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Silmarillion Writers Guild Womans Sceptre Challenge April 15 through May 10

“Taught from their infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.”
~ Mary Wollstonecraft


This month, we consider the sceptres that women hold: sceptres of beauty in the forms of the pens and brushes that they use to represent their experiences as art, and literal sceptres of power, often wrested from the unwilling, that they use to establish justice for themselves and their sisters.

Each participant will receive a quote from a woman who has advanced the cause of women's rights or participation of women in the arts. Although we are offering this challenge alongside Legendarium Ladies April, your response does not have to be about a female character. (Also--please feel free to use your challenge quote in combination with this month's wonderful Legendarium Ladies April prompts, or write or include a poem as part of Poetry Month!) You may use all or part of your quote in any way that you choose in responding to the challenge. Challenge responses must be posted to the SWG archive by May 10 to be eligible for a stamp.

If you wish to participate in this month's challenge, leave a comment on here or on our Dreamwidth, drop us an ask on our tumblr, or email us at moderator@silmarillionwritersguild.org.>

Date: 2017-04-15 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kayleelupin.livejournal.com
Oh me please! And I didn't see about Legendarium Ladies April, is it too late to get a prompt for it?

Date: 2017-04-15 05:32 pm (UTC)
ladybrooke: (Maid Maleen)
From: [personal profile] ladybrooke
Hey! So Legendarium Ladies April is run over on Tumblr (to be clear, I am not involved in running it, but I am enthusiastic about it.) Legendarium Ladies April is the tumblr blog, there's prompts posted every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, and there's also a Ao3 collection for each year.

So if you want to join, please do! Because it is awesome.

Date: 2017-04-15 08:25 pm (UTC)
ladybrooke: (Maid Maleen)
From: [personal profile] ladybrooke
Let's try this again, since for some reason it glitched and decided I was anonymous in spite of being logged in - You're welcome, Dawn! :D

Date: 2017-04-15 05:40 pm (UTC)
ladybrooke: (Maid Maleen)
From: [personal profile] ladybrooke
I'd like a quote, please. :D

Date: 2017-04-15 08:24 pm (UTC)
ladybrooke: (Maid Maleen)
From: [personal profile] ladybrooke
Thanks Dawn! I love that quote. :D This will be fun to write.

Date: 2017-04-15 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silverstarspray.livejournal.com
Ooh, I like this challenge. I'd love a quote, please!

Date: 2017-04-15 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heartofoshun.livejournal.com
I won't get penalized if I don't like my prompt and cannot write anything for it will I? I'd really like to write something for this one. It sounds awesome, but I am terrible at specific prompts.

By the way, I love the banner and I adore the Mary Wollstonecraft quote.
Edited Date: 2017-04-15 06:17 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-15 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heartofoshun.livejournal.com
Thank you very much. Imagine if everyone asked for a swap for their quotation? Just no! That's not right. I'll either make this one work or throw in the towel. But I am determined to be more flexible and not such a whiney diva.

Date: 2017-04-15 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heartofoshun.livejournal.com
The last time I got a prompt I really liked, I turned a Slashy Santa swap fic into a WIP novel, which I am still working (and am banned from the Slashy swaps until I finish--that's a whole long sad story for me--sent me into a full two-year writing block). I want to finish that story this year. I do love it still.
Edited Date: 2017-04-15 06:40 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-15 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] keiliss.livejournal.com
*hugs* Oh yes. One day Pink Flamingo will be finished and I will also be able to do a Slashy Swap again. Just keeps needing a chapter more than I expected last chapter....

Date: 2017-04-15 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heartofoshun.livejournal.com
Your novel has shown steadier work progress than mine. But I am still working on my Summer's End. This last chapter has been epic! Not in length but in detail--let's just say it has been challenging.

Date: 2017-04-15 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] keiliss.livejournal.com
I'm very dubious about me and this but please give me a prompt and i'll try? (I love the idea of these challenges, and I need to stop waiting around till I see one that plays to my strengths).

Date: 2017-04-15 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] keiliss.livejournal.com
Ha! We have a few politicians over here who could benefit from that piece of wisdom.

Date: 2017-04-15 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silver-trails.livejournal.com
Me, please! =)

Date: 2017-04-15 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silver-trails.livejournal.com
Thank you! =)

Date: 2017-04-15 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heartofoshun.livejournal.com
I want hers! Just kidding! Just kidding! But that is a good one.

Date: 2017-04-16 02:05 am (UTC)
hhimring: (Tolkien)
From: [personal profile] hhimring
Could I have a quotation, please?

Date: 2017-04-16 09:29 am (UTC)
hhimring: (Tolkien)
From: [personal profile] hhimring
Thank you, Dawn! I really like that one. I hope I can do something with it.

Date: 2017-04-16 06:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mangacrack.livejournal.com
Ooh I'd like a quote please

Date: 2017-04-16 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hrymfaxe.livejournal.com
I would like a prompt too!

Date: 2017-04-17 05:49 pm (UTC)
broadbeam: Balin and Bofur (Stonefoots)
From: [personal profile] broadbeam
I would love a quote! :)

Date: 2017-04-18 02:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] engarian.livejournal.com
I'm coming into this a few days late. I'd love to participate in May's challenge, though.

- Erulisse (one L)

Date: 2017-04-19 12:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] engarian.livejournal.com
Oh, that's totally fabulous! Yes!

Thank you!

- Erulisse (one L)

Date: 2017-04-18 03:52 pm (UTC)
ext_45018: (Merlin - Angband are you ready to rock?)
From: [identity profile] oloriel.livejournal.com
Since I can't decide where to start for LLA, can I have a quote please? Maybe that'll help me make up my mind.

Date: 2017-04-19 02:49 pm (UTC)
ext_45018: (tolkien - V is for Vaire)
From: [identity profile] oloriel.livejournal.com
YES! Thank you, that actually did help.

(And thank you for the extra effort of finding me a surprise quote! *hugs*)

Date: 2017-04-21 08:44 am (UTC)
ext_45018: (tolkien - day shall come again)
From: [identity profile] oloriel.livejournal.com
The pressure came across worse than it really was. It wasn't proper writer's block, I just didn't know what to do for LLA (like a grown-up in a candy-store! I clearly know I won't be able to digest it all, so I need to make the perfect choice!). In the worst case, I'd have skipped it (and the challenge) and returned to working on TEA. Would have been a bit of a pity but nothing dramatic!

Oh, but that would feel a bit like cheating! The challenge in the challenge is that I can't just pick and choose the prompt I like best. Of course, in this case, being already spoiled for choice, it wouldn't have worked anyway, because I needed someone else to narrow it down. So, thank you again!

Date: 2017-04-20 10:13 am (UTC)
fernstrike: (Eldarion)
From: [personal profile] fernstrike
I'd love a prompt, please! :-)

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