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Seven Words Challenge (2009-4)
Harry and Ginny are very much in love. But due to Harry’s upbringing without love and affection in the Dursley’s home, he’s not the best boyfriend he can be. Taking a hint from one of her Young Witch Romance novels, Ginny picks seven words to “act out” with Harry over seven days to better their relationship. Harry reluctantly agrees to this.

The Challenge is to write a story involving:

1. Ginny picking seven words to demonstrate on or with Harry.
2. Suggestions are, but not limited to: love, adventure, fun, affection, risky, romance, humor, strip, caress, frolicking, travel, dress-up, etc.
3. Give a brief explanation as to why she picks the words she uses.
4. The seven words are used over a seven day period. Planning and such can take as long as necessary.
5. The time frame is after Hogwarts when both are of age.
6. Give a brief description of the results from Ginny’s and/or Harry’s perspective.

The Rules:

1. All general submission rules apply. Stories over 10,000 words are discouraged but not prohibited. R-rated stories are allowed but discouraged. Judges are not required to read stories over 10,000 words or any R-rated stories.
2. All entries must be submitted under Seven Words Challenge (2009-4) category and be submitted by midnight Monday, August 31, 2009.
3. Multiple chapters are allowed as long as all the requirements are in the chapter(s) that are submitted by the deadline. Completed stories are preferred.
4. The categories for judging are Best Overall, Originality, Choice of Words, and Best Effects.

Bonus phrases for extra creativity are the following. Using any or all of them is not required. A good, creative story will always count much stronger than any bonus.

1) “Now what do you suppose would happen if I tried this?”
2) “I love [blanks]…everyone should own one.”
3) “It has to be true. I read it in [blank].”
4) “Always beware of [blanks] between March and July.”
5) “The suspense is killing me, but I guess that’s better than [blank].”

Sir Ollivander on 2009.08.01 - 08:13AM ()

Comments



ginny_lola came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.01 - 08:36AM to say:

Ah...I just might have to do this. It sounds just like my kinda thing :)



Sir Ollivander came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.01 - 09:23AM to say:

ginny_lola - never let it be said I never encouraged anybody. GO FOR IT!!!



Milarqui came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.01 - 09:38AM to say:

I might try my luck with this one. It certainly sounds interesting.



Dragyn came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.01 - 04:26PM to say:

I'm guessing Carlin's 7 are probably not the best for this...



Sir Ollivander came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.01 - 08:06PM to say:

Dragyn - well, if you really push it, it could fit. But I think I can find some better substitute words than using George's words.



Spenser Hemmingway came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.01 - 11:05PM to say:

I have a lot of people pushing me to write another one. Twenty-three days...



Perspicacity came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.02 - 01:25AM to say:

I think I may sit this one out. (As my wife can attest, I'm pants at romance).



Amour came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.02 - 03:57PM to say:

do the seven days have to be in order, or can they just be random days that Ginny picks?



Sir Ollivander came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.02 - 04:33PM to say:

Amour - seven straight days, like Wednesday through next Tuesday. Not every Friday for seven weeks or throwing darts at a calendar. Challenge Rule #4.



jennyelf came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.02 - 04:41PM to say:

Hmm.. This sounds like my kind of challenge. I might just be able to write this before school starts again. :)



anotherdestinyinc came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.02 - 10:14PM to say:

Certainly sounds like fun. I think I this might finally force me to write a challenge...



Sir Ollivander came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.02 - 10:28PM to say:

jennyelf & anotherdestinyinc - YES! The more the merrier.



Bware0313 came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.03 - 01:43AM to say:

Ohh jeez... I have two or three more chapters to finish up in my summer project. I can't do that, go on vacation and write this... It sounds just like my thing though! This requires planning... Maybe i'l make time?



Rogan came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.03 - 04:22AM to say:

Time to blow the dust off my quill. It's been way too long since I last wrote something.



Bware0313 came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.03 - 02:03PM to say:

Hmmm... I just had a sudden burst of inspiration, but I was wondering. I know it says that Harry isn't a good boyfriend, but I was wondering. Can they be married? This would allow for another whole approach.



sanidad came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.03 - 04:09PM to say:

Bware0313: The same question was on my mind. I'm guessing that the situation is close enough that it would be okay, though we should get confirmation from Sir Ollivander, just in case.



Sir Ollivander came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.03 - 06:07PM to say:

Bware0313 - well...I didn't say they could or could not be married. So, OK. They can be married.



Hobs came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.05 - 04:19PM to say:

i've never submitted to a challenge before, how do I do it? do I just write the story and title it '7 Words Challenge (2009-4)? please help



Yunchao came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.05 - 06:53PM to say:

Hobs - Hey there. Before you write your story, be sure to read both the challenge rules (which I'm sure you have) and the general story rules on the site. Then, you can title it whatever you want and when you're going through the submission process, there should be an option to choose which category you want the story to be under (Post Hogwarts, Post DH/AB, etc.). I'm fairly sure there will be a "Seven Words Challenge (2009-4)" category. You just pick that and submit and if everything goes well, that should be it. I've actually never written a challenge story so I'm not 100% sure on this but I'm about 95% sure, haha. Good luck writing! Very excited for this one! It Should turn out some great stories!



Sir Ollivander came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.05 - 08:21PM to say:

Hobs & Yunchao - that's right. A Challenge story is submitted just like any other. They must meet general submission rules and, for a Challenge, try to meet the Challenge requirements. And the category is Seven Words Challenge (2009-4). After the deadline, the judges take over and submit to me their nominations for the four categories. May the best author win!



Hobs came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.06 - 08:34AM to say:

Thanks!



Ron Obsessed came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.06 - 11:31AM to say:

This one is so, so tempting. It would be my first challenge.. Oh, why not, I just might be able to balance summer work and this. I'll go for it.



sanidad came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.06 - 12:58PM to say:

Several people seem to be inspired to attempt their first challenge. Well done, Sir Ollivander!



Sir Ollivander came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.06 - 05:12PM to say:

Thank ya. Thank ya very much.



georgie4puppies came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.08 - 05:15PM to say:

Gosh, this one sounds hard! And I'm holiday from the 15th to the 29th! Where has the time gone? Still, I think I'll give it a try. Thanks :)



Zen came out of the woodwork on 2009.08.26 - 02:29AM to say:

I haven't been here in ages. >_> Although, I love a challenge with a loop hole. So...I shall attempt this. *nods*


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