Amph Writing Contest FIVE. The Authors Strike Back. (Week 3 writing)

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  1. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    Jul 21, 2003
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    Welcome to the SFF Writers' Guild Writing Contest!


    This was first talked about in great depth Here
    and as a result of that discussion we got the First ever SFF writing contest hosted by the Dorkman.
    After that our ex mod Droideka took on the mantle and brought us the second contest
    I then posted the third and overly complicated Contest three
    And the fourth and less complicated contest was found here


    I now take great pleasure in introducing the newly reformatted SFF Writers Guild Writing Contest

    CONTEST *FIVE!*




  2. CONTEST FORMAT:


  3. There is a new format to the contest this time.

    There will be signups and we?ll take as many entrants as we can.

    The contest is to be based around a collaborative writing effort. Every chapter entry will have an initial basic prompt or simple requirement, and a word limit, minimum and maximum.

    You will have a week to write your entry. If you do not submit an entry you will not acquire any points for that round but will still be able to submit an entry for subsequent rounds.

    The winning entry will be posted as the first chapter and chapter two will follow on from the winning entry, the next winning entry will form chapter two and chapter three will follow on etc? until we have completed at least 10 chapters and have a completed story.

    The final winner will be the person with the most entries within the completed story, if there is a tie then the winner will be the person with the most entries AND highest score.



    For example

    We have 5 entrants A,B,C,D,E and there are 5 rounds.

    Chapter 1 winner is A
    Chapter 2 winner is B
    Chapter 3 winner is E
    Chapter 4 winner is B
    Chapter 5 winner is C

    The overall winner here would be B, as they would have the most entrants in the final story. If chapter 5 had been won by A I would then look at who out of A and B had the highest overall ranking based on all their entries.




    The completed story will the be posted in it?s entirety at the end of the contest so we can then see how fluidly (or not) everyone?s collaborative effort was and whether the final story makes sense.

    The basic premise is to see how well short stories or part stories can be written when done to a strict time scale and whether a group of people can write a coherent, cohesive and enjoyable story without any preset structure or plan. You will all be reliant on the ability of the writer of the previous chapter/s.


  4. RULES:


  5. - Entries must be entirely original and written by the submitting author within the time period, based on that chapters prompt (see below).

    - The initial chapter entry must be either science fiction or fantasy stories. Either genre is acceptable, as well as subgenres, all subsequent chapters must follow on from the originally chosen genre.

    - Fan fiction (stories based on pre-existing characters or worlds from film, television, or books, including but not limited to Star Wars) is not accepted.

    - This contest is open to all registered posters of the Jedi Council Forums.

    - Entries must adhere to the JC Terms of Service. If you have a question whether your chapter or a chapter element is within the TOS, PM the host or a sponsoring moderator to ask. Chapters that violate the Terms of Service in any way will be disqualified. Keep it clean!

    - From the date the contest is opened and the initial prompt is revealed you will have ap
  6. Sanctimoniously Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 28, 2005
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    **takes deep breath**

    SIGNUPS
    1. Sanctimoniously

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    etc?
  7. FatBurt Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 21, 2003
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    The concepts a doddle



    i did it at school when I was 12 years old
  8. Sanctimoniously Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 28, 2005
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    It seems like quite a fun concept, actually. I look forward to seeing it in action.

    EDIT: Oh yeah. . .prompt ideas. I rather liked the one we almost went after in the third contest: "You're a subject in a nation where the leader has gone insane." I actually had something pretty good going for that.
  9. rebel_cheese Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 6, 2006
    star 4
    I'll give it a shot.

    2. rebel_cheese

  10. the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 16, 2005
    star 3
    Sounds great. I'm ready.

    3. the_wandering_shadow
  11. Kyptastic VIP

    Member Since:
    Sep 10, 2005
    star 5
    Sounds interesting

    4. Kyptastic
  12. PadwanKayla Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 2, 2005
    star 4
    I'm game. I could use some motivation.

