2014 SKMB Halloween Story

Discussion in 'Chattery Teeth (Other)' started by Lily Sawyer, Jun 22, 2014.

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  1. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer Inquisitrice | Author | Mother of Jack

    Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyy, you guys!

    Right here, right now: sign up! We're working on a private gathering place for the writers. Stay tuned.

    Story blast-off will be right after Independence Day.

    I need plot ideas, location ideas, and names of all who want to participate.

    There is no such thing as a bad idea. One and all will be considered and we'll figure out a way to vote democratically on it.

    Love, Lily
     
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  2. Lepplady

    Lepplady The incredible shrinking woman

    It's that time already?
    Hmmmmm. Ideas.
    How about this: A bunch of writers sign up for a contest. If they win, they get to meet and write a story with their favorite author. If they're eliminated, well... who knows what really happens to them. Setting: something isolated, whether it's a remote hotel or somebody's private island. No phones, no internet. No way to call for help.
    The contestants? Everybody that signs up to write the SKMB Halloween story.
    Just an idea off the top of my head to kick things off.
     
  3. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    Everyone who signs up can come play with my cats and mow my lawn.

    Somehow Tom Sawyer made that whitewashing thing work. Still trying to figure that out...
     
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  4. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer Inquisitrice | Author | Mother of Jack

    What I'll do with these ideas is cut and paste them into a document, and then when we have a private gathering area, I'll post them. We can then determine what we like and if we want to dovetail some ideas together.

    I like this one already. Reminds me of a hybrid And Then There Were None and Survivor.
     
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  5. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    I've just made this thread a "Sticky" for now.
     
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  6. Lepplady

    Lepplady The incredible shrinking woman

    With a little Clue thrown in, just for fun :)
     
  7. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    How many cats do you have? Or are you just poking fun?:question_pig:
     
  8. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Sounds like fun! I'd love to be involved. Giving some thought to a storyline...
     
  9. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    I have so many cats that I can name them all and they don't care.

    So I name them something different the next day.

    They still shred my legs when I bring out the food bag, so I guess they love me.
     
  10. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

  11. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...I 'll be more than happy to produce some illiterate garble again...
     
  12. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...that is the reply I received from Marsha...so we keep a nose count and we'll see what happens...
     
  13. arista

    arista First time caller long time listener

    I sign up as always to be faithful reader(not writer) Go SKMB!!! :crushed:
     
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  14. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    Please count my beak in (middle please) images-313.jpeg
     
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  15. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    2014-05-25-22-42-08--1285260241.jpeg Your section or submission is always 'spot on' brother...
     
  16. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...why thank ya sweetie, and nary a whiff of plagiarism...I use a good air-freshener...
     
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  17. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer Inquisitrice | Author | Mother of Jack

    Okey dokey, kittens.....

    I've been informed by Sai Jordan that a private group meeting place will be established here, but that he needs a list of all who want to participate in the story. I will not have any kind of administrator rights to add people to the group. That's going to be Jordan and I don't want him to be saddled with latenik requests.

    We need to get the ball rolling on the story as soon as possible, so please let me know you're in by June 30th. That's this coming Monday! We'll commence brainstorming right after the Fourth of July. (For all you non-U.S. folks, that's American Independence Day and most people won't be around until a day or two afterwards).

    Management thanks you for your cooperation and patience.

    Love, Lily
     
  18. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    OK - just a couple of questions. I have written a thing or two in my time, but I'm always scared to share. So if I sign on to contribute, do I have to? Can I chicken out? Are people assigned in a certain order? Count me in - but feel free to edit the heck out of me.
     
  19. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

  20. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer Inquisitrice | Author | Mother of Jack

    *LOL*
    Yes, you can chicken out....but out of courtesy to the other writers, we encourage you not to. For one thing, you are included from the get-go in writer discussions. The readership on the public side of the Board has requested that the story be installed segment by segment, serial-style, on a daily basis....they don't want to know what's coming next. So you're entrusted to keep your mouth shut if you do chicken out.

    We know this is scary for some people. That's why we make it user-friendly and do our best to accommodate everyone. Writing, and going public with it, is kind of like stripping in public without being invited to do so. We get it. However, the gang who contributes to the story usually feels that it's fun enough that you easily overcome first-timer fears. We aren't paid, we're not doing this for a raise or for a promotion, we're not being judged by a panel of professional book critics. We write because we enjoy it, and we always have a great time cobbling together a story for the rest of the Board.

    You'll be edited to the extent that your segment still retains your own flavor and style of writing. It's mostly just for length that any editing is done. Sometimes there may be some continuity that's worked out, but your piece will still reflect *you*.

    I hope I've answered your questions. :grinning:
     
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