15 January 2017: This challenge is over and voting is now beginning. Please see this post for details. Welcome to the ‘Fifty Titles in Search of a Story’ Challenge! The purpose of this challenge for those who have trouble with multi-post stories to write and finish one, for the prolific writers among us to become a little more prolific, and for everyone to share their experience when writing long!fics. The principle is simple. I have a list of 50 titles*. You pick a number between 1 and 50, are allocated a title and must write an all-new story of minimum 4 posts/12,000 words for that title by the end of 2016. 12,000 words over one year is less than 33 words a day, anyone can do that, right? Both Star Wars Fan Fiction and Non-Star Wars Fan Fiction are eligible for this challenge. This thread will also host a monthly workshop/discussion on issues pertaining to long form fiction. There’s a proposed list of topics below, but it can be modified by popular demand. Writers who do not participate in the challenge are of course welcome to participate in the workshops. Readers will vote in January 2017 to choose the two best stories. The winners get bragging rights, and I will think of a prize before the year is over. If you are already a seasoned long!fic writer, you can participate out of competition. If so, please let everyone know when you sign up. Note: What makes a 'seasoned long!fic writer' is a matter of self-perception -- it's not only about having already written one (or more) multi-chapter fics, but also about how easy or difficult it was for you and how confident you are about doing it again. At any rate, even if you are as seasoned as it gets, you don't have to remove yourself from the competition; it's just a suggestion, not a requirement. Have a look at the rules, and if you like the idea, just post in this thread to tell me the number you want! The titles will be posted in the sign-up sheet on 01 January 2016, and everyone will receive their title by PM as well. Table of contents The rulesReviews, discussions and concritSign-up sheet/Story indexProposed discussion and workshop topics/Workshop index@leiamoody was the first to reply, so she gets a link to her post here * The titles are borrowed from the works of 50 famous writers of world literature (sorted by language: 3 Arabic, 1 Czech, 1 Danish, 14 English, 9 French, 6 German, 4 Greek, 3 Italian, 1 Japanese, 2 Portuguese, 5 Russian, 1 Spanish). This does not reflect my view of the value of world literature – I just thought they were cool titles. We can do more Cypriot and less Greek next year if we decide to repeat the experience For those who haven’t already guessed, this challenge was started by Chyntuck. I'm just running it under a sock in case DRL strikes and I have to hand over for a short while at some point during the year.