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There will be more story contests  [message #71124] Mon, 22 February 2016 16:58 Go to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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I am amassing a collection of inspiring pictures. I think a six week writing and submission period is enough run up, but I also do not want to get Author Fatigue. What I plan to do is to announce a new contest as the voting closes on the (then) current one. I'm not yet sure I have the voting period correct, but I think three weeks ought to be sufficient.

I'd appreciate thoughts, all of which I will take into consideration, about future contests. If we can all get it right it can be a regular feature. It does mean I have to work my balls off from time to time, but I bet you'd like to see that!



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Re: There will be more story contests  [message #71125 is a reply to message #71124] Mon, 22 February 2016 19:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
WestcliffWriter is currently offline  WestcliffWriter   United Kingdom

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I'll try and throw Castlebay to the side and get in for this one hopefully. I'll look out for the starting gun when it fires.
Re: There will be more story contests  [message #71126 is a reply to message #71125] Mon, 22 February 2016 19:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
WestcliffWriter is currently offline  WestcliffWriter   United Kingdom

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On my thoughts? As much as I like to drag GA through the dirt whenever I get the chance I did happen to think their weekly prompt idea worked quite well. So the idea is you are given 3 objects and a Starting line then you have to write a story based on them.

Example:

"I cant believe you told him that!" < This will obviously be the starting line.

Tea Cup
Old car tyre
A torn up plane ticket

And there are your prompts.


Just an idea I stole, but meh, it's an idea none the less.
Re: There will be more story contests  [message #71127 is a reply to message #71126] Mon, 22 February 2016 19:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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Quote:
WestcliffWriter wrote on Mon, 22 February 2016 19:07On my thoughts? As much as I like to drag GA through the dirt whenever I get the chance I did happen to think their weekly prompt idea worked quite well. So the idea is you are given 3 objects and a Starting line then you have to write a story based on them.

Example:

"I cant believe you told him that!" < This will obviously be the starting line.

Tea Cup
Old car tyre
A torn up plane ticket

And there are your prompts.


Just an idea I stole, but meh, it's an idea none the less.

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And a good one, but I think I will not copy them Smile

I can't do the frequency, either! I think they have "staff"!



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Re: There will be more story contests  [message #71128 is a reply to message #71127] Mon, 22 February 2016 19:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
WestcliffWriter is currently offline  WestcliffWriter   United Kingdom

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Quote:
timmy wrote on Mon, 22 February 2016 19:33
"Quote:"
WestcliffWriter wrote on Mon, 22 February 2016 19:07On my thoughts? As much as I like to drag GA through the dirt whenever I get the chance I did happen to think their weekly prompt idea worked quite well. So the idea is you are given 3 objects and a Starting line then you have to write a story based on them.

Example:

"I cant believe you told him that!" < This will obviously be the starting line.

Tea Cup
Old car tyre
A torn up plane ticket

And there are your prompts.


Just an idea I stole, but meh, it's an idea none the less.

--
And a good one, but I think I will not copy them Smile

I can't do the frequency, either! I think they have "staff"!

--

Ahh yes Staff! So many different ways I could respond to that but A) this is the wrong thread and B) Children might be reading!


Re: There will be more story contests  [message #71129 is a reply to message #71128] Mon, 22 February 2016 20:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quote:
WestcliffWriter wrote on Mon, 22 February 2016 19:43
"Quote:"
timmy wrote on Mon, 22 February 2016 19:33
"Quote:"
WestcliffWriter wrote on Mon, 22 February 2016 19:07On my thoughts? As much as I like to drag GA through the dirt whenever I get the chance I did happen to think their weekly prompt idea worked quite well. So the idea is you are given 3 objects and a Starting line then you have to write a story based on them.

Example:

"I cant believe you told him that!" < This will obviously be the starting line.

Tea Cup
Old car tyre
A torn up plane ticket

And there are your prompts.


Just an idea I stole, but meh, it's an idea none the less.

--
And a good one, but I think I will not copy them Smile

I can't do the frequency, either! I think they have "staff"!

--

Ahh yes Staff! So many different ways I could respond to that but A) this is the wrong thread and B) Children might be reading!



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Well, here we are a benign dictatorship overseen by a friendly despot doing his best



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Re: There will be more story contests  [message #71133 is a reply to message #71125] Tue, 23 February 2016 17:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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Quote:
WestcliffWriter wrote on Mon, 22 February 2016 19:03I'll try and throw Castlebay to the side and get in for this one hopefully. I'll look out for the starting gun when it fires.

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"BANG!"



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Re: There will be more story contests  [message #71147 is a reply to message #71124] Sat, 27 February 2016 10:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Matthew is currently offline  Matthew   United Kingdom

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I wouldn't mind seeing some wrestling themed stories, not many good ones out there, well maybe there are and i just don't know where to look, but the ones i do find tend to be a bit crappy and without any meaningful plot
Re: There will be more story contests  [message #71148 is a reply to message #71147] Sat, 27 February 2016 11:11 Go to previous message
timmy   United Kingdom

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"Matthew wrote on Sat, 27 February 2016 10:26"
I wouldn't mind seeing some wrestling themed stories, not many good ones out there, well maybe there are and i just don't know where to look, but the ones i do find tend to be a bit crappy and without any meaningful plot

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That depends on whether I find a wrestling picture that is not 'just' boys wrestling. There has to be a 'thing' about it, too, something odd, unusual, eye catching. And I do not mean an erection, There's nothing odd about one of those.



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