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Discussion Drabble, Drabble, Drabble

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by KELIA, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. KELIA

    KELIA Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Anyone interested in doing 20 sets of drabbles? (5 subjects per set). I am going to do the unofficial challenge with all new subjects I've created myself and knowing how popular this has been in the past, I'm curious to know if anyone else would like to join in.
     
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  2. CmdrMitthrawnuruodo

    CmdrMitthrawnuruodo Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I would! I was hoping someone would start something like this again. Ive asked about it before, but nothing came of it.
     
  3. DARTH_MU

    DARTH_MU Jedi Master star 4

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    We need more challenges like this one in the resources.
    If things were to get started, you could count me in.
     
  4. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I love to write drabbles and will participate
     
  5. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I found out during the move that I love writing drabbles. Count me in!
     
  6. Hazel

    Hazel Jedi Master star 4

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    I'd like to try this too. :)
     
  7. Count_Drabbu

    Count_Drabbu Jedi Knight star 2

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    Yeah, sure. If you've already got the themes put together and everything, go for it. Unless the people who handed it off to me object, you can even use the UDC name. [I don't think we can sustain two of these in one year, so there's no point in withholding the brand.]
     
  8. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Will this be NSWFF-friendly?
     
  9. KELIA

    KELIA Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Glad to see the enthusiastic response.

    Yes it will. I already have 20 weeks of subjects and they will fit any era :D

    The first set will be up Monday, the 28th.
     
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  10. Valairy Scot

    Valairy Scot Backpacking One Pack a Day Mod of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Mmm...maybe that will get the muse back from a prolonged vacation.
     
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  11. ardavenport

    ardavenport Jedi Master star 4

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    Drabble sounds fine to me.
     
  12. Hazel

    Hazel Jedi Master star 4

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    Okay - dumb question from someone who has never written a drabble before: do they really have to have exactly 100 words and what happens if you end up with too many words?
     
  13. DARTH_MU

    DARTH_MU Jedi Master star 4

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    Is every heading 100 words or is all 5 heading 100 words?!
    help!
     
  14. KELIA

    KELIA Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Actually, I'm not counting so if you are a word or two over, I doubt it will be noticed. :p The challenge is to limit yourself to 100 words but if it can't be done, it can't be done.

    Not sure I understand your question but here goes. will give you 5 different subjects. The subject does not count in your word count. You take the subject and write 100 words about it, or incorporating the subject in your 100 words. For example, if the subject is Baby, you would write 100 words about a baby, or one of the 100 words is baby. Does that help?
     
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  15. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    I think DARTH_MU was asking if it is one drabble incorporating all 5 subjects, or do we do one drabble for each subject, making it 5 drabbles a set. If I recall, it was the latter.
     
  16. DARTH_MU

    DARTH_MU Jedi Master star 4

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    Thank you Alexis, it is exactly what I meant.
     
  17. Count_Drabbu

    Count_Drabbu Jedi Knight star 2

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    It can be done. The editing to get the word count exact is part of the challenge. And therefore part of the fun. Even when I ran it, though, I didn't usually bother counting unless it was clear from a glance that someone was consistently way off the mark.

    Or you can take inspiration from something or someone called Baby. Whatever works for you. [Maybe your characters find dinosaurs in Africa. :p ] Anyway, as Alexis says, it's one drabble per prompt. Five prompts get five drabbles. If you complete the challenge, that's 100 drabbles, 10,000 words (not counting the drabbles' titles).
     
  18. KELIA

    KELIA Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It is 5 drabbles a set. Sorry I didn't understand. [face_blush][face_blush]
     
  19. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Going off the word Baby, for instance...if anyone needs an example...

    She'd spent an hour sitting with her family in the darkened hall, watching and listening to the acts on stage, and all she'd wanted to do was get up there with a partner and dance. Do what she'd trained with Johnny to do all summer long, ever since she'd walked into that party carrying a watermelon and feeling idiotic. Wanted to... but didn't dare, because her father kept looking her way surrepitiously, wary, as if he was expecting her to disobey him right here in the hall in front of everyone.

    And then a familiar voice said words of rebellion she'd been waiting and hoping to hear: "Nobody puts Baby in a corner."


    It doesn't look like it, but that came out at 113. :)
     
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