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February 2023

Character Connection
Writing Challenge

February 7 - February 28, 2023

Practice writing your characters with this fun challenge including:

Characters Matter.

February 7 – February 28, 2023


Register for the challenge and join us YouTube for live streams and discussions

The Foundations

Learn how to make better connections between your characters. You'll receive helpful information on how to write all different types of character relationships. From frenemies to steamy romances, we will cover them all.

Craft Your Tale

Write a 1000 word story about two characters meeting for the first time. By the end of the scene, we should have a strong sense of the relationship forming between them.

Win Prizes

Submit your finished 1000 word story for a chance of winning one of a variety of fantastic prizes from AutoCrit (valued over $600). Prizes are also available through to community through various challenges.

Got Questions?

Answers to common questions about the challenge.

To participate in the challenge, you don’t have to be an AutoCrit Professional Member. However, all challenge participants will become AutoCrit Free Members. This will allow you to access the AutoCrit Hub and Writer’s Desk, which will be useful during the challenge.

If you are already an AutoCrit Professional Member, you’ll also have the chance to participate in exclusive pop-up challenges for additional prizes! Check the AutoCrit Community for more details.

If you choose to, yes! By the end of the challenge, we hope you’ll have crafted a 1000 word short story for a new story based on the template we provide. Submit your work to our judges, and we’ll choose a selection of the most striking or creative to win a prize.

AutoCrit Professional Members can check-in to the AutoCrit Community. For anyone who checks-in on a daily basis, we will be giving away some fantastic prizes! Note: These check-in prizes are a Professional Member benefit and are not related to your ability to win the Start Strong Writing Challenge.

For this challenge, the prompt is to write a scene of two characters who have never met before. By the end of the scene, give the audience a clear idea of the relationship forming between them. Any type of relationship (friendly, adversarial, romantic) is acceptable for the challenge.


Challenge Opening Stream: February 7, at 1 pm Eastern US

The Different Types of Relationships: February 14th, at 1 pm Eastern US

Writing Subtext in Dialogue: February 21st, at 1 pm Eastern US

Live Stream of Finalists: February 28th, at 1 pm Eastern US

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Recordings will be available on YouTube if you miss the live session.

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