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Challenge The Kessel Run 2024 | 12 Weeks, 11 Prompts, 1 Wild Fanfic Challenge | Thanks for a fantastic Run!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by ViariSkywalker, Jan 1, 2024.

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  1. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    Just popping in to apologise for not reviewing or cheering on those of us who are still writing. I went down with Covid on Tuesday and this stuff is The Pits, but I'm hoping to catch up soon.
     
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  2. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

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    OH, @Chyntuck :eek: [:D] Get well soon! What horrendous timing! I eagerly await your KR goodies. [face_love]
     
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  3. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fiendish Fanfic & SWTV Manager, Interim Tech Admin star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    @Chyntuck Sorry to hear that you have Covid. Feel better soon[:D]
     
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  4. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One star 6

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    @Chyntuck feel better soon and waiting for your KR
     
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  5. ViariSkywalker

    ViariSkywalker Chosen One star 4

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    Awesome, I've added both of your threads to the index! :D


    Ugh, that's the worst. :( I hope you feel better soon!




    All right, we are now three days out from our first deadline; still plenty of time to squeeze in 100 words, or 1,000. [face_whistling] How is everyone's writing going?
     
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  6. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The (FavoriteTM) Fanfic Mod With the Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Weeeell, to the surprise of absolutely no one, I managed to squeeze in close to 1,000 words rather than 100. :p And, with that, I'm now happy to share the first post in my collection A Brighter Sun, a Bigger Sky. [face_dancing] [face_love]


    Gah, not COVID! I hope that you feel better soon! [:D]

    (Even if, selfishly, my first thought was thank goodness she already had her Week 1 posted. ;) [face_batting])
     
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  7. ViariSkywalker

    ViariSkywalker Chosen One star 4

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    Shocking, I say! [face_laugh] I've added your thread to the index as well! :D
     
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  8. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

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    [face_laugh] That was my first thought as well. ^:)^
     
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  9. Mira Grau

    Mira Grau Force Ghost star 5

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  10. Seldes_Katne

    Seldes_Katne Force Ghost star 3

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    Please take care of yourself, and wishing you a speedy recovery!

    Rather well, I'm happy to say. I've got my first story written and am giving it a "rest day" so I can be more objective when I go back to edit it. I expect to post this weekend.

    I'm most of the way through my "get out of jail free" substitute story as well. Last time I did the KR I didn't need that extra story, but I'd rather have it done early on than not.

    And I'm outlining/researching my Long Vignette piece as well. I've got the general idea for it, at least -- it's a bit of a departure from my usual stuff, so we'll see how it goes.
     
  11. amidalachick

    amidalachick Force Ghost star 5

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    Ugh, Covid is nasty and really knocks you out! Rest up, take care of yourself, and I hope you feel better soon. [:D]
     
  12. ViariSkywalker

    ViariSkywalker Chosen One star 4

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    Great, I've added your thread to the index!


    That's great to hear! (And I saw your thread go up, so I've added it to the index as well. ;))

    I definitely doesn't hurt to have the substitute prompt lined up in advance, and if you don't end up using it, it can make for a nice bonus entry at the end. I wish you lots of luck with that and with your long vignette! I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone handles the epistolary format. :D



    I've also completed the first entry for my own thread, Stardust and Steel. :)
     
  13. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

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    :D I'm already thinking of a premise for my long viggie, starting in the midst of the Thrawn Trilogy. L/M write to each other at first letters/messages they'll never send but then end up sending letters/messages to one another that they know the other will get, since this involves the progression of their relationship from outright hostile on Mara's end, fascinated on Luke's end ;) to friends/allies, to more. [face_love] ;)
     
  14. Findswoman

    Findswoman Fanfic and Pancakes and Waffles Mod (in Pink) star 5 Staff Member Manager

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  15. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    Thank you for the get-well wishes everyone! I'm mostly okay by now, but I still have that dreaded Covid brain-fog, so it'll be a couple more days until I'm fully operational again.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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  17. Gabri_Jade

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  18. ViariSkywalker

    ViariSkywalker Chosen One star 4

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    Excellent! I've updated the index with your threads! [face_batting]
     
  19. ViariSkywalker

    ViariSkywalker Chosen One star 4

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    Well done, all! Your Runs are off to a very impressive start! Before we get to this week's prompt, I want to remind everyone that you still have until tonight at 11:59pm EST to get your Week 1 responses finished and posted. If you're still working on your entry or trying to decide whether you should join the challenge, there's definitely time to do so! ;)

    In the meantime, here is the next prompt...


    * * Week 2 * *

    • Write a story between 400 and 800 words in which a character admits a secret to another character without directly speaking to them. Indirect means of communication are fair game.
    • Word limit = 400-800 words
    • Entries due Monday, January 22nd at 11:59pm EST

    That's it, that's all I have for you this week! Thanks to @Mira_Jade for inspiring this prompt; she assigned a similar one to me during the first year of the Kessel Run, and I look forward to seeing what you all do with it. [face_mischief] Your Week 2 entries are due one week from today. Remember to post your entries in the same thread that you started for your Week 1 fics. You may also, if you wish, post a link directly to your Week 2 entries here in this thread. Any questions can be posted here or sent to me via PM. Happy writing, everyone! :D


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    Index of Prompts | Index of Participants
     
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  20. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The (FavoriteTM) Fanfic Mod With the Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Aw, yeah! :cool: I was particularly proud of that prompt back in the day, and I can't wait to see how it goes on to be interpreted now! [face_thinking] [face_batting]
     
  21. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One star 6

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    This was fun with cunning archivist Shh-Kirr delivering a secret to padawan Hessy Teack in fussy archivists and a cat-nip wrapper
    And I am busy with the big story with the letters to various OC's and canon characters like Jerec, Nu, Dooku
     
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  22. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    *looks at the prompt*

    *looks at her thread's premise*

    *looks at the prompt again* [face_hypnotized]

    I'm beginning to think that my crystal ball worked a little bit too well. (Of course, famous last words until a prompt comes along that completely invalidates the story concepts I have in the works.)
     
  23. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

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    I too have a super duper idea for this week which brings in a favorite story element of mine. :) :D The indirect communication involves little hints sprinkled throughout that the other person picks up on and makes a wonderful guess at the end. [face_mischief]
     
  24. Thumper09

    Thumper09 Force Ghost star 4

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    I'm sure I'm overthinking this, but I have a question, please. Is it that the characters cannot directly speak to each other at all in the story, or just that the secret itself cannot be directly spoken?
     
  25. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fiendish Fanfic & SWTV Manager, Interim Tech Admin star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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