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« on: July 14, 2008, 08:31:53 AM »

Okay here is the time all you readers have your say in what happens in August. Obviously that means writers who also read, including people on this list. 

This is going to be kind of a long explanation so hang on with me for a few minutes.

You may challenge one, a few, or all of these writers to write a story that is out of their comfort zone.

This is how it works: Let's say there is a person named oodie shmoodie and she only writes romances about Nick and this mysterious girl called oodie shmoodie. You can say something like this...

A level One challenge: I challenge oodie shmoodie to write a romance revolving around AJ and someone OTHER then oodie shmoodie.

A level Two challenge: I challenge oodie shmoodie to write drama with a little romance, but the romance has to be in the background and not the main plot.

A Level Three challenge: I challenge oodie shmooide to write a sci fi story that has NO romance in it at all. She can't even have a female lead anywhere in the story.

So there are your three different levels of challenge for this one.

A few rules you have to follow as challengers:

1. Once you challenge an author, you cannot challenge them again. Meaning you can come up with as many challenges as you like but they can't all be for the same person.

2. Be realistic and know that the authors are busy. It's one thing to ask to write out of your comfort zone and it's another to write on something you know they really really hate. Keep that in mind.

3. If an author is challenged by more than one person, they can decide which challenge to write. They aren't expected to write ten stories if they are challenged by ten different people.

4. Any author can try any of the stories even if they aren't the ones who were challenged. Obviously if the story is already in your comfort zone you shouldn't bother.

5. Be clear in explaining what you want your author to write. Because if I'm challenged to write a romance but that's all I'm given, the female lead will be dead by the second sentence. That will not be my fault, that will be the challengers fault lol

6. If a writer can get around the technicalities of writing out of their comfort zone and still pull it off, then go for it lol

7. Be aware that if you challenge someone and they come through, your name will be put on a list for another challenge coming soon which you will have to take part in. Whether you are a writer or not! lol (seems fair to me)

8. You can choose a word count but none of these stories should exceed 3,000. Most challenges I find are working best with a smaller word count.

9. You can be specific to a plot or an idea but the author as the right to change it around or not use your total suggestion if they feel it will not fit with their story.

10. I would hope you'd review the story that was written for you. Whether you liked it or not.

NO BANNERS! For any of these stories!

Okay, I'm sure you'll have  a ton of questions so feel free to ask away and hopefully i'll be able to help you out.

If not then let the challenging begin!  Smiley
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People who have been challenged are bolded:
Nicksgal
Sakabelle
Sinara
MellzBellz
TantillisinTea ser
Honey
Rose
Rebellious_One
AjsKellyMouse
Alota_cookin
Nijntje
RokofAges75
LenniLuvsBrian
MonkeyAbu
Bsbsavedmelife
Mare
FrickFrackgirl
Sweet18_2003
Kentuckychickr k
Starry Eyes
Starbeamz2
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008, 12:06:06 PM »

But I wanna make a banner for the one(s) I'm gonna write (if challenged ofcourse)... Sad


J/k.. Grin

No questions so far by the way..
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008, 12:45:17 PM »

Sounds good, Mare!  Minus the word count limit, but meh LOL.
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008, 12:58:14 PM »

You don't want a limit? Or do you think that's too many words?
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2008, 01:09:23 PM »

I would prefer there not be a limit, unless that's part of the challenger's specific guidelines for the story.
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2008, 03:40:03 PM »

I think for many of us the word count in general is a big challenge, that's why I usually keep it to a limit because if I didn't people's stories would be 6,000 plus words lol

We tend to be a wordy bunch so I think a word count limit is a good thing.
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008, 03:56:38 PM »

Oh, one other thing. None of the stories should be posted until August, even if you finish it up before August.

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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008, 03:58:07 PM »

And another thing lmao

Here are the authors you may challenge. I guess that would be helpful. Stick out tongue

Nicksgal
Sakabelle
Sinara
MellzBellz
TantillisinTea ser
Honey
Rose
Rebellious_One
AjsKellyMouse
Alota_cookin
Nijntje
RokofAges75
LenniLuvsBrian
MonkeyAbu
Bsbsavedmelife
Mare
FrickFrackgirl
Sweet18_2003
Kentuckychickr k
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008, 07:34:03 PM »

Aww yay!! Damn you Mare for making me laugh my ass off with your rules, especially this one:

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5. Be clear in explaining what you want your author to write. Because if I'm challenged to write a romance but that's all I'm given, the female lead will be dead by the second sentence. That will not be my fault, that will be the challengers fault lol

LMAO!! Okay... I'm sooo ready to be challenged now!! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2008, 07:42:26 PM »

Um... I don't know if this was established, but can the participating authors challenge the other participating authors? LOL.
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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2008, 08:08:56 PM »

I don't like the word limit lol but other than that it sounds good. I think writing out of our comfort zone is definitely challenge enough lol.

And Reb we can challenge each other, otherwise almost no one could challenge us with that list LOL
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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2008, 08:19:49 PM »

I challenge Mare to write a romance, where the girl is with leading man (your choices are Brian, Howie, or AJ)

As a side note the girl does NOT:
*die
*fall into a coma
*vanish into thin air
*get kidnapped by aliens
*turn into a groundhog (or any other creature)
*spontaneously combust
*sleep through the entire story
*have anything else happen that could make the girl out of this world forever lol

However, breakups are perfectly acceptable

Plus, the girl must be human.

Knowing Mare this is definitely going to classify as a Level 3.

Is that okay Mare? Or is that too harsh lol.
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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2008, 08:28:58 PM »

LMFAO!! That's PERFECT Rose (LOL)!! Cheesy Knowing Mare, she's gonna find another twisted way to get rid of the girl, lol. Mare must be cringing reading her challenge, lmao.

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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2008, 08:31:31 PM »

*coughs...points to name* Ummm Reb...

That aside lol, I put a lot of thought into that one. But the big rule is she can't die lol.
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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2008, 08:39:41 PM »

I'm glad you specified that the girl must be human LOL.
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