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Been a bit since we were active... [07 Jul 2008|07:27pm]

saadiira
And it would certainly be nice to change that.

New Member azraelgeffen, welcome. Please read over the rules, and submit what is necessary to gain unmoderated posting status.

Post any questions, comments, etc to this thread, meanwhile, or to ensuing ones.

-Dira-
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Challenge #6 [09 Nov 2006|06:46am]

bardkris
Trying to get back on the horse and do some writing. With my work, my lady love's new job, and school, there has been scant time. Still, more prompts, please?

This week's challenge:

Challenge# 6
Title: Memories.
Word Count: 300 or more ((exactly 300)
Subject: childhood
Due Date: Friday, August 21st, 2006

Challenge Instructions:
1. The central theme is childhood and how it effects your character. Tell a story, first person, from the point of view of your character. It can either be told by them as a child or as an adult looking back on their childhood. Childhood can include adolescence.
2. Authors can also include (under a separate lj-cut, if they wish) their own thoughts or feelings about what they wrote.

The First Time

I don't really remember the first time.Read more...Collapse )
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Hello to All! [15 Oct 2006|09:12pm]

saadiira
My appologies for long absence from checking in in this community. It seems we have many truly awesome challenges and other goodies up, and that we have several new members/applicants.

Please, by all means, finish your applications if you have not! I would very much like to see this venue more active again.

-Dira-
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FAQ section on LJ CUTS and Basic HTML [23 Sep 2006|07:55pm]

dwg
[ mood | groggy ]

Sorry if you're seeing this, it's just that the asterisks on our original FAQ page were irritating the hell out of me and I can't backdate this entry to replace it because I'm not the original poster.

More HTML than you can poke a stick at!

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Weekly Word Count Challenge #6 [21 Aug 2006|06:41pm]

mercy
[ mood | creative ]

Trying to get back on task. Sorry for falling behind.

This week's challenge:

Challenge# 6
Title:
Memories.
Word Count: 300 or more (Yes, that means it can be as long as you want, dwg)
Subject: childhood
Due Date: Friday, August 21st, 2006

Challenge Instructions:
1. The central theme is childhood and how it effects your character. Tell a story, first person, from the point of view of your character. It can either be told by them as a child or as an adult looking back on their childhood. Childhood can include adolescence.
2. Authors can also include (under a separate lj-cut, if they wish) their own thoughts or feelings about what they wrote.

Posting instructions:
1. Post it to the community on or before the due date.
2. Place the body of the story under an LJ-cut.
3. Community members can/should respond with their initial impressions of what was written.

Let's do it!

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Submitted for your approval. [16 Jul 2006|12:45am]

bardkris
I was told when I joined that it was ok to submit a challenge. This is my first attempt at doing so.

I'm throwing the gauntlet down. Consider yourself challenged.

Unlikely Heroes? Pick a historical figure whose actions you've always questioned or hated. I'd rather it be someone who you had an emotional reaction to, but anyone whose actions you've questioned will do. Idi Amin, James Earl Ray, Judas, Nero, Adolf Hitler... the list goes on. Anyway, do a little research and see if you can think of a story that would justify their actions to you. Go as sci-fi as you want, but make them have a reason.

So what do you think?
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Submission Form Thingy [16 Jun 2006|03:39pm]

in10sity
[ mood | creative ]

Name: Xanthe aka In10sity
Age: Almost 29
Sex: Female
Current location: Canada
About you: I'm a cat-infested dancing inter-techno-web cowgirl goddess.

What do you like to write? Pretty much anything. I'm not too fond of non-fiction, but I still end up writing it sometimes.

What inspires you? Once again pretty much anything. I think my cats are good "Mews"es but it can be a song, another piece of art, a moment, a phrase, nothing specifically.

A few of your favourite/least favourite books and why: I really like Neil Gaimon and Terry Pratchett. I think they write interesting stories. Especially together. Diana Gabaldon and James Michner write great historical fiction. Dianna Wynne Jones writes wonderful children's books. I appologize for any author's names mis-spellings.

Previous Publications (if any): Not of any note. It's not huge on my lists of things to do right now. I'm more of a writer for myself and my friends. I'm quite heavily involved in local RPGs, like the sit-down and larp kind, and I end up doing a great deal of writing in that area.

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Challenge #5: Talk Dirty To Me. [05 Jul 2006|07:19pm]

saadiira
[ mood | accomplished ]

Challenge# 5
Title: Talk dirty to me.
Word Count: 600 (Welll...749, it needed a little setup, but look! I managed to work in challenge #4 along with it!) (New word count thanks to dwg)
Subject: Sex
Due Date: Thursday, July , 2006

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Weekly Word Count Challenge #5 [29 Jun 2006|09:44am]

mercy
[ mood | curious ]

This week's challenge:

Challenge# 5
Title:
Talk dirty to me.
Word Count: 600 (New word count thanks to dwg)
Subject: Sex
Due Date: Thursday, July , 2006

Challenge Instructions:
1. The central theme is sex. It could be talking about sex, thinking about sex or a sex scene.

2. Authors can also include (under a separate lj-cut, if they wish) their own thoughts or feelings about what they wrote.

Posting instructions:
1. Post it to the community on or before the due date.
2. Place the body of the story under an LJ-cut.
3. Community members can/should respond with their initial impressions of what was written.

Get to it.

