Monday, April 23, 2012

Who Wants to be a Wordsmith?


A few weeks ago, there was an essay competition. There were many topics but the one I chose to write on was “Rights and Obligations of Parents”. I submitted an entry and with your support and prayers, I got 80,379th position amongst 80,380 participants. Relieved, I wondered who the one person could be whom I had beaten. And to my surprise, it was me. They have entered my name twice! I shall post that essay on the blog sometime in the future for you people to read. And before that competition, I participated in another essay competition about science fiction and as usual, I came last. So my friends, an ingenious idea came into my mind. I should announce to hold an essay/post/poem/writing competition on our blog. Next I would submit an article with a pseudonym (Forensic Biologist) and then after thoroughly reading every post, I would declare Forensic Biologist as the winner of the competition. So in order to do this exercise, I request you all kindly submit your writings if you want these to be posted on our blog as guest posts. And if I won, I will treat you all with a lavish party, all expenses paid by yourselves. Following are the rules.  


It is fun to write...



Rules:
  1. Article should not exceed 1000 words. (Extra words shall be charged US$ 0.1 per word.)
  2. You can write fiction or non-fiction.
  3. You can write prose or poetry.
  4. You can write on any topic except  Anthropology, Arts,  Blogs,  Culinary,  Ethics,  Games,  History, Internet,  Linguistics,  Literature,  Music,  Philosophy,  Politics,   Religion, Science, Sports etc.
  5. The post should be written in English. For guidance, please read Mind Your English by Eminem or Perfect English by Pitbull and 50Cents.
  6. Please try to use correct grammar. For demonstration, please consult Mandarin Grammar Made Easy.
  7. If you want to include multimedia (pictures, videos etc) please make sure you own the copyrights or these are available as free to copy.
  8. Before sending your article, please keep a pizza and a soft drink near your computer.
  9. Attach the MS Word file in your email.
  10. Type in the email address of any of the contributors. (afficer@gmail.com)
  11. Type anything in the subject area.
  12. Click on the send button.
  13. Now eat your pizza and drink your cola.
  14. Last date for submission is 3 weeks from the moment you read this.

P.S. The guest post competition is for real and we are waiting for your posts. Please do send us your writings so that we can post it on our blog. Thank you.


P.S.S. As I was going through the contributor's page and I realized I have not written anything there. I would appreciate if anybody can suggest me what to write there. Your help will be highly appreciated. Thanks.

49 comments:

  1. - can we take guidence from meera gi for anglish? please please. include her too, your criteria about language is quite strict.
    and please can it be hardees rather than pizza?

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    1. yes sure...meera gi can be imitated if it were possible...but i didnt include her name because i thought it will be very difficult for the non-english speaking people to copy her style :P

      okay...Hardees is okay if you want to... :) do write and send...

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  2. I like the "etc." in the list of things you can't write about - that pretty much covers everything.

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    1. thank you for reading and liking... :)

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  3. Drat! I was hoping this was a real competition!

    Nevertheless I am certain your essay was pure genius and as a pure genius I reckon you should hold a real (for fun) competition after finding the most obscure and difficult to write about subject in the universe. What say you?

    Anna :o]

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    1. but i was hoping the competition is real and you people would send your writings...but till date, i have not received anything from anybody :(

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  4. Would love to read the essay.

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    1. thank you for the advance compliments :)

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  5. LOL! Man, that was funny! :) :) :) ..

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    1. thank you for reading...i think you came here after a long long time ?

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  7. hahahahaha very funny,,,,,,,at my first glance i got jealous to see "I got 80,379". ;)was thinking about rupees ;) by the way if u got this position then I should never think about writing an assay ///// better luck next time for u only ;)

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    1. mehnat kar hasad na kar :P hehehehe
      no man... cannot get so much money :( thank you buddy for wishing me...and i am sure you cannot do worse than me :)

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    2. i hope to receive some article from you as you are a senior blogger :)

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  8. he he....I want to read that essay:) And about a subject that's not any of them enlisted above...can I write on "Muhammad Israr the Devil"? What a rare topic it would be:P

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    1. sure i shall post the essay someday...then you can read it :) yes sure that would be interesting if you write an essay on that topic..looking forward to it :)

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  9. Congratulations! Really cool being able to beat yourself. :)

    Thank you for the invitation. I like the rules! :)

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    1. thank you... yes somehow i beat somebody :P

      looking forward to having something from you :)

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  10. I love the rules, so creative!

