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Old August 30th, 2008, 02:07 AM
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One more suggestion here. Sored2me reminded me of the other version of the, "It was a dark and stormy night" challenge. Evidently there is a group of mystery writers that have this challenge every year, only this is a progressive story. Here's the setup:

Before the writing begins:

1. The names of all the writers are collected and put in a hat. The names are then drawn by random order and put on a list.

2. The person at the top of the list starts the story and then hands it off to the next person on the list. This goes on until the last person is reached and they get to do the final chapter.

When the writing begins:

1. It always has to start with, "It was a dark and stormy night."
2. The first writer gets to setup the basic world the story will be set in.
3. Each writer does their own thing, but it has to fit into an overall story and have a progression to it. In other words, if the hero is a 6ft tall male he can't suddenly become a female dwarf who likes to kill for a living.
4. The next writer in the list always incorporates what came before, then moves the story along.
5. The last writer must finish the story.

So there is another possible challenge.

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Old August 30th, 2008, 06:01 AM
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That would be a fun one Lanta, I enjoy that group writing but we would definately have to have some sort of time limit for the chapters and limits on length of chapter or Luna might have us here until next year tidying things up before he next person writes....just teasing Luna you know I love you
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Old August 30th, 2008, 08:35 AM
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Well, if Luna just happened to be the last writer it wouldn't hold any of the other writers up, there would just be all the readers wielding bats and pestering her to post
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aye it is time....was just thinking this morning that it is a new month and all.

I realise that this is not in the list of things to do but considering the spooky graphics challenge for the month perhaps a spooky writing challenge might be interesting????
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Was thinking about when a challenge would be in the works today too - spooky that!
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thinking about something more 'joint' for the next one, a seasonal round robin on the lines of Lantas suggestion with a different starting line perhaps?
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1. The names of all the writers are collected and put in a hat. The names are then drawn by random order and put on a list.

2. The person at the top of the list starts the story and then hands it off to the next person on the list. This goes on until the last person is reached and they get to do the final chapter.

When the writing begins:

1. It always has to start with, "It was a dark and stormy night."
2. The first writer gets to setup the basic world the story will be set in.
3. Each writer does their own thing, but it has to fit into an overall story and have a progression to it. In other words, if the hero is a 6ft tall male he can't suddenly become a female dwarf who likes to kill for a living.
4. The next writer in the list always incorporates what came before, then moves the story along.
5. The last writer must finish the story.
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I'm in! And yes, another opening line please. We should also set a time limit for each person to write their bit.

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GREAT! who else who else (can you tell I am excited??)
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Count me in it sounds like fun
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I'm more than a little rusty but would be willing to give it a shot...

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Of course.... sounds like heaps of fun! Any um *cough* limit to length of each writers turn (just asking, just asking...)? Just need to go in knowing! :)
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Now that you mention it Luna.......I think we will have a to have a time frame or something or we could be still doing this in February
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Time frame - check - to be decided...
Length of post - ??? :)
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 07:38 AM
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Personally I am not bothered about length of post, some like it long and slow some are more a quick...yeah...any how as long as it is in the time frame, it wouldn't matter so much would it?
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Sounds good to me too. I think we would probably be pretty good on the time frame thing if the Hogmany story was anything to go by. I am really looking forward to this one!
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Shall we have a time limit for volunteers for this? maybe middle of next week? Don't want to exclude anyone but also would like to get going...I think we should make a separate thread now so it is obvious and then we will see if there is anyone else.
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double posting tsk..
ok have made a new thread for the Challenge so it is more distinct and will make an announcement in the 'news bit'
but there are several things we need to decide
Time limit
Whether Orlando characters are allowed, or whether is all original new characters
and the phrase to start off with.


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Time limit: The 5 days sounds okay (depending as ever on time constraints) but I guess it depends on how many put their hands up to be involved. We could have longer times if only a few of us are in, or we could have two rounds/attempts each if only a small number - but keep it to a limit of 5 days if we have a nice lot of authors.

I don't think we should change the rules for this - this Board is no original Orlando fic and I'm very comfortable with that - and bringing in OC's is refreshing for both readers & authors. I don't write original Orlando fic for a reason, and wouldn't feel comfortable having to continue a storyline with him in it, but would have to as part of the Round Robin fraternity. So my vote is no on that part.

Phrase: There was but one lonely present under the Christmas tree, the name on the label my own - and it was from me...

or

The sight that greeted my eyes at dawn on Christmas morning was stunning - the tree lit with a thousand tiny lanterns, the floor beneath those glowing boughs overflowing with brightly wrapped gifts and two, red-clad legs kicking feebly in my fireplace...


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Old November 23rd, 2008, 11:25 PM
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hhaha you are off and running already then Luna...5 days sounds about right to me, and yes could have more than one shot at it, if there are just a few of us, would just need to be decided.
ack, no I didn't mean that perhaps it could be Orlando Fic, Serein and EL would have my guts for garters, but was a question whether it was exclusively original fic, or whether Orlando characters could swan on in there, or ride in..depending..
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