Characters The Essential Guide to OC's: The Mini Challenge Revival - Prompt the Fourth!

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  1. earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 21, 2006
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    Hmmm[face_thinking] with MMM and quote challenges I have an idea that will work.
  2. Lilith Demodae Jedi Master

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    Oct 1, 1999
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    Hmm. The only OC I've got that would go against her morals doesn't actually have any...
  3. earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 21, 2006
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    The picture is finished and now the edit of the fic and a title

    [image=http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/earlybird-obi-wan/forcenetart/tetrahedron13.jpg]
  4. earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 21, 2006
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    And here are the fics

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/31252735]Snake Tale[/link]

    and

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/31252728]Jerza[/link]

  5. RX_Sith C&G Game Host and SFTC Winner

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    Mar 13, 2006
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    Here is my fic:

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/31259318/p1/]Eclipsing the Force[/link]
  6. JediDingo Jedi Master

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    Mar 27, 2005
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    *Pokes head in and waves*

    Hi. In regrads to this challenge, do I have to create a new one-shot fic with my character or can I include it within my current work?
  7. OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master

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    Dec 17, 2004
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    *tips hat to the Dingo*

    Hey Dingo! Just to clarify, are you speaking of a current WIP as an entry, or a particular chapter being entered?



  8. THE EVIL CLIFFIE Jedi Master

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    Jul 11, 2008
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    Quick question - I have a one-shot that works on its own, but it's also part of a larger fic that I won't be continuing for a while. Would I be allowed to have the one-shot on the index, as it's stands well on its own. Thanks in advance.
  9. Corellian_Ale Manager Emeritus

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    You can do it!
  10. OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master

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    Dec 17, 2004
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    ALERT! ALERT! ALERT!



    Entries due in just over 2 days!

    Currently there is only one entry in the sock's PM box, so anyone wanting to submit an entry, let's get those PMs in!

  11. SoA Jedi Knight

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    Apr 2, 2008
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    Sliding in under the deadline once again (my favorite way to do it!).

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/31285081/p1/?0]Partners[/link]
  12. leiamoody Jedi Master

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    Nov 8, 2005
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    My contribution: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/31280757/p1/?3]Duty[/link]
  13. Thumper09 Jedi Master

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    Dec 9, 2001
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    I wasn't able to come up with an entry this time, but I'm looking forward to reading the submissions! :)
  14. OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master

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    The entries are:


    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/31252728] Jerza [/link] by earlybird-obi-wan
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/31252735] Snake Tale [/link] by earlybird-obi-wan
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/31285081/p1/?0] Partners[/link] by SoA
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/31259318/p1/]Eclipsing the Force[/link] by RX_Sith
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/31280757/p1/?0]Duty[/link] by leiaMoody
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/31231529/p1/] No Rhyme nor Reason[/link] by LaForzeViva
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/31277619/p1/]Trial[/link] by THE_EVIL_CLIFFIE
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/31237857/p1/?0]To Murder Selflessly[/link] by Corellian_Ale (not eligible for voting)

  15. LaForzaViva Jedi Knight

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    Jul 6, 2008
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    Uh my entry was sent to the sock, but I guess I have to post it here myself.

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/31231529/p1/]No Rhyme nor Reason[/link]
  16. OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master

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    Dec 17, 2004
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    Um, you're right. [face_blush] (happens every time I open a submission PM before the deadline...)


    Your has been added to the list! ;)


  17. SoA Jedi Knight

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    Apr 2, 2008
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    POV?

    I think, in general, my favorite is 3rd person limited around one character. When I write short stories, it's usually just around the main character, but in epics or longer pieces I like to shift scene by scene, as there might not be one character that is consistently in all of them. I tried to keep on consistent perspective as a challenge to myself in my "Under the Shadow of the Builers", but in the end, I got really tired of it. ^^''

    I think I would like to try to write something in first person though. It would be challenging but I'm sure good things would come of taking a different angle at writing.
  18. Lane_Winree Jedi Master

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    Mar 30, 2006
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    I almost always stay locked into third-person limited no matter what I write. I've taken a few shots at first-person, but that's still well outside my comfort zone.
  19. LaForzaViva Jedi Knight

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    Jul 6, 2008
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    When I first began writing, I would use first-person in rinky dink stories I wrote, since it allowed me to convey emotions. But now, I write in third-person subjective limited, where emotions expressed (the subjective) can be written in that character's mind using the first-person. And since each character can only know as much as their part in the story allows, it's limited.

    I've considered dabbling in unreliable narration, but I think that would work best in a mystery/thriller type of work. Something on my mind, though.
  20. Raptor517 Jedi Knight

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    Sep 12, 2006
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    I almost always write 3rd person, because I feel like if the reader is seeing everything from the hero/ine's POV then the reader gradually sees the hero as either arrogant or no longer a person -- too perfect.

    The exception to this is when I write short stories, usually based on undeserved redemption. In that short story, first person grabs the readers -- they become the character, and feel what the character feels. (Though I've had people get mad at me, claiming I made them cry.)
  21. DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master

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    Mar 26, 2001
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    Third person limited. I like the restrictions and the freedoms of it.
  22. Lilith Demodae Jedi Master

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    Oct 1, 1999
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    Third person limited, though I've managed a few successful first person stories as well.
  23. Darth McClain Manager Emeritus

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    Feb 5, 2000
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    Yep, third person limited is my typical writing style.
  24. earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 21, 2006
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    third person is my writing style in most of my large fics but I have done first person too.
  25. Thumper09 Jedi Master

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    Dec 9, 2001
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    Another one here for third person limited. It doesn't seem as "busy" or confusing to me as third omniscient and helps me to focus my writing better. I've done a couple first person stories too. Depending on the character and how comfortable I am with him/her, I can get pretty deep into the POV in third limited so that the jump to first person doesn't seem too hard, but that's rare. If I'm less familiar with a character it's harder for me to separate myself from the character in first person. There's one story I have in first person that I'm planning on rewriting in third limited because I think it'll make it smoother and less confusing.

    I gotta read challenge entries tonight and tomorrow. [face_blush]
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