April 08, 2020, 10:24:28 AM

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What to do about the writing contest?

Do a hiatus and start again fresh in a few months.
3 (20%)
Frankly, your themes suck lately, maybe have one of the writers organize the contest alternately.
1 (6.7%)
The contest is good as it is, don't change anything.
1 (6.7%)
The contest is good as it is but it should be a rule that a theme stays open until there are at least four stories.
1 (6.7%)
Something else that's not in the options above. I will specify it below.
9 (60%)

Total Members Voted: 12

Voting closed: February 28, 2020, 12:36:39 PM

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Offline Bender

Re: What to do about the writing contest?
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2020, 12:44:35 AM »
Do we have a say in theme?
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Re: What to do about the writing contest?
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2020, 07:51:49 AM »
Do we have a say in theme?
Not yet this month, no, sorry. That's what 'no changes' means.
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Re: What to do about the writing contest?
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2020, 12:39:23 PM »
Right! I will 100% have an entry completed for this months! *Sets mind to it*
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Re: What to do about the writing contest?
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2020, 02:27:32 PM »
Do we have a say in theme?
Not yet this month, no, sorry. That's what 'no changes' means.

Np. Looking forward to the thread!
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Re: What to do about the writing contest?
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2020, 09:27:25 PM »
Yeah, well. Due to the forums disappearing into another dimension for over two weeks, we couldn't use March to talk about the new writing contest. Therefore we'll have a normal theme for April and start the discussion about how to change the contest to make it better sometime in the next days. See you then and there. :)
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Re: What to do about the writing contest?
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2020, 01:51:16 AM »
Yeah, well. Due to the forums disappearing into another dimension for over two weeks, we couldn't use March to talk about the new writing contest. Therefore we'll have a normal theme for April and start the discussion about how to change the contest to make it better sometime in the next days. See you then and there. :)

A normal theme,  heh heh. Das its lächerlich.

Darn, I missed the poll. I’m unsure what I’d say. Hmm.  A few thoughts.

I love the contest structure and themes. But, maybe some tweaks:
A. With so few stories these days, we could relax the word length rules, say to 2,500. Or do so anyway , even if we build up again.
B. Vote on the theme.
C. Maybe there’s a C. I’ll probably think of a C.

We need more folks, so we need to do some of:
A. Post in the Facebook group
B. Offer a $25 amazon card as long as we have 8 (or whatever) stories
C. Run a joint month with fantasy-writers.org or other contest sites
D. Advertise somehow (say, what? Just spitballing, here.)
E. Ask members with published books to guest judge; plus we vote

But most of all, I just appreciate you guys very, very much. Thank you for running this for 6+years or whatever.
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Re: What to do about the writing contest?
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2020, 01:55:27 AM »
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