TheNewIAP, The Grandmaster of the Written Word

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Featured Story Bestist Frend Jane
After his best and only friend's brutal death, a seven-year-old boy sets out across the country hell-bent on fulfilling her dream. Along the way, he must overcome his deficiencies—both real and imagined—to assuage his own pain and guilt.

Winner of the 2018 EPIC Contest!

Thanks to everyone for pushing me throughout the contest so I could actually finish something for a change—especially the other contestants who were both helpful and competitive. And thanks to BradinDvorak for help with CSS.

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50 words story thread. on 12/11/2018 4:23:44 PM
The first reports of the virus was less than two months ago. That’s when everyone started dying. I did things—unspeakable things—to get here where I’d be safe. Now, sitting alone here on this cliff, looking to the horizon with the waves crashing below. Was it really worth it?

CYS Dev Thread on 12/6/2018 2:49:02 PM
Thanks. I'll play around with it and see what works best for me. Edit: The spoiler text doesn't seem to be working yet with the FFE on my end.

CYS Dev Thread on 12/6/2018 2:40:11 PM
I just added CYSCE to Opera and it seems to work. The spoiler text thing, too. Posting is a little weird with a black screen and line numbers, though. Is that normal with the extension?

View "Total story games" on 12/6/2018 11:08:58 AM
Until the error clears up, I'd suggest using the CYS extension and search by tags. You can't go wrong by reading/playing the featured games on the main storygames page, either.

The Eugenics Wars on 12/5/2018 1:57:00 PM
He'd create an army of super-mutants and genetically enhanced dwarfs.

I'm imagining a whole world based on the movie Twins. I think we'd all enjoy seeing that happen.

Hey everyone !!!! on 11/17/2018 2:52:03 PM
Just glancing at your first page without actually reading it, I can see quite a few punctuation and capitalization issues. And then there are things like i, u and ur which aren't words at all. It's I, you and your or you're. And I've never heard anyone in real life say "omg". Hope this helps. Oh! and welcome!

Contest Fatigue? on 11/2/2018 6:52:55 PM
I've sworn off contests indefinitely, but four contests per year (one per quarter) sounds like the best idea. I probably won't be joining any for quite a while since the EPIC contest took quite a toll on me considering how busy I was during those three months. I plan to work on my own things at my own pace and now that I know I have it in me to finish something, I might actually finish something else one of these days.

I want to start writing CYOAs on 10/20/2018 3:16:26 PM
I'll just add a little to what others have said... I had exactly the same problem you are having until someone gave me the greatest piece of advice that anyone could so I'll pass the little gem onto you: "Just write garbage!" I know, I know it's hard to do, but you won't get over that feeling until you actually put yourself out there. I did and look! it ended up winning a contest and being featured. Well, not the very first one...I still have a lot to do on that other one before I republish it (if I don't do a complete rewrite), but you get the gist of what I'm saying, hopefully. And what's the worst that could happen? Do you think that someone is going to track you down and throw eggs at your house or paint graffiti on your car because you published something on the Internet? Well, they might, but it's more likely that you'll learn from your mistakes and improve over time which is why we're all here. No one here started out as some master writer. We learn what works and what doesn't and grow better over time. We've all got our bumps and bruises, and strive to do our very best. It's all you can do, really.

EPIC Adventure Thread on 10/12/2018 8:21:01 PM
It's back up now. I hope I didn't break something in the process. Anyway, enjoy!

EPIC Adventure Thread on 10/12/2018 11:08:04 AM
I'm taking my story down to implement some "fixes". Hopefully, I'll have it up again sometime tonight. Sorry if this messes up any saves, but it's important.