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Offline Idlewilder

[May 2013] Magic - Discussions Thread
« on: May 05, 2013, 08:49:39 PM »



This month we're going to head back into the realm of fantasy with something that is at the core of every good fantasy story.

Magic.

Specifically this month I want you to flex your writing muscles and give us a creative use of magic - be that a brand new magic system that you can show us in a short story, the story of a conjurer of classic illusionist or even just a wand-slinging bad-ass wizard story: let's have some fun with one of the major reasons we're all here on Fantasy Faction!

Your challenge this month is to write a story, in whatever combination of fantasy subgenre you like - but it must include MAGIC as a core element. (Fan fiction is not allowed) Once again, I'm going to open the contest to both prose and poetry as I'm excited to see what you guys can do!


Rules:
1. This can be prose or a poem. Be creative.
2. "Magic" must be a core element in your piece.
4. Prose must be 500-2000 words long.
    Poetry must be 100-500 words long.
    You will be disqualified if you exceed the limits by any more than 10%.



Entry will close at Noon (GMT) on the 1st June 2013, barring any extraneous circumstances and voting will be open for the month thereafter.

The winner will have their piece displayed on the main Fantasy Faction website in July 2013.


Note: This thread is for discussing this month's writing contest. Good luck!
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Offline Neila

Re: [May 2013] Magic - Discussions Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 04:41:14 AM »
I'm going to get a faster start on this month's than last month.
I'm excited! :D Anyone else excited?

Offline Jaedia

Re: [May 2013] Magic - Discussions Thread
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 12:33:36 PM »
Oooh good topic! I could rewrite part of my 2011 NaNo for this, though it may be spoilerific.. not that that matters I guess, or I could have fun with wizards, or.. a prequel to that NaNo.. :o hmmmm... Fingers crossed I get something written this month! Have been toying with an urban fantasy idea the past 2 or 3 days so maybe I'm ready to get my write on again.

Offline Idlewilder

Re: [May 2013] Magic - Discussions Thread
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 12:43:01 PM »
I'm going to get a faster start on this month's than last month.
I'm excited! :D Anyone else excited?

I am!  ;D
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Re: [May 2013] Magic - Discussions Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013, 02:50:27 PM »
I'm going to get a faster start on this month's than last month.
I'm excited! :D Anyone else excited?

I am!  ;D
Me too! (or three ... )  ;D
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Offline JonRock411

Re: [May 2013] Magic - Discussions Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 06:48:29 PM »
Ahh, now this one I can do.   This one I can definitely do.

Offline simonster

Re: [May 2013] Magic - Discussions Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2013, 09:25:31 PM »
Where stories?  Me want stories!

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Re: [May 2013] Magic - Discussions Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 09:29:16 PM »
So, write one :) We want stories too :P

I have something in the works. Unless I chicken out, I should post it. :)
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Offline simonster

Re: [May 2013] Magic - Discussions Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2013, 09:27:45 AM »
So, write one :) We want stories too :P
;D I'll hopefully find the time this month.  Ideas are proving elusive though...

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You've said it now so you have to post! ;)

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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2013, 04:15:56 PM »
So, write one :) We want stories too :P
;D I'll hopefully find the time this month.  Ideas are proving elusive though...
Well, I'll keep my eye out. I always enjoy your stories and havent seen one recently. 'Magic' is pretty wide open. Can do just about anything you want (as long as there is magic ...) :)

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I have something in the works. Unless I chicken out, I should post it. :)
You've said it now so you have to post! ;)
Now I've posted, so yeah. There it is. Someone please come join me!! :)
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2013, 09:35:49 AM »
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I have something in the works. Unless I chicken out, I should post it. :)
You've said it now so you have to post! ;)
Now I've posted, so yeah. There it is. Someone please come join me!! :)
Yay!  That'll keep me entertained next time I'm waiting for a full code rebuild to finish. ;D

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Re: [May 2013] Magic - Discussions Thread
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2013, 01:49:07 PM »
Hoping there's some entries this month :) The more the better!

And Pleeeease dont let mine be the only one!  ;D
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Offline Charlemagne

Re: [May 2013] Magic - Discussions Thread
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2013, 06:14:45 PM »
I have an idea for one... I'll see if I can develop it into a story before the contest closes, but I have my fingers crossed!
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Offline Jeni

Re: [May 2013] Magic - Discussions Thread
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2013, 12:47:37 AM »
I'm going to try a little poem for this one.  :)

Offline simonster

Re: [May 2013] Magic - Discussions Thread
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2013, 07:12:49 PM »
I've created a document called "Magic Story".
That's the tough bit done.  Now to type in some words.