Amph SFF Writers' Guild Writing Contest Discussion

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Books and Comics' started by droideka27, Jan 9, 2006.

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  1. Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Grand Master

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    What is it with Feb 1st and everyone? Everyone wants to wait to do everything until Feb 1st!!!

    Don't you all know that I'll be getting ready to celebrate Ground Hog's Day the very next day!!!

    :p ;)
  2. BigE Jedi Master

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    Jul 31, 2002
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    I'm in.

    *cracks knuckles*



    Time to suck it up and make some sacrifices, missy!
  3. REVANLORD Jedi Master

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    So who's excited about the contest?

    The Hooded Soul
  4. Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 7, 2004
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    I'll give you some sucking up Mister!!!!

    Then again . . . no :p
  5. BigE Jedi Master

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    Promises, promises.
  6. JediNemesis Jedi Master

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    ^ There's some nouns for you :p
  7. REVANLORD Jedi Master

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    Idea:




    __p_____________s
    ____r________e
    ______o___s
    ________mi
    __________

    Noun bent for him. :p

    The Hooded Soul


    Darn, bad background. [face_plain]
  8. BigE Jedi Master

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    Keep it up and you'll be getting a visit from this guy:

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/DarthPhelps/JC%20Misc/Verb.jpg]
  9. Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Grand Master

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    Is that a Pro-Verb or Ad-Verb? :p
  10. REVANLORD Jedi Master

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  11. Sanctimoniously Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 28, 2005
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    Well, I'm putting a little something together at the moment...not sure if it'll be for the contest.
  12. Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Grand Master

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    OK, Feb. 1st is coming. What is the status of this?

    Is Dorkman giving the prompt?

    Anyone?

    Anyone?

    It would be nice to know before Wednesday so it can be included in the MS Update.
  13. DorkmanScott Manager Emeritus

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    Mar 26, 2001
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    I'll give the prompt sometime on Wednesday morning (my time), in its own threads, and with the rules for this month's entries. The prompt may be a theme, a "spark word", an opening line, or something else. All entries must include the prompt in some way, preferable as more than a passing reference.

    The rules as they are stated in that thread will not be debatable for this contest (i.e. if you don't like one of the rules for whatever reason, tough it out or don't enter), but I'm willing to discuss and revise them for future competitions. It's just that if I change the rules mid-session, it negates the purpose of having them.

    I will also put out a call for judges at that time, so that anyone who does not plan to write a story can volunteer.

    M. Scott
  14. Coruscant Chosen One

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    Feb 15, 2004
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    Sounds awesome, Scott! :D

    Can't wait!

  15. Andalite-Bandit Jedi Master

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    That sounds neat, but I thought we decided awhile ago the prompt wouldn't be a specific line or piece of dialogue? Theme sounds like it'd be best.

    Hooray for almost being February 1st though!
  16. DorkmanScott Manager Emeritus

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    I think anyone worried about their creativity being stifled from having to include a specific line or piece of dialogue is thinking about it in entirely the wrong way. Creativity gets the most exercise when it comes to dealing with obstacles. The point of the prompt is to give everyone the same basic foundation for the story, and make it easier to measure the stories against each other.

    M. Scott
  17. Andalite-Bandit Jedi Master

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    Well, I disagree on that, but I am not trying to restart a debate or anything, I just thought that we as a group had decided against making the prompt be a piece of dialogue or a certain line? I might be wrong on that though, but I thought most of us had agreed on the prompt being some sort of basic theme/concept.

    Certainly I do not want to make a big deal out of it, I was just under the impression that's what had been decided. I may be mistaken!
  18. Coruscant Chosen One

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    I don't think you're mistaken, Andalite.

    Scott, getting the juices to flow diffrentiates from person to person. Some are great at making something out of nothing and some would rather find very specific stimuli. I'd be alright with this "one line" being like a little anecdotal saying or a "Confucius quote", but no fictitious names, etc..., please.

    I was and am of the mind that the prompt should be restricted to being a spark-word or theme.

    That's the first and last I'll say on this subject. Just providing two cents. :)
  19. JediNemesis Jedi Master

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    I'll just be happy to see this get off the ground :)
  20. REVANLORD Jedi Master

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    Well, it's Feb 1st (Board and my time). My story may have some graphic fights, so should FanFic rules apply to content in terms of violence?

    The Hooded Soul
  21. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    Jul 21, 2003
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    I think the basic idea is PG13
  22. Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Grand Master

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    Again, think of the judges. :p
  23. JediNemesis Jedi Master

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    PG, PG-13 tops. Think of it as an extra challenge, Revan - get everything across without going over the top :)
  24. Coruscant Chosen One

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    Where's our prompt?! We want our prompt! Now now now! :p

    JK. I eagerly await the posting of the contest thread. :)

  25. Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Grand Master

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    Perhaps Dorkman_Scott is making vast preparations for tomorrow's celebration of Groundhog's Day! :p
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