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'One Story A Month' Challenge #1
« on: August 27, 2010, 03:19:20 pm »
One Story A Month!
 
Welcome to the One Story A Month Bonanza Extravaganza Write-A-Thon 3000So dumb... Note: Come up with new name later. Thread!

This is a thread for all our wannabe writers, who I know are just itching for some encouragement to get off their asses. The formula for this won't be too different from One Drawing A Day, just more... Monthly.

The idea here is that every month* you will be presented with some themes to choose from, and a different method of choosing or combining those themes, because why not?

Behold, the simple rules -
(1) Please take this seriously. That means no one paragraph long stories "for the lulz."
(2) We want people to keep coming back, so constructive criticism of other people's work only.
(3) Forum rules still apply here! Nothing offensive please?



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Challenge #1


* Time limit, like everything, is subject to change before the next challenge.


« Last Edit: August 27, 2010, 03:44:10 pm by Tesla »


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Re: 'One Story A Month' Challenge #1
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010, 03:19:41 pm »
Month 1
This challenge runs from the 27th of August to the 27th of September.

I'm gonna ease us in gently this month - No ridiculous choosing system. Just plain ol' choice. Here are our 3 themes!

Man and Machine
“Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful, and valued because they confer power; they are hated because they are hideous, and loathed because they impose slavery” - Bertrand Russel

This theme is meant to explore the relationships between Men and the things Men create. Consider the omniscience and omnipotence of modern machines, how machines have combined with our lives in manners so intricate we could not think to live without them.

War and Peace
“War is not nice.” - Barbara Bush

Civilization seems to be based on a pattern of war and peace. No matter what the intentions, there are always people who try to reach them through violence. Your story should highlight the fragile line that separates men from monsters.

Past and Future
“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.” - Albert Einstein

This theme doesn't necessarily imply time travel, but I just know it's what you're all gonna take from it. (Go ahead, surprise me.) Time travel is a hugely popular topic in science fiction. Consider creative new ways to utilize it in your story. Everybody knows about the grandfather paradox, but what about the Predestination Paradox or the Tachyon Pistol Duel?



Participants must choose wisely, and submit a story inspired by any of these themes. Please do try to submit on time.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2010, 03:35:33 pm by Tesla »
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Re: 'One Story A Month' Challenge #1
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010, 04:34:34 pm »
I'm in. Text range?

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Re: 'One Story A Month' Challenge #1
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010, 04:44:05 pm »
Whatever you deem appropriate! We're talking short stories here though - not short novels!
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Re: 'One Story A Month' Challenge #1
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2010, 02:37:38 pm »
Let's do this! =D

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Re: 'One Story A Month' Challenge #1
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2010, 04:48:50 pm »
WHERE MAKING IT HAPPEN!
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Re: 'One Story A Month' Challenge #1
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2010, 03:01:47 am »
So where do we post these stories?

Novella?

Or on here?

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Re: 'One Story A Month' Challenge #1
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2010, 04:13:54 am »
For neatness sake, you could post then on novella or deviantart, and link to them.
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Re: 'One Story A Month' Challenge #1
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2010, 10:13:50 am »
Or perhaps Google Documents.

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Re: 'One Story A Month' Challenge #1
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2010, 05:38:13 am »
I will probably write something for this.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2010, 08:50:12 am by sporelord »
Check out MindWorld a Psychological Sci-Fi FPS adventure indie title....It's pretty awesome :p http://www.indiedb.com/games/mindworld/images/mindworld-concept-art1

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Re: 'One Story A Month' Challenge #1
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2010, 08:37:57 am »
You am better!
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Re: 'One Story A Month' Challenge #1
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2010, 08:49:34 am »
I just woke up when i wrote that so shush.
Check out MindWorld a Psychological Sci-Fi FPS adventure indie title....It's pretty awesome :p http://www.indiedb.com/games/mindworld/images/mindworld-concept-art1

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Re: 'One Story A Month' Challenge #1
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2010, 05:02:22 pm »
Get writing, all of you!

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Re: 'One Story A Month' Challenge #1
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2010, 01:43:56 pm »
I'll consider joining this.
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Re: 'One Story A Month' Challenge #1
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2010, 07:09:41 pm »
I am in!  ;D
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Re: 'One Story A Month' Challenge #1
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2010, 10:03:43 pm »
My first submission of hopefully many! Sorry for the double post!

The post at the Writer's Guild of Bay12!
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The best person ever.  She should have won the Peace Prize.

What? No full control over children? You do realize that some of us have particular plans for those children.