For anyone new to me (kiwi-damnation) or ProjectDFC, I am all about creating challenges that inspire and educate writers while allowing a community atmosphere for us to all thrive. I want to create an environment where we all evolve and feel somewhat befuddled because it is only in mild discomfort that we grow as people and as artists.
ProjectDFC was founded to reinvigorate the world of fixed form poetry and allow more poets to expand their minds and abilities to encompass meter, refrains, syllabic count and many other restrictive poetic devices that do not exist in free verse poetry. It was built to restore a connection to our global written history and to rebuild our love of the written word.
From this, Prose-ject is born with a very similar image and objective, only in prose. Prose-ject is about stimulating new ways of thinking and opportunities for new experiences as a prose writer. We can often get stuck in our own voice and fail to renew and revitalise our work with new pathways and ideas. Writer's block is a common result of this as writing the same things doesn't really allow creativity to flow. It is in variety that we flourish and blossom as writers.
So with all of this, I present Prose-ject, a new place for inspiration and art creation. This is not a submission plot for whatever you are feeling at the time. This is a place where we challenge you and you rise to meet this. We only accept submissions for our particular challenges and anything inappropriate (anything that harasses another deviant) will not be accepted.
A few things need to be decided on but here is what we have so far:
January: Character Creation Month
February: Flash Lit February
March: Meet Your Maker
April: Avoid the Adverb April
May: Mission Mimicry
June: Prose-ject 2016
July: Little Prose (1000 words)
August: 15k H.A.I.L
September: 25k F.I.R.E
October: 35k S.A.N.D
November: NaNoWriMo 50k
December: Fan Fiction Freakout