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Contest and Prize Ideas!


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How much interest is there in a writing contest during the rest of this month?

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I'm up for one. (but you probably figured that.)

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im interested in reading one! :D

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How much interest is there in a writing contest during the rest of this month?



Yeah, kill my muse while you're at it. ;) I need her for Nano and dammit, I'm finally on schedule just past 30K.

Oh, I'm supposed to be lurking... dammit...

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Yeah, kill my muse while you're at it. ;) I need her for Nano and dammit, I'm finally on schedule just past 30K.

Oh, I'm supposed to be lurking... dammit...


Oh, so YOU'RE the one they talked about in regards to NaNo!

My muse wishes for me to tell you that he says hi to your muse. ;)

And also -- GOOD LUCK! :D

Edited by Eve, 19 November 2007 - 12:24 AM.


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greenlightbaby! yay! ive really missed you! :(

glad your still around. :) :)

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How much interest is there in a writing contest during the rest of this month?

I'm interested.

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WOO HOO!! GreenLightBaby up in the Hizoouse!!! >:-P~~~~~~~~~~~~

Will you be posting in the NaNo thread? :flirt:

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contest!
stat!

I have a few days off for Thanksgiving and need something do do as I sit by the pool in a tryptophan daze.

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Yay, GLB! :thumbsup:

Rest of the month is quite busy for me, so not sure whether or not I'd be able to participate in this one.

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So Shadowdog, where's my prize? I won a contest, I deserve a prize. Is it because I actually don't deserve a prize because that was the only contest I've ever entered? Oh. Ok. That's cool. It probably would've been something cheesy anyway, like a penis eraser or a stationary set. :P

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Oh God how I wish I had a penis eraser. Better than kicking someone in the testicles, hands down.

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Contest topic idea: Weather (the worse the better). Rain, snow, or anything NOT SUNNY. Most stories posted here seem like they happen on nice sunny days. Even when specified that it's not, the details of the weather are missing and it still seems like a sunny day despite whatever mentioned that it wasn't. So, I propose rain, snow, sleet, hail, tornadoes, hurricanes, and all sorts of weather that would make a character's life just a bit more difficult (even if they happen to LIKE the particular weather).

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Contest idea:

Story rewrite. Take a short story with a lot of flaws in it, maybe just a paragraph or two and have contestants rewrite it to improve it. My daughter has been making up her own bed time stories to tell me lately so that would be a great source for the flawed piece. I could transcribe her tales of adventuring cats and babies.

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Ooh, I like KFJ's idea, though if I tried to translate one of the tot's stories, it would make no sense at all! She seems to do stories in babble speak for some reason; well, I know the reason, she wants to stay a baby, does not want to go past 3 years old! lol

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I think a good non-writing but still related contest would be to design your own bookplate. You know what I mean ... those this book belongs to ____ tags that you can stick inside your books if you're paranoid about them getting stolen or would like some subtle encouragement in place for the folks you let borrow your tomes in hopes that they'll actually make it home in your lifetime.

I've made one, but I don't really use it:

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How does one enter said contest?

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There are pinned contest announcements in the main forum from time to time. Just keep an eye out for them and follow whatever directions they lay out. :P

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I love your bookplate Antilla.

Can we do another contest where people secretly submit their writing and all of us have to guess who wrote what merely from their writing voices? That was my favorite contest of all time.

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I love your bookplate Antilla.

Can we do another contest where people secretly submit their writing and all of us have to guess who wrote what merely from their writing voices? That was my favorite contest of all time.



I really like this idea! I must have missed the first one. Which contest was it?

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It was a while back now but yeah let's definitely do another one. :D

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I totally OWNED that contest.

Man I'm amazing.

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geez, I'm cocky.

Anyways.

I'm bumping this cause I want any new/reiterated ideas that you guys have. I'm want to know what you want, how you want it and when!

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My idea is just to have a contest period.

You know. I mean. More than once every three months, anyway.

I bet people would participate even if there were no prizes. Yeah. They would submit just for the glory of it all. There is precedent for this.

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i think the contests might get kinda tedious if they're too frequent, but there's always non-competitive writing/reading activities that we could do to still drum up involvement etc. maybe some kind of loose schedule could be drawn... like

biweekly: reading activity/game
monthly: writing activity/game
every 2 months: writing contest
every 4 months or so (seasonal, maybe?): Tournament

or some other way, just throwing **** out there.



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