    5. PadwanKayla
  13. rebel_cheese Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 6, 2006
    star 4
    I've got an idea, have no idea if this has been done already:

    The main character has been transformed by some post-human virus or by a magical force into something more than human as a war between 'natural' human beings and enhanced 'near-gods' has begun. He or she must choose whether to remain loyal to his or her 'inferior' friends, or join the race he/she is now part of and fight against the naturals.
  14. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

    Chapter Rep
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    Oct 3, 2004
    star 6
    1. Sanctimoniously
    2. rebel_cheese
    3. the_wandering_shadow
    4. Kyptastic
    5. PadwanKayla
    6. moosemousse

    Not sure about prompt ideas. The 1st of March is thursday, btw.
  15. JediNemesis Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 27, 2003
    star 4
    1. Sanctimoniously
    2. rebel_cheese
    3. the_wandering_shadow
    4. Kyptastic
    5. PadwanKayla
    6. moosemousse
    7. JediNemesis

    Still feeling guilty about missing the last one . . .

    Edit: Prompts!

    1. Your main character's just been killed. Someone/thing revives them and gives them a chance to go back and get things right.

    I also like the Insane Leader one we didn't use last time.
  16. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    Jul 21, 2003
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    The 1st of March is thursday, btw.


    Ah yes.




    This Saturday the Starting prompt will go up. and entrants can join up until deadline day for the first entry. Additional entrants after the deadline day for the first entry are at my discretion.
  17. Sanctimoniously Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 28, 2005
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    I like this one, too. As a matter of fact, I think I got an idea for it.
  18. The_Face Ex-Manager

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2003
    star 5
    Well, I'll try it...

    1. Sanctimoniously
    2. rebel_cheese
    3. the_wandering_shadow
    4. Kyptastic
    5. PadwanKayla
    6. moosemousse
    7. JediNemesis
    8. The_Face

    I think that's my favorite prompt that's been brought up so far. I'll think about it, see if I can come up with some ideas myself. [face_thinking]
  19. rebel_cheese Force Ghost

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    Jul 6, 2006
    star 4
    Yeah, that's a good prompt too.
  20. the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight

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    May 16, 2005
    star 3
    I'm liking all these prompt ideas :) I sort of had another, though.

    Two people who knew each other in another place and time are forced together once more, this time as mortal enemies.
  21. the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 16, 2005
    star 3
    I should never try to come up with ideas when I'm tired :p
  22. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    Jul 21, 2003
    star 5
    Entrants
    1. Sanctimoniously
    2. rebel_cheese
    3. the_wandering_shadow
    4. Kyptastic
    5. PadwanKayla
    6. moosemousse
    7. JediNemesis
    8. The_Face





    Your first prompt and word count has arrived



    Word count Maximum 2000 words


    Prompt The main character has just been brought back from the dead.


    Remember this is to be an opening chapter we need to see an introduction to the main character, at least one other character and the entry must end so as to lead into the next chapter. Entries with closure with not be accepted.


    You have 7 days people


    I have one judge so far and would like 2 more please.
  23. the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 16, 2005
    star 3
    Great prompt choice.

    I'd really like to meet the person who can get closure with a 2,000 word max. word limit :p

  24. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    star 9
    Excellent prompt!! Looking forward to seeing everyone's entries!!!
  25. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

    Chapter Rep
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    Oct 3, 2004
    star 6
    Sounds like a good prompt. I think I have an idea for this, will have to think about it some more.
  26. Sanctimoniously Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 28, 2005
    star 5
  27. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2004
    star 6
    I think I might've finished mine already. I'll work on it over the week though to make sure it's all good, maybe add a bit of length too. [face_thinking]
  28. rebel_cheese Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 6, 2006
    star 4
    I have an idea, now to get it all onto paper before deadline. That's something that I'm atrocious at, unfortunately, but I'll try.
  29. the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight

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    May 16, 2005
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    I'm almost done with my first draft. I'll try to get it as cleaned up as I can during the week. Still, I'm liking this opening setup so much that I might use it for another project if it's not chosen.
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