Recently, I?ve been looking back at Del Rey?s big, multi-author epics, and it?s been hit home to me once again that while there are things I?ve enjoyed about them, to say they?re seriously flawed would be an understatement. Legacy of the Force, in my opinion, started out with some strong ideas but ended up a trainwreck; Fate of the Jedi is still in progress but could easily go the same way (I?ve not given up hope yet, though); New Jedi Order is far and away the best of the three, but even it is hardly perfect. So, I thought to myself, could the Force.net fanwriters do it better? Here?s my proposal- a group of writers from these boards (I?d think 3-4 at minimum) get together to plot out and write a multi-fic series covering an overarching storyline- hopefully allowing something big, with different authors bringing different strengths, while at the same time including enough dialogue between authors that the story flows well naturally (I?d think at minimum, authors should read each other?s fics in the series as they?re posted; at most, authors could beta each other). Exactly what format the series would take would depend on how many authors are interested, but personally I?d prefer something more akin to the NJO (authors do standalones or short arcs in succession) rather than LOTF/FOTJ (rotating authors), since I felt the former flowed better. Plotwise, I was thinking something in the Hundred-Year Darkness or the early New Sith Wars, since those periods haven?t been explored much in profic- but as I?ve been getting a bit burned out on Sith between LOTF, FOTJ, KOTOR, Legacy, and Knight Errant, if someone else has a different era to suggest or a particularly juicy AU idea, I?d be all ears. I know this would be a big commitment, and if no one feels up to it I understand completely- but I think if we try to work from Del Rey?s successes, learn from their mistakes, and bring our own strengths to the playing field, we could do something really impressive. Anyone with me?