Challenge ~ Dear Diary Challenge 2010 ~ And the winner is...

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Diary_Challenge_Sock, Dec 23, 2009.

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  1. FelsGoddess Game Host

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    Member Since:
    Sep 5, 2004
    star 5
    I know it's way too late to enter, but I'm going to try it anyway, just for fun.
  2. Takianna Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 22, 2005
    star 3
    I like writing this way because you really get to explore the feelings of your main character. I also like the updating process. Makes me think, reread, reword and post. I usually write all up front and know the end before the end of the year. That makes the updating process easier for me.

  3. VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2004
    star 8
    Really, I just want to have fun. :p
  4. CPL_Macja Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 29, 2008
    star 5
    Last year I attempted one diary in all three eras and each did a slow and painful death.

    This year I have shrunk to two and hope that at least one of them makes it to the end if not both of them.
  5. moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South

    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2004
    star 6
    I only hope to have more readers than last year. ;)
  6. MsLanna Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 2005
    star 6
    Each year I just hope not to start another - and fail. :oops:
    What I am hoping for now is that Conversion won't be as long as TRIDU - though I already know I'll fail there again. :_|
    I am probably just a hopeless case.

    Other than that I hope to finally turn this ragtag group into a community, get some love for my work here or at least make you feel so guilty that you feel obliged to post comments in my stories.:p
    No, it would be really nice to get some community feeling here.[face_batting]
  7. CPL_Macja Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 29, 2008
    star 5
    Today is 1/29/10

    This does not compute?
  8. MsLanna Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 2005
    star 6
    Oops, must have forgotten to cahnge back the colour code.:oops:
    Will do so today, promise.[face_batting]
  9. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    Wow, a lot of diaries already orange :(
  10. moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South

    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2004
    star 6
    Let's hope we don't start getting any reds in there. :(
  11. MsLanna Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 2005
    star 6
    Chance is tehr'll be the first wave of drop-outs soon.
    After singing up full of enthusiasm, some of it wears off quickly. Happens every year...
  12. Ceillean Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
  13. LittleMissNightsaber Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    May 2, 2009
    star 3
    Thankfully my muse sparked tonight and I updated the diary. But other diary is less than successful. :(
  14. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
    star 1
    Observant participants may have realised that, though I added it on the index, I forgot to post the mini-challenge here.:oops:
    Here it is: Snow
  15. Ceillean Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
    I've had enough snow for one lifetime, thank you very much. :p
  16. dancing_star Jedi Knight

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    Feb 24, 2007
    star 4
    Oops. Nevermind this post. :p [face_blush]
  17. MsLanna Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 2005
    star 6
    dancing_star, please do not post in the thread when you update.
    Send a pm with a link to the sock. [face_batting]
  18. Ceillean Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
    So, what do you guys do when your muse gets stuck?

    Is it only me or do you sometimes feel the need to write from another's POV (another character in the story, I mean)?
  19. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Force Ghost

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    Aug 31, 2004
    star 7
    Cei:

    I feel like you could switch POVs if you weren't writing in first person i.e. you could write from your main character's POV by saying "she" "her" and then it wouldn't be so strange to shift. Personally, I would find it harder to keep the flow going after switching to and from -- what might work is to write the scene from another's perspective and that could let you see how the main character would react to the situation and then for the official post go back to the original character. :)

    [face_thinking]

    Two interesting options to get the what next juices flowing is to write a scene with just dialogue or no dialogue. There's nothing more stimulating than all snarky or all mushy dialogue. :)

    Or to write a spinoff one shot about the scene and of course do it from the other person's POV and use that to jump back into the diary past that stuck point. :)



  20. moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South

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    Oct 3, 2004
    star 6
    How about having the character talk with the character who's POV you want to write from?
  21. KotORBF2Female_Revan Jedi Knight

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    Feb 21, 2009
    star 5
    Right now, my aspiration is to catch up on my updating and return to my schedule.

    After that, I just want to stay on schedule and do all the mini-challenges.
  22. MsLanna Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 2005
    star 6
    I am stuck with an old diray because I need a five-day subplot with C'baoth without changing the TTT too much.
    I hate C'baoth.:_|

    At least, I slept enough for a change, so my muse might be coopertaive. If I'm lucky.
  23. Lane_Winree Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 30, 2006
    star 4
    This is often what I do. Most of my writing is done exclusively from the third-person limited perspective, so often times I find that if a scene isn't working simply trying to write it from another character's perspective does wonders.
  24. Commander-DWH Shiny Costuming & Props Manager

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    Nov 3, 2003
    star 4
    Heeeeey, guess who finally got some writing done? :p Yeah, work swallowed me whole for a while there, but rumour has it that shouldn't happen again for a long time.

    My goal is to somehow manage to finish this at all. Even in spite of my work schedule, which should be substantially less insane now that my last show wrapped. :)
  25. Raphire Jedi Knight

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    Dec 19, 2008
    star 4
    Is it too late to join? If neccisary I could write four posts before the end of the month to get caught up.[face_praying]
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