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Amph SFF Writers' Guild Writing Contest! VERSION THREE --- contest closed

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Books and Comics' started by FatBurt, Jul 8, 2006.

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  1. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    AS long as it's not too graphic.


    If you have any concerns over an area your writing, you can send that part ot me for review if you wish.
     
  2. JediNemesis

    JediNemesis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I should think thermo-nukes would be fine as long as the nasty business of radiation sickness, cancer, etc. doesn't get too much detail. After all we see a whole planet blown up in ANH and that's a G rating :) So millions of deaths in themselves do not a TOS-infraction make . . .
     
  3. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    And yet having two characters of the same sex kissing is?

    [face_thinking]
     
  4. JediNemesis

    JediNemesis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Weird that.
     
  5. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Not to be picky, but I'm pretty sure that ANH (and all Star Wars movies except ROTS) is PG.

    The no same-sex relationships rule was made by the owners of the sight. Fanfic tried to get it revoked and couldn't. Since these contests are going by the same rules as fanfic, it can't be written here, either.
     
  6. the_wandering_shadow

    the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight star 3

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    that's right, PG. I was going to make that correction ;)
     
  7. the_wandering_shadow

    the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight star 3

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    Okay now I'm confused...

    i'm stuck on my idea. It has a big gapping hole in the middle. I have no clue what happens. The story's good otherwise, but I can't make myself get back on it...


    Now however I'm getting another idea. What to do... what to do...
     
  8. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    So what's everyone cooking up?
     
  9. Sanctimoniously

    Sanctimoniously Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm flooding my hometown.
     
  10. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Biblical or realistic?
     
  11. JediNemesis

    JediNemesis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm panicking.
     
  12. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Why you've loads of time yet.




    I may even chuck in an entry for judging (but not to win) and I've not even bothered looking into it yet.




    Take your time it's all in the planning.
     
  13. the_wandering_shadow

    the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight star 3

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    Oh, Nem, don't panic. I should be panicking, well not yet. At least I've decided I'll probably go with my second idea. I think it fits the prompt even better than the other one did.
     
  14. Sanctimoniously

    Sanctimoniously Jedi Master star 5

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    Realistic. It's the aftermath of a hurricane.
     
  15. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    We're past the mid point now and I hope all the writers are getting some good stuff down.


    I am waiting on anyone who wants to judge.



    Please.
     
  16. Darth_Bane511

    Darth_Bane511 Jedi Youngling

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    i want to judge
     
  17. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    PM Fatburt.
     
  18. the_wandering_shadow

    the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight star 3

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    Well, it probably won't be very good because I've hardly begun, but I promise I will contribute whether it sucks or not...
     
  19. the_wandering_shadow

    the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight star 3

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    And now I'm on idea three :p I still think I like my second idea best, but idea 1, doesn't fit well with one area of the prompt, idea 2 doesn't fit well with another. I being my usual picky self...

    At least my third idea seems (I hope) to fit all areas of the prompt, and luckily it seems like it'll be the shortest of them, which is just what I need at the moment.
     
  20. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    6 days left ladies and gentlemen.


    Hope everythings going well.


    I have my judges as well now so I look forwards to seeing the completed entries.
     
  21. the_wandering_shadow

    the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'm trying my best (or maybe I'm trying to try to do my best, if that makes any sense) so I hope it's decent. I hate trying to work around writer's block...
     
  22. the_wandering_shadow

    the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight star 3

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    Is there any way that the deadline could get a three or four day extension?
     
  23. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The deadline is tomorrow I'm afraid.

    Everyone has had a good month to write something. I have all my judges now so I'm just waiting on manuscripts so I can send them out.


    Manuscripts are to be sent to


    lynsntel@talktalk.net With Contest entry in the subject bar.


    Can all judges PM me with their e.mail address so I can send them the entries when I have them
     
  24. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Post Competition discussion.


    Start thinking about this but I don't want any ideas yet.




    Provided I recieve enough entries to allow us to move onto competition 4 (which I'd love to do) I want a discussion on possible prompt ideas.


    Ideas to think about.




    1. Did we like the prompt in stages used this time? If not why not (was it too restrictive etc... and why)

    2. Do we like single idea prompts?

    3. Do we like the idea of a prompt where you have free reign as to your tale but your opening sentence is set for you?

    4. Do you like the idea of a completely random, surreal prompt?


    Think about these things over the next week or so and we'll discuss them while the judges do their thing.

    The ultimate idea is that we will discuss prompt ideas for future stories.


    I'd like to get the next competition running for September as well and I'm thinking of a short mini hit story where you get two weeks to write a short story, what do we think of that idea?


    I'd also like your views on a competition where the entrants chose to write a chapter in a longer tale, Maximum word count but where the story arc is planned, so the protagonists have a defined route (how they get there is up to you) this is to give us an example of how hard the NJO was to plan and excecute.
    I think this could be a very hard one to implement though but I'd like your views on the idea.


    Hold them all off for now though until the judges start judging.
     
  25. Sanctimoniously

    Sanctimoniously Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm not going to have home Internet access for another month! WOOT!
     
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