**Over 30 Writers Club ***

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Over_30_Writers_Club, Aug 14, 2006.

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  1. SiouxFan Jedi Grand Master

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    No! This one goes there, THAT one goes here.
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  2. Jedi_Lover Force Ghost

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    We should get another over-30 writer's club challenge going.
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  3. Jade_Pilot Force Ghost

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    Any suggestions JL? Anyone?
  4. newdawn12 Force Ghost

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    Mara Jade was never the emperor's hand, how does she meet Luke.
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  5. Over_30_Writers_Club Jedi Grand Master

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    Greetings fellow SW fans!

    We've had a request for a FF challenge. So far we have the following suggestions:

    1. Mara Jade was never the emperor's hand, how does she meet Luke.

    2.

    3.

    If we get enough ideas we'll hold a vote.
  6. Jedi_Lover Force Ghost

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    Nov 1, 2004
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    How about:

    1. Mara captures Luke in the book Choices of One.
    2. Luke gets the guts to kiss Mara after he gives her his father's lightsaber.
    3. Write a fic with all the lead characters are original characters.
    4. Mara shows up on Byss to save Luke instead of Leia.
    5. Write a Ben Skywalker centered fic.
    6. Write the death of a main character.
    7. Write a fic where Kyp actually gets the girl.
    8. Jaina marries Jag but she still has that creepy joiner connection with Zekk. :p
    Last edited by Jedi_Lover, Jun 19, 2013
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  7. ardavenport Force Ghost

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    Dec 16, 2004
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    I would go with a challenge more general and not era or character specific.

    - a character does something that they have no skill or experience with; Leia cooking or Han taking care of plants. .
    - training.... any kind of training, any character(s).
    - foot injuries; any time, any species, anywhere.
  8. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Apr 4, 2011
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    Ah, foot injuries. That would be an easy one. I can even BS-science my way around explaining how a landspeeder running over your foot would still damage it.
  9. ginchy Force Ghost

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    May 25, 2005
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    Heeeeey, haven't seen this thread in awhile! Hi, y'all!!! :D Maybe so as not to be so character or time driven the challenge can just be about twists of fate or something.
  10. brodiew Force Ghost

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    Oct 11, 2005
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    7. Write a fic where Kyp actually gets the girl.

    This!
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  11. Over_30_Writers_Club Jedi Grand Master

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    Okay, Over 30 writers, so far we have:

    1. Mara Jade was never the emperor's hand, how does she meet Luke.
    2. Mara captures Luke in the book Choices of One.
    3. Luke gets the guts to kiss Mara after he gives her his father's lightsaber.
    4. Write a fic with all the lead characters are original characters.
    5. Mara shows up on Byss to save Luke instead of Leia.
    6. Write a Ben Skywalker centered fic.
    7. Write the death of a main character.
    8. Write a fic where Kyp actually gets the girl.
    9. Jaina marries Jag but she still has that creepy joiner connection with Zekk.
    10. A character does something that they have no skill or experience with; Leia cooking or Han taking care of plants - training.... any kind of training, any
    character.
    11. -Foot injuries; any time, any species, anywhere.

    We'll accept ideas till tomorrow and then open up a vote through the weekend.

    :)
  12. Jedi_Lover Force Ghost

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    Nov 1, 2004
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    1. Dealing with teenagers. o_O I know that is always a drama in my house.
    2. Having a lead character doing something totally OOC and then find a way to justify that characters actions. (For example: Start with a scene with...oh I don't know...Luke slapping Mara. Then the next scene is something like: Two hours earlier and then you have to show how that isn't really out of character. Like there was a poisonous bug on her cheek and Luke swatted it to save her life.)
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  13. brodiew Force Ghost

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    Oct 11, 2005
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    While we're brainstorming... write a short AU fic using our characters in a historical setting.

    I've had fun with this in my past Drabble threads.
  14. divapilot Force Ghost

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    Nov 30, 2005
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    I like it when there are challenges to use specific words in the story. Makes me think harder. I agree, nothing character specific.

