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The Elements of Writing

Calling all writers! Artemis Fowl FanGathering has another challenge for you. The theme this time around is elements. You will put together four fanfictions, drabbles or otherwise, based around each of four elements. Feel free to use this Wikipedia article for inspiration and ideas. You may use any of the groups of four elements.

Entries will be judged by BlackOpal, Carino, and Artificial Asian. The winner’s story will be featured on the main site, and moved into the Editor’s Choice section of the archive.

Once you have your story completed, post it on the fanfiction archive; and make sure to place it in both the challenge entries category, and whatever category it would normally fall under. Send your entry or a link to it to, and make sure it is complete at this time. The challenge will close on August 15, so you have plenty of time.


1. Submissions must follow the archive rules, which include spelling and grammar.

2. Entries should be a minimum of 750 words, and can be as long as you like.

3. Each element should have a relatively short fic, a one-shot or a drabble. No chapter fics.

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17 responses to “The Elements of Writing.” Join in!

  1. This contest is going downnnnnn

  2. Is it Artemis Fowl related? Or just an element fic?

  3. It is indeed Artemis Fowl related, hence why its a FanFiction comp. 🙂

  4. Artificial Asian July 2nd, 2010 at 3:30 am 4

    It should be a fanfiction, so Artemis Fowl related.

  5. So do we have to choose from a group on that page with four elements? i.e. Earth, Water, Air, Fire is the main one; what other options are there? Are we allowed to pick four out of the groups of five or…?

    And are themes strictly limited to the ones on the Wikipedia page or…?

  6. Yeah I am a little confused. Do you mean the elements of fire,water,wind,and earth? Or something else?

  7. Fire, wind, water, and earth, as listed. :DSorriez. When u talk ’bout the elements, I don’t usually think of AF.

  8. Artificial Asian July 3rd, 2010 at 7:06 am 8

    I think it’d be alright if you wanted to choose out of the groups of five, or if you wanted to choose your own… as long as it fits the concept of elements, I think it’d be alright.

  9. how long (relatively) is 750 words? Just wondering…

  10. ooooooohhhhhhh!!!!!! n ps, can we have them all in one story and each chappy be a different element???? kthnxbai!

  11. I’m already planning…. >:D

  12. Artificial Asian July 16th, 2010 at 2:41 am 12

    @artiholi180: I dunno, 750 words is 750 words… it depends on the word processor you’re using. And for the second question, yes, that’s fine 🙂

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  14. kk thanx Battery =)))) n its np bout the 750…..tho does it have 2 be exact??? lolz sorry bout all the q’s but i dont wanna be de-qed 😉

  15. Artificial Asian July 21st, 2010 at 7:50 pm 16

    Entries should be a minimum of 750 words, and can be as long as you like. So it doesn’t have to be exact.

  16. When do the results come out?

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