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Challenge ~ Dear Diary Challenge 2009 ~ Challenge Finished: WINNER ANNOUNCED!!!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Diary_Challenge_Sock, Dec 17, 2008.

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  1. CPL_Macja

    CPL_Macja Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  2. dancing_star

    dancing_star Jedi Master star 4

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    Ooh, this sounds like too much fun![face_dancing] I definitely want to participate- Slowpoke here just has to get something written before the 15th. :p If I can do that, I'm in! :D
     
  3. The Musical Jedi

    The Musical Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Now I'm thinking about this.... [face_thinking] This is very dangerous. [face_plain]
     
  4. mavjade

    mavjade Former Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You already wrote the whole thing, Nat?? WOW! Talk about being prepared!
    I hope to get ahead but wow, you are awesome!
     
  5. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You can do a lot when you have three-paragraph entries :p
     
  6. KELIA

    KELIA Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    I bow to your greatness

    :p

    And I thought I was doing good getting the first two entries of mine done.
     
  7. Jedi-Gon

    Jedi-Gon Jedi Master star 1

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  8. MeleanaKenobi

    MeleanaKenobi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I am clearly slacking. I already wrote 9 entries, I just don't know if I like them. I think I'll write a few different journals since I hate everything I do lately. Maybe I will like one of them enough to finish it.
     
  9. CPL_Macja

    CPL_Macja Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    BTW... insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Even with at 3 para entries that alot of work.

    Good luck
     
  10. MeleanaKenobi

    MeleanaKenobi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I posted 2 of mine. I'm going to hate myself tomorrow at work for not getting any sleep! I have one more but I just started it so I don't want to post it just yet. I'm having some trouble with linking for some reason. Is there something special about it I'm missing?

    http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/29643488/p1/?0

    http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/29643506/p1/?0

     
  11. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    Yes, yes, I said I wouldn't do it. But really, I've said that every year so far. :oops:

    So here it is, mischief in the Jedi temple will get you: Study Duty. Ew. [face_frustrated]
     
  12. Jaidyn_Knightfall

    Jaidyn_Knightfall Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Oh, this sounds really, really fun. I'm seriously thinking about doing this.

    Even if I am a little late.:p
     
  13. Lady_Belligerent

    Lady_Belligerent Queen of the RPF, SWC, C&P, and Pancakes & Waffles star 10 Staff Member Manager

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  14. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Chosen One star 6

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    Actually, I'm finding it VERY freeing. There's no pressure to have a 'story' or a great lengthy swath of beta's text. It's a journal entry, one person's observations, and therefore everything is subjective. I'm not going to worry about grammatical errors as much, or the odd misspelling, nor am I going to go back and 'correct' something if it sounds awkward - if that's how the character wrote it, then that's how she wrote it!

    Of course I'll be mindful of my own in universe 'canon' and timelines, but I'm also finding that for one so young, she has some very interesting insights and perceptions as to what's really important when your 'Pay-Pa' is one of the most famous people in the Galaxy!
     
  15. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This plot bunny came to me, so I had to go with it. :p

    I, Obi-Wan
     
  16. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One star 6

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    And writing the two Adin diaries another plot bunny popped up

    And here it is Diary this is

    The diary of Master Yoda
     
  17. Lolly_Tolly

    Lolly_Tolly Jedi Master star 4

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    Well, I've just been hit with an idea, so I guess I'll give this a go. Now I just have to write it down. :p
     
  18. ardavenport

    ardavenport Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Oooooh, writing it down is always the hard part. :p

    DarthBreezy, I agree that the Diary format is very freeing. You don't have to worry about wrapping up the plot and good finishing lines or story structure. And you can take all those bunnies that don't have stories and put them in the diary, too.

     
  19. Miss_Anakin

    Miss_Anakin Jedi Youngling

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    I'm pretty much a lurker, but this challenge sounds interesting enough to de-lurk. I'm not exactly sure how I'm supposed to take part in it, though. Who am I supposed to contact?
     
  20. Lolly_Tolly

    Lolly_Tolly Jedi Master star 4

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    Well, writing the first entry, wasn't so hard. Let's just see how it goes from now on. :p

    Book of Musings The diary of Mace Windu.

    Miss_Anakin, you don't need to contact anyone. Just write your first entry, and post it before January 15, then post a link here, and PM Alexis everytime you update.
     
  21. Miss_Anakin

    Miss_Anakin Jedi Youngling

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    So I only PM Alexis when I update, and not for the first post?
     
  22. Lolly_Tolly

    Lolly_Tolly Jedi Master star 4

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    That's it, Miss_Anakin. But, remember you have to post again in this thread, and include a link, for cataloging purposes, I believe. :) Good luck, by the way!
     
  23. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    Erm, please don't pm Alexis personally with the updates but pm the sock.[face_batting]

    And the linking of the first post ehre is not obligatory. When i started people just tended to post links to their updates in the thread. (Which is not what it's there for). So as a kind of compromise I allowed to link the first post here.
    The important part ist to pm the sock.

    If you have any other questions, Miss_Anakin, you can also pm the sock with them.
     
  24. mavjade

    mavjade Former Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I completely agree, Breezy! People don't have their own personal journals beta'ed so I personally think it would almost be more of a determent to have it prefect. That doesn't mean I'm not going to reread it or fix somethings but if my 13 year old has a few run on sentences then so be it! :)

    I think the problem I got into last year was that put the kind of pressure on myself that I do for a normal story. I also picked things that were hard for me to write (not to mention school got in the way) and this is a lot of material to have to write, especially if you can't just sit down and write whatever comes to mind. I definitly learned my lesson! :)
     
  25. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Chosen One star 6

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    I have also found that when you are 8 years old, sex and farts are funny no matter what galaxy you're from... [face_laugh]:p
     
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