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Weekly Word Count Challenge #4 [23 Jun 2006|01:45am]

bardkris
Challenge# 4
Title: Death becomes you.
Word Count: 300 (321)
Subject: Character death or death scene
Due Date: Thursday, June 29, 2006


Kara lifted her battered face to survey the room. The two thugs were standing by, waiting. Their boss, Maxwell Makarii, paced purposefully back in forth in front of her. “Can that really be all you know, Miss Johns? I always expected you to be harder to break.” His use of her family’s name stung Kara. He knew exactly who she was.

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Weekly Word Count Challenge #4 [22 Jun 2006|11:07am]

mercy
[ mood | devious ]

This week's challenge:

Challenge# 4
Title:
Death becomes you.
Word Count: 300
Subject: Character death or death scene
Due Date: Thursday, June 29, 2006

Challenge Instructions:
1. The central theme is death. It could be talking about death, dealing with death or a death scene.

2. Authors can also include (under a separate lj-cut, if they wish) their own thoughts or feelings about what they wrote.

Posting instructions:
1. Post it to the community on or before the due date.
2. Place the body of the story under an LJ-cut.
3. Community members can/should respond with their initial impressions of what was written.

Get to it.

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Endowed Shard [22 Jun 2006|05:42am]

bardkris
This is the first shard of a 'super-hero' story I'm working on. It's not really typical, but it does start off an idea I'm interested in. I really feel like there are very few people with the ambition or strength of will to be 'superheroes' or 'supervillains'. This is the first of the stories I tried to write about a world like that.

I might see if any of you guys would like to do a writing exercise involving something like this.

Endowed 0100

Eric used to be a superhero. I won't tell you which one because he won't tell me. He says that his identity was not compromised, and since he only occasionally uses his superpowers anymore, and since they are only moderately recognizable, he's going to keep his secret, for now. He might still have enemies out there, but I doubt they'd be threatened by him these days.Read more...Collapse )
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[21 Jun 2006|01:44am]

bardkris
If I write too much, you'll tell me, right?

This first one is a shard. I write in shards that usually come together to form a story and which often come together with other stories I or someone else has written to make a cohesive world. For me, stories mostly come together as a series of moments or short events, that I have to cobble together to make a longer story. I've got three or four of these in the works right now in addition to the 'regular' stories I'm working on. I've also got some ideas for writing exercises, if anyone's interested.

Authors note: This first one is the least well written, but it sets the stage for a lot that happens in the later ones. I haven't really edited it because I wrote it for someone. Bear with me? The second one in this series is the long piece I wrote to apply.


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[17 Jun 2006|05:35am]

bardkris
What is acceptable posting? Must it be new? How often is acceptable posting? Should one only post in answer to the writing exercises? Must writing exercises be proposed by a moderator? If so, can one propose writing exercises to a moderator? How much is too much posting? Is the group only for posting of works, or anything in relation to writing?

I've been writing group starved for a few years, and I'm sure I must be coming across as an overposting zealotic crazy person. I work nights, and I usually have at least an hour during which I am unable to watch movies or tv with my girlfriend, and I have little to do but write or read. Lately, writing has pushed reading back a little, which is quite new. My muse has been let out of her tiny unlit room. Unfortunately, this might make me appear a bit manic. I apologize, again, for my fervor.

Thanks for putting up with me, and anyone who wishes to can tell me to shut up at anytime. I shall endeavor to take it in the kindest way possible.
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Editorial Exercise [17 Jun 2006|03:07am]

bardkris
I have no idea if I've done this right. If I have, this application was like running a gauntlet, and I have to respect the people who've taken it before me. If I haven't, say so, and I'll try to do it the way you want it. I wasn't too clear on the instructions.

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Challenge #2: Who Am I? [16 Jun 2006|01:56pm]

saadiira
[ mood | contemplative ]

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Application entry [16 Jun 2006|01:19am]

bardkris
This is going to be terribly long, but I'm trying to follow your admission criteria to a 't'. I also talk too much.ApplicationCollapse )
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Weekly Word Count Challenge #3 [15 Jun 2006|09:49pm]

mercy
[ mood | curious ]

This week's challenge:

Challenge# 3
Title:
Waltz of Word: The art of conversation
Word Count: 300
Subject: Dialog
Due Date: Thursday, June 22, 2006

Challenge Instructions:
1. A conversation between two or more characters. You can have some descriptions but this should primarily be dialog.

2. Authors can also include (under a separate lj-cut, if they wish) their own thoughts or feelings about what they wrote.

Posting instructions:
1. Post it to the community on or before the due date.
2. Place the body of the story under an LJ-cut.
3. Community members can/should respond with their initial impressions of what was written.

Get to it.

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Weekly Word Count Challenge #2 [08 Jun 2006|03:41pm]

mercy
[ mood | devious ]

This week's challenge:

Challenge# 2
Title:
"Who am I?"
Word Count: 300
Subject: Character Examination
Due Date: Thursday, June 15, 2006

Challenge Instructions:
1. Use these three hundred words to explore a character, old or new, however you wish. Enjoy.

2. Authors can also include (under a separate lj-cut, if they wish) their own thoughts or feelings about what they wrote.

Posting instructions:
1. Post it to the community on or before the due date.
2. Place the body of the story under an LJ-cut.
3. Community members can/should respond with their initial impressions of what was written.

You know the drill.

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The Challenge [05 Jun 2006|10:19pm]

subtropic
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