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Announcing First Person Fortnight

First person fortnight

First Person Fortnight is a 2-week event where writers and roleplayers are encouraged to write a story in first person perspective. Submit your story to us to be judged by a panel of expert writing ninjas! (I’ll post a link to a form where you can submit your story closer to the event).

First person perspective isn’t usually used, in favour of third person perspective, so this will be a good exercise to get inside your character’s head and really get to grasp with how they think, and their outlook on life. If you’re not familiar with writing like this, give it a go, it’s only for 2 weeks! If you write like this all the time, great! You’ll find it even easier!

First person fortnight will take place between the 8th – 22nd of July. If you’re writing in that week, make sure you’re writing first person.

What do you have to do?

I’m encouraging you to write in first person for 2 weeks in your normal roleplay, and hopefully you’ll have a finished story that you can submit to us to be judged.

Why 2 weeks? Can I start writing it before?

Sure, start writing it now if you want, nobody will know apart from your own conscience. The reason I’ve set 2 weeks is because the story in roleplaying games can move quickly, so this gives everyone the same timeframe to create their story.

Help spread the word

I’ll be posting more information about First person fortnight closer to the date, for now can you please help spread the word about the event to other roleplayers and writers, and make sure to join our Facebook event here.

Tell me more about the competition! What’s the prize?

Okay okay! You can read more about the competition, rules, prize etc in the article here.