    I wouldn't mind a good challenge! I need to dust off the writing skillz.
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  15. DarthBreezy Chosen One

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    Keep the character specific challenges to the character fan threads, please. Otherwise, it's far too limiting.
  16. Over_30_Writers_Club Jedi Grand Master

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    Here are the FF challenge ideas. Voting will start right now and go until Sunday at midnight. Please PM the sock. The winning idea will be posted on Monday along with deadlines and other useful minutia. That is all.


    1. Mara Jade was never the emperor's hand, how does she meet Luke.

    2. Mara captures Luke in the book Choices of One.

    3. Luke gets the guts to kiss Mara after he gives her his father's lightsaber.

    4. Write a fic with all the lead characters are original characters.

    5. Mara shows up on Byss to save Luke instead of Leia.

    6. Write a Ben Skywalker centered fic.

    7. Write the death of a main character.

    8. Write a fic where Kyp actually gets the girl.

    9. Jaina marries Jag but she still has that creepy joiner connection with Zekk.

    10. A character does something that they have no skill or experience with; Leia cooking or Han taking care of plants - training.... any kind of training, any

    character.

    11. -Foot injuries; any time, any species, anywhere.

    12. Dealing with teenagers. I know that is always a drama in my house.

    13. Having a lead character doing something totally OOC and then find a way to justify that characters actions. (For example: Start with a scene with...oh I don't know...Luke slapping Mara. Then the next scene is something like: Two hours earlier and then you have to show how that isn't really out of character. Like there was a poisonous bug on her cheek and Luke swatted it to save her life.)

    14. write a short AU fic using our characters in a historical setting.
    Last edited by Over_30_Writers_Club, Jun 23, 2013
  17. Jedi_Lover Force Ghost

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    There are two number 13's
  18. Over_30_Writers_Club Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 11, 2006
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    Hi All,

    Since there was a mistake about the numbers, we're extending the vote till Friday. PM the sock.
  19. Over_30_Writers_Club Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 11, 2006
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    Over 30 Writers Challenge: Death of a Main Character.

    Take a Star Wars main character and write a vignette about their death. The character may be from any era and the piece in any genre. Posting will begin on July 7th and end July 20th.

    Please remember to put "Over 30 Challenge" in the subject heading and post a link here in the Over 30 thread.

    Good luck and Metaphors be with you!


    Responses to Death of a Main Character Challenge:


    Honor and Rembrance by Jade_Pilot

    Master Fay by Earlybird-obi-wan

    Do Not Weep by Jedi_Lover

    Why Her? by Madman007

    Only the Dead by JediMaster_Jen

    Luminous Beings are We by newdawn12

    Stars by divapilot
    Last edited by Over_30_Writers_Club, Jul 22, 2013
  20. Over_30_Writers_Club Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 11, 2006
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    Hello Over 30's....

    With the transition, we no longer have access to the front page and subject line of the Over 30 thread so it's not possible to let our members know what is going on in that way. Is this important enough to close the thread and begin an Over 30 Writer's club 3.0? What are your thoughts on the matter? Let's have a discussion.
  21. Jedi_Lover Force Ghost

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    Nov 1, 2004
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    Really? I know in my truncated fanfic I was still able to go back to the first post and change the subject line. The More Options button didn't bring you to the subject line edit?
    Last edited by Jedi_Lover, Jun 30, 2013
  22. mavjade It's so Fluffy Fanfic & New Movies Manager

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    Like Jedi_Lover said, you should still be able to do it, though it's not in the same place as it used to be. But if you want to have this thread locked and start a new version, that's fine too! :)

    *mav runs out since she's not quite 30*
    Last edited by mavjade, Jun 30, 2013
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  23. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Apr 4, 2011
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    I can still edit my art topic without a problem. If you right-click the edit link and open it in a new tab, it takes you directly to the edit page where you can edit the topic title.
  24. Over_30_Writers_Club Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 11, 2006
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    Thanks everyone. The edit option IS working :)though the topic title is still being stubborn. As long as most are okay with this, we'll keep the 2.0 version for now.
  25. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Apr 4, 2011
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    Bot-senses... tingling!
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