn't happen--still trying to get into the groove of school, and to flat out start writing again. That said, I would like to announce the second annual vignette challenge--October 1-31. Think of it as a prep for NaNowriMo. If you remember how this goes, awesome. For those of you who are new to Ars de Carta and my random challenges, the vignette challenge is thus:

As many of you know, I love vignettes. Small portraits of a moment, a place, a time. So, to help with writing the many essays that will be coming this summer, I want to introduce a challenge.
15 vignettes, thirty (one) days. 15 snapshots, related or unrelated--it doesn't matter. (and neither does length!) The challenge starts October 1.
Indicate your interest in the comments. I look forward to seeing the vignettes you all come up with--I for one will be posting my 15 on arsdecarta.

So... Who is in this year?


  1. Hmm, this sounds interesting to me. We post them on our own blogs? I believe I might like to join this.

    Can it be a drawing instead of a snapshot, or is that a hard-and-fast rule?

  2. Haha you can handwrite them if you like... or turn a handwritten vignette into a drawing. Okay, sorry for my sarcasm. So that's the way I'm defining vignettes for this challenge--written. If you check out the Vignette Challenge tag, last year's examples are there, as well as a post on how I officially define a vignette. If you want to do pics and drawings, that would be cool with me. :) I'll be doing mostly written stuff, though at times, I most definitely add in random media.
    Does that answer your questions?

  3. Oh, and there really are no rules other than to write or create!

  4. Yes indeed it does! Thanks. I'm definitely looking forward to it!

  5. Awesome! Can't wait for October!