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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

    JediNemesis Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    DorkmanScott Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    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

    Darth_Ignant Jedi Youngling star 7

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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

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Darth_Ignant Jedi Youngling star 7

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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-

    -RebelScum- Jedi Master star 6

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

    [hl=green]-The Scummy-[/hl]
     
  8. Darth_Ignant

    Darth_Ignant Jedi Youngling star 7

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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-

    -RebelScum- Jedi Master star 6

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

    [hl=green]-The Scummy-[/hl]
     
  10. REVANLORD

    REVANLORD Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    [hl=black]The Hooded Soul[/hl]
     
  11. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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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

    Andalite-Bandit Jedi Padawan star 6

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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

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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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

    PrincessKenobi New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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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-

    -RebelScum- Jedi Master star 6

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

    [hl=green]-The Scummy-[/hl]
     
  16. JediNemesis

    JediNemesis Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    REVANLORD Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    [hl=black]The Hooded Soul[/hl]
     
  18. Dark_Lady_Jada

    Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Knight star 5

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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

    REVANLORD Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    [hl=black]The Hooded Soul[/hl]
     
  20. Darth-Kevin-Thomas

    Darth-Kevin-Thomas Jedi Master star 5

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

    dkt
     
  21. Darth_Ignant

    Darth_Ignant Jedi Youngling star 7

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    ANd then she took off her shirt. ANd she showed her boobies. Boobies boobies boobies boobies!
     
  22. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Ignant wins.

    ~PK~
     
  23. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    BOOBIES

    I also agree with this 100%
     
  24. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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

     
  25. REVANLORD

    REVANLORD Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Is someone implying something about my writing again? :p

    [hl=black]The Hooded Soul[/hl]
     
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