@Danaos @NightBirdBlue @betaband @31TeV @Briar_Rose @ISentinelPenguinI @TaraGil @the_quiller @LostConnection @Cynical @ItAintPretty @Swiftstryker @TacocaT @Romulus @coins @Malkalack @Virtualide @Morgan_R @Fireplay @nmelssx @mek7 @everyone
... I can't believe I'm saying this, I must be a glutton for punishment considering my schedule, but I seriously feel inspired to pitch in. I already have a list of ideas for writing assignments for you guys and I'd like to try doing themed weeks and extra bonuses and a couple other things, and it seems like it'll be fun. So. Here is my question: IF I ACTUALLY AGREE TO DO THIS, will you guys participate? If I can get 10 or more people to sign up on this thread, I will do it.
Also, I will be following Morgan's pattern of monday-friday unless majority vote persuades me otherwise and yes, I'm willing to tally up scores afterwards.
For those of you who do not know what this thread is about, I am offering to host writing exercises throughout the week which will be open to ALL PARTICIPANTS. Anyone who wants to practice writing, get feedback, kill time, whatever your reason is, you are welcome to join in, but please post here that you are interested. Once I have enough interested people, I will make a list of members to tag for each assignment so you will not miss out on it. I will also be keeping score and we'll have a winner / winners at the end of each week. The winner gets ... ... the satisfaction of knowing you wrote a week's worth of stuff. :P
Sure, I'd love to try this out. Tag me if you get enough interest.
Note to self: Try to do more this time around.
We could use a little competition. :)
Lol... shall I add Mr. Inquisition to the list of participants?
Nope. But I'm definitely hopeful. Four people in 20 minutes is impressive.
=D Thanks for helping tag people, guys. As for anyone else reading this, if you know of someone who would or might like to participate, please feel free to tag / ask them. Everyone on this site is invited to join in.
I heard an unorthodox uttering of my name.
So you did. Interested?
Sure as syrup.
The fuck? That actually worked, I think. XD
Lol. You joining, Aman?
Ha ha, no, sorry. Just shocked that worked. Mad weird.
Well, damn. Though, that's good to know. I thought the only way to summon you was saying your name backwards three times while standing in front of a mirror and holding a flaming ham.
Tev must have written "@Aman" then edited it XD
Tev once copied about 30 tagged user's username, and then before he posted them, he changed all of the names to something having to do with cool's username on a difference document, pasted the tagged usernames, and then immediately copy and pasted the changed usernames. It was lol.
I'm in! ^_^
I think WC fans could benefit from this, too, so if anyone knows who to tag... ; )
@Bluefur @Pineapplekitty @jaystarthecat
Thank you, IAP. Yep, like I said, this is open to anyone who wants to participate. :D
Lol. I think Seth added the tags.
Oh, I meant the suggestion of tagging them, lol.
@Bluefur @Pineapplekitty @jaystarthecat
Join in the fun. I dare ya. :)
=( You're not even a little interested? It's open to everyone and it's just a fun way for us all to kill time and practice writing. In any case, if you change your mind, let me know.
But you're awesome when it comes to writing! ... Better than me, at least.
How did you even manage to find out about Pineapplekitty being a WC fan? She doesn't even come on the forums anymore. As for me, I might.
A little bird Mod told me. xD
A mod? Why would a mod be telling you that? *shrugs* I don't know any mods... I think.
Sethaniel. When I asked, he answered using my post. xD
I'm surprised that guy even remembers me. Sheesh, so much for staying off the forums.
Seth is all-knowing and all-seeing.
Which kind of creeps me out...
... Previous posts? What does it matter, though? I'm inviting everyone. :)
Unfortunately, I can't count a "might" or a "maybe," I need a yes for it to count toward the 10 necessary. Still, do let me know when you're sure, the more the merrier.
Yeah, I'll need more time to think about it.
... ... Oh. I had the same problem and now I can't unsee it. xD But yeah, it's cool.
I just can't see how that looks like a gorilla.
Ah, now I see... It's kinda strange though. What kind of cat would look like a gorilla of all things?
... God no. Now this'll haunt me for all eternity. XD
Lol. Did not expect that! xD
NOBODY EXPECTS AN OGRE TO QUOTE MONTY PYTHON!
xD He's complimenting your avatar, just in a ... lengthy anecdotal way.
Seven so far, just need three more for a full bunch. :)
(Of course, once we get started, this thread will remain open to more participants for as long as I host these exercises.)
If you didn't do the exercise from the day before, you'd have some make-up work to do. I'd prefer each days to be unique (to the current week, of course).
I don't care for the word limit... I've been trying to expand on what I write. I know I used all the tropes in this funny little paragraph, but who really wants to read a one page novel.
Hence why I said "How much you write is really up to you" ... a common problem for writers is not expanding enough, so I want to offer the opportunity to really thoroughly craft scenes and ideas. I'm also not putting a word minimum, so you can make it as small as you see fit.
Well ... I'm going to try to focus on simple stuff, at least at first. How much you write is really up to you, in the end, after all. I was planning to do the five sentence starters for a while, with bonuses of scenes and "extra bonuses" of more complex stuff for people feeling particularly bored or wanting more of a challenge. If you'd like to help me plan some exercises, though, I'd be delighted to have the input.
xD I already have an entire list that I dreamed up myself, but I may. Thank you.
=D Great! Good to have you aboard, beta. (8!)
It's a great idea but unfortunately my first real holiday in about a year starts tomorrow and I won't have the time to participate :( I'll keep an eye on this thread when I have time though and have fun everyone :)
Well ... damn. Well, just so you know, even infrequent participation is welcome, so if you change your mind, lemme know.