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    1. thank you... looking forward to something creative from you :)

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  12. Would you refund us the money for the pizza and coke? :D

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    1. yes sure i shall refund all the money once i get the money :P

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  13. when i read first time the digit figure i thought you got a cash price ;P

    and now im thinking if i was also a participant than m sure i will be securing 80,381 position :P

    and i like the topics with etc :D
    keep writing and sharing :)
    BEST WISHES :)

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    1. mehnat kar hasad na kar..dont be jealous of me and the position that i got :P

      you cant do worse than me..so try try... hope to have more posts from you :)

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  14. Oh Ggd. So many restrictions? The writer in my died a little after reading them. Heh. :-D

    It is true? The position you got? You are a better writer than that and I refuse to believe it.

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    1. hahahaha... i am glad finally i was able to kill the immortal writer in you :P

      hahaha...i dont know about the position...but they said they got these many entries and then i was not in the top3...so i thought it would be safe to assume i ended up last...this way nobody can dispute my claim :)

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  15. il follow anything blindly whatever 50 cents says :)
    and inne saare restrictions tauba tuaba..! :P
    and gimme a pizza and coke 1st..! budday treat is still pending..!

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    1. 50cents rocks :P
      i am sure you can find way around these restrictions and will come up with something to write...waiting for it...

      and hello... it was your budday...so gimme the treat...waiting waiting waiting for the cake... :P

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  16. Incredible restrictions. Make me feel helpless.

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    1. ah sir..come on... i am sure you can write a thousand poems in these conditions :)

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  17. i stopped writing after reading 1st rule.........
    but thinking about treat deeply i started again .......
    but i stuck with selecting topic.....
    atlast i decided not to write and only read otherz' essays

    very hehe post bro (:

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    1. thanks bro for reading and liking... i am sure you can write something... one should not give hope...waiting for your writing :)

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  18. My friend,
    Great post. No, very powerful post!! Well done again.

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    1. thank you boss... hope to get something from you :)

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    2. LOL...has anyone actually been brave enough & sent you something yet?

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    3. Andy... i am yet to receive ANYTHING from ANYONE... :(

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  19. hahahha loved this one :)
    super!

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    1. thank you for reading and liking...have a nice week :)

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  20. This is the funniest post you have written! I truly was laughing out loud (and my cat was looking at me like "oh, she's finally totally lost her mind"). I love the way this post snarls at competitions and the judging results.

    Now, for your new essay, might you consider writing on "Why Cola Loses Its Fizz When Chunks of Pizza are Put into the Container." Such a scientific essay would highly impress most judges I am sure. :)

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    1. thank you so much lydia... i am glad i could make you smile :) hahahah... your poor cat... i hope she could inspire some ideas into your minds which i can post on my blog then...:)

      sure that would be an interesting topic..never thought of this pizza and cola...would need to check it :P

      yes lets hope the judges get impressed this time :)

      have a nice week ahead :)

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  21. after reading a lot of restrictions from u i m feeling helpless.......p i think u got this position in ur imagination israr otherwise u r a very good writer dunya jo b kahey.........p

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    1. you should not feel helpless...i am sure you can write something...waiting for your post...
      have a nice week...

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  22. Hahaha I think I look older too, it must be my natural hair colour =P

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    1. yes i guess it was the hair colour :)

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  23. Treat us all then :D I'll give you my address. Parcel everything over to me :)

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    1. ok gimme the address...i will call the KFC or McDonalds and they can deliver your order :P

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  24. the most interesting competition that i have ever come across! the rules have been mentioned with such care i tell u :P
    am sure the one in which u participated had something similar to offer or else aisi position to aane ka chance to nahi tha :P

    sarah

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    1. ah..that is some compliment from you ...thanks alot for liking and reading :)

      hahahahaha...well i think the one in which i participated never bothered to read the essays...i guess they did it through (un)lucky draw... :P

      i hope to receive some writing from you as well :)

      have a nice week...

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