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[CHATROOM] The Readers' & Writers' Lounge

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction & Literature' started by Eli_Green, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. Eli_Green

    Eli_Green Member

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    There is certainly noone stopping one from being started.
     
  2. Beary

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    So many possibilities!
     
  3. carlvic

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    Think of one up. I'm here to approve. The only reason why none exists at the moment is because of the lack of activity.
     
  4. Beary

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  5. carlvic

    carlvic Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's some contest themes that we can start with:
    - Make a lore-friendly piece that explains the changes dota 2 encounters every patch.
    - Make an original Pantheon.
    - A short story concerning a character interacting with an unconscious object.
    - A fan fiction based on a chosen video game or film.
     
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  6. Beary

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    What about some parameters? How long should the story be; words or paragraphs? Are we going to allow the writer to determine the audience and point of view of the story? Are we going to allow narrative? Restrictions, such as: profanity, adult situations, or general weird shit.

    Then we get into how the story is to be judged. Grammar. Composition. Rhetoric. Imagination.

    Maybe throw in a random story element(s) to make each story unique-ish; then judge on integration of random element(s).

    I have no objection to making lore-based stories for Doto, but would like to explore more creative approach to developing stories.
     
  7. adapt

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    So I just wrote a teenage vampire short story (very short, only 5000 words) if anyone wants to read it. The romance elements in this story are very light, but future instalments should have more of it. The story contains vampires, werewolves and even contains some allusions to race issues in modern day America. It also does contain some graphic scenes.

    It's free of course for any Twilight-haters who want a spin on the traditional teen vampire/werewolf romance genre.
     
  8. Eli_Green

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    >yfw Vampire's will never not be twinkly thanks to Twilight

    FeelsBadMan

    e: almost end of the week and I've only written 1 paragraph for my next chapter fugggg DDDDDDDDDD:
     
  9. TheArsonist

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    Would be up for that competition as well, even though I'm amateur at best.

    BTW, anyone subscribed/posting to /r/WritingPrompts? It's a great place to spark creativity.
     
  10. Eli_Green

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    >Reddit

    I just go for walks and think about stuff.
     
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  11. adapt

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    Better one paragraph of quality than an entire chapter of rushed crap.
     
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