Lit Contest - First theme?

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Lit Contest - First theme?

Postby Hana » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:28 pm

The Art section has had a Challenge Yourself contest on and off since...well, time immemorial.

Would the denizens of this forum appreciate a contest where the point is to challenge yourself to grow as a writer? I would be willing to organize and even judge, if need be.

Opine here, please.
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Re: Lit Contest?

Postby Amaranthine Ali » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:31 pm

I was just curious, I've been pretty much lurking in other sub-forums but doesn't Grids take control on this forum? Would it be better to ask him? I'm not sure. I for one, approve of the idea.
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Re: Lit Contest?

Postby Hana » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:41 pm

I doubt he'll mind. I searched and there hasn't been inkling of a section-wide contest for about 5 years.

But hey, Grids, if you do mind, don't hesitate to give me a swift kick in the pants, eh? I don't want to two-step on anyone's toes.
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Re: Lit Contest?

Postby Amaranthine Ali » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:46 pm

Five years is a long time, it might do the Lit forum wonders having mini contests or prompts like they do in the Art Forum. What kind of contest were you planning of anyway Hana? :3
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Re: Lit Contest?

Postby Hana » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:49 pm

I was thinking of a very similar structure to the Art CY challenge. Voting on a theme, a couple of weeks to get entries in, then judging and new theme suggestions before the cycle continues.

However, if someone has another suggestion that would fit the this subforum's habits better, then I'm all ears. ^_^
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Re: Lit Contest?

Postby Doctress Who » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:51 pm

Sounds like a great idea to me.
^o.o^ I'd be very much interested in this.
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Re: Lit Contest?

Postby Amaranthine Ali » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:53 pm

I like that very much, though we might need to have a maximum word limit in there as well. I have run Literature contests before in my group at dA so, it's usually how it is. Theme and maximum word limits? Being as it would be a short story theme contest, right? Well, if it was Halloween, we could have done a Halloween themed contest. :3 I'm all for horror and macabre settings.
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Re: Lit Contest?

Postby Mastermind001 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:52 pm

I'm all in the horror genre as well as science fiction and mystery.
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Re: Lit Contest?

Postby Amaranthine Ali » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:54 pm

And Fantasy. :3
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Re: Lit Contest?

Postby Doctress Who » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:01 pm

Fantasy, sci-fi, and gothic horror appeal most to me, although I'm willing to try anything.
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Re: Lit Contest?

Postby Iris » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:26 pm

I'd love to get working on my writing skills again! I've had a massive writers block for my own novel so this might be a great way to get rid of some ideas.
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Re: Lit Contest?

Postby GridsNaranek » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:45 pm

I'm all for this, guys!

I'm not available too often cos of work-related stuff but I'll lend a hand in any way you need, as much as possible!
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Re: Lit Contest?

Postby Garethcool » Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:09 pm

Count me in ladies and gents.

I can write in any genre, but some are definitively better than others.
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Re: Lit Contest?

Postby Thy Obsessive Freak » Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:16 pm

I'll join in depending on if I can think up an idea
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Re: Lit Contest?

Postby Hana » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:04 am

Okay, I think there's plenty of support! So...Would you guys like to vote on the first theme, or may I be allowed the honor to choose something so we can kick off and open it up on Monday?
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Re: Lit Contest - First theme?

Postby Garethcool » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:08 am

You're the judge, roll us up something fancy!
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Re: Lit Contest - First theme?

Postby Iris » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:06 am

I for one would gladly let you pick the very first theme, after all you got this shindig going :D
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Re: Lit Contest - First theme?

Postby Thy Obsessive Freak » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:06 am

Heck I always preferred it randomised, so you pick
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Re: Lit Contest - First theme?

Postby GridsNaranek » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:14 am

Agreed. Hana came up with this wonderful idea. It's fitting that the first theme be chosen by her :)
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Re: Lit Contest - First theme?

Postby Elend-X » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:45 pm

I would be interested as well... Short stories are a great way of breaking writer's blocks, and god knows how many of those I've been having lately XD
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Re: Lit Contest - First theme?

Postby Hana » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:55 pm

'Tis up! Write, write!
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Re: Lit Contest - First theme?

Postby Amaranthine Ali » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:01 pm

Might as well lock this now.
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