Halloween Story 2017 sign ups!!!!!

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Nomik

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It’s that time of year again! This is a SKMB annual tradition. I participated as a writer last year, and I enjoyed it so much that I have decided to spearhead the project this year. If you want to participate in a fun writing project, and you are not shy about showing off your writing, please take part.

Do not think that you will be discovered by Stephen King by taking part in this project; he will not be reading it. This is a fun Halloween project for members.

The format is a little bit like the game of telephone, but as a written story. A list of participants will be compiled here, and the order of writers will be determined by me. One brave soul will volunteer to start us off, and away we go. Last year’s story “The Graylands” was about zombies. If you are considering being a writer, I suggest you look at last year’s story to see how it flows.

I will probably make the cut off for sign ups next Friday, the 22nd. You don’t have to be a great writer to take part, but it will be loosely edited because of time constraints. In other words, send your best copy to me, not your rough draft. When the list is complete, each person will have about two days to write. You will get all of the parts of the story that have been written before your part, and the idea is to continue the story.

There are a few rules:

· No references of any kind to any character, event, or entity in and Stephen King work

· This is a family friendly board, so if it isn’t allowed on the board, it can’t go in your story

· Send in your submission on time
Here is the link to last year's story. It was a lot of fun, so I hope that you read it over and decide to join in the fun .

2016 HALLOWEEN STORY | The StephenKing.com Message Board

The rest of this thread is for questions and sign ups.

If anyone wants to volunteer to go first, let me know.
 

Nomik

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Halloween Story 2017


It’s that time of year again! This is a SKMB annual tradition. I participated as a writer last year, and I enjoyed it so much that I have decided to spearhead the project this year. If you want to participate in a fun writing project, and you are not shy about showing off your writing, please take part.

Do not think that you will be discovered by Stephen King by taking part in this project; he will not be reading it. This is a fun Halloween project for members.

The format is a little bit like the game of telephone, but as a written story. A list of participants will be compiled here, and the order of writers will be determined by me. One brave soul will volunteer to start us off, and away we go. Last year’s story “The Graylands” was about zombies. If you are considering being a writer, I suggest you look at last year’s story to see how it flows.

I will probably make the cut off for sign ups next Friday, the 22nd. You don’t have to be a great writer to take part, but it will be loosely edited because of time constraints. In other words, send your best copy to me, not your rough draft. When the list is complete, each person will have about two days to write. You will get all of the parts of the story that have been written before your part, and the idea is to continue the story.

There are a few rules:

· No references of any kind to any character, event, or entity in and Stephen King work

· This is a family friendly board, so if it isn’t allowed on the board, it can’t go in your story

· Send in your submission on time
Here is the link to last year's story. It was a lot of fun, so I hope that you read it over and decide to join in the fun .

2016 HALLOWEEN STORY | The StephenKing.com Message Board

The rest of this thread is for questions and sign ups.

If anyone wants to volunteer to go first, let me know.
I'll be a participant, so I'll put myself on the list.

NomiK
 

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Dare I risk my (non-existent) reputation? I have been tempted to sign up for one of these a few times, too.

Ar, goo on then, seein' as it's yow as's askin'. Chuck us in ennyweer yer like. I ay fussed. :D
(I take it any mention of ticks - big, giant ticks - will also be verboten? ;))
 

Nomik

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Dare I risk my (non-existent) reputation? I have been tempted to sign up for one of these a few times, too.

Ar, goo on then, seein' as it's yow as's askin'. Chuck us in ennyweer yer like. I ay fussed. :D
(I take it any mention of ticks - big, giant ticks - will also be verboten? ;))
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I knew it!! You are in, sir. Ticks may be mentioned, but giant ones ...ewwww. Good to have you aboard, stranger! ;;D(This is going to be epic!)
 

Dana Jean

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On a sidenote.... Will it be presented as of yesteryear too? and can the participants in this project see how it progresses with each chapter so he can form possible ideas or will writer nr 8 suddenly get 7 chapters and "You got two days!" .
That's how we did it last year going back to the roots of how this story started. It was a challenge to the writer to get all those chapters and have two days -- now show us your writing chops! It's a writing exercise that calls for the writer to use all their skills quickly, make decisions quickly.

And there are stories that can be heavily edited, details discussed. Personally, I don't like those. The story then becomes work, not fun.

But, many writers like the constraints of a heavily edited and discussed piece, and that's okay too! We are all different and have fun in many different ways.
 

Nomik

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That's how we did it last year going back to the roots of how this story started. It was a challenge to the writer to get all those chapters and have two days -- now show us your writing chops! It's a writing exercise that calls for the writer to use all their skills quickly, make decisions quickly.

And there are stories that can be heavily edited, details discussed. Personally, I don't like those. The story then becomes work, not fun.

But, many writers like the constraints of a heavily edited and discussed piece, and that's okay too! We are all different and have fun in many different ways.
Since last year's model is what I have to work with, that's what we will be doing. Dana did an awesome job last year, and I hope we will serve the tradition as well this year.
 

Dana Jean

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Since last year's model is what I have to work with, that's what we will be doing. Dana did an awesome job last year, and I hope we will serve the tradition as well this year.
Thank you so much Nomik, that means a lot. You will do fantastic, and as editor, you may find you will tweak things to work the best possible way they can for this group of writers!
 
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