As hard as it is to believe, the Write Wise will mark three years of running writing challenges next March. The time has absolutely flown in and, thankfully, the Write Wise is still going strong.
There are 14 days until the next challenge closes, and I thought I'd mention my favourite stories that you've managed to put together in the last 2+ years.
Joh - The Red Spectre
It was hard to choose between The Terrors and The Red Spectre, but I think The Red Spectre edges in as my favourite.
The Kittelson series has produced many fine stories, but for me this is its strongest. It build up a tense atmosphere fantastically and provided a creative, intriguing mystery. The characters of Dillon and Kittelson felt truly human in this story, and I think this marked the start of their best cases.
Falcon - Cogworld
Falcon's stories have us brought many unique locations and varied casts of characters, but my personal favourite of his stories is Cogworld.
Cogworld's world is a fascinating one and allows us to experience an intriguing (if oppressive) society from the perspective of the eccentric protagonist, Winston. The story's main strength, in my view, was the relationship between Winston and Cog -- one of Write Wise's finest friendships.
Bris - Stanley
The sort of scenario you might expect from a Twilight Zone episode: Stanley awakes to find himself in his past after taking dodgy pills.
Despite the outlandish premise, the story's greatest strength is in its relatable, normal characters. The story also manages to cover a history of events seamlessly without slowing its main plot.
2014 will see Write Wise v3 being released, with a new modern user interface. More on that later. Feel free to post your own favourite stories of the challenges.