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Challenge: Write a Short Story in a Week

Discussion in 'Writers' Room' started by Summerflyte, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    well come on in and join us. its fun :)
     
  2. Sparhawk

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    It would be nice to have more people joining in.
     
  3. Lovecraftian

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    okay, when does the next challenge go so i can put it on g-calendar?
     
  4. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    it can be your turn to make the challenge :) as we have all already had a turn (hint hint)
     
  5. Sparhawk

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    Yes it is time for a new challenge...
     
  6. Lovecraftian

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    hmm, okay. well, so i make the start/end time and all that, or how does it work?
     
  7. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    Well the end time seems to have become a rather loose concept but you can if you would like :)

    Start time ... the moment you post your conditions :)

    YAay so HAPPY you are joining in :)
     
  8. Sparhawk

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    It will be great to have someone else joining in. So what is our theme for this challenge?
     
  9. Lovecraftian

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    The challenge: write a short story of AT LEAST 3k words in one week.



    Start date: Thursday, May 9th, 2013



    End date: Thursday, May 16th, 2013 12am Eastern US time



    THEME: First sentence of story must be: “Something’s not quite right, here.”








    Go.
     
  10. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    going... going ... gone :)
     
  11. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    I have a confession to make - I'm totally dry on this one ... I wrote the first sentence and nada :(
     
  12. Sparhawk

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    Me too, I have an idea but I have no idea how to write it. Hopefully I will think of something.
     
  13. Gita V.Reddy

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    Hi, I saw the challenge yesterday. It immediately sparked off an idea but 3K word length is daunting, in terms of time to be spent on what is essentially a fun exercise.

    If word lengh is flexible and there are other participants, I wouldn't mind having a go.
     
  14. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    i think that by general consensus and past challenges word length is highly flexible :)
     
  15. Gita V.Reddy

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    The earlier challenges did not specify a word length. This one did.
    More important is the number of participants. I think I'll wait fo a couple of days and see if someone participates/ confirms participation. No fun going solo.
     
  16. Meadow337

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    actually they did and I think one of the reasons this thread works is the looseness of interpretation of the challenges. Being to rigid takes the fun out of it. The goal is more to write something than stick to the exact parameters especially if doing so is going to prevent you from writing.

    at least that is how I interpret it and it has been working well so far :)
     
  17. Lovecraftian

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    Ack, I’ve been reallllly busy on a story I’m writing and haven’t even started this yet; should turn out fun. :D
     
  18. Meadow337

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    real writing isn't an excuse :p :p :p
     
  19. Lovecraftian

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    Nope, I'll get er done--I hope. :D
     
  20. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    says me what is suffering from a total absence of inspiration thereby having absolutely no excuse whatsoever :D
     

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