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. JediNemesis Jedi Master

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    Mar 27, 2003
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    If Dorkman's hosting, I think he should pick one. Give the man some authority :p
  2. DorkmanScott Manager Emeritus

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    Mar 26, 2001
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    Sheesh. I can hit that wordcount in a couple of hours. :p

    I certainly don't think it should be discussed among anyone who might enter the competition. Basically, I think only the host, and the co-host (if there's going to be one?), should know the prompt beforehand, so that everyone is starting cold when it is announced.

    M. Scott
  3. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    Jul 21, 2003
    star 5
    No Co host it's not necessary


    The prompt etc should be chosen by the host and posted on the day the competition starts.


    Word count should be left to the host but it might be an idea to do a minimum and maximum so we're not comparing epics with scribbles
  4. Darth_Ignant Jedi Youngling

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    Oct 24, 2001
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    Maybe the thread title should be edited to announce the start date. And then a new thread started by dorkman on the day of with rules and regs. I'd say it could jsut be in this thread, but then it may get buried. Ina new thread and opening post, it'll be nice and easy.

    That's provided Feb 1 is an acceptable start date for all or many.
  5. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    Jul 21, 2003
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    Feb 1st is fine by me but then I want to judge so it's not an issue really :p


    I suppose in the 3 weeks the writing is being done we could then confirm who the judges will be.
  6. Darth_Ignant Jedi Youngling

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    I didn't realise it was still so early in the month! Maybe Feb 1 is too far away...
  7. -RebelScum- Force Ghost

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    Well, it is 18-19 days. That would cover the writing period at least.

    -The Scummy-
  8. Darth_Ignant Jedi Youngling

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    Oct 24, 2001
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    But that's when I suggested the contest begin, the host post criteria, etc. FOr some reason I was thinking that was next Wednesday.
  9. -RebelScum- Force Ghost

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    Feb 21, 2004
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    Oh. :oops: I shoulda read that better, yeah that is a fair distance away.

    -The Scummy-
  10. REVANLORD Jedi Master

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    2000 words?!? As a minumum? I could hit that in a prolouge! :p

    The Hooded Soul
  11. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    Maybe 2,000 to 3,000 words? I think anything more then 3,000 could take the judges awhile to read.

    ~PK~
  12. Andalite-Bandit Jedi Master

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    Apr 25, 2005
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    Earlier in this thread or the other one I think an upper limit of 8,000 or so was discussed.

    I don't know how strict the word count has to be, I'd say anything that fits within a somewhat common sense definition of "short story" would be fine.
  13. Coruscant Force Ghost

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    Feb 15, 2004
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    And what about violence, language, sexuality, stuff like that?

    Will we have to keep it at a PG-rating?

    I hope not....

  14. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    Well, I would think stories would have to go along with the board rules. But PG to PG-13 I would think is good for a rating of the stories.

    A good writer can write a story for any rating.

    ~PK~
  15. -RebelScum- Force Ghost

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    I just hope the fanfic rating rules don't apply here.. [face_worried]

    -The Scummy-
  16. JediNemesis Jedi Master

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    Mar 27, 2003
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    Fanfic ratings are enforced because of what's pretty much a direct order from the owners: COPPA bans people under 13 from coming onto the JC (well - in theory) but we have to assume that there will be 13-year-olds reading anything posted on this site.

    I would imagine that anything that's going to be posted here, on the JC, will have to come in PG-13, tops. We might be on tricky ground even linking to higher-rated material offsite (because there's people like me around. I'm not 18 yet, guys); I know we're not allowed to do it in FanFic, and this is much the same kind of thing.
  17. REVANLORD Jedi Master

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    Ummmm...does this mean our stories will be posted?

    The Hooded Soul
  18. Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Grand Master

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    As someone who has volunteered to be a judge, I would like prefer that the site standards be kept. :)

    Nothing is worse than reading a sex scene written by a 13 year old.
  19. REVANLORD Jedi Master

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    Errrr...what are you implying the prompt will be? :p And no, I haven't written one. :p

    The Hooded Soul
  20. Darth-Kevin-Thomas Force Ghost

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    Sep 27, 2002
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    i'm taking it the stories will have top be sc-fi/fantasy related?

    dkt
  21. Darth_Ignant Jedi Youngling

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    ANd then she took off her shirt. ANd she showed her boobies. Boobies boobies boobies boobies!
  22. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    Ignant wins.

    ~PK~
  23. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    BOOBIES

    I also agree with this 100%
  24. Coruscant Force Ghost

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    Feb 15, 2004
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    Dorkman, when do you think you'll have a prompt ready? :)

  25. REVANLORD Jedi Master

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    Is someone implying something about my writing again? :p

    The Hooded Soul
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