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Writing Challenge-

Objective- Write a story where our perception of 'reality' IS the dream. What happens when you wake up? What is the 'real world' like? Is there a reason you've been led to believe your life is real? Allow your imagination to drive this piece forward! 


Challenges (by level)- 
Beginner- write the story of your character waking up in this new world. (Or whatever you come up with)

Intermediate- Explore the psychological effects this has on the character, express your ideas!!

Advanced- Add a creative plot twist! And a conflict. Why is this happening? Make it as creative as possible! (Include aspects from Beginner and intermediate)


Common Questions:
-Is there a limit to submissions?
Yes. Only one submission is allowed for the contest, any more and you will be disqualified. 

-Are there prizes? 
Kind of. The prize for winning is being featured in an article through Unseen-Writers, promoting your piece and your gallery. This is great for gaining new watchers, or receiving some critique on your writing.

-What is the time limit?
One month from the day this is posted. Or, if we get too many submissions, we will cut off early, so submit quickly!


Please leave any other questions in the comments below, and we will be sure to address them / update this post as soon as possible. Thank you, and good luck!

Edit!-
Please state in your comments below the story that the piece is for this contest, an what difficulty you are applying for! Also, if possible, shoot me a note if you submit something so I know! Thanks :)
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:iconmeanderingknight:
meanderingKnight Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn. This sounds like a good idea XD Even though this ended, I'll still use it ^^
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:iconkmills95:
kmills95 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh, this sounds neat. May have to attempt it :P
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:iconfellonie:
Fellonie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I added my story, Dream Myself Alive. :) (([link]))
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cool.
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:iconselimeia:
Selimeia Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Interestiiiiiiing.... If it wasn't for Nano... :D But maybe I'll find some time beforehand :)
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:iconhappysmileygal:
happysmileygal Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This sounds absolutely terrifying. Might tackle it if I can muster the courage.
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:iconmckinleywiens:
McKinleyWiens Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Writer
:D
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Be courageous.
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:iconhappysmileygal:
happysmileygal Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'll do my best.
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:iconthedorsai:
TheDorsai Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Submitted my piece Spirit Beast.
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:iconmckinleywiens:
McKinleyWiens Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Writer
Awesome :)
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:iconchinquary:
Chinquary Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a guideline for how long entries should be?
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:iconmckinleywiens:
McKinleyWiens Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Writer
It depends on which level you are aiming for, I suppose. if going for beginner, the it should not have to be too long, just enough to get your ideas across. However, to meet the requirements for the other levels, the story should be a little longer. Please do not aim any higher the 5,ooo as it will become difficult to judge on time, bu preferably longer then 5oo words. That help alright?
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:iconchinquary:
Chinquary Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's great thanks! =]
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:iconmckinleywiens:
McKinleyWiens Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Writer
:)
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Please read the FAQ on our front page.
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:iconchinquary:
Chinquary Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okey dokey, I just wanted to check. (^^)
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
We're here to help. :)
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:iconmirageangel21:
MirageAngel21 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I WOULD TOTALLY DO THIS...but I've got an AP test on thursday, and that's accompanied by a lot of homework and doing lighting for my high school play...sorry :(
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:iconmckinleywiens:
McKinleyWiens Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Writer
S'all good :)
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aw. Sorry to hear that.
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:iconsparia:
Sparia Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student General Artist
this should be interesting..humm
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:iconmckinleywiens:
McKinleyWiens Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Writer
:)
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
=D
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:iconsparia:
Sparia Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I guess I will do it
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:iconsafyresky:
SafyreSky Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This looks sick! I'd love to participate but at the moment, I don't think I will ^^;
TOO MUCH STUFF TO DO ASDFGHJKL xD
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:iconmckinleywiens:
McKinleyWiens Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Writer
Understood :P
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:iconsafyresky:
SafyreSky Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thanks!
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
A lot of people are saying that.
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:iconsafyresky:
SafyreSky Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Really? That's interesting.
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yep. Seems like a lot of people are saying that this month.
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:iconfellonie:
Fellonie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm...I might actually do this!
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:iconmckinleywiens:
McKinleyWiens Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Writer
Doooo Itttt
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:iconfellonie:
Fellonie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a limit on how long it can be? >.>
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:iconmckinleywiens:
McKinleyWiens Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Writer
No 'Limit' but please don't make it a novel, or i may not be able to read it in time XD
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:iconfellonie:
Fellonie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, no, that'd be crazy. I'm trying to keep it under 2k. No one wants a TLDR moment lol.
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:iconmckinleywiens:
McKinleyWiens Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Writer
Whew, then that is fine :)
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:iconfellonie:
Fellonie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahah. XD Can you imagine if someone really did submit like a 50k file for this? In one month? I think they'd auto win.
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:iconmckinleywiens:
McKinleyWiens Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Writer
NaNoWriMo!! It's a challenge for writers to write a 50,000 word story in the month of November...
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cool
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:iconsenna-x:
Senna-x Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
I'm in! c:

But I'm not quite sure which level to join ._.
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:iconmckinleywiens:
McKinleyWiens Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Writer
Start by trying the lowest, then add more and more detail as you attempt to level up your story?
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:iconsenna-x:
Senna-x Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thanks!

I might go with intermediate or advanced though ^^
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well, it's called Monthly Challenge for a reason. Challenge yourself!
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:iconsenna-x:
Senna-x Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
That's true, thanks! c:
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:iconpariswriter:
ParisWriter Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds like the premise of an M. Night Shyamalan movie...
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hahahaha! It does.
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:iconmckinleywiens:
McKinleyWiens Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Writer
Never heard of him O.o what movies?
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:iconpariswriter:
ParisWriter Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, The Village, Signs, Lady in the Water.... any of those sound familiar?
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:iconmckinleywiens:
McKinleyWiens Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Writer
haha, sure, but in which one does that happen?
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