Oh, I have a suggestion, not for the exercises but for giving feedback to each other. If people want to get feedback on their writing, they can join the feedback circle. Anybody in this circle has to provide feedback to at least one person, who will be somebody else selected by the system.
So for example, if Kiel, IAP and I are in the feedback circle, each day a random number generator will be used to pick one person for everyone. So we might have:
Kiel giving feeback to IAP
IAP giving feedback to me
me giving feedback to Kiel
Of course, the above is a simplification and hopefully the actual circle is bigger, but you get the idea.
This way, we'll ensure that everyone who wants feedback on their exercise can get it, but without making anyone feel the pressure to give feedback to lots of people.
xD ... I thought about that, though not quite on that large of a scale. If someone would be willing to help me keep track of that *cough*liketheguywhosuggestedit,hinthint*cough* then it would be easier to do something to that effect, though I'm not entirely sure making reviews mandatory is wise. I might need to take a vote. We're getting ahead of ourselves anyway, need one more person for this to even be a thing.
Well, so far it's a triangle. Haha.
I'm not really good at critiquing, but I'd be glad to give a pat on the back or a slap to the ego. :) I agree with Kiel on not making it mandatory. Sometimes I find that it's better if I keep my muzzle mouth shut.
Hmmm. Sure. Why not?
If you have time to write a rap... :P
@MagmaArmor0, @Spacecats, @Claw2k11, @bottlecap8, @Hellion, @SindriV, @LCcole56999, @quaker, @nick_in_STL, @Gamenoob11, @Bjornkicker, @nicelycore, @Kirigaya_Kazuto, @Omegadust, @Atbt1, @Smileyboss, @Dspartan51, @Delta44, @awesomepug, @gravy, @Stijndv.
Anyone else willing to give it a go? I just need one more yes. :)
*gapes* ... A mod as a participant? Awesome!
@31TeV @ecoLyte @TheNewIAP @Ogre11 @SpartacustheGreat @Morgan_R @Swiftstryker @betaband @nmelssx @Sethaniel
=D Awesome! 10 people to start with. Of course, as I said before, I will be taking any new comers who wish to join, just let me know that you want to be added to the list. Currently, I am finishing up a five week long list of ideas (yes, I already have nearly 25 assignments ready to go, I was not kidding when I said I felt some inspiration over this,) but because I'm doing this on a Monday-Friday schedule currently, that means we'll officially begin on the 9th.
As I said, if you guys have any suggestions, (questions, exc,) I'm open. Also, yes, a feedback thread will be opened for y'all to comment on each other's work and, while highly encouraged, feedback is not mandatory for participants. If you want to get feedback from others, though, it is only courteous to offer it in return. Also, please remember that, even with the scores, this is ultimately for fun and self-betterment. If you offer critiques, they should all be constructive in nature and non-flamey. Plz and ty.
xD Funny, but no. Try focusing on telling the other person what they could improve on rather than pointing out that they suck.
... So things have changed, I see.
"When time passes, people pass too."-#IJustMadeUpARandomQuote
You're a funny guy. lol.
This is quite orthodox.
Woot! Super excited for this. Thanks, Kiel!
Hopefully I'll do more exercises when I'm not coming up with them.... XD
My pleasure, actually. I like doing stuff like this when I get the chance. :) Community activities are fun.
My participation in the actual "doing the exercises" will probably be minimal with how much planning, scoring, reading, reviewing, and general monitoring of this thing I'll be doing.
That's too bad, I like your writing.
Shhhh...Since you know the exercises beforehand, you could use the weekend to get a head start. (Don't tell anyone.)
Oh, I'll still participate, it's just that I've still got The Other World to worry about. >_> And Devil's Chess. And Oneirology. And Magick Academy. And a job. xD
I'm waiting for Magick Academy to be published... Why? Because I'm the type of person who likes to completely ignore reality and instead stick my head in some fantasy world. And because I like magic. XD
Fantasy and magic... A wonderful combination...
But I prefer Mythology.
Coincidentally, Magick Academy involves both. I usually like to incorporate Mythology whenever I add magic to a story because it gives it some roots in ... "reality" and it offers a source / explanation.
Yeah, you've got your hands full. It's a bit slow here right now (not stopped completely, though), being winter, but will pick up considerably next month when people start working and tearing stuff up.
(I've had two phone calls and a walk-in customer while trying to type this one reply.)
Hell fucking yeah, I'm in.
Can't promise I'll do every day 'cos of work, but I'd definitely like to be involved ^_^
I'll do it
Sure, I'll do it.
Hmm... Okay fine, I'll do it. But only if I am excused because I'm going to be very busy in the next month or so.
Six more people added to the tag list, then. Cool. I'm not normally able to say this, but... I'm looking forward to Monday, haha.
Yeah, me to.
FUCK YEAH, CAN'T WAIT FOR MONDAY!
I've never heard of anyone who has said "I can't wait for Monday!"
My classmates "CANT WAIT FOR MONDAY!" Because we have a 'Funday Monday' at our school.
What!? Where is your school! I MUST GOES TO IT!!!
lol. Funday Monday only happens every week. xD (Im telling the truth)
I'm not familiar with the system for this, but I suppose it's a yes for me.
I don't have that sort of stamina, anymore...
I guess it's time for that ol' monkey to retire XD
Eh, what the heck...I will join this thread. I saw the writing exercises when they first came out last year, and I thought they were pretty cool.
I just made "The Hybrid" From FNAF3 and now it's my profile picture...
For some weird reason this is making me wanna do a Profile Picture Contest.
Just so you guys know, I do have everyone's names on the list so far, but just in case this thread gets buried, PMing me is a sure-fire way to make sure you are added to the tag list. =) I will be starting our exercises tomorrow once I get off work.
I would like to enter this!
Bit late, but I'm in!