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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. Cantador

    Cantador Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Thanks to NYCityGurl for posting about this in the fanfiction forum.

    If it's all right for late-comers to chime in:

    4. You're in a war and you're unsure whether you are fighting for a side you believe in.
    2. You have just escaped from a prison camp.

    This one, however, is by far the best:

    10. You've been accused of a crime and you don't know whether you did it or not.

    I thought about number 11, but, er, well, that one hits a little too close to home at the moment.
     
  2. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Newcomers are always welcome, which is why that thread was posted in FFR :)
     
  3. The_Face

    The_Face Ex-Manager star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hey, maybe I?ll realize this is going on in time to do the next contest! :p

    The three prompts I like best, in numerical order, are probably?

    8. You're world is due to have a major extinction event and you are not aware of how to avoid it.

    10. You've been accused of a crime and you don't know whether you did it or now.

    12. you witness something you weren't meant to
     
  4. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'll be putting up the three prompt possibilities tomorrow.




    The next contest will be based off one of these three prompts
     
  5. DarthBobbalot

    DarthBobbalot Jedi Knight star 5

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    Awesome. I finished my other story part i had written and am having it critiqued right now, so ill be ready to write a new one for this when it comes time to start.
     
  6. Sanctimoniously

    Sanctimoniously Jedi Master star 5

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    Jolly good. Hopefully, I'll have my home Internet back before long (that's the eighty-third time I've said some form of that since May 3).
     
  7. renjishi

    renjishi Jedi Youngling

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    Looking forward to it!
     
  8. DarthBobbalot

    DarthBobbalot Jedi Knight star 5

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  9. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Its only just turned 750am in the UK give me time :p




    I'll be posting the prompts this afternoon
     
  10. DarthBobbalot

    DarthBobbalot Jedi Knight star 5

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    oh ok lol cuz i read this last night at midnight so.. ok.
     
  11. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The possible prompts for the next contest are




    You're a subject in a nation where your leader has gone insane

    You've been accused of a crime and you don't know whether you did it or not.

    You're in a war and your unsure whether you are fighting for a side you believe in




    Get your thinking caps on peeps as the next contest starts on October 1st
     
  12. Sanctimoniously

    Sanctimoniously Jedi Master star 5

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    You're a subject in a nation where your leader has gone insane.

    Yonder be my choice.
     
  13. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Real life American "fiction" is banned :p
     
  14. JediNemesis

    JediNemesis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    FatBurt, just a question: all three prompts are phrased as if the story's going to written in the first person. I take it that they can be read as 3rd person? You know, "[Your main character is] a subject in a nation where [their] leader has gone insane"

    Nitpicks aside, my vote goes to You're a subject in a nation where your leader has gone insane.

    Topical? Me? Nah. :p


     
  15. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    They don't have to be in the first person don't worry
     
  16. the_wandering_shadow

    the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight star 3

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    My choice is You're a subject in a nation where your leader has gone insane.

    And I think it's kind of funny that people are thinking about the current situation in America :p I wasn't even going for that at all.
     
  17. Cantador

    Cantador Jedi Youngling star 1

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    You've been accused of a crime and you don't know whether you did it or not.

    Like I said, I think this one is the best. And number eleven is a little too close to home for those of us who actually are.
     
  18. Cantador

    Cantador Jedi Youngling star 1

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    You've been accused of a crime and you don't know whether you did it or not.

    Like I said, I think this one is the best. And number eleven is a little too close to home for those of us who actually are.
     
  19. The_Face

    The_Face Ex-Manager star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh, so we're supposed to vote from these three? Well, I like:

    You've been accused of a crime and you don't know whether you did it or not.

    I find this really compelling. Instant conflict. I guess I'm interested in more personal stories. I'm the type of fanficcer* who sets a story in "Star Wars" and then ignores the wars.** :p

    *Yes, I realize this will be original fiction, and I look forward to it, but I'm making a point about my writing on the boards.

    **Yes, war can be personal. I just like hearing about the little guy who's not directly involved. The civilian.

    'Kay, this post has been thoroughly lawyered. :p

    Anyway, that's my pick.
     
  20. the_wandering_shadow

    the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight star 3

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    Getting close now :)
     
  21. JadeSolo

    JadeSolo Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You've been accused of a crime and you don't know whether you did it or not.

    I love this one. It always leads to fun stories. My vote!
     
  22. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    I'm hoping to finish my entry for the next competition. Life got on top of me and I ran out of time for this one. :(

    Random thought, but if I do finish it, would anyone be interested in reading it?
     
  23. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The judges have to it's their job :)
     
  24. the_wandering_shadow

    the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'd be glad to :)

    ___________

    side note: Now we're tied. Can't wait to see which it will be.
     
  25. the_wandering_shadow

    the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight star 3

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    I think she meant her story from our last prompt, not our upcoming one, although I might be wrong...
     
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