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Re: [Jul+Aug 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2018, 02:52:11 PM »
It's official:
We're extending the deadline / prolonging the Games theme into August.

I expect 10+ stories at the end of August ;)
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Re: [Jul+Aug 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2018, 03:04:38 PM »
Phew, I just came on to say I didn't think I was going to make it this month. I'm getting ready for the Edinburgh Festival and things are getting crazy.
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Re: [Jul+Aug 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2018, 12:26:18 AM »
Excellent.
Now if I can convince you too to allow 2,000 words...

Hmm?  8)
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Re: [Jul+Aug 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2018, 01:23:20 AM »
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Re: [Jul+Aug 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2018, 07:57:39 AM »
Excellent.
Now if I can convince you too to allow 2,000 words...

Hmm?  8)
You give somebody a hand... *shakes head*

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Re: [Jul+Aug 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2018, 05:43:03 PM »
It's official:
We're extending the deadline / prolonging the Games theme into August.

I expect 10+ stories at the end of August ;)

Awww no... nothing to say about games and after months of unproductivity I'm finally keen to write up some characters, was waiting for a new theme to see if I could get some inspiration... guess I'll write for myself and wait for september.
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Re: [Jul+Aug 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2018, 09:10:36 PM »
Oh well, tough luck in your return timing.
Are you sure you can't get anything on games, any type?
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Re: [Jul+Aug 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2018, 07:41:06 AM »
No, really can't see it. I've been struggling to finish putting down more than 500 words the last few months, and whenever I'm getting into a story it's usually off topic. I got an idea for games that led nowhere, and now a second one, where the relation to games is so tenuous it would never make it, but I'm obsessed with the characters and really want to bring them to life, so I was hoping for a more fitting theme.
Never mind. August is going to be the worst month outside of Xmas so I'm unlikely to write anything much anyway.
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Re: [Jul+Aug 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2018, 10:02:47 PM »
Never mind. August is going to be the worst month outside of Xmas so I'm unlikely to write anything much anyway.

Is Edinburgh Fringe fatigue getting to you already ;-)
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Re: [Jul+Aug 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2018, 10:34:34 AM »
So I've got the central concept figured out, but I'm divided on some choices regarding the delivery...
Would it be okay to solicit advice from anyone who might want to give it via PM?

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Re: [Jul+Aug 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2018, 11:08:32 AM »
So I've got the central concept figured out, but I'm divided on some choices regarding the delivery...
Would it be okay to solicit advice from anyone who might want to give it via PM?
If you want a reader's POV, fire away. If you need a writer's, wait some more hehe
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Re: [Jul+Aug 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #41 on: August 15, 2018, 08:13:58 AM »
New member Grey has already submitted a story.
Don't the regular participants feel a bit pressured into submitting? Just saying ;) ;D

There are 2.5 weeks left...
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Re: [Jul+Aug 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #42 on: August 24, 2018, 06:49:09 PM »
New member Grey has already submitted a story.
Don't the regular participants feel a bit pressured into submitting? Just saying ;) ;D

There are 2.5 weeks left...

Two-thirds of the way through first draft...  :)

Edit: Draft 1 done: 1,667 words
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Re: [Jul+Aug 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #43 on: August 26, 2018, 09:16:28 AM »
Wahey, more stories! :D
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Re: [Jul+Aug 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2018, 09:32:49 PM »
Not happy with how my current story is going, starting to panic a bit with deadline approaching but have an alternate idea so I have a quick question, does a battle royal tournament count as games??? (Waits with bated breath in hope) 🙊
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