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« on: April 01, 2008, 06:23:43 AM »

Hey there!!

I have been really excited about this challenge for a long time and I couldn't wait for April to get here because not only is this a challenge but it's also a game! YAY!!!

It's a little complex so I hope some of you will take the time to do it, because I think it'll say a lot about your writing and may even increase your readership when it's all said and done.

Here's the challenge...

I'm calling it Mare's multiple personality disorder challenge.

Here's what you have to do

You must create a brand new account on AC for this one. <--yes that's the annoying part but the way it has to be for this challenge to work.

See, the object of this challenge is going to be different for everyone but the main goal is the same, you need to write a story that you would'nt otherwise write.

~ Create a new pen name for this challenge and a new persona
~ Write a short story under this new pen name as out of your character as you possibly can
~ Try your best to mimic someone else's writing style
~ The story doesn't have to be about BSB
~ make sure you say in the summary that it's for the April challenge so we know it's one of us lol because unlike the stories past, you can't link them into this thread otherwise we'll know it's you.
~ I will compile the list of stories in one thread and then the fun of it will be trying to guess who wrote what. So after you are done with your story, instead of posting the link in here, PM it to me. Yes i'll know who is who but somone has to. lol
~ Try to keep your stories relatively short because i know for me when I look at the word count and see more than 2,000 words for a challenge, I move on lol

Have fun and good luck!

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here are the entires so far in the order I got them lol

1. http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=8926
2. http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=8933
3. http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=8934
4. http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=8935
5. http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=8936
6. http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=8937
7. http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=8939
8. http://accidentalchaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=8941
9. http://accidentalchaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=8942
10. http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=8944&warning=5
11. http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=8938 <-- if you wrote this one you need to PM me otherwise we can't include you in the guess who wrote it game... RULE BREAKER!!! lol
12. http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=8960
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008, 08:57:04 AM »

Sounds interesting although I already pulled my April Fool's joke on my readers by posting an alternate chapter of my story that was completely out of character for my characters and maybe perhaps a lil mocking. It was interesting to write and I did think it was a good excercise to take my characters to that extreme. I had a blast writing it because it was so ridiculous!
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008, 09:01:36 AM »

Sounds interesting although I already pulled my April Fool's joke on my readers by posting an alternate chapter of my story that was completely out of character for my characters and maybe perhaps a lil mocking. It was interesting to write and I did think it was a good excercise to take my characters to that extreme. I had a blast writing it because it was so ridiculous!

My April Fools joke was posting the real thing... I figured they'd find that more shocking than if I posted something fake lol
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008, 10:58:28 AM »

My April Fools joke was posting the real thing... I figured they'd find that more shocking than if I posted something fake lol

hahahahahahaha hahahaha yes, julilly, that is shocking!
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008, 11:01:56 AM »

~ Try to keep your stories relatively short because i know for me when I look at the word count and see more than 2,000 words for a challenge, I move on lol

Have fun and good luck!

I so resent that Mare! Cheesy You read my December Challenge (which may I remind you was 10,000+ words and you said you liked it!) Haha. Grin Silly Mare! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008, 02:30:55 PM »

^ Yes I remember, which is why i'm telling everyone to only write 2,000 words or less lol Because as I was reading it I was thinking this is not a short story ASHLEY!! This is a novel!!   Kiss
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008, 02:45:31 PM »

ok, so I suck and didn't finish last months challenge. I got half done, but never finished. SO, maybe I should do this one to make up for it. I've been sitting here forever thinking about it and it's hard because we have absolutely no direction this time. Just come up with anything you don't normally write...  So we're changing writing styles? Or genre or boy or all of it?
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008, 02:59:55 PM »

as much of it as you can lol
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2008, 06:03:24 PM »

^ Yes I remember, which is why i'm telling everyone to only write 2,000 words or less lol Because as I was reading it I was thinking this is not a short story ASHLEY!! This is a novel!!   Kiss

<----- Breaker of the word count rule...well, for the one challenge that I actually completed...  Grin Cheesy Grin Cheesy Grin Cheesy Grin Cheesy Grin Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2008, 08:03:03 PM »

hmmm, interesting. I already have some ideas for this but I will have to think a while to choose one and develop it. I have only written AU once a long time ago and I haven't ever written about limb loss, lol.  Undecided Slash isn't something I write either but I highly doubt I could pull that one off. I guess time will tell.

I am excited to see what every one comes up with for this!!

<-------P.S.- I just graduated to an Innocent Bystander...YA Y ME!!!  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2008, 08:32:37 PM »

That sounds like a fun one!  I might actually do this!
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2008, 09:11:03 PM »

Wow, now this is a challenge.  Scares me a little.  But considering that I haven't posted anything for any of the challenges (well... maybe once), you probably still won't see anything from me...

I would certainly like to try, though.  30 days to do it... eeeeee!
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2008, 09:15:55 PM »

What if you've secretly had another username on AC for a long time for the soul purpose of posting fic that is outside of your normal content? Not that anyone would do that, but hypothetically speaking...
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2008, 09:27:52 PM »

ok, so I suck and didn't finish last months challenge. I got half done, but never finished. SO, maybe I should do this one to make up for it. I've been sitting here forever thinking about it and it's hard because we have absolutely no direction this time. Just come up with anything you don't normally write...  So we're changing writing styles? Or genre or boy or all of it?

Don't worry, Kelly. I didn't finish last months challenge either. I got about 3/4 done and then got stuck. And I had a good story going too. LOL.

This one should be interesting though. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2008, 09:56:40 PM »

What if you've secretly had another username on AC for a long time for the soul purpose of posting fic that is outside of your normal content? Not that anyone would do that, but hypothetically speaking...

I thought of doing that once... years ago... not even on AC; just writing a new story under a different name to see what kind of feedback I would get from people who didn't know me as a friend, or "Julie who wrote this one story" or whatever.  But I never actually did that... just seemed like it would get too confusing LOL.
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