The theme for our second month-long challenge is Alternate Reality.
What I'm intending for this challenge is that you take an event or time period in history, such as the reign of Julius Caesar, and change one small detail, exploring how that one small detail could have changed the course of history. For example, if Brutus had not stabbed Caesar, how would that have changed Roman Society? Things like that. Feel free to explore any time period from biblical to the present, any culture, and you can have the change be big or small. Be creative.
This challenge is due on Saturday, November 19, 2005 at midnight EST. Feel free to post entries any time before then. Word count should be at least 1,000 words, but I'm not going to be strict about it. Anything over 1,000 words is more than welcome. Go crazy. If you have any questions, concerns, etc, please let me know.
While our first challenge was successful, the second and third challenges (Home and PostSecret) pretty much failed to take off. I understand that people are busy, but does anyone have any suggestions of what they would like to see from this community in terms of challenges, or structure or anything like that? Maybe you'd like to be able to post other things that you've written, for the opinion of the group? This is my first time modding a community, so I could use any suggestions that you guys might have.
Also, a few people have mentioned to me that they'd prefer it if we didn't have awards for challenges, so that each challenge would simply be for the constructive criticism and opinions of others rather than for a prize. I'd tend to agree, since that is pretty much what I was imagining when I created the community, but I decided to make the challenges competitive to attract members. That didn't work, but anyway, what do you guys think? Would you prefer it if this community was concrit only?
Anyways, continue making suggestions, and I hope to see some entries for this next challenge!