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A pastiche is a piece written in the style of a famous Author. You may not plagiarize and you must write about a totally different subject. You must pay tribute to the author by naming the work you used as your model.
We all have read a Dickens or Poe or Bronte and loved the style. Now's your chance to honor your favorite.
Below is and example from my entry to be.
At Christmas time the table was always decorated, but we didn't use it anymore. It was game time at Mama's and the pre-game show started early.
Here is the passage from Hemingway's "In Another Country."
In the fall the war was always there, but we did not go to it anymore. It was cold in the fall in Milan and the dark came very early.
Honor your masters and paste the passage used as a model so readers can see how well you've captured the flavor of their style.
The First Prize Winner will win the complete "Prize Pool"
which is based on the number of entries. The Prize Pool is currently 70.00 member dollars. There are 4 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 90.00 member dollars.
In this contest at least 5 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.
This contest is open to all members. Past contest winners can join the contest.
A voting booth will be created shortly after the deadline is reached. At that time all participants will be contacted so they can vote.
The voting booth will include this summary of the contest:
You may not plagiarize. You must choose a subject not related to the passage used as a model. You must acknowledge the Author and the book or article. You should paste a copy of the passage used so readers can see how well you've done.
This contest is full. There are no reserved spots remaining.
There are a limited number of entries.
A vote by writers will determine the winner. The decision is final. All members that submit a work are encouraged to vote.
One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on FanStory.com that work is not eligible for a contest.
Deadline: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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