contestants must devote 10 consecutive days to the show.
will be asked to bring a minimum of 25 photos of their childhood,
adolescence, high school years, college tenure, and professional
career. These photos must be individual photos with no other
persons. Contestants must give show producers the right to use these
pictures within the show and for promotional purposes. Additionally,
video clips will be used in the same manner.
must be able to travel via the airline designated by the show’s
executive producer and must have a valid passport or visa.
must adhere to all call times and participate until they are removed
from the contest by the show judges.
must agree to use only a Thesaurus and a Dictionary as writing
tools. If the contestants need to research material, it must be done
will be asked to verbalize their thoughts throughout the entire
program, giving the producers adequate video material for the
will be asked to refrain from using profanity. However, the words
“ass” and “bitch” will be allowed, but not excessively.
must use the names of the characters provided by the show. Any
deviation from those characters will require immediate removal from
alternate team will be used in the show, however, it is not
guaranteed that the alternate team will make the show. The alternate
team will be onsite in case one team is disqualified.
will have two (2) hours to write, research and review their
material. The show producer will select the genre and the
contestants will be required to write a chapter based on the
characters that are provided by the show’s executive producer.
That chapter, however, should be able to double as a stand-alone
short story and should be at least three pages, double-spaced.
There will be eight aspiring authors at the beginning of the
Contestants will select a location within the hotel and write their
must bring a working laptop computer. If the computer malfunctions
during the taping, the contestant will be eliminated.
will be judged on the following:
will be aspiring writers, self-published authors and veteran
wordsmiths. They must be 21 -70 years old and in good health.
will be required to sign a statement of morality ensuring that they
will abide by show rules and will not engage in any illegal activity
while involved